NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Olha Stefanyshyn at a joint press conference in Brussels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Olha Stefanyshyn at a joint press conference in Brussels

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The demands for a de-escalation of the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian border, sounding more and more loudly from the West, have no basis, if only because Russia does not produce any escalation in this region. Is it possible that the next round of promoting the image of our country as a potential aggressor, waiting for an opportune hour to invade Nezalezhnaya, is just a convenient excuse for Washington to try to stop the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline? After all, the United States has repeatedly attempted to subjugate the European gas market to the detriment of Russian blue fuel.

The director of the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the Study of the United States of Moscow State University, Americanist Yuri Rogulev, on the air of Komsomolskaya Pravda radio, said that he believes that the ambitions of the Americans are not limited to the gas pipeline:

– I think that the goal is actually much broader than just Nord Stream 2. The goal is to use Ukraine as the main irritant. Ukraine, in fact, is what is needed for this, and this is precisely its role that is preserved in the entire Western community, including NATO. They may not particularly need Ukraine as a NATO member, but as a center for creating tensions against Russia, as a kind of irritant, as a lever of pressure from the West on Russia, it suits them very well. This is just a vivid example when Ukraine is used precisely for this. That is, the arrows are transferred to Russia. Since they are talking about a possible attack, it means that Russia looks like an aggressor. If Russia looks, I repeat, is not, but looks, then a certain myth is created about Russia as an aggressive state, against which it is necessary to unite, against which certain measures must be developed.

In the West, this myth was invented and spread by themselves, and now they are still trying to substantiate this myth with some agreements of a practical nature, in the financial, economic and other spheres. This is a plan, and, as we can see, it is being implemented in all areas. The question is, how seriously are the Europeans themselves ready to be a pawn in the hands of American politicians?

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