MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday known as on international locations neighbouring Afghanistan to not host U.S. or NATO navy forces after they pulled out of Afghanistan earlier this 12 months.
“We call on Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries not to allow a military presence of U.S. and NATO forces that plan to move there after leaving Afghanistan’s territory,” International Minister Sergei Lavrov mentioned.
NATO not prepared for equal dialogue with Moscow – Russian defence chief
Earlier, on Saturday, Russia’s defence minister accused NATO of regularly gathering forces close to Russia’s borders and being unwilling to debate European safety with Moscow on equal phrases, Interfax information company reported.
Shoigu’s feedback have been the most recent signal of mounting stress between Russia and NATO after defence ministers from the Western alliance agreed a brand new plan on Thursday to defend in opposition to any potential Russian assault on a number of fronts.
Germany’s defence minister described the plan as “the way of deterrence” however the Kremlin mentioned on Friday that the plan confirmed Moscow had been proper to chop ties with NATO. Russia shut its diplomatic mission to NATO and the alliance’s mission in Moscow this week after NATO expelled eight Russians accused of spying.
“NATO is gradually gathering forces near our borders amid calls for military deterrence of Russia,” Interfax quoted Shoigu as saying in a press release, with out giving particulars.