3 new divisions at Russian border are ‘only one measure’ against NATO build-up – Russia’s envoy

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Russian soldiers

RT – 24 May 24, 2016

Russia’s plan to deploy two new divisions in its west and one in its south is only one step along the way to countering NATO’s significantly increased military presence on its borders, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said.

“Our security interests are to be firmly protected. Deployment of the three divisions announced by the defense minister is only one of the measures, which should be considered in this regard,” Aleksandr Grushko said.

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu revealed Russia’s decision to strengthen its borders by adding three new divisions to its military forces in January.