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Political scientist Ishchenko: Russia’s refusal to engage in dialogue with NATO nullified all efforts of US diplomats in a year

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Political scientist Ishchenko: Russia's refusal to engage in dialogue with NATO nullified all efforts of US diplomats in a year
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Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the termination of the work of the Russian permanent mission to NATO on November 1. Moreover, the offices of the information bureau and the military liaison mission of the military bloc will be closed in Moscow. The reason for this decision was the withdrawal of accreditation from eight Russian diplomats by the representatives of the Alliance.

According to Ishchenko, with one simple combination, Russia has nullified all efforts of Washington’s diplomacy over the past year. For a long time, the United States tried to convince China of the existence of secret agreements with Moscow, but the Russian leadership, having refused to cooperate with NATO, clearly showed Beijing that it had no agreements with the Americans.

“The Chinese understood this well. Therefore, they rejoiced like children. Now their hands are untied, because the United States cannot perform all its capabilities and the capabilities of its allies just to put pressure on China, because they will have to take into account the factor of Russia, “the political scientist commented.

He also stressed that the strengthening of the PRC makes the United States spend much more time and attention on it. Thus, the Russian Federation gets additional room for maneuver in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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