clear
Friday November 17th, 2017 6:20PM

Russian defense minister raises concern about NATO buildup

By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Defense Minister says Russia and Belarus need to expand their military cooperation amid a NATO buildup.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday that close ties between the neighboring and allied nations are especially important when "NATO is expanding its military presence near our borders."

Shoigu says NATO's actions "undermine strategic stability and make it necessary to take retaliatory defensive measures."

Russia and Belarus held joint military drills this year that rattled some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland.

Shoigu alleges that Western worries about the Zapad (West) 2017 exercises were a cover for NATO activities close to Russia and Belarus, "including training for the use of nuclear weapons."

He says Russia and Belarus need to develop their forces to "deter and repulse a possible aggression."

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP World News
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Louis C.K. expresses remorse for behavior
The Latest: Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true and expresses remorse
2:13PM ( 3 minutes ago )
Louis C.K. says he misused his power and 'brought pain'
Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true and expresses remorse.
1:57PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct
The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct
1:54PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Russia named as likely source of Europe radioactivity spike
The French nuclear safety agency says it thinks an apparently minor accident at a Russian facility caused a recent spike in radioactivity in the air over much of Europe
1:04PM ( 1 hour ago )
Negotiators optimistic as German govt talks face key week
Negotiators from the parties in talks to form Germany's next government said Friday they're optimistic ahead of what they called a decisive week
1:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Saudi national gone missing in Lebanon
Lebanese police officials say a Saudi citizen has gone missing in Lebanon and search operations are ongoing to find him
12:31PM ( 1 hour ago )
AP World News
The Latest: Louis C.K. expresses remorse for behavior
The Latest: Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true and expresses remorse
2:13PM ( 3 minutes ago )
Louis C.K. says he misused his power and 'brought pain'
Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true and expresses remorse.
1:57PM ( 18 minutes ago )
Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct
The Weinstein Effect: A list of men in the entertainment and media industries accused of sexual harassment, abuse, or other misconduct
1:54PM ( 22 minutes ago )
Jury deciding sentence for abusive Marine drill instructor
A Marine Corps jury on Friday decides whether a drill instructor convicted of abusing young recruits should be sentenced to military prison time
1:46PM ( 29 minutes ago )
The Latest: Church will be turned into temporary memorial
The sanctuary of the small-town Texas church where a gunman carried out a massacre will be turned into a temporary memorial for the more than two dozen victims
1:41PM ( 34 minutes ago )