Kosachev: the emergence of new military systems next to Russia’s borders would entail a response

MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The emergence of the Russian borders of new military systems will entail the response, this will be reflected in military planning. On Wednesday at a meeting with journalists from Abkhazia and South Ossetia, said the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, answering the question of the possible accession of Georgia into NATO.

“Newcomer countries [to join NATO] are included in various programmes aimed at containment of Russia. The most obvious example is the development of the European missile defense system”, – he said. “All this will create additional lines of tension in the South Caucasus, of course, all this will mean a counter-military response planning on the part of the Russian Federation. It’s not meant to be a secret, no one should be surprised,” continued the Senator.

According to Kosachev, the emergence of new military systems in the vicinity of Russian borders will entail the adoption of measures “in full”. “It must be well understood to our Georgian partners,” he concluded.