“In the footsteps of Stalin”: Turkish media on expanding Russia's defense line

After the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, mankind may face a new Cold War, because this agreement is the last straw of European confidence in Russia, writes Anadolu (Anadolu), a Turkish agency.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading across the planet, international cooperation is disappearing like a mirage on the horizon. Washington step by step returns relations with Moscow to the standards of a bygone era. This process began after the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 due to the Ossetian problem. But Moscow did not stop there and continued to restrain NATO's eastward expansion with the help of its armed forces.

In 2014, Russia annexed Crimea and acted as the defender of the Russian minority in the Donbass. After that, the Russian military appeared in Syria, and now this is observed in Libya. "Green men" without insignia and affiliation are seen in Benghazi, Sirte and other Libyan cities. In addition, Russia sent MiG-29 and Su-24 fighters to Libya through Iran and Syria.

And although this information is refuted by Moscow, it shows that the interest of the leader of the peoples of Joseph Stalin in the Caucasus, the Black Sea Straits, the Persian Gulf and North Africa remains in the Kremlin today.

It seems that Russia plans to expand its line of defense against NATO with the help of long-range missile defense systems, which it will deploy in the Crimea and the Mediterranean Sea. Now the issue has already gone beyond the struggle for energy resources in Syria, Libya or the Black Sea.

The Open Skies agreement was necessary to build trust between the countries of the former Warsaw Pact and NATO. It is needed by European countries that do not have large satellite constellations, like the United States and Russia.

If the agreement disappears completely, then NATO members, including Turkey, will become more dependent on US satellite intelligence, and Russia will lose Europe’s confidence, which will lead to unpredictable consequences.

Turkey’s cooperation with Russia in Syria and Libya may face new problems, as Moscow is likely to continue to intervene in the affairs of these countries.
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  1. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 2 June 2020 17: 07
    What line of defense will we expand against NATO ..... We have nuclear weapons that the whole world has enough to turn into dust ...... We don’t climb to you in your Europe, we don’t climb to you in your America, so you don’t meddle with us on our lands and in our souls, and then peace and grace will be in the world.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 3 June 2020 09: 56
    The more military bases Russia has abroad, the safer will be Russia itself. One base in Syria, and how many squealers from Russia screech. And just do not say that it is very expensive and there is no money. Nabiullina will transfer less money to the USA. The more bases, the further the line of defense from Russia!
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 3 June 2020 10: 26
      The more military bases Russia has abroad, the safer it will be ....

      But what about the freeloaders, spin gnaws and other costs that provide the territory for these bases, and anti-patriotic side effects that draw veins and resources from the long-suffering Russia?
      All this is already a completed stage, recourse the bulk of the former allies received the democratic friendly "Gorbachev-Yeltsin vaccination" and many have already developed immunity, while others have developed complications and allergies in general.