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Ryabkov: Risk Of NATO-Russia War Is Rising

Aug. 11, 2016 (EIRNS)—In Moscow, Sergei Ryabkov, a deputy foreign minister, said in an interview published on the Foreign Ministry website yesterday, that there is no reason for war between NATO and Russia, but the risk of unplanned incidents is rising.

"I am convinced that there will be no war. What is happening now is the usual western practice of muscle flexing and a new attempt to show its place to Russia,"

Ryabkov said. "It is also an attempt to play to those on NATO’s eastern and northeastern flanks who want to use this complicated period in the Russia-West relations in their narrow and momentary interests, i.e., to gain some bonuses in the form of greater physical presence of troops from other countries; the construction of certain facilities, etc."

There are no grounds for a full-scale war, he said. "Nevertheless, I cannot but say that the risks of unintended incidents are rising."

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