MOSCOW, February 26 – RIA Novosti. NATO will begin to fall apart if it abandons the concept of a “Russian threat”, Senator Alexei Pushkov said on Telegram.
The parliamentarian noted that the alliance does not respond to any of the real challenges faced by the Western world, such as terrorism or the coronavirus pandemic, but at the same time NATO is fighting invented and purely hypothetical threats.
“In fact, with the collapse of the USSR and the eastern bloc, from the point of view of defense, NATO has lost its” raison d'etre “- that is, the meaning of existence. <...> Therefore, Biden and Stoltenberg need a” Russian threat “: this is practically the only basis for existence NATO and the preservation of strategic US control over Europe. Without this fictitious threat, the alliance will begin to crumble, “ Pushkov wrote.
Western politicians periodically make statements about the “Russian threat”. Moscow has repeatedly stressed that Russia will never attack any of the NATO countries, and the West is simply using the excuse to deploy more equipment and battalions near the Russian borders. Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern about the buildup of the alliance's forces in Europe.