Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi German invasion, by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor
RT: Putin: Russia will respond to 'aggressive NATO rhetoric'
Russia will take adequate measures to counter NATO's increasingly “aggressive rhetoric," President Vladimir Putin told MPs at the closing session of the State Duma. He called to create an international security system open to all countries.
It’s necessary to create a collective security system void of "bloc-like thinking" and open to all countries, Putin said on Wednesday in Russia's parliament.
"Russia is ready to discuss this extremely important issue," he said, adding that such proposals have been so far left unanswered by Western countries.
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Update #1: Putin says Russia must strengthen as 'aggressive' NATO approaches (Reuters)
Update #2: How Will Putin React to NATO's Show of Force? -- Newsweek
WNU Editor: Russia has already responded ... but aside from more exercises and increasing the defense budget .... Russia's options are limited.