The Western military bloc cannot stand Russia being an independent player in international politics and is trying to prevent this by boosting its military presence in Eastern Europe. In a contrast to NATO’s behaviour, Russia’s military “demonstrates openness, friendliness and the absence of any sort of aggression against foreign countries.
In reality, the Russian military stands accused of war crimes in Russia’s own North Caucasus region and in Syria; of provocative, aggressive and dangerous behavior in international airspace and waters; of brutal covert operations around the world, including contributing to the shooting down of the Malaysian passenger jet MH-17, which killed 268 people; the aggressive online operations of its intelligence units in the United States and France, as well as against the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA; shadowy involvement in the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Georgia that claimed thousands of civilian victims; and of violating international treaties and agreements; and openly threatening to use its nuclear weapons. www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/putin-claims-russia-has-nuclear-arsenal-capable-of-avoiding-missile-defenses/2018/03/01/d2dcf522-1d3b-11e8-b2d9-08e748f892c0_story.html?noredirect=on, https://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/16/europe/russia-putin-crimea-nuclear/index.html,
For more information, see www.polygraph.info/a/russian-military-friendly-or-aggressive/29392743.html,