The United States and its NATO allies have no aggressive plans against Russia. This was announced on Wednesday, December 22, by White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki.
“NATO has no aggressive goals against Russia, it is a defensive alliance,” she said during a briefing, broadcast on the White House page in Twitter…
Psaki stressed that the belligerent rhetoric comes only from Russia.
When asked to comment on the Kremlin’s claims that the North Atlantic Alliance poses a threat to regional security, Psaki noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has his own audience, and these are not Americans, or the people who live here.”
Earlier, on December 21, Putin said that the deployment of US missile defense (ABM) elements near Russian borders is a matter of concern. According to him, Moscow is concerned about the deployment of elements of the US global missile defense system near Russia. If this infrastructure appears in Ukraine, the flight time of missiles to Moscow will be reduced to 7-10 minutes, he added.
On December 20, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko announced that Moscow would respond in proportion to the deployment of NATO strike weapons. According to the diplomat, now there is a great danger that contacts along the military line between Russia and the United States have been cut off.
On December 17, the Russian Foreign Ministry published draft agreements between Russia and the United States and NATO on security guarantees. As follows from the documents, in particular, the alliance should refuse to conduct any military activity on the territory of Ukraine and other states of Eastern Europe, Transcaucasia and Central Asia.