7/12/2018, 4:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia: NATO not realistic about Euro-Atlantic area security

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Thursday that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) "is not interested in the objective assessment of the Euro-Atlantic area security," TASS reported. According to the official, the alliance's real aim is to keep Russia restrained under a far-fetched pretext.

We are following all these events, Russia will analyze the results of the [NATO] summit at the angle of European security," said Zakharova. She stressed that NATO tries to enhance its "readiness to protect the population of their countries from threats" whereas in reality, according to the Russian diplomat, the organization "creates an atmosphere of the era of block confrontation."

The comments come after the NATO member countries' leaders discussed the issue of defense spending during the summit earlier today and decided to boost the payments to 2% of GDP by 2024.

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