Seleznyov: Russian Against NATO Eastward Expansion

State Duma speaker Gennady Seleznyov announced at a Bishkek press conference on Friday that Russia, was, as had been stated before, against Nato's eastward expansion. According to Seleznyov, Russia's relations with the alliance were today exclusively focused on organizing anti-terrorist operations and drawing up global policies to combat terrorism. At the same time, the speaker of Russia's lower chamber of parliament expressed his opposition to Nato's eastward enlargement, in particular, the admission of the Baltic countries to the alliance, as this step would entail inevitably negative consequences with regard to relations with Russia.

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