Source: Russia Insight
They are still trying to reassure Russia with arguments that NATO is a peaceful and purely defensive organization, a purely defensive alliance. Citizens of many states have seen from their own experience how true this is.
I have in mind – Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and in fact, the corresponding large-scale military operation against Belgrade (Serbia), without the sanction of the UN Security Council. This of course, an event that is far from what a “Peace Organization” should do.