The NATO Secretary General has been actively making statements about Russia lately. To be noted, he is doing this confrontationally, diligently reproducing the rhetoric of “cold war” times. A recent example was the speech by Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the 8 April in Paris, at the seminar devoted to the transformation of NATO.
Constant accusations against usby the Secretary General, convince us that the organisation is attempting to use the crisis in Ukraine to “close the ranks” in the face of an imaginary external threat to NATO countries and to strengthen the demand for this organisation in the 21st century.
That is why they deliberately place the emphasis on the “growing militarisation of Russia”. Meantime, it should be noted that NATO’s military expenses today make up about half the world’s expenses, but the Russian military budget is at least 10 times smaller than the aggregate defence budgets of NATO countries.