NATO poses a threat to the national security of Russia.
Today Russia is making enormous attempts to stop the arms race that has been started by the US and the EU. This includes talks with NATO.
Russia's military expenditure was 5.4% in 2015 (as percentage of GDP), which is the highest share of its gross national product devoted to military spending since its independence. It is also greater than the US's (3.3.% in 2015) or any EU member states' (bit.ly/1hjX3Ww), . Following Russia’s illegal military intervention in Ukraine and its violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, in April 2014 the Alliance suspended all practical cooperation between NATO and Russia including in the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) (bit.ly/1PRU5Ed), .