NATO does not want another cold war with Russia; the Alliance does not consider this country as any sort of imminent threat. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this as quoted by BBC, commenting on the latest actions of the Russian military in Eastern Europe.
Most recently, NATO decided to deploy another 4,000 troops in Eastern Europe – merely a signal of containment and a clear reply to deployment of Russian forces on the Ukrainian territory. Besides, it is a way to reply to Russia’s sabre rattling, as the Kremlin talks about the use of nuclear weapons, Stoltenberg said.
According to him, this decision should help avoid the large-scale military conflict between NATO and Russia.
Earlier, Sergei Ivanov, the permanent member of Russia’s Security Council, said there is hypothetic chance to witness the beginning of the Third World war. At the same time, he dubbed the cold war ‘the fact of life.’