Amid hopes for a thaw in relations between Moscow and Washington, Europe continues to stay on course demonization of Russia. The next splash was the scandal in Norway, counterintelligence which he accused the Russian security services to put pressure on the Nobel Committee. The severity of the situation added the fact that the conflict arose around the possible awarding of the peace prize to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The conversation with the diplomats
“Elite Norway loses common sense, because the peace prize is trying to nominate the person, during the reign of which everything was done for war on Donbass did not stop”
The reason for the allegations against the Russian security services to put pressure on the Nobel Committee was meeting with the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Njolstad with two employees of the Russian Embassy, which occurred in the summer of 2015, but thanks to a local television station NRK once again became a topic for discussion.
As reported by RIA “Novosti”, quoting Kolstad, diplomats asked the questions about the letter, which the Ukrainian government has sent the head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Oslo with a request to pressure the Nobel Committee to achieve the award of the peace prize to the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. According to the Director of the Nobel Institute, he suspected that the letter was fake, and asked about the Russians, but they replied that they don’t know it’s the real thing.
The text of the letter signed at the time the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groisman to the head of the us diplomatic mission in Norway Julie Furuta-Toy was posted online by American journalist Eric Suess in the blog also in 2015.
According to him, Grossman asks the us side to use for pushing the candidacy of Poroshenko possibilities of U.S. senators who “worked well with the Nobel Committee in 2009-the Olympics year”, then a similar prize was awarded to Barack Obama. Also it said the Ukrainian side is grateful that two of the five members of the Committee loyal to the idea (for decision making only three votes of the Committee members, only five of them – Approx. OPINION), as to Woo one of them, you can use some information that comes from Berlin.
Subsequently, Kiev, Washington and Oslo called the letter a forgery. In this case, almost two years later, the head of the counterintelligence Department of the security Service Arne Christian Haugsdal in the plot NRK said that one of the communicate with Gastada was Russian intelligence officer (the head of the Committee immediately after the conversation with the Russians appealed to the counter-intelligence).
“We saw that the fake was used to discredit a potential candidate for the peace prize, leads TASS words of Hoogstoel. – Then decided to publicize this story to inform the public and the authorities about the threat to prevent it.”
“No such powers”
Russia reacted immediately, once the allegations against the intelligence services of the country. In particular, the head of the Duma Committee on science and education Vyacheslav Nikonov called such statements “nonsense”. “On the Nobel Committee we have no influence, but if it did, then the citizens would be more likely received the Nobel prize”, – said the Deputy of the situation.
A similar view newspaper OPINION was expressed by first Deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
“Our intelligence services abroad simply has no such powers in order to pressure or influence the Nobel Committee – said Klintsevich. – If the part of the Committee have been requested, they could, if considered necessary, to provide some information. That’s all. It’s not their functionality, these types of contacts and actions, Russia has the foreign Ministry and other government agencies”.
At the same time the interlocutor of the newspaper OPINION suggested that the combination of “Poroshenko the peace prize”, in his opinion, it sounds like a mockery, since the current ukransky leader leads the civil war in their country.
Agree with this statement and the former Advisor to the Minister of defence of Ukraine last ataman Faithful Cossacks in Kiev, and now the police officer LNR Alexey Selivanov.
“The situation with the statement of the Norwegian intelligence reminiscent of the Norwegian television series “Occupied”, which tells about the capture of that country by Russia, he shared his perspective on the problem with the newspaper LOOK. – And the more successful Russia in the international arena, the more is made such statements. I think the elite of this country is losing common sense as much much more to go, if the peace prize to nominate the person during the reign of which everything was done for the war in the Donbass continued. In fact, from full-scale hostilities Poroshenko refrains only because of the fact that fears of a full loss, but to keep the conflict smoldering in his best interest, they can be attributed to economic crisis and instability in the country, so the shelling of cities in Lugansk and Donetsk don’t stop”.
Will soon stop
In turn, head of the Department “Applied political science” Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation, Director of the national energy security Fund Konstantin Simonov in conversation with the newspaper OPINION was expressed confidence that such attacks European countries to Russia – it is the inertia that is overcome in a year and a half.
“Now the West toward Russia is dominated by two mutually exclusive trend contrary to each other – says the expert. One was raised in 2014 and says that our country is the source of misery of all mankind, we cyberattacks around the world organize, and sporting events solely through dope we win, and half the world want to win. The second trend now sets Donald trump, who is trying to reduce the degree of anti-Russian hysteria, calling the main enemy is China, which for US sounds more appropriate. Again, two trends contradict each other, but Europe is more inert, and continues to follow the first, from which Russia it is necessary to pressurize. However, the situation there will change in the course of rotation of elites that we see for the elections in France, where Fillon comes into power under the slogan of normalization of relations with Russia.”
According to the expert, Moscow will also need to use the factor of the world Cup in 2018, including simplifying visa regime for fans of this sport, so that masses of people will be able to see that Russia is not the evil that threatens all.
As for the Nobel prize, Simonov sure that the institution may soon be diskutirovat yourself and lose credibility in the world community, if you will indeed give the peace prize to such people as Petro Poroshenko.