"The Kremlin raised the stakes and won": NATO to discuss what concessions it is ready to make to Russia

During the December 7 talks between Joseph Beiden and Vladimir Putin, the latter raised the issue of legal guarantees that NATO does not plan to expand eastward. Biden replied that the United States does not have the right to make decisions for the entire Western bloc.

However, not the next day, the American president expressed his readiness to discuss the Russian proposals with his European colleagues, and by the end of this week a meeting of representatives of Russia and the four NATO countries will be organized to discuss the current situation. According to the German resource Intellinews, Moscow was thus able to gain a certain diplomatic victory over Washington.

In some political circles, this meeting will be seen as a major concession to the Kremlin, which has raised the stakes by concentrating significant forces in its western and southern military districts near the border with Ukraine

- believes Intellinews.

Vladimir Putin's fears are based on the long-term policies of Western countries towards Eastern Europe. NATO continues to supply Ukraine with military technique and draws this former Soviet republic into its orbit of influence. In addition, the Russian president is outraged by the perfidy of the Western leaders, who once promised Mikhail Gorbachev that the North Atlantic Alliance would not expand to the east. Putin plans to fundamentally resolve this situation by concentrating large military forces on his western borders.

Meanwhile, the US presidential administration has decided to agree to a number of agreements with Russia, since Washington does not benefit from confrontation with Moscow in the context of Beijing's growing positions in world politics.

At the same time, Biden, responding to media criticism about the concessions to Russia, emphasized the use of not only a carrot, but also a stick. So, according to the American president, in the event of a Russian attack on Ukraine, the first will face tough economic sanctions that will place a heavy burden on the country. But at the same time, the United States will not single-handedly fight with Russia for the interests of Ukraine - other NATO countries will have to take an active part in this conflict.

However, a number of analysts believe that Russia will not oppose Ukraine, since this could cost Moscow too large economic and political costs. Apparently, the Russian leader is using the threat of the outbreak of hostilities as an instrument of influence on the United States and NATO in order to discuss long-standing security problems in Europe.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. Jarilo Offline Jarilo
    Jarilo (Sergei) 10 December 2021 11: 30
    This "anaconda loop" will strangle us.
  2. Vladislav N. Offline Vladislav N.
    Vladislav N. (Vlad) 10 December 2021 11: 34
    Mishka Gorbachev also raised the stakes, #new_thinking at times stumped partners - that's exactly what the press wrote.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 10 December 2021 14: 02
      Mikhailo Sergeevich was unable or unwilling to keep his newly-minted "regional" presidents in the orbit of the state. So anarchy raced across the country, everyone tore as much as he could and knew how. Putin has everything under control so far. all heads of subjects are engaged in affairs within their competence and do not seek outside advisors. So everything is fine. And about "the Kremlin won" is a controversial issue. The escalation may have slowed down thanks to the negotiations, but it hasn't gone anywhere. Reminds me of some kind of anecdote from the series, "I would certainly like not to show off, but there is no such possibility yet."
      1. Vladislav N. Offline Vladislav N.
        Vladislav N. (Vlad) 10 December 2021 14: 08
        Quote: Bitter
        all heads of subjects are engaged in affairs within their competence and do not seek outside advisors

        especially inconsistency is seen in covid measures in the self-elimination of the center.
        Is Tatarstan's desire to call the head of the region "President" different from everyone else? And the Caucasus?
        In such a matter as territorial integrity, there are no trifles!
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter 11 December 2021 14: 41
          So what, what is inconsistency, the main thing is that measures are being taken, it is not at all necessary that the center "builds" everyone and recommends where to go in orderly rows. And without this, local initiative is often not enough or not at all until they get a kick from the center. The desires of Tatarstan are quite understandable and did not appear yesterday. The Caucasus took as much autonomy as it could carry. They paid their price for it, the center compensates. From a bird's eye view, Grozny looks by no means a loser, and judging by real estate prices, too. But in general, everything is within the limits of permissible.
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 10 December 2021 11: 56
    Until victory, as to the center of the galaxy. Everyone remained with their interests - Ukraine's desire to join the EU and NATO is unchanged, NATO will continue to develop the territory of Ukraine, and the Russian Federation will draw red lines.
  4. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 11 December 2021 13: 15
    We are not interested in concessions. Ukraine, NATO or the States - it doesn't matter ...
    ... if they leave us in the "corridor" of the annihilation plans.
    We need to break out of this "corridor". While we are in this "corridor" we will need a serious risk in order not to be guaranteed to be destroyed at its end.
    Destroy their plans completely. Impose your initiative and force everything to roll back, at least by 2000. Only then will it be possible to rest a little.
    If the concessions will allow them to continue their line, and I do not see any other prospects, then the diplomatic language should be torn, and the language of ultimatums and military threats to our nuclear weapons should be switched over.
    By doing this, we will turn all the minuses accumulated by our "restraint" into pluses.
    They are more afraid of nuclear war than we are - they do not count on such costs, and the plans for us have not yet been fully implemented.
    You need to use an aggravation, and if you need to raise it even higher.
    So that our threats are taken seriously.
    While the porridge is still hot in the pot
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 11 December 2021 14: 58
    The fact is that in fact, it is we, and not the Americans, who are in a desperate situation. If we do not change the situation, we are doomed. Therefore, by and large, we have nothing to lose.
    This is what makes nuclear weapons in our hands much more convincing than in the hands of the Americans.