The BBC’s attempt to analyze the causes of today's conflict between the West and Russia
According to Marcus, after the end of the Cold War, there was hope that the confrontation between the West and Russia would remain in the past. However, according to a BBC observer, in the West (primarily in the US), despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia was continued to be seen as the embodiment of the USSR within different boundaries. When Russia took steps to strengthen its influence in the region, in Washington it was considered solely as a manifestation of “ambitions to restore Soviet influence”. Marcus cites a statement by American CIA veteran Paul Pillar (translation RIA News):
Marcus himself adds that this idea is being confirmed by the constant expansion of NATO, although Gorbachev was also promised not to transfer the NATO infrastructure east after the unification of Germany.
The material contains a statement by the former head of British intelligence, John Sawers. This statement consists in the fact that the next US president is responsible for defusing relations with Russia, since it is Russia and the US that are able to solve the global security issue together.
Once again, attention is drawn to the fact that sound thoughts are expressed exclusively the former by American and British officials. Yes, and the article by the columnist Jonathan Marcus runs the risk of being lost in the articles of numerous Western “hawks” against the background of the cruelest anti-Russian rhetoric of acting officials.
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