MOSCOW, February 20 – RIA Novosti. The Munich conference was traditionally intended to rally the transatlantic ranks, for which the “Russian threat” is needed, Konstantin Kosachev, head of the international committee of the Federation Council, told RIA Novosti on Saturday.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that Russia intends to undermine the transatlantic cooperation between the United States and European countries. During the Munich Security Conference, he called on the European partners of the United States to adhere to unity in the European Union and within NATO in the light of the “threat from the Russian Federation.”
“The Munich conference is a format that was originally created (and still remains so) for the Americans to instill in their NATO allies the feeling that there is no alternative to the alliance,” the senator said.
According to him, external threats – real and imaginary – are traditionally discussed in Munich in order to “create a sense of danger and increase the cohesion of the transatlantic ranks.”
“It would be strange if Biden avoided the topic of Russia on such a platform. He didn’t get around it. In my opinion, nothing new was said, but it’s a pity,” Kosachev concluded.