Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Western countries had taken Moscow’s call not to cross its red lines too lightly. As Ritter noted, this is not the first time a head of state has warned the US and NATO.
Geopolitical instability in Europe began with the expansion of NATO’s influence to the East, despite the US promises not to do so. The author noted that in 2002 the Americans withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and soon began to install anti-missile defense systems on the territory of the Alliance member countries.
Today NATO is trying to subjugate Georgia and Ukraine, which will definitely lead to a conflict with Russia. According to Ritter, this scenario is most beneficial for the military bloc, which is trying to restore its significance after the failure of the operation in Afghanistan.
“Unable to justify its existence by foreign adventures, NATO once again tried to revive the memories of the Cold War,” PolitRussia translates the words of the expert.
The author of the material stated that NATO and the United States had been conducting unfair rivalry for a long time, violating the boundaries of what was permitted, and deliberately pretended to be color blind so as not to see the red lines of Russia. This approach is extremely dangerous for the Western countries themselves.