24 February 2020,   21:52
Vladimir Putin expresses concern over large-scale NATO drills planned near Russian borders

Commenting on NATO drills, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would remain calm during the exercises, though attempts to create tensions at borders are not welcome.

“As for NATO"s exercises, we need to see how we can respond to this. We recently conducted [drills] - though not close to the borders of NATO, we specifically conduct them deep inside the Russian Federation... 128,000 people took part in them. Therefore, we do not welcome attempts to escalate tensions at our borders, we believe that it is harmful, but we will respond calmly. We will consult with you what to do", - said Putin.

NATO drills will be held in Europe in the spring of 2020. Georgia will also participate in it.