By: Nadeemy Haded
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg considered that Russia is not an enemy of the alliance, and acknowledged that Russia is not the same as the Soviet Union, but without providing an explanation for why the Atlantic expanded eastward towards its borders.
He said in an interview with "CNN" published on Monday: "We do not create a list of enemies. We do not consider Russia as an enemy. What we see about Russia is that it used military force against its neighbor Ukraine."
He pointed out that Russia is not the Soviet Union.
"We are always trying to improve relations. (...) We do not divide the world into enemies and friends," said the NATO chief.
He also added that at the current "unpredictable" security moment, a strong institution like NATO was needed.