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NATO views Russia as main military threat in decade ahead

10:43, 03 December 2020
NATO views Russia as main military threat in decade ahead Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

NATO considers Russia to be the main military threat to the security of the alliance until at least 2030. 


The NATO report made public during a ministerial videoconference says that Russia is likely to remain the main military threat to the alliance until 2030.

Looking out to 2030, Russia will most likely remain the main military threat to the Alliance, said the analysts.

NATO added that the alliance should form a permanent body to assess the threat from China.

NEWS.ru reported earlier that, according to NATO’s New Strategic Concept report, Moscow continues to conduct assertive policies and aggressive actions globally.

'Russia routinely engages in intimidatory military operations in the immediate vicinity of NATO and has enhanced its reach and capabilities for threatening airspace and freedom of navigation in the Atlantic,' the authors of the document note.

They also tell about Russia’s aggression against Georgia and Ukraine, which, followed by its ongoing military build-ups and assertive activity in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, in the Eastern Mediterranean, Baltic, and in the High North, has led to a sharp deterioration in the relationship and negatively impacted the security of the Euro-Atlantic area.