NATO: Russia incapable of hostilities against us
Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana says that Russia does not have the power to hurt NATO, but China, with all its power, even though not an enemy, has military implications for NATO allies.
NATO does not believe Russia owns enough military capabilities to do anything hostile against the alliance, as per Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana on Wednesday.
"We do not see today Russia having military capabilities to do anything hostile against NATO," Geoana said, noting that there is a possible escalation in Ukraine and the conflict might continue for a while, adding, "But speaking of NATO allies and NATO territory, we don’t see the risk to our territory or populations in the near or even midterm future."
China is not an enemy, but its military modernization is concerning
On another level, NATO does not consider China an enemy but believes its military modernization is a challenge for the alliance.
"China is not an adversary to NATO, but its military modernization, its heavy investment in nuclear missiles and hypersonic missiles and its coercive diplomacy have security implications for all NATO allies," Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said on Wednesday.