NATO’s intention to include space and cyberspace in its operational activities undermines global strategic stability and increases tensions. This was stated by Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on January 21.
“We see a movement towards increasing tension in the sphere of strategic stability and nuclear weapons. In addition, NATO is engaged in a very dangerous game of extending its operational activities into two new environments – space and cyberspace.
Lavrov noted that some Western colleagues live in the hope of “restoration of the former global domination. In his view, the architecture of global strategic stability is being destroyed with the active participation of the United States.
“Of the three cornerstone treaties, two – on missile defense and medium- and shorter-range missiles – have already been destroyed by the Americans, while the treaty on strategic offensive arms – the last instrument in the sphere of strategic stability – is in a suspended state,” added Lavrov.
Earlier, on January 17, Lavrov said that Russia will do everything possible to preserve the Treaty on Open Skies.