“The NATO bloc is a vestige of a past era, the era of the Cold War.

We were told all the time that NATO has changed, that it is now, most likely, a political union, ”he said.

Putin added that everyone was looking for a reason and an opportunity to give the alliance a new impetus precisely as a military organization.

“There is nothing new for us here,” the Russian leader summed up.

Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that NATO continues to demonstrate its aggressive nature.