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MADRID, Jan. 19 (.) –
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, has warned this Thursday that the possible expansion of the Atlantic Alliance towards the borders of Russia and Belarus will have a consistent response from Moscow.
“We once again express our deep concern about the destructive course of the United States and its satellites toward NATO expansion, bringing the alliance’s military forces and military infrastructure closer to our borders,” he said.
According to the head of Russian diplomacy, this expansion maneuver by the Atlantic Alliance only generates “an escalation of tension” both at a political and military level and, therefore, “cannot remain without a reaction.”
These statements by Lavrov come within the framework of a visit to Minsk, where he has signed an agreement with his Belarusian counterpart, Sergei Aleinik, to strengthen the biological security of both countries, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
Regarding the document, Lavrov has said that its main objective is to “strengthen the security” of both countries and “stop threats” in this area that derive from “activities of the military departments of third States and organizations.”