NATO general's claims of Russian pressure on post-Soviet space is anti-Russian propaganda - ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry sees a statement by NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove alleging Russia's political pressure on post-Soviet space as part of anti-Russian propaganda.

The Russian Foreign Ministry sees a statement by NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove alleging Russia's political pressure on post-Soviet space as part of anti-Russian propaganda.

"The sole purpose is to find some excuse for the aggressive policy of the North Atlantic alliance towards our country and to explain the need for NATO steps mounting the military potential of this bloc," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.

"Such statements are so absurd and unreal that they even do not deserve a comment," he stated.

"Actually, a fact which cannot help but cause our surprise and concern is that military officials of the alliance have been increasingly offering political opinions and making program statements in the recent period," Lukashevich noted.

"Once again such facts make us wonder who is really behind the current vector of the NATO policy," the spokesman said.

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