Former NATO Secretary General: Putin asked me when NATO will invite Russia to join

Former NATO Secretary General (1999-2004), British, Baron George Robertson said that Russian President Vladimir Putin during his first term in office seriously thought about joining his country to the Alliance and turning Russia into a part of the Western world. The former head of the bloc spoke about this during a conversation at the One Decision Podcast, against the backdrop of the recent escalation of tensions along the Russia-NATO line.

Robertson noted that in the process of their first meeting with the Russian leader, Putin was interested in the further cooperation of the Russian Federation in NATO.

In particular, Putin asked me when the North Atlantic Alliance would invite Russia to join

- clarified the former secretary general of the Alliance.

In the report, Robertson said that Moscow should take the first step in this direction.

Well, we are not inviting to join NATO, people are applying to join the Alliance

- answered Robertson.

After that, according to Robertson, Putin pointed out that Russia is not on a par with other countries that do not matter as much as it does.

Robertson added that Putin wanted the Russian Federation to become an integral part of the "prosperous West", but after a while the Russian leader's opinion on this matter changed. One of the reasons was the "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine in 2004, which Moscow considered NATO's interference in the affairs of a sovereign state close to Russia.

We remind you that on October 31, 2021, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, following the results of the G20 summit in Rome, informed about NATO's unwillingness to establish a dialogue with Russia. The minister then stressed that he relies on the fact that the Alliance does not want to carry out any further interaction with Moscow.

Note that the Russia-NATO Council was established on May 28, 2002 at the Rome Summit, at which the parties believed that they were putting an end to the Cold War. The signatures were put by Putin, Robertson and US President George W. Bush in the presence of French President Jacques Chirac, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and other Western leaders at the Pratica di Mare military base near Rome.
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  1. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 4 November 2021 21: 22
    Well, what of that, to what all of a sudden these "baronial revelations" ?! fool
    After all

    "everything flows, everything changes", let alone people, their views, even more so!

    So it is with the current Vladimir Putin, through the humiliation and threats he has endured, serious break tests and state labor, who has grown wiser and mature over the years, having established himself in his Right Cause of Protecting the Russian World!
    It was necessary for the black "barons Robertsons" not to swagger and quickly "ask" the Russian Federation to join NATO, when the "Putin's rowers" did not "cut the ends", but themselves, out of their weakness, were asking for it!)))
    Nowadays the FAQ is "to remember the old days and bite your elbows with annoyance", yes "to tell fairy tales" ?! wassat
    Those days have passed and it is good that the "North Atlanticists" did NOT accept the Russian Federation into their bloodthirsty vile gang!
    That would be the Washington "hegemons" would have scattered and scattered into "operational units", "mandated territories", the entire Raseyushka!
    And they would appoint over each "plot" of their own trusted "rower" from local collaborators (as in the "plot" unsealed by NATO - "Yukreinushka")!
    And now-NATO, nakosya, take a bite, try to take "with your bare hands"!
    Former slandered, trampled and humiliated by villains, now Risen and Puffed up, Realizing herself and her High Purpose, Russia, our Russian Fatherland, will not give in to the Fiends of the Human Race and WILL WIN! soldier
  2. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 4 November 2021 22: 57
    It looks like we missed our chance. There would be no problems with Ukraine now, and in general. Now the version is in vogue that no one would accept us there (in the EU and NATO). Not sure. They would demand to put things in order with finances and in the economy. So they should be guided like that.
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 5 November 2021 01: 12
      Nikolay, these are the "Robertsons" who missed their chance to occupy the Russian Federation "light" and now they regret "in hindsight" that they were not "strangled in a friendly embrace"! wassat
      After all, NATO would no longer have any "serious problems with Russia" - the "hegemons" with NATO "would have put things in order (the Nazis called it" Ordnung ") not only" with finances and in the economy "(like American" experts and consultants "tirelessly" put things in order "with all this since 1991 under the President of the BNU, step by step, systematically and carefully destroying the Russian economy and finances, especially those concerning competitive advanced technologies and the" defense industry "!), and finally" ordered-stripped down "(then In the late 1990s and early 2000s, everything was heading towards this, do not forget about the "centrifugal tendencies" in the national republics and autonomies, about the military situation in the Caucasus, where Washington "common people", numerous NGOs and "human rights activists" added fuel to the fire on the side of Anti-Russia from the pro-Western liberda!) "would be the entire Russian territory with
      its population!
      But before that, before the start of the creeping, supposedly "allied" NATO occupation "to restore peace and order (and Western special services would have further destabilized and incited national conflicts on the territory of the Russian Federation!)", Under the pretext of "an early transition to NATO standards" and " limiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technologies under the Nunn-Lugar program, "we would try to disarm as much as possible -" deactivate (they say, "why does Russia need it if you are among your allies, under the common umbrella of NATO and the Russian representative, among others, also" decides collective security "in the collegial body of the organization - the Committee of Chiefs of Staff?!)" the entire "nuclear triad" of the Russian Federation is not to go to the grandmother!
      And yes, of course, "there would be no problems with Ukraine, and indeed"they would easily have brought you" in the train "from there zealous policemen-murderers, zealous Nazi burgomaster and punitive detachments of bloodthirsty sadist robbers and thugs 2014 they were completely rampant!), As the Nazis did to keep the occupied population of the Russian lands at bay!
      So something "fun (worse than the Yugoslavian)" would have come with this New Order (and, as a result, a garrison of NATO "peacekeepers" would have stood in every district, "feeding" the armies of NATO allies), so be so "sure" , "unsure" you are ours (???)!
      1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
        NikolayN (Nikolai) 28 December 2021 21: 04
        What for? Do you have any arguments?
        1. beeper Offline beeper
          beeper 29 December 2021 01: 27
          Nicholas, the neo-colonialist "trend" of NATO "common people" in relation to those whom they recorded in the "Untermensch", alas! request
          The anti-Russian, mega-Rusophobic, amerocolonial "project" Ukraine "" is not an obvious "argument" for you (for almost 30 years the United States "built and built it and finally built it ...") ?!
          Or do you think that Washington would not "divide" in order to rule ?! smile
          Indeed, even in the current composition of the EU and NATO, the United States is pursuing a manipulative policy of "checks and balances", and "confrontation with Russia" is their main "cementing bogey" (since "confrontation with the PRC, and even with the DPRK" is NOT the Americans will always agree with China, pragmatically settle their economic "stress", and military-political "misunderstandings" - Spratly there, Taiwan and so on ... will also be settled without mutual war).
          In the States themselves, again, as well as 100 years ago, there are "grays" between "isolationists" and "globalists", which is why they have temporary "strain", but holistic and independent (although now this status of the non-bourgeois Russian Federation, despite the "Munich speech" and recent "ultimatums", is very relative, because politics and economics go hand in hand, and the Russian economy is actually ruled by comprador "capital" , alas, and VVP is just a "tired galley rower" on a solo role ... "helmsmen", real "music customers", as usual "spider and row in the shadows" ...) Russia has always been "not in suit "and was regarded as the coveted" prize "!
          Do you have any arguments, Nikolai, confirming your good expectations about "if the Russian Federation joined NATO" (except "Katz suggests surrendering" wink ) ?!
          1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
            NikolayN (Nikolai) 29 December 2021 14: 58
            The world cannot be stopped by talk and persuasion. Capitalism is either there or not. Those. socialism. Money and the economy are transnational, whether you like it or not. The unification of countries and economies is inevitable. We are part of Europe. So it was during the socialist camp. So it will be in the days of the cap camp.
            1. beeper Offline beeper
              beeper 29 December 2021 18: 11
              "The unification of countries, economies is inevitable."

              On what conditions, in what status, Nikolai ?!
              On the terms of "unites" from the West - "yubermensch" over "untermensch", in a colonial status, like "Ukraine" ?! wassat
              1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
                NikolayN (Nikolai) 29 December 2021 19: 35
                And there, that there are different conditions?
                1. beeper Offline beeper
                  beeper 29 December 2021 21: 41
                  Is not it so?!
                  1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
                    NikolayN (Nikolai) 30 December 2021 13: 34
                    Now I will reread the NATO Charter (Treaty) again, thank you for prompting. I thought they had equal rights there. Thanks again, that turns out to be the case!
                    1. beeper Offline beeper
                      beeper 30 December 2021 13: 48
                      That is, Nikolai, now you are referring to the "letter" of the NATO Charter, slyly avoiding the neo-colonial essence of the discussed "process of" probable "North Atlantic membership" of the Russian Federation ?!)))
                      And what are you going to prove to me with your "literal reading" of the NATO Charter (and even, perhaps, "quoting" the "selected pages" you like) ?!
                      1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
                        NikolayN (Nikolai) 31 December 2021 21: 28
                        No, nothing, I just wanted to check whether you are getting it out of your head or documents.
                      2. beeper Offline beeper
                        beeper 1 January 2022 03: 12
                        From observations of the real situation, from the practice of our amerocolonial "life", I "extract", Nikolai! Yes
                        And you continue to "re-read" theoretical "documents", mb. even then "subtract" how everything should look "in its pure form, according to the letter of the contract"!
                        The Washingtonians (as, incidentally, their Hitlerite "common Europeans" - their "ideological colleagues" in the colonization of Russia) are able to clothe their nefarious intentions and plans of conquest in completely "democratic forms" ...They are good at throwing pearls on paper, but in life these racist "eubermens" act in a completely different way, alas (there are many examples of this, and the bloody atrocities of American interventionists on Russian soil, 100 years ago, are by no means forgotten!)! request
                      3. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
                        NikolayN (Nikolai) 1 January 2022 16: 16
                        Or is it you? And, so you are the owner of Gazprom! Well, yes, the Americans will come in, take your company away from you, and they will send gas to Europe not at 270, but at 720, this is very dangerous, it should not be allowed. This will destroy the whole policy of the Central Bank, flood Russia with money and immediately everyone will become impoverished, they will go around the world, where will they go? There are no goods! In conditions of a shortage, money was not produced! Yes, we are in for a complete disaster.
                      4. beeper Offline beeper
                        beeper 1 January 2022 17: 57
                        Nikolay, first of all, Happy New Year 2022 to you! drinks
                        I wish you and your loved ones good health, prosperity and dreams come true! good Yes
                        Second, the Washington’s ALREADY broke in to me without demand and set up their puppet occupation administration, “de-democratized” in full! negative
                        Something money has NOT "flooded" our new European colony, and we, the working population of the "territory" smiddled by the Americans, are only suffering and destitute even more! request
                        You should carefully read what you have written -"extract" from real life, and not from your (and other hypocritical apologists of the "New Order") false "fairy tales for the Indians" (which were stupidly "pecked" by iodine-deficient roguly and other "Svidomo" margines, they say, "West go, order navede")! wassat
                      5. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
                        NikolayN (Nikolai) 1 January 2022 22: 46
                        Thank you, Happy New Year, health and fulfillment of wishes! Let's not talk about the neighbors, they did stupid things out of anger and greed, the desire for a freebie.
  • Black bag Offline Black bag
    Black bag (Black suitcase) 5 November 2021 14: 31
    Yes, you missed the chance to be in NATO concentration camps, and you definitely want to go there? do you want to try the fate of the Jews? so the Russians saved them, and who will save the Russians?
    1. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
      NikolayN (Nikolai) 28 December 2021 21: 06
      A suitcase without a handle, is that you for me? Or is there a talking organ in your suitcase?
  • Black bag Offline Black bag
    Black bag (Black suitcase) 5 November 2021 14: 28
    maybe Putin was stupid, did not understand that for NATO the existence of the Russian Federation is like a pain in the ass and it needs to be pulled out and plundered