NATO spending plans confirm fears: Kremlin

The Kremlin says reports that NATO plans to increase its defence spending showed Moscow was right to be concerned over what it said was the military alliance's eastward expansion and policy of trying to contain Russia.

"We see that NATO carries out actions aimed at containment and expansion with regards our country. This can only prompt our concern," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday.

He said that Russia would not be dragged into a costly arms race despite NATO's behaviour.