Lavrov: NATO’s military buildup poses threat to Arctic security

Lavrov: NATO’s military buildup poses threat to Arctic security

NATO’s activities to strengthen its military infrastructure along Russia’s borders is negatively affecting the security situation in the Far North, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

"We are concerned about NATO’s determination to expand its military facilities to the east, closer to the Russian border. It is negatively affecting the situation in the Far North," the top Russian diplomat said following a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide.

Lavrov reiterated that Moscow had proposed measures to ensure security across Europe, TASS reported.

The Russian minister also announced the resumption of defense contacts between Russia and Norway.

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