“The refusal of NATO representatives to participate in the international conference on security in Moscow is direct evidence that the Alliance is not worried about the topic of maintaining stability and peace. The political interests of the leadership of the Alliance, of which Washington is the main sponsor, prevail over the problems of global security. ” This was stated by Sergei Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.
The politician stressed: “Russia is demonstrating its readiness for a dialogue on sensitive security issues from curbing the arms race, countering cybercrime to keeping outer space peaceful. These questions are fundamental to the peaceful life of people on all continents. NATO, obviously, does not see these problems, preferring to fight with fictitious threats and invented opponents. ”
“The reluctance of the NATO leadership to sit down at the negotiating table is a negative factor. It is obvious that there has long been tension between the Alliance and Russia, connected with NATO’s attempt to expand its influence by deploying bases in neighboring states. A number of statements by NATO officials about their intention to include such countries as Ukraine or Georgia are also causing extreme concern in Russia. Any unfriendly behavior of the Alliance towards Russia, including the expansion of NATO to the east, will be perceived as a threat to our national security, which will require forced retaliatory steps, ”the MP said.