Russian Armed Forces General Staff warns NATO away from Russia’s borders



2014/08/01 • Russia

Moscow warned NATO officials that Russia would retaliate if the alliance moved closer to the borders of the Russian Federation. The Press Service of the Russian Federation Defense Ministry announced that this was mentioned in the telephone conversation between General Valeriy Gerasimov, Russian Armed Forces General Staff Chief and Russian First Deputy Defense Minister, and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the American Joint Chiefs of Staff. The conversation took place on July 31 at 20:00 at the initiative of American officials.

The generals focused on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the situation in Ukraine, as well as other issues. The Russian general reaffirmed the implementation of the INF Treaty.

Gerasimov “warned his American interlocutor about moving NATO infrastructure towards Russian borders”.

Commenting on the situation in Ukraine, Gerasimov strongly condemned the Ukrainian Army for fighting the terrorists in the ATO zone. Gerasimov was outraged about Ukrainian government forces using combat aircraft, powerful rocket launchers, and “missile weapons” against terrorist firing positions set up in residential areas of occupied towns.

Obozrevatel reported that large-scale military aviation exercises started in Russia this week, in very close proximity to the Ukrainian border. During these exercises, the Russians plan to develop and improve “live firing drills” from unguided missile systems.

The Russian Defense Ministry also announced the mobilization of regular and reserve officers.


Translated by Christine Chraibi, edited by Elizabeth Martin



  • evanlarkspur

    Translation: “if those who live near us seek to defend themselves against our blatant imperialism and violations of our borders, we will attack you”. Enough. Attack us. Let’s put an end to this charade. Russia is simply not yet fit to be allowed any access to the civilized world, and Putin and his mongrels need to be smashed so Russia can finally grow up and join the international community.

    • Milton Devonair

      Hopefully, the countries around apeland, I mean russian, will start to arm themselves and train their citizens. But I don’t have a lot of confidence in europeans.

  • Jacks Channel

    The Russians are insane. Lets bankrupt the country so normal Russians can take it over. Then we can all get along.

    • Milton Devonair

      They aren’t insane, they are just who they are–baboons. Ever see a bunch of the primates “chimping out”? That’s what russians do, though with less fanfare and presentation. Still are apes though, so can’t expect a lot out of them as far as them leaving humans alone.

  • Donald Casavant

    Psst…General Gerasimov…has anyone bothered to tell you who the Ukrainian Army ATO force is fighting in Eastern Ukraine? Apparently not General, because they are fighting the Terrorists that your boss, VV Putlier has sent into Ukraine from Russia! And do you want to know something else General, the Ukrainians are starting to kick ass! General, please find someone elses leg to hump, I am sure that General Dempsey is very busy planning how to turn your country into a parking lot.

  • Rods

    Russian aggression under Putin is going to have to be contained. Currently in any conventional war against NATO they have no chance in terms of quality and quantity of arms. The West is currently applying sanction where the US, Canada, EU, Japan and the other OSCE countries have a combined $35tn GDP against Russia’s $2tn. A $1tn hit would represent less than 3% of the West’s GDP against 50% for Russia.

    Personally, I would like to see a high priority plan for Western European energy independence and the sanction screws set to maximum where they are a dangerous, nuclear armed, pariah state that invades and steals over sovereign state’s territory, which we have seen with Crimea and they actively sponsor international terrorism where they have recruited, armed and transported Russian terrorists into East Ukraine, in their invasion and war by other means and have innocent civilian’s blood on their hands from the Ukrainian civilian deaths and MH17.

    • Pavel Stebl

      Totally agreed.

    • Milton Devonair

      The problem with europe is they are socialists/communists. It’s all they’ve been in their history, collectivists existing under strong, centralized governance of kings and queens or dictators. Now most of them live under strong centralized governance ministries, so they still surrender most of their individual life to that type of power.

      So, for example, rather than use coal from Poland, they spend all their tax money collected on failed ideas like wind and solar power. And rather than arm themselves for their defense, even collective defense, they reduce their spending on that and increase their spending on giving cash/programs away to anyone and everyone, especially if they’re immigrants from third world countries with no skills or education.

      Putin needs to cause them more pain before europeans change.

  • PoeTentiate

    There is a defacto war already, they just don’t want NATO interfering with their desire to kill many Ukrainians in Eastern Ukraine.

  • steve34609

    Would you just LOOK at those scrawny,underfed soldiers! They look as nearly emaciated as their fascist/communist counterparts in North Korea! And they look a bit gay as well. Is this Putin’s personal honor guard protection detail?

    • Milton Devonair

      male on male rape and prostitution is rampant in the russian military, so these guys are old enough to not be attractive, so they’re sent to parade detail.

  • Murf

    They want to retaliate.
    Be my guest.
    There is nothing they got that we don’t have better. Nothing that they can do the we can’t do worse.
    As for civilian deaths maybe if his sock puppet thugs didn’t set up in residential areas they would happen less.
    Ya think General?
    Plus his compliant is the worst kind of hippocracy after Grozny.

  • Milton Devonair

    Also of note is russia always parades their missiles as a show of strength. There’s a reason why–the russian military absolutely s*cks. It’s best used against unarmed women and children…and the russians know it. That’s why russians invest so heavily in missiles and WMDs…as a deterrence. If the russians has to fight a first world army, they’d lose most of their military and those that weren’t killed, would run away and join the west.