Ahvalnews: Russia teaches lesson to Turkey and China on EU bullying

Russia showed Turkey and China how to successfully intimidate the European Union, Nick Popescu, director of the Greater Europe program of the European Council on Foreign Relations, said this in an article for EUobserver on Thursday. This is reported by Ahvalnews.

Usually the meek reaction of the West to the diplomatic, cybernetic, propaganda and intelligence actions of Russia connives everyone who wants to challenge the United States or intimidate Europe. Western response must be more intelligible

- said Popescu.

According to him, the Russian Federation has succeeded in achieving its aggressive goals, pushing the boundaries of acceptable with such obvious ease. Moscow thus taught a lesson to Ankara and Beijing on the intimidation of the European Union, making such behavior very attractive. China, meanwhile, has transformed its foreign policy activity from diplomacy of self-promotion into a persistent, active and highly professional strategy. Turkey’s intervention in Libya is not much different from Russian policy in Syria.

The milder the US and especially the EU will behave towards such aggressive tactics, the more other states will be tempted to ignore, challenge and openly attack the interests of the EU and the USA

- said Nick Popescu.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 17 July 2020 14: 54
    Russia can only teach a lesson - how to turn cheeks under attack! Such teachers of the EU, and especially Turkey, are not needed for nothing!
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 17 July 2020 17: 44
      Russia can only teach a lesson - how to turn cheeks under attack!

      - An article about nothing ... "Elderberry in the garden; uncle in Kiev" ...
      - It would be better if the author wrote about what a bad guy in Kiev; and that in Belarus Russia itself is doing everything so that a "bad guy" appears there too ... - This is much more topical ...
      - And about "teaching lessons" ... - so Russia itself cannot teach a lesson and master; learn; to memorize, finally, the lesson that one should not try to be good for everyone and give “gifts” to everyone ... and Turkey; and China; and the EU ... - they do not appreciate it, but on the other hand ... - they get used to it, they begin to take it for granted and ... and they are already beginning to simply demand more and more "gifts" from Russia ...
      - My plus to you ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 17 July 2020 15: 23
    Soon the US will run out of money to maintain its many military bases around the world and the tone of the collective Popescu will change.
  3. _AMUHb_ Offline _AMUHb_
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 17 July 2020 19: 53
    A steelmaker and a gorenin29, why, in fact, think of Russia and the Russians as something great and big, independent of the Creator? We will substitute another cheek, too, for it is a teaching, and there is also in the teaching: the warrior of Christ is blessed and omnipotent!
    Or: ... "order to saddle the horse and to the line of fire" ... the puppeteers are known - the rest is dust, IMHO
  4. Evgeniy2020 Offline Evgeniy2020
    Evgeniy2020 (Eugene Boni) 18 July 2020 13: 41
    Russia does not have half of Italy's GDP, and only talk about weapons, tanks, planes, missiles - everywhere there is some kind of feigned greatness, and people live on $ 150.