British Defense Minister Michael Fallon said in Romania on Thursday that “Russian aggression toward NATO is increasing.”

Beta is reporting this, citing AP, adding that Fallon stated that NATO was “right to have agreed to a very high readiness taskforce.”

In the last three years, he continued, “Russia annexed Crimea, threatened the Baltic states and interfered in the democratic processes in Western Europe with propaganda and other means.”

Fallon also accused Russia of “aggression in the eastern Mediterranean, prolonging the conflict in Syria” – while “the threat to NATO particularly to the southeastern flank is growing.”