29 Oct 2018 12:44

Russia will have to respond to threats posed by EU, NATO - Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. Oct 29 (Interfax) - Moscow will have to respond if it sees that the increasing cooperation between the European Union and NATO constitutes a threat, the Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department, Andrei Kelin, said at the Valdai Discussion Club on Monday.

"We've said before that for us, NATO's expansion does a lot of political harm, but we didn't mention the European Union. Now we will be closely watching the stance and evolution of the European Union, as well," Kelin said.

"If we feel that the increasing cooperation between NATO and the European Union has elements that put us in danger, we will have to respond properly and adjust our stance," he said.