Zakharova: Washington initiates new arms race

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Official representative of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the United States are initiating a new arms race by trying to pull Russia into a confrontational model of relations.

According to her, the plans of the U.S. of large-scale deployments of the armed forces in Europe have a “powerful potential for destroying the entire architecture of European security.”

Zakharova also said that these plans are “creating a new military-political reality, substantially upsetting the alignment of forces in Europe and threatening to trigger long-term destructive consequences in the Euro-Atlantic region.”

“In effect, Washington is initiating a new arms race and is trying to impose on us a confrontational model of relations reminiscent of the Cold War,” said Zakharova.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said the expansion of U.S. military presence in Europe is destabilizing the security in the region.

Source: Gazeta.Ru