Top Officers Of General Staff Deem Russia's Entry Into NATO Military Organisation To Be Inexpedient

The top officers of the General Staff consider entry of Russia into the military organisation of NATO to be inexpedient, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Russia Colonel-General Yuri Baluyevsky said at a briefing for journalists on Friday. According to him, he "clearly sees that there is no need for Russia to enter the military organisation of NATO". As the General noted, "Russia is a self-sufficient state capable of resolving the problems of national and military security".