Czech Republic Defense Minister calls Russia one of main threats to NATO

Czech Republic Defense Minister Lubomír Metnar stated that Russia is a main threat to NATO, along with world terrorism and cyber-attacks.

“Terrorism holds first place among the threats, and above all, it is the danger of a global expansion of local terrorist organizations. I give second place to cyber threats and third place to threats from Russia,” said Metnar.

According to the Defense Minister, Russian posed by Russia include the rearmament of the army, troop movements, and a large number of military exercises and “events connected with other countries of the former socialist bloc,” RIA Novosti reported.

Czech politicians harshly criticize Russia from time to time, but Czech President Milos Zeman has repeatedly drawn attention to the importance of cooperation with Moscow and the meaninglessness of anti-Russian rhetoric.

  Czech Republic, NATO, Russia