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Friday, January 13, 2017

McFaul: United States needs “to rein in Russia”


Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul expressed confidence that the activities of Russia needs a specific response from the American side.

The diplomat said in an interview with Postimees that Moscow is a threat, and NATO’s actions in the build-up of arms in Europe – not that other, as a necessary self-defense in this situation. However, he noted that the approach of NATO to Russia’s borders is a legal, because it is not heard about the U.S. promises not to expand NATO to the East.

“The United States should, in accordance with the needs to curb Russia and meet her… Russia’s actions allegedly prompted NATO to reflect coming from Moscow threat”.”Such a promise was not given”, — transfers words of the McFaul RIA Novosti.

In addition, in his opinion, Moscow is making efforts for the collapse of Ukraine’s economy, and to counteract this, the West should set its own conditions. The West must do all it can, so it didn’t happen”.

Recall, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg yesterday said that in 2016 against “threats from Russia” expenses of the Alliance for defense in Europe will increase significantly.

 

 

 

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