NATO is an acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO is a political and military alliance based on a treaty signed in April, 1949. Currently, there are 29 member states from North America and Europe.
A Russian operator of An-124 Ruslan cargo transports will stop providing services to NATO members next year, ending decade-long cooperation. The aircraft were used to supply NATO troops in the Middle East and Africa.
Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a "troubling pattern of behavior," from Ukraine to Salisbury.
The NATO chief declined to name the participants in a controversial program in which non-nuclear states are trained to use US-made nuclear weapons. Russia considers the agreement a major security threat.
NATO has “crossed the red line” with its “unjustified” military buildup on Russia’s doorstep, Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko has warned. He added that global security cannot be ensured without Moscow.