"About 200 US nuclear bombs currently deployed in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Turkey. In this regard, we are working on renewing nuclear combat techniques, "said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
Minister Shoigu, commented on the current state of international relations, but also the gradual expansion of NATO.
- Poor military-political situation in the world gets even worse, especially in Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East. But besides this, attention is paid to the expansion of NATO. For relatively short time membership in the Alliance is virtually doubled, with admission of 12 new members - said Shoigu.
Russian Defense Minister was referring to the period since 1999, when NATO incorporated Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland, to the present. In the meantime, in 2004, the Alliance became Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania, to the last received were Croatia and Albania, 2009.