Russia says US in direct violation of NATO deal.

Plans to deploy additional forces in Poland would be a direct violation of the 1997 Founding Act between Russia and NATO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said yesterday in Iceland.


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken disclosed that Washington is discussing plans to deploy additional forces in Poland, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a press conference in the wake of the Arctic Council ministerial session Thursday.

“In particular, plans [to deploy additional NATO forces] are being openly discussed, I asked Blinken about it yesterday. Washington discusses plans to deploy additional, significant forces in Poland, which would be a direct violation of the 1997 Founding Act between Russia and NATO,” he said.

“I hope that all NATO countries understand that this is not a bilateral matter, but it directly involves the bloc’s multilateral obligations before Russia,” Lavrov said.

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