Russia: “If NATO Fails to Give Security Guarantees, Our Response will be Military”

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, said today that if Russia does not get security guarantees it seeks from NATO, it’s answer “will be military . . .”

One of Moscow ‘s main concerns is that weapons systems previously banned by the INF Treaty may soon appear in Europe, at the suggestion of NATO partners, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

(Machine translation)

“That is, it will be a confrontation, this will be the next round, this will be the appearance of such from our side.

Now they do not exist, we have a unilateral moratorium, we call on NATO and the United States to join this moratorium,” he said.

Lack of progress towards a politico-diplomatic solution to this problem will lead to the fact that the answer will be military and military-technical, the diplomat added.

Within the past 72 hours, the situation between Russia and the West (over Ukraine) has deteriorated very fast.  Stories 

UPDATE 7:41 AM EST —

Chief of General Staff of Russian Armed Forces STRANGELY announced today “95% of Russian nuclear forces are ready for combat use.”

(Source)

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32 English Standard Version) 

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