The Federal Assembly (Russian Parliament's Upper Chamber) Chairman Sergei Mironov outlined the necessity to reinforce Russian defensive capacity. This was disclosed by him on Wednesday, while speaking with the deputies of the Khabarovsk region (Far East) legislative Duma.
"Russia does not intend to start war with other countries, but it can not afford being unarmed in a complicated world," the Federal Assembly Speaker stressed.
In order to limit the aggression in some regions, the presence of the armed forces is highly essential, he disclosed to a RIA Novosti correspondent in the course of the press-conference. For instance, it is essential for the protection of the world ocean margins, for combat duty, and for the elimination of piracy in our waters, the Speaker said.
"It will be a right thing to do if the gun-powder is kept dry, and the armoured train is kept on a side track," he stressed
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said