US military buildup near Russia denounced

Leonid Slutsky
Leonid Slutsky
Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, in a recent interview with TASS denounced the US maneuvers to augment arms near Russia.

He exposed that Washington continued eastward military expansion under the pretext against "Russian threat". The US planned moves aim for the encirclement of Russia with NATO, he said.

He noted that the bill on "Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States" was submitted to the US Congress not long ago. The bill was so anti-Russian that the Russian State Duma would closely watch the process of discussion on it, he said.

If the bill were adopted, Russian leadership and congress would take counter measures, he emphasized.

Source: KCNA - June 23, 2019

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