Russian Deputy FM berates NATO for perpetuating Cold War model



Russia's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Grushko has chastised NATO for adhering to obsolete Cold War constructs by focusing its efforts on deterring a perceived "Eastern threat."

Speaking in a televised interview with NTV on Saturday, Grushko added that "having come this evolutionary path, NATO actually finds itself in the situation of 1949."

The comments came amid a diplomatic row between NATO and Russia, which announced earlier this month that it was suspending its NATO mission in response to the alliance's expulsion of eight Russians.