NATO Refuses to Play Vladimir Putin’s Rhetorical Game, and Condemns it

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There is nothing benign when Vladimir Putin speaks of a possible military strike against NATO member countries – and, as it should have been expected, this does not sit well with the alliance.

NATO was crystal clear and declared that “Russian statements threatening to target allies are unacceptable and counterproductive. We do not want a new Cold War or a new arms race. All allies support arms control agreements, which build trust and confidence, to everyone’s benefit.”

“NATO is pursuing a twin-track approach to Russia: strong deterrence and defence, combined with meaningful dialogue. We are committed to delivering on both tracks,” added Lungescu, the alliance’s spokewoman.