A Russian envoy to the bloc has accused NATO as the one behind provocative acts to maintain global dominance at the expense of Russia.
Aleksandr Grushko, Russia’s representative to NATO, told the Russian Newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta that NATO is inviting countries in Europe, including Russia, to return to a dark part of the world’s history, the Cold War era.
In order to accomplish this, Grushko said there has to be an enemy that the NATO has to deal with, and that’s Russia. He said the US-Europe alliance is grooming Russia as the world’s enemy and make it as an excuse to advance its own agenda.
After all, he said, it’s all about business. In times of war or conflicts, the demand for war and military supply increases. Hence, it’s only logical that if war erupts, the U.S, in particular, would largely benefit from this yet another dark part of the history.
“Today, NATO is trying to move confrontational schemes on the Black Sea. Recently, the President of Turkey Recep Tayip Erdogan said that we can not allow the transformation of the Black Sea in the ‘Russian Lake’. But in NATO are well aware that the Black Sea will never become a ‘NATO lake’, and we will take all necessary measures in order to neutralize possible threats and attempts to force pressure on Russia from the South,” Grushko was quoted as saying by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily.
Meanwhile, ahead of the two-day alliance meeting in Poland on July 8-9 NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was quick to dismiss Grushko’s accusations, saying reverting back to the Cold War era is ‘undesirable’ for the alliance, the RT reported.
Stoltenberg said NATO does not want Cold War or another arms race. But, he said, the alliance is at all times, ready to counter Russia’s assertiveness in the region by all means.