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"The United States violated the fundamental principles of world order"

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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Vasily Likhachev explained why Russia will win a geopolitical battle with the West


"The United States violated the fundamental principles of world order"


On the eve of the PACE session, which will begin its work on Monday, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, member of the Russian delegation, and in the past Russia's Permanent Representative to the European Community (from 1998 to 2003) Vasily Likhachev told Izvestia correspondent about why the USA and Europe impose sanctions on Russia and do not want to recognize the referendum in the Crimea.

- The situation that is taking shape in the world more and more resembles the approach of the Cold War. How prepared are we for this scenario?


- We are ready as a country, as a sovereign state, which has the full range of foreign policy, foreign economic, diplomatic means for any scenario. This is not bravado, which, perhaps, someone will hear in my words, but such an objective analysis of what Russia is today. Now - under the influence of especially the Ukrainian events, the situation around Syria, Iran - a new system is being created to stimulate the development of our country as one of the poles of the world. This is evident not only for us, although the Western world powers, even at the level of strategic partners, are not ready to accept this trend. For them, this is akin to a situation where an infant lay and lay, and suddenly began to talk briskly, walk, make claims, declare its interests. Russia, of course, cannot be called a child either in the geopolitical or geo-economic sense, but it’s like a new reading, our new self-identification, it’s an objective, real fact.

If you look at the fate of Russia, the fate of the USSR, it may turn out that we constantly lived surrounded by all kinds of negative energy circles and factors. The same Americans did not recognize Soviet Russia, there was aggression by fascist Germany, then the beginning, I think, due to the fault of the Western powers, the Cold War, the arms race ... But Russia always overcame everything and not only survived, but won in these difficult conditions. Now, as it seems to me, we are again passing this kind of trend.

“So you are allowing a new cold war?”

- It seems to me that its elements have long been present in international relations. The actions of our partners, including NATO, Washington, Brussels and others, are difficult to call a rhetoric of the Cold War.

- In your opinion, what happened in Ukraine after all - the “orange revolution” or the democratic change of power, which is insisted on in Europe?

- Euromaidan, of course, is a US project, well thought out and organized with the involvement of US intelligence agencies - the CIA, FBI, military intelligence and the State Department. According to my information, all these structures tried to bake some products based on the obvious problematic phenomena of the Ukrainian state. They were very well calculated the contradictions of the west and east of the country, the contradictions are interlingual, inter-ethnic, even, I admit, gender contradictions. It is these technologies that Americans have recently applied in the Orange Revolution series, especially in the Middle East. They did everything to loosen the power and reduce it to a degree of amorphous education, to do anything with it, like with a jellyfish. Within the framework of this project, groups of problems connected with the contradictions between the authorities and the Ukrainian society, as well as differences within the authorities - the Rada, the government, the president ...

- Is this a good project?

- No, this project is completely unsuccessful, because it violated the fundamental values ​​or, let's say, the triad of inviolable rights: the rights of peoples officially enshrined in the UN Charter, the rights of national ethnic groups and, finally, human rights. That is, one can say the values ​​that are fundamental to the whole world.

As a result, what we see today in Ukraine turned out to be devastation, an economic crisis, confusion in the heads of politicians and the population, a perverted perception of the situation by the European community, which is gradually becoming aware of what is happening.

It is no coincidence that today in Brussels, they began to look at the situation differently: first, the question of why the European Union should support Ukraine was already raised out loud, and secondly, the Kiev authorities had already made it clear that it distanced itself from extremists.

- Will the presidential elections in Ukraine lead to stabilization? Does Russia recognize them and what is the legal status of Yanukovych today?

- Yanukovych unequivocally remains de jure president. This is recognized not only by Russia, but also by countries that are guided by the principles of the rule of law. If we talk about the elections, then everything is more complicated. Objectively, the new government of Ukraine does not have many legal tools to become legal and recognized by the international community and Russia. I think that the proposals that were formulated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a dialogue with US Secretary of State John Kerry are close to this scheme: constitutional reform, amendments or adoption of a new text of the constitution, elections. But today no one will tell you that this or that scheme will be implemented.

- Do the agreements between Lavrov and Kerry talk about recognizing the US referendum in Crimea?

- Now there is a political game on recognition – non-recognition.

- Why in the US and the EU pretend that the referendum is illegal? After all, he was invited to international observers, including the OSCE?

- This is a technique, a set of techniques, which is designed to show that the position of Europe and the United States is correct three times, and Russia operates outside the legal field ... I believe that there is a crisis in the model that the European Union is preaching. They may be offended at me, but from the model of democracy they left for democracy “a la Brussels”, “a la Washington”, “a la London”, “a la Berlin”. All that does not fit into it, they deny, because, from their point of view, it is the threat of the existence of this model.

- But then why the United States can interfere in the internal politics of Syria, Iran, and this is normal, and Russia, even without interfering, turns out to be guilty?

- It's not even double, but triple standards. We know how much Lavrov and his team took to convince Americans that there are other approaches in the Syrian situation. I sometimes get the impression that they are so close ...

- Hysteria?

- Hysteria arises when they fail, when they see a successful move from the Russian side and the world applauds Moscow when they say: “Vladimir Putin again outplayed Obama.” And what then is Obama, to whom even his inner circle says that Putin voices sensible things, you should listen to him ... That is, their line of conduct contradicts the global world order, global psychology, philosophy and even the global economy.

- How, from your point of view, as an international lawyer, are sanctions imposed on Russian officials, and especially on parliamentarians?

- These countermeasures are certainly subjective. We tried to punish those of my colleagues who took an active part in the preparation of draft laws on the annexation of the Crimea, which no one had denied - a legitimate referendum was held there. All my fellow parliamentarians acted within their constitutional powers. The unlawfulness of these sanctions gives grounds to those who entered these lists the right to satisfaction. They have the right to recover both moral and image losses.

- Which court should do this?

- It will be a terrible question not for us, but for them. Because today they will have to say that everything is black, and tomorrow we will have to say that everything is white. And one more thing: those who imposed sanctions did not mark the time of their actions. This is especially true of the economic and banking spheres, which incur real millions and billions in losses. Who will compensate for this? I think that all subjects of the market - banks, legal entities, industrial structures - have the full right to file claims for compensation. There are Stockholm arbitration, Paris arbitration, structures of arbitration. I would have spun one such process for the sake of interest in order to see what arguments our counterparts would bring.

- How much does Russia still need the PACE platform? Some Russian politicians say they don’t need ...

- What is happening with the PACE, has for me some kind of personal coloring. In the 1996 year, when I was deputy chairman of the Federation Council and oversaw international activities, we did a lot with the Russian Foreign Ministry, the State Duma, and the regions to get us accepted. Yes, it was very important for Boris Yeltsin, at that time the president. It was necessary to show that this is a president who adopts democratic values, it was very important against the background of the Chechen campaign. We then proceeded from the fact that Russia should integrate into the European legal space. Now this task is performed by the Council of Europe.

Today, on the one hand, it’s a pity for the money Russia spends on this organization - € 22 million, but on the other - if we leave this site now, it will look like a political flight. This childish status of the offended: you do not hear us, well, we went ...

Today we must send a very serious signal to our surroundings in PACE. He is civilized, and will be expressed by our delegation, so that they know: Russia is Europe, and not only geographically, but also politically. Our values, which we profess, are no different from universal, the most important thing is that this political exaltation should not close us from each other. It’s not we who are moving away from Europe, it’s Europe that decided by all sorts of forces to suddenly stand at a distance with Russia.

One very interesting question arises: the trade turnover between Russia and 28 countries of the European Union exceeded € 500 billion. Every day over a billion! We provide Europe with 25% oil demand, more than 35% gas demand. Even if they want to refuse it, they will not find these volumes anywhere. This is objective.

Russia must be respected at least for the fact that we are not a political kid. We could start our C-300, C-400 military complexes, then, for example, the regime in Syria would receive such weaponthat all NATO drones would have been shot.

Russia has something to oppose and to which the West has no answer. Russia will remain a player, especially now, when both the president and the government have received the strongest support of the population.
Originator:
http://izvestia.ru/news/568706
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  1. JoylyRoger
    JoylyRoger April 8 2014 07: 19
    +10
    If p.Indostan took on the role of a world gopnik, and acts according to concepts, and each time in a different way, then the role of an employee of the voluntary people's squad (DND) is just for Russia.
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 April 8 2014 07: 28
      +4
      And if this DND is recognized as an extremist-separatist system? How then?
      The United States violated all principles by enslaving the world with its bespontovoy bucks-from this stove you have to dance.
      1. mamont5
        mamont5 April 8 2014 07: 45
        +3
        Quote: mirag2
        The United States violated all principles by enslaving the world with its bespontovoy bucks-from this stove you have to dance.

        It looks like a buck and started to dance. That America twitched. And Kerry rushes about like crazy.
    2. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 8 2014 07: 30
      +7
      the times have gone by when the USA was a world gopnik, but in general they were a matter, Russia and China made it seem that he was a world policeman until it concerned us and our interests and 2008. The United States turned such a scam to look at the reaction of Russia, the result is known.
    3. schizophrenic
      schizophrenic April 8 2014 07: 32
      +8
      Already wrote. It is necessary to apply to the highest courts in America and to impose sanctions on American goods for supporting fascist organizations that led to human casualties in Ukraine and other countries. This also applies to the European Union and especially Germany, it is advisable to inflate this topic in the German media.
      1. smart Fox
        smart Fox April 8 2014 07: 52
        +2
        And who are the judges in these courts? comrades paid by America, acting on the principle: the law that the pillar cannot be crossed, but you can go round
    4. Bi_Murza
      Bi_Murza April 8 2014 07: 40
      +9
      This must be able to play by the rules of others and beat (democrats) to pieces)))) respect and respect IN PUTIN hi
      Seriously, victory is always for those who are true good
  2. Sterlya
    Sterlya April 8 2014 07: 20
    0
    If the monkeys start to win from Africa. it will be completely wrong
  3. parus2nik
    parus2nik April 8 2014 07: 24
    +6
    "Rrevolution" in Ukraine, the United States did, according to verified templates, one was not taken into account, Ukraine is not Libya, not Tunisia and others ... Ukraine is Russia, it does not fit the templates, everything will not go as planned ..
    1. Nick
      Nick April 8 2014 19: 24
      0
      Quote: parus2nik
      Ukraine is not Libya, not Tunisia and others .. Ukraine is Russia, it does not fit the patterns, everything will go wrong as planned ..

      This is so, but the amers and in Libya, and in Iraq, and in Afghanistan, not everything turned out as intended ... request
  4. mirag2
    mirag2 April 8 2014 07: 24
    +5
    Yes, here again I won’t drive in, well, why pour water: they will expel from PACE, they will not expel, sanctions will be tougher, they will not.
    And they will be kicked out of PACE, and there will be sanctions. Economically complete, with all financial instruments, pressure begins and will grow, for the division has begun, there will be no war with nuclear weapons, and the economic war has begun and is only flaring up. And there is no need to deceive ourselves, that sanctions are the suicide of Europe. we will tolerate, and they will tolerate, who is someone, this will be the result of all these movements, the Crimea and the dollar and everything else. Let's see-stand-the world how after 45g change-no-we will become a colony in the hands of Navalny-Shenderovich and we will blame for infringement on "poor Ukraine" ...
    1. alexng
      alexng April 8 2014 08: 29
      +3
      PACE - E-PACE. Get out of it and forget about it, like a nightmare, and send our E-aligarch there in return. He promises them a lot of things.
      1. gav6757
        gav6757 April 8 2014 13: 21
        0
        I support! Yo-ligarha there + toad N ovodvorskaya and maydanutyh gay-like tavarisches from Kiev. Then PACE can be renamed to "Generally all PACE", but where, let them decide for themselves!
    2. alexng
      alexng April 8 2014 08: 29
      0
      PACE - E-PACE. Get out of it and forget about it, like a nightmare, and send our E-aligarch there in return. He promises them a lot of things.
  5. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 8 2014 07: 26
    +2
    Let America host an educational program at first, otherwise everything according to their type TV is for! But almost no one knows what, where and how! request
    1. mirag2
      mirag2 April 8 2014 07: 30
      +1
      Yes, they do not hear any educational program Americans for 25 years have learned to believe that they have "the best country in the world" - and their president is almost a bogey American real.
      1. gav6757
        gav6757 April 8 2014 13: 23
        +1
        I propose to change the word "bogey" to the word "asshole"!
  6. Name
    April 8 2014 07: 30
    +3
    The emergence of the United States as a state in itself violates fundamental principles of world order, because this is a colony (former!) and nothing more. hi
    1. nahalenok911
      nahalenok911 April 8 2014 14: 10
      +1
      America is a country without clan and tribe. They renounced the first, when they became "fugitives", and exterminated the aborigines ... What to take from them, except the American "dream"?
  7. Egoza
    Egoza April 8 2014 07: 36
    +4
    “Insider infa (channel through Spain) - the US ambassador gave a" vkazivka "- to break Kharkov at any cost. Luhansk ... it is unclear, with Donetsk like "talking".
    With Kharkov, it’s understandable why this is the military-industrial complex. All that is military equipment, tanks, armored personnel carriers, aircraft is Kharkov. Malyshev Plant. ”
    xxxxxx
    As long as they work! Only their "vkazivki" will come back to haunt them !!!! am
    1. Name
      April 8 2014 07: 52
      +2
      hi So after all, they still carry nonsense in the open: Kerry also "called on Russia to publicly disclaim responsibility for the activities of separatists, saboteurs and provocateurs in Ukraine." Speaking about events in eastern Ukraine, Kerry noted that these actions "do not seem to be a spontaneous set of events." He agreed with the findings of the Ukrainian authorities that this is a "carefully orchestrated campaign with Russian support." belay belay - so there’s no talk of any reasonable decision ...

      Read more: http://top.rbc.ru/politics/08/04/2014/916305.shtml
      1. gav6757
        gav6757 April 8 2014 13: 28
        +3
        It's been so long to make Kerry's words true One devil they accuse us, so at least it will be for what !!! It is necessary to introduce "polite people" into Eastern Ukraine, and send a battalion "Vostok" to Kiev (preferably), the guys from the Caucasus would show their "love" for the pedafilia maydanut top!
  8. Mihail177
    Mihail177 April 8 2014 07: 40
    +4
    I believe that there is a crisis of the model that the European Union is preaching
    Amer has a crisis in his head, they are all infected! angry
  9. ya.seliwerstov2013
    ya.seliwerstov2013 April 8 2014 07: 42
    0
    Russia has something to oppose and what the West has no answer to. Russia will remain a player, especially now, when both the president and the government have received powerful support from the population
    I would not advise them to interfere with us. They can row to the fullest.
  10. mamont5
    mamont5 April 8 2014 07: 42
    +3
    "Russia should be respected at least for the fact that we are not a political kid. We could start selling our military complexes S-300, S-400, then, for example, the regime in Syria would receive such weapons that all NATO drones would be shot. "

    And we must sell, and we must shoot them. They only understand that language.
  11. ken
    ken April 8 2014 07: 58
    +12
    PACE, WTO, do we need various arms agreements with NATO?!! After all, all the actions of these organizations make only a mess in the socio-economic, political sphere of activity included in these structures of states, significantly limiting its leaders and governments.
    1. cerbuk6155
      cerbuk6155 April 8 2014 10: 29
      +1
      First you need to get out of PACE, WTO AND WE WILL SEE HOW IN THE WEST EVERYONE WILL FORGET DIRECTLY, WILL Cry and Pray so that we will return. laughing
    2. cerbuk6155
      cerbuk6155 April 8 2014 10: 29
      0
      First you need to get out of PACE, WTO AND WE WILL SEE HOW IN THE WEST EVERYONE WILL FORGET DIRECTLY, WILL Cry and Pray so that we will return. laughing
  12. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 April 8 2014 07: 59
    +9
    from the Don.
    Today, on the one hand, it’s a pity for the money Russia spends on this organization - € 22 million, but on the other - if we leave this site now, it will look like a political flight. This childish status of the offended: you do not hear us, well, we went ...
    This is not clear to me! ME, but they’re blaming me for my money, they don’t hear, they don’t listen, and I have to sit in silence and wipe myself from these drools drooling?
  13. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich April 8 2014 08: 03
    +1
    For the United States, there is only one principle - divide and rule. The rest is all demagogy. And while the USA exists, there will be no peaceful life on the planet. This is an axiom
  14. Normman
    Normman April 8 2014 08: 07
    +5
    What does not kill us will make us stronger!
    Both sanctions and the Cold War will help Russia cleanse itself of the internal filth of liberalism and thereby strengthen its own sovereignty. The authorities in a state of confrontation with the West will be able to rely only on healthy forces within the country, which means that the composition of the elite will become more conservative and "pro-Russian." Albeit at the cost of some losses, the dependence on Western capital will be overcome, which means that the economy will be reoriented towards internal self-sufficiency and cooperation with a more loyal Russian East in the form of China and India.
    And the opportunity to be proud of the country in which you live will help us survive the possible decline in living standards, if any.
  15. mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 April 8 2014 08: 11
    +1
    They put in pieces of paper, which are still called money. They support all the evil spirits of the world in panic, only to be against and fight with Russia or its allies. Paid "revolutions" are organized chaotically in the near abroad of Russia and the EU in order to create instability in Eurasia. All this is necessary so that the dollar does not fall, so that it gets pushed into the eastern hemisphere for free resources and necessary goods.
    What other country in the world takes everything he wants for printable papers that are not provided with anything. And the paper course is kept at a high level?
    It's time to crush the dollar. Only he will turn into candy wrappers, US citizens will rise, and NATO will fall apart by itself.
  16. sv68
    sv68 April 8 2014 08: 25
    +2
    Russia and the EU UN NATO Pasase and other shushary get a doctor’s conversation with a moron, we just take medicine and they just spit saliva. It’s useless to talk with wretched people who don’t even want to listen to Russia. All of our statements and arguments cry out into the void because ears and pamper in them. and dumb states so as not to blather, you need an urgent earthquake throughout America with a force of ten points.
  17. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov April 8 2014 08: 27
    +2
    Hysteria arises when they fail, when they see a successful move on the Russian side and the world applauds Moscow when they say: "Vladimir Putin has again outplayed Obama."
    Oh, that’s right, that’s right .. This is not criticism, namely hysteria with saliva spraying with jumps and gimmicks (it’s not even funny anymore) We don’t want to agree normally after all ...
  18. Voenruk
    Voenruk April 8 2014 09: 34
    +1
    We got used to playing football with one goal, and so the thinker stopped thinking.
  19. DimYang
    DimYang April 8 2014 09: 34
    +2
    Well, I personally do not recognize the United States as an independent state, it is part of the conglomerate of the British Empire. Kulovodov in London made the most sophisticated management system. We have to fight the "chimeras" all the time. This is similar to the fact that we have to (impose) grab the hand of a fraudster, but we just need to give him a shot. You don't even need to bomb anyone. You just need to do a cleanup among the supposedly Anglo-Saxon "elite". They've done it very successfully against us for a thousand years or more. Why shouldn't we be able to do this?
    1. 11111mail.ru
      11111mail.ru April 8 2014 16: 47
      0
      Quote: dimyan
      You just need to do a cleanup among the supposedly Anglo-Saxon "elite".

      We must first clean out our "fleas", then show the "goat" to PACE.
  20. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx April 8 2014 09: 51
    +1
    I believe that soon I will see how we will put the United States, the West so clearly, and it will not be Crimea, not Syria, not Georgia, it will be so strong and so dumb for all these perverts, both legally and morally, that even blind will see whom they all represent, I believe that it would not be proper to say that the Western model is for the people of the world!
  21. Goodmen
    Goodmen April 8 2014 10: 14
    +7
    "... Today we must send a very serious signal to our entourage in PACE. It is civilized and will be expressed by our delegation so that they know: Russia is Europe, and not only in a geographic but also a political sense. ..."

    European values, including and politics - tolerant liberal pedo.res.tiya!
    Europe is already different ... still puffing, but the problems are very serious. Starting from the destruction of moral principles, the abolition of fundamental family values ​​and ending with the replacement of the population from the indigenous to the Arab-African-Turkish contingent.

    And why do we need SUCH Europe! What are we aiming for? What are the fucking "human values"? !! Why do we all bend? To whom and what are we trying to prove? !!!
    They will conduct a dialogue with us only if we indulge their interests - our resources and territories !!! (well, if the final goal is clarified)
    In other cases, there will be a monologue on our part! You can talk to the wall with the same success!

    "... Russia is Europe in the political sense ..." belay
    Those. the same convoluted bloc ... Uncle Sam’s uncle ?! belay Yes, even with awesome financial problems? !!! belay

    Do we need to lean against them? .. "Let us warm up to the fire - we are also common people" ...

    In the brains of our politicians must firmly sit down that they will respect us (not be friends, but respect) when the European part will say "Europe is Russia in the political and moral sense" !!!

    PS maybe I turned it down very cleverly, but the point is not to lose our great-grandfathers' accumulated over thousands of years ... and looking at us, ordinary inhabitants of decaying Europe should sooner or later understand that the "values" that they put in are just fucking ... oh shit !!!
  22. philip
    philip April 8 2014 10: 39
    +1
    The article is not bad, although I would like more information. But this is an opinion.
  23. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 8 2014 10: 42
    +2
    Mattresses understand only power. Therefore, it must be shown, not yet applied, namely, shown. They are liquid for violence, and they will certainly work back. In general, do not stand on ceremony with them.
  24. philip
    philip April 8 2014 10: 45
    +1
    In the brains of our politicians must firmly sit down that they will respect us (not be friends, but respect) when the European part will say "Europe is Russia in the political and moral sense" !!!

    Word for word, AGREE.
  25. duchy
    duchy April 8 2014 11: 03
    +1
    Go Russia!
  26. Agent 008
    Agent 008 April 8 2014 11: 30
    0
    I hate American politicians !!! And in the face of this John Kerry I want to spit from morning to evening! Ordinary American people may especially have nothing against us, but their policies would kill everyone! How do I HATE them !!!!!
  27. good women
    good women April 8 2014 11: 50
    0
    I agree with Goodmen completely! Russia is Russia! it’s enough to constantly compare yourself with Europe ... and if Peter 1 began to take an example from the Chinese, would he constantly live with an eye on China?
  28. jktu66
    jktu66 April 8 2014 13: 05
    +3
    Obama called Russia a regional power. And I forgot to say that our region is Eurasia. And Russia will no longer allow the North American country to push through its rules in its region.
  29. jayich
    jayich April 8 2014 14: 15
    0
    We need a bigger baton. They understand only the language of power.
  30. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX April 8 2014 15: 03
    0
    - The situation that is developing in the world is more and more reminiscent of the approach of the Cold War. the situation is increasingly reminiscent of the start of another world war. Especially soon the anniversary of the First World War.
    1. Cynic
      Cynic April 8 2014 18: 17
      0
      Quote: Фкенщь13
      Especially soon the anniversary of the First World War.

      It has long been said that history moves in a spiral.
      It turns out a turn of the order of a hundred years?
      Just now there is an uprising against the Global Empire_USA _
      1. FunkschNNX
        FunkschNNX April 8 2014 18: 23
        0
        Quote: Cynic
        history moves in a spiral

        Right. The first time in the form of tragedy, the second in the form of farce :-(
        1. Cynic
          Cynic April 8 2014 19: 46
          0
          Quote: Фкенщь13
          Right. The first time in the form of tragedy, the second in the form of farce :-(

          More precisely
          History repeats itself twice - first in the form of tragedy, and then in the form of farce

          But just a one-turn historical spiral?
          Definitely she is the Golden Section Spiral, not the Fibonacci!
          wink