Nato command centres in Romania and Bulgaria draw Russia’s ire

Russia threatened to respond in kind to NATO’s February 5 decision to establish new command centres in six countries in Eastern Europe, including Romania and Bulgaria, by similar changes in its own military plans designed to guarantee national security.

The warning came from Aleksandr Grushko, the Russian ambassador to Nato, as quoted by state media conglomerate Sputnik. “Opening supplementary military centres on our borders is nothing else but an attempt to exert pressure on Russia. The serious changes in the political-military situation on the Russian border will naturally lead to adequate changes in Russia’s military plans, meant to guarantee the country’s security,” Grushko said.

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