‘Unprecedented & dangerous step’: Russia slams NATO troop build-up

2453645678.si_Russia has hit out at an ‘unprecedented’ NATO military build-up along its eastern border. A military spokesman says this clearly violates a Russia-NATO treaty, which forbids the alliance from permanently stationing troops in the Baltic States. The Russian Foreign Ministry has declared NATO’s encroachment as an unprecedented violation of the Russia-NATO founding act, which was signed in May 1997. The act forbids the trans-Atlantic organization to station troops in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania permanently. “NATO buildup on the eastern flank, or in the so-called ‘front-line countries,’ is an unprecedentedly dangerous step that violates all agreements, including the Russia-NATO Founding Act, which is still in force,” the ministry’s spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said at a news conference. Read Full Article