Russian Ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said in Brussels on June 1 that Moscow is concerned by the North Atlantic Alliance deploying forces in the Baltic states and in Poland. He noted that Russia will respond to these actions.
“NATO is creating a new situation in military security which we cannot ignore, thus we must think how to use our own military resources,” Grushko said.
He did not specify which measures Russia might take, saying only that “NATO’s movements will not remain without a response from a military planning perspective”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said previously that it is contradictory for NATO to increase military expenditure while simultaneously claiming that it wants to establish good relations with Russia.