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Russia has no plans to establish bases abroad

Staff Writer |
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denied that Russia has plans to establish military bases abroad.

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"Unlike other nations, we do not favor a military expansion. The creation of bases abroad on behalf of a projection of force, including in Latin America, does not constitute a planned purpose for us at all," he stressed.

The actions by the West to increase the structures of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) near Russia's borders and to deploy the U.S. antimissile shield in Europe are reasons of great concern for us, he commented.

This year, NATO deployed thousands of U.S. soldiers in Poland and Romania, as well as U.S. Air Force squadrons in the ex-Soviet republics on the Baltic Sea.

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