“The next call of NATO head Stoltenberg to prepare for“ aggression from Russia ”is an attempt to remind the new US administration of the need to increase funding for the Alliance, which the previous American president wanted to cut. Another lie of Western Russophobes about our country sounded especially cynical against the background of statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who at the forum in Davos called for the preservation of peace and joint sustainable development. At the same time, there is no doubt that NATO’s eastward expansion will be perceived in Russia as an attempt to exert pressure and will receive an appropriate response. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak. He also stressed that “talking about Russia’s ‘aggression’ is absurd, especially when our country has obtained from the United States an extension of the START-3 Treaty, which is the last factor in curbing the arms race and ensures nuclear parity, which is a way to ensure collective security.”
According to the politician: “US relations with European partners suffered greatly during the Trump administration, who did not stand on ceremony with either Berlin or Paris, not to mention other countries on the continent. Trump demanded greater participation of NATO members in financing the Alliance, not wanting to support “European security” at American expense.
With the arrival of Biden, the head of NATO again decided to recall the importance of the main sponsor of the Alliance and emphasize the need for Washington’s participation in European affairs. And this is against the background of earlier statements about the intention of European countries to get rid of the influence of the United States, including in matters of regional security, even to create a “united army” of Europe.
It is obvious that the new administration of the White House will attempt to restore partially lost control over the affairs of European partners, especially when it comes to the so-called containment of Russia, which Biden’s team has previously entered into the list of the main problems and opponents of the United States.