Svitkin answered the call Foggo to follow the example of Russia

Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin commented on the words of the commander of the U.S. Navy in Europe, Admiral James Foggo about the need for us allies “to take the example of the Russian Federation in the defense sphere.” In an interview with Defense Writers Group, Admiral said that Russia is able to strengthen the defense capability with limited resources.

Switchin advised Americans not to compete with Russia in the military sphere, and to focus efforts on joint combating terrorism.

“the Consolidation of relevant stability in the world. I think it will benefit,” said Switchin RIA Novosti.

Russia’s Military budget is 15 times less than the budget of the United States, recalled the Deputy, and formed by the needs of the country in the purchase of arms and the modernization of the army and Navy.

“We seek no military build-up in any case. We are committed to strengthening the country’s defense, on the basis of those calls, of those threats which, unfortunately, exist on the part of NATO,” – said Switchin.