MOSCOW Aug 28 Moscow will take into
consideration the activity of NATO forces near Russia's borders
when drawing up its military planning, Russia's envoy to NATO
was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Thursday.
"Obviously, we will take into consideration the
configuration and activity of the NATO forces at the Russian
borders in our military planning, and will take all that is
necessary to reliably provide security and to ensure safety
against any threats," envoy Alexander Grushko told Interfax.
NATO has taken a series of steps to reinforce its military
presence in eastern Europe since the crisis began in Ukraine,
which is fighting a pro-Russian insurgency.
Longer-term measures are expected to be agreed at a NATO
summit in Wales next week.
Grushko said the alliance's plans to beef up its forces near
Russian borders would only complicates NATO's relations with
(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Paul Tait)