Russia forced by NATO to take steps to protect itself: Kremlin

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Posted: Jun 17, 2015 5:33 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused NATO on Wednesday of encroaching on its borders and seeking to change the strategic balance of power, forcing Moscow to take steps to protect its interests and security.

"It's not Russia that's approaching someone's borders. It's NATO's military infrastructure that is approaching the borders of Russia," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "All this... forces Russia to take measures to safeguard its own interests, its own security."

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)