Is Barack Obama Sabotaging EU-Russia Relations?
The United States and Russia have been on opposing ends on different matters. This time, the West is supposedly getting in the way on EU-Russia relations and hindering coordination in Syria. Is the US sabotaging Moscow?Advertisement
The relation between Russia and the EU has been strained following a series of events and it appears that the United States is not helping either. Russian Ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said that the plans of the United States to establish military buildup in Eastern Europen are undermining relations.
“This warmongering and scares about invented Russian aggressiveness certainly produce a detrimental effect on the overall climate in the region, including on the Russia-EU relationship,” Sputnik quoted Chizhov in an interview. Previously, NATO Supreme Commander General Philip Breedlove said that the the additional deployment of US troops is part of an initiative to deter the perceived “Russian aggression.”
“Those countries that are the objects of NATO surge in military presence in Central and Eastern Europe pursue policies of their own, which are not always conducive to maintaining partnership-style relations with Russia,” added Chizhov.
In the same way, the United States is also reportedly interfering with coordination in Syria. Additionally, the United States is pressuring Russia over the situation which does not help the situation.
“We have recently observed cases when issues are politicized, when contacts and meetings in New York and Geneva are used to exert pressure on Russia. We note that some senior officials in the US Administration are invisibly present behind these cases. We reject this approach,” TASS quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov.
According to the official the United States is pressuring Russia about the Syrian settlement which hinders military-to-military cooperation between the two nations.
“This is not a partnership approach, this kind of things does not promote cooperation, including between the militaries [in Syria — TASS],” he added.