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Russian President Vladimir Putin during an interview with a journalist NBC's Kim Simmons spoke of NATO's commitment not to expand eastward, which was not backed by any documents. Simmons believes that NATO is a defending party and that Moscow has sole responsibility for deteriorating relations.
“During the Soviet era, Gorbachev was still – thank God alive and well, ask him – orally, but it was promised that there would be no expansion of NATO to the east. Where are the promises? Putin asked the journalist. Simmons noted that these promises were never confirmed anywhere.
“That's right, they fooled a fool with four fists – that's what people say here. We have to fix everything on paper, “Putin continued, saying childish teasing popular with Russian children. He asked the journalist himself – why is NATO expanding to the east? The alliance will move its military infrastructure closer to Russia's borders, although there is no threat from Russia, the Russian president added.