Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


NATO Engaged in War of Words with Russia
April 12, 2014 20:13


Photo Credit: http://www.digitaltrends.com
NATO has provided a comprehensive reply to what it says are “a series of accusations against NATO” “based on misrepresentations of the facts”. In a four-page document, its Public Diplomacy Division has set out NATO’s perspective on the issues raised by Russia in a number of statements made during the Ukraine crisis.
 
According to NATO, it never aimed to marginalise Russia internationally, instead “since the early 1990s the Alliance has consistently worked to build a cooperative relationship with
Russia on areas of mutual interest, and striven towards a strategic partnership.” To prove the point, the document cites several documents and events.
 
As for NATO’s continuation, the bloc defended the right to exist after the end of the Cold war and pursue enlargement policy. The military alliance also seeks to refute the claim that “US and German officials promised in 1990 that NATO would not expand into Eastern and Central Europe, build military infrastructure near Russia’s borders or permanently deploy troops there.”
According to NATO, no such pledge was made, and no evidence to back up Russia’s claims has ever been produced.”
 
This has been one of the strongest points made by Russian officials to substantiate their distrust of Western countries. There’ve been heaps of news pieces and academic articles on what one side claims to be a firm commitment and the other dispels as a myth.
 
In terms of missile defence, NATO claims it has sought cooperation with Russia, citing a declaration following the Lisbon Summit of 2010 and in the Chicago Summit in May 2012
 
The military bloc also defended its actions in Libya, which Russia said were a distortion of the UN Security Council resolution 1973.
 
The document also explains why the current Ukrainian authorities are legitimate and why Crimea’s independence was different from Kosovo. In its turn, NATO has accused Russia of “an unlawful use of force” in Crimea and of bypassing “the whole international community”.

    




Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: Ukraine crisis Crimea    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Fukushima -1 = Chernobyl 2 ? Rosatom Uranium One Opened a Trading Company In the Swiss City Of Zug Russia Ranked 31st in the Doing Business Russia can Apply to the WTO Court because of the Import Duties Imposed on Steel and Aluminum by the US Non-office Specialists In Demand









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Tula Region  State Duma  Kazan  Exhibitions in Moscow  Exhibitions in St. Petersburg  Stanislav Lomov  Yevgeny Tsyganov  Resources  Ecotourism  perinatal center  the Internet  travel to Russia  Moscow  Russian business  Tyumen  Gennady Timchenko  Russian regions  Aeroexpress  Russian tourism  Olympic Games 2012  Sects  Economic Development Ministry  Russian Avant-Garde  Valeriya Gai Germanika  accommodation in Russia  Russian dissidents  Books  Death Museums  Photo Exhibitions  The International Museum Day  New Year  Russin cinema  Russian space exploration  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Veduchi  Crimea  Arno Rafael Minkkinen  St. Petersburg  Bioreactor  gas pipeline  South Stream  Flemings  crisis  Olympic Games  Kursk Region  Transportation  Novgorod Region  Exotarrium  Festivals in Moscow  Russian Cinema 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites