NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia, terrorism, the rise of China and climate change remain the main threats to NATO. According to him, military expenditures of all countries of the alliance grew by 3.9% over the year. He did not name a specific amount.
“Russia’s destabilizing behavior, terrorism, cyberattacks, technology, the rise of China and climate change are the challenges that remain. No country or continent can do it alone. Therefore, we need to work together in strategic solidarity, ”said Mr. Stoltenberg at an online press conference (quoted by TASS).
He noted that despite the negative impact of the pandemic on the economy, the alliance countries continued to invest in defense. Military spending increased 3.9%, growing for the sixth consecutive year.
Earlier, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that statements by Western countries about the threat from Russia cause concern and regret. Prior to that, it became known about the plans of Great Britain to increase its nuclear arsenal in connection with the growing threats from Russia and China.
More details about the plans of Great Britain – in the material of “Kommersant” “The Warhead Pain of London”.