A Russian lawmaker accused NATO countries of ‘staking’ the military confrontation with Russia.
‘Staking’ NATO Countries
On Tuesday, Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov said Baltic republics, Romania, Poland, Great Britain and the United States are seemingly gunning towards war against Russia. He said with this, the possibility of a resumption of ties with the NATO in the foreseeable future is next to impossible.
“At least until NATO abandons its new strategy of advance deployment and intimidation of Russia, until it returns to the Founding Act signed in 1997, until it brings it home to the fighting-mad ‘young European nations’ that they will never be let drag the Western alliance into a potential military conflict with Moscow,” Pushkov was quoted as saying by TASS.
Recently, NATO emphasized that the principle of collective defense is at the epicenter of NATO’s founding treaty. It said that any attack against its ally is an attack against the entire alliance.
The Article Five
The Alliance as we all know follows article five that states an attack to an ally is an attack to all. This treaty makes the scenario in the region all the more risky of becoming World War 3.
The Treaty, to which Russia is one of the signatory countries, has been the binding treaty that holds the NATO-member nations together in times of adversities.
“The principle of collective defence is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.” NATO said in a statement.
NATO has recently inflamed tension with Russia when it deployed a ballistic missile interceptor in Romania. Although the missile shield was installed primarily to intercept ballistic missiles from the Middle East, especially those from Iran, Russia is simply not buying this explanation from NATO, as previously reported by the Morning News USA.