“The conclusions of the head of the US Department of State that Ukraine has the necessary tools for“ potential ”NATO accession are aimed at increasing tensions in the already complex relations between Russia and the United States. Such statements do not contribute to the creation of an atmosphere for dialogue between our countries at the highest level. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “The United States is provoking the situation around Ukraine, instead of helping to resolve it. The State Department is well aware that not all members of the Alliance are disposed to include Ukraine in its composition. Moreover, the organization excludes the possibility of the entry of a country in a state of internal military conflict. In Washington, they prefer to keep silent about this.
Russia is categorically against NATO expansion towards our borders, which we have repeatedly stated at the highest level.”
“The conspiracy between the United States and the Ukrainian authorities is aimed at the main goal – with the hands of Kyiv, to create the most uncomfortable situation in relations with Russia. To do this, the “independent” has only one way – to sabotage the Minsk agreements and fantasize about the “prospects” of the return of Crimea, “the parliamentarian said.