NI explained why Russia has reason to fear NATO intervention
Russia has reason to fear NATO intervention, because in recent centuries the country was attacked by Germany, Sweden, Poland, France and even the United States. This opinion in an article for the National Interest expressed by the American writer Peter Suciu.
He noted that the Americans are now in the majority may find it far-fetched threat of NATO to Russia, but Moscow has long locks with a high level of military activity of the Alliance on its borders.
According to the author of the material, after the end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia in many ways is more vulnerable than many of the former satellites, including Poland, Hungary and Romania, and the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which are now part of NATO. It is not surprising that Moscow is increasing the army and Navy, regularly holds military exercises, and developing new military equipment, including tanks T-14 "Armata" and the underwater supersonic missiles.
Earlier the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that Moscow commits a high level of activity of the United States and its NATO allies near Russia's borders.
According to him, in April-may at times increased the number of flights of American strategic bombers. Far first US aircraft flew over the territory of Ukraine.
The growing activity of NATO in the Arctic. For the first time since the end of the cold war, moreover, as emphasized in the General staff of the armed forces, on the eve of celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Barents sea exercises were held of the detachment of combat ships of the combined Maritime forces of NATO.
NATO continues to build up infrastructure in Poland, as well as modernizing RLS "globe-3" in the North of Norway "to empower the observation of internal areas of the Russian territory."
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in turn, said that Russia is a neighbor of NATO, and the organization needs to conduct a dialogue with Moscow, in particular, on the issue of arms control.