Rasmussen: NATO is an alliance of peace, and will not communicate with Moscow at gunpoint

Russia insists on demands for the security of its borders, including clauses on the non-expansion of NATO to the east and the alliance's refusal to deploy its bases on the territory of the former Soviet republics. But Putin should not speak with the West in the language of ultimatums. This opinion is shared by former NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

The ex-secretary general believes that the Russian leader is imposing his own rules of the game on the North Atlantic Alliance, threatening to oppose Ukraine. Putin is clearly bluffing, and the US should not play along. Thus, it is necessary to convey to Russia that the OSCE Charter of 1999, which it signed, presupposes the entry of other states into NATO. Therefore, Ukraine and Georgia have the right to become members of this military bloc.

In the event of an invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, the West should provide the latter with significant assistance with weapons, while Russia will have to impose large-scale economic sanctions, as well as block Nord Stream 2. At the same time, according to Rasmussen, it is the Russian side that is whipping up the escalation.

NATO is an alliance for peace. He can't negotiate at gunpoint

- emphasized Anders Fogh Rasmussen (quoted from the resource Politico).

The former secretary general is confident that the Western bloc should not yield to Russia, otherwise it will lose credibility in the eyes of both democratic countries and autocratic regimes.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 5 January 2022 14: 27
    the national socialist party of germany was also the party of peace .. but only for purebred Aryans. socialism was built.
  2. NATO is the alliance for peace! Right now I will reproach with laughter! And who bombed Serbia ?! Pushkin bombed?
  3. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 5 January 2022 15: 27
    Now the verbal balancing act will begin. NATO and the United States will put forward their own conditions, no doubt humiliating for Russia. And you can't get through them. They do not see strength and determination. They see the drooling of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the export of capital to the West, impoverishment and, therefore, not support by citizens of the Russian government, etc.
    There is only one way to end this orgy. A kick in the groin of rabid Europe. There is nothing better than the Odessa region for this. Geography itself suggests. People (2-3 million people), moaning there from the Ukronazis, will greet the strategic region with flowers. Here and Romania on a silver platter and Moldova and Ukraine, cut off from the sea. Danube, ports, airfields. Everything is almost in the center of Europe. Erdogan is close. The main task of the 14th Guards Army of the USSR Armed Forces standing here was to reach the Bosphorus.
    1. Victor Semyonov Offline Victor Semyonov
      Victor Semyonov (Victor Semyonov) 5 January 2022 21: 02
      Sensible! But why (Wise)? Better (Ingenious)
    2. Banski Offline Banski
      Banski (Banski) 5 January 2022 22: 42
      What are they groaning. This is Skabeeva who told you? Do not believe, a whole generation has grown up for which Russia is an enemy and a country that took Ukrainian territories and seeing what hell is going on in the horde, no one wants such "happiness" anymore.
      1. tulip Offline tulip
        tulip 6 January 2022 12: 26
        but the fact that a whole generation of Russia is the enemy is that the shuster told you or Gordon?))) Do not tell me. In the rest of Ukraine, there are three types of population - the first about 20% are Ukronatsik, the second 20% are pro-Russian - and the remaining 60% are khataskrayniks who do not care what flag over Kiev - Russian, Ukrainian or American - they would have a job to have, warm at home and the world. these 60% will not fight for Ukraine with a big nix. Yes, they can shout SUGS, they can even serve in the army, they can blame the Muscovites for everything now - but this is just a trend, it’s just easier and the Ukronatsiks won’t find fault with them. And when the time comes, they will either sit at home or greet Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian troops with flowers)))
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 5 January 2022 16: 12
    Former adviser to the President of Ukraine, ex member of the board of the Latvian Norvik Banka, deprived of a license, Anders Fogh Rasmussen himself received a claim for damages of the bank as a result.

    And this nomadic Count Cagliostro pokes his fingers pointing out what Russia and the United States should or should not do?
  5. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
    Gennady1959 (Gennady) 5 January 2022 18: 48
    once the army of the Danes entered into battle with a snail
    but with wild fear the brave fled from the enemy -
    when they saw snail horns in the distance.

    We've seen enough Hollywood films and hope that the brave American "Rambs" will come and rescue them from the wild Russians.
    They just don't want to remember how American Rambs ran away, losing diapers, from half-wild Afghans armed with rusty Chinese AK
  6. Mikhail L. Online Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 6 January 2022 20: 31

    Therefore, Ukraine and Georgia have the right to become members of this military bloc.

    ... Valentin Gaft: "My golden, something, but you have the right."
    J. Kennedy had the right to strike at Soviet missiles in Cuba, risking ... to destroy the planet Earth!