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Act carefully, pointwise, without emotion

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Russia and Western countries have an objective criterion for assessing the military activities of states.


April 9 The annual Days of Science, a set of events dedicated to modern aspects of international security this year, was opened with the assistance of the Center for Military-Political Studies of MGIMO. Among others, the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Anatoly Antonov spoke at the opening with a report “Actual problems of international and regional security”. We publish theses of the sounded speech.

There are major changes in world politics. There is a new balance of power, changing the nature of threats and challenges to security. Of course, the forms and methods of countering them are changing.

Prevent bloodshed

Despite numerous efforts after the Cold War, issues of trust, openness, predictability, reduction of military and political tensions remain in the focus of attention of politicians and military. Worried about the increasing instability and conflict potential in world affairs.

Act carefully, pointwise, without emotionThe struggle for access to raw materials, energy, scientific and technological resources and sales markets is intensifying. Leadership in the information sphere is becoming a prerequisite for political and military superiority.

A new phenomenon of international life - “color revolutions”, which lead to negative military, political and economic consequences in various regions of the world. They are considered in the West as a way of spreading democracy, and essentially represent a method of non-violent overthrow of an objectionable government.

As President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said in his address on Crimea 18 in March of this year, the countries where the “color revolutions” were carried out were imposed standards that in no way corresponded to their lifestyle, traditions or culture of these peoples. As a result, instead of democracy and freedom - chaos, flashes of violence, a series of coups. The Arab Spring has been replaced by the Arab Winter.

Of course, we are primarily concerned with attempts to implement projects of “color revolutions” in the area near the Russian borders, in the territory of our neighbors. It is clear that such actions are directed against Russia.

The theme of “color revolutions” was raised a few days ago at a meeting of defense ministers of the SCO member countries in Tajikistan. Together we need to take a closer look at this phenomenon, which does not carry anything good for the peoples of the neighboring countries and Russia. We will talk about this at the Moscow Conference on International Security, which will be held on 23 – 24 in May. We are pleased to take part in the discussion of this issue through non-governmental and academic institutions.

An extreme example of the implementation of the toughest version of the “color revolutions” is Ukraine.

All necessary characteristics of events in this country were given by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. A few days ago, in Tajikistan, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, warned the current leadership of Ukraine about the danger of advancing with neo-Nazis and encouraging Russophobic sentiment, which could turn into a tragedy not only for Ukraine but also for all of Europe.

In these conditions, Crimeans raised the question simply and clearly. Openly and honestly, people expressed their will to be with Russia. Now we are together with more than two million Crimeans.

A few words about the actions of the Russian Ministry of Defense in these conditions. When there was a threat to the life of the civilian population of Crimea and the seizure of Russian military infrastructure by extremist organizations, units of the Black Sea fleet strengthened the protection of Russian military facilities.

As Shoigu stressed at the board of the Russian Defense Ministry 4 April, “during the event, the Russian Federation did not violate any bilateral agreements with the Ukrainian side, as well as its international obligations. The quantitative indicators of the personnel of the Black Sea Fleet in terms of personnel and military equipment did not go beyond the permissible limits ”.

And now, in my opinion, the most important thing that the minister said: "Thanks to the high moral and volitional qualities, good preparation and endurance of the Russian military, we managed to prevent bloodshed."

External resistance

In connection with the situation in Ukraine, we are faced with external opposition. Sanctions are imposed on us, we are threatened with punishments. Military cooperation with NATO and individual states of the alliance has been curtailed. Our diplomats have even been restricted access to the headquarters of the unit. That's just funny.

The results of the meeting of NATO foreign ministers 1 – 2 in April in Brussels showed that the alliance was defeated by hardliners to contain Russia, to give our country the appearance of an enemy, a long-term adversary.

Some NATO members do not hide the fact that, not opposing cooperation with Russia, they pursued only one goal - to make our country behave on the international scene as the North Atlantic bloc states need. There are calls from Brussels to reconsider the package of previous agreements on Russian-NATO cooperation.

Statements regarding missile defense, which some countries are already openly considering, having forgotten all the previous sugary admonitions, have become more outspoken as a military counterbalance to Russia's growing "expansionist" policy. All this only confirms our previous assessments: missile defense in Europe in the framework of its current plans is aimed at undermining the nuclear deterrent forces of Russia.

We drew attention to the plans of some NATO countries to place on their territory near the Russian borders a large military potential of the North Atlantic bloc, which completely contradicts the agreements with NATO. New airplanes appear, the alliance’s teachings are becoming more frequent. In general, we are talking about the very fuss on our borders, about which Vladimir Putin spoke.

Against the background of the Ukrainian events, NATO’s growing attention to the situation in the post-Soviet space is clearly visible. The contacts of NATO members with representatives not only of Ukraine, but also of Moldova, Georgia, have become more frequent. Those forces in these countries that are in favor of further rapprochement with NATO are being urged on.

Schemes are not new. We see what NATO members are doing in Ukraine to prevent normalization of relations with us. Horror stories are replicated in relation to the Russian Armed Forces. There is a tough uncompromising information war.

In recent days, Western media have tightened their messages about the "thousands" of Russian troops on the Russian-Ukrainian border. That says about 220 thousands of personnel, then about 80 or 60 thousands. On April 7, at an emergency meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council and the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation, the US Permanent Representative again attacked us with unsubstantiated accusations.

In this propaganda frenzy, hardly anyone will take our word for it. However, with Western countries we have an objective criterion for evaluating the military activities of states. This is the regime of transparency and confidence in the field of conventional weapons - the Open Skies Treaty and the Vienna Document on Measures to Strengthen Confidence and Security of 2011 of the Year.

We strictly fulfill obligations under these agreements. So, only recently, eight inspection teams visited the territory of Russia. And twice our objects and areas of deployment of troops along the Russian-Ukrainian border were checked by the Ukrainian military. In addition, we received inspectors from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland in our territory. Apparently, "by chance" most of the inspection teams (seven missions) were interested in the regions adjacent to the Ukrainian borders.

Foreign missions were given the opportunity to talk with the command of the Russian units and units, take pictures of the locations of personnel and military equipment, monitor them on the routes of movement.

The conclusions that the foreign partners made during the final briefings (and this is an obligatory procedure of inspection work) boil down to one thing - the Armed Forces of Russia do not lead to any undeclared military activity that could threaten the security of neighboring states.

As for the “freezing” of NATO’s military cooperation with us, I want to say that we calmly take this step. We are equally interested in interacting with the alliance as our colleagues.

At this stage, we adequately reacted to the Alliance's unfriendly policy towards us, having withdrawn our military representative for consultations. We are analyzing the military component of cooperation with NATO. We will closely monitor changes in the nuclear and anti-missile policy of the alliance.

We will not allow the transformation of military calls from NATO into a threat to military security for our country. We will act neatly, to the point, without the emotions with which the current actions of NATO towards Russia are so complete.
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  1. from punk
    from punk April 24 2014 14: 08
    +8
    I don’t understand what kind of cooperation with the enemy. You just need to understand NATO is the enemy.
    1. SS68SS
      SS68SS April 24 2014 14: 12
      +4
      The enemy must be known and not underestimated.
      1. Duke
        Duke April 24 2014 20: 34
        0
        And now, in my opinion, the most important thing that the minister said: "Thanks to the high moral and volitional qualities, good preparation and endurance of the Russian military, we managed to prevent bloodshed."

        And this is the main thing.
    2. Salamander
      Salamander April 24 2014 14: 15
      +11
      Everything is temporary, and we work together ... for the time being. Russians are not the first to attack. A typical situation of relations between Russia and NATO - Russia sits quietly, does not touch anyone; and suddenly the West flies in and begins to show off:

      (GIF is played when you click on the picture)
    3. Good cat
      Good cat April 24 2014 14: 18
      +2
      Now the principles of relationships, by the way, came from the West, we say one thing and do another.
      1. washi
        washi April 24 2014 14: 33
        0
        Quote: Good cat
        Now the principles of relationships, by the way, came from the West, we say one thing and do another.

        We, unlike the West, do what we say.
        Otherwise, we will not find allies. No one likes being deceived.
        1. kaa_andrey
          kaa_andrey April 24 2014 14: 55
          +2
          Better to do silently!
  2. tnship2
    tnship2 April 24 2014 14: 09
    +1
    Act, act and act again. Sharp, confident movements as in defloration. In general, stop all colored creeps.
    1. washi
      washi April 24 2014 14: 35
      +2
      Quote: tnship2
      Act, act and act again. Sharp, confident movements as in defloration. In general, stop all colored creeps.

      We don’t have a .. site.
      It’s impossible to stop everything.
      You can counteract, but not with your help
      1. tnship2
        tnship2 April 24 2014 14: 42
        0
        You are so categorical. There are probably reasons. I did not want to hurt your feelings.
  3. 290980
    290980 April 24 2014 14: 17
    +2
    Quote: punk
    I don’t understand what kind of cooperation with the enemy. You just need to understand NATO is the enemy.


    Germans, for example simple Amers themselves do not operate, and NATO rule Americans.
    about 25 years ago the Americans stood in the city and they allowed themselves to push the girls they liked right from the street into the cars, taken away and raped.
    1. washi
      washi April 24 2014 14: 37
      +2
      Quote: 290980
      about 25 years ago the Americans stood in the city and they allowed themselves to push the girls they liked right from the street into the cars, taken away and raped.

      In Japan, and in other countries as before.
      They are not accountable to the local law enforcement system.
      Occupation is occupation.
  4. Sirocco
    Sirocco April 24 2014 14: 19
    +3
    The other day, they discussed the topic of the US Army, they say, weak, outdated and other blah blah blah. My opinion is that the United States is more successful in capturing and destroying states, not through weapons, but through lies, and color revolutions, and countries ruin their own hands citizens of countries subjected to a new kind of aggression. So, no matter what the United States and partners look like. It is precisely on these revolutions of lies that the United States is sending money and not on armaments and equipment. And it’s no longer a secret that this is a new type of weapon from the USA, the question is how to deal with it, precisely and accurately ???
    1. washi
      washi April 24 2014 14: 43
      +1
      Quote: Sirocco
      And it’s no longer a secret that this is a new type of weapon from the USA,

      It's as old as the world
      Money and propaganda.
      Support for the necessary and sanctions against those who are not "worthy"
      "Colored" revolutions: French, then ours in 1905, and how many were Polish ...
  5. mig31
    mig31 April 24 2014 14: 25
    +1
    But bloodshed will be difficult to prevent, since the Americans are deliberately determined to take a bloody bath from Ukrainian blood ...
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  7. wol.volkoff
    wol.volkoff April 24 2014 14: 28
    0
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  8. Ev58
    Ev58 April 24 2014 14: 36
    0
    Emotions, as was rightly noted, have no place in politics. And we should not forget that politics is done by politicians, not people. It is necessary to include all possible means so that this support, in the person of the own people of a potential enemy, becomes more and more unsteady. Only a fool or a madman will quarrel with the whole world and begin a war with him, the outcome of which is a foregone conclusion. Only a short-sighted politician discredits the face of his country in the face of the world community. Only a wise and far-sighted politician will receive support of his political course and actions from the peoples of other countries. The task is not easy and people coming into big politics should be extraordinary.
  9. andj61
    andj61 April 24 2014 14: 50
    +2
    Quote: mig31
    But bloodshed will be difficult to prevent, since the Americans are deliberately determined to take a bloody bath from Ukrainian blood ...


    Recent events only confirm this. After visiting Kiev and the director of the CIA, and vice president of the United States, the junta begins armed attacks on protesters. There is a clear relationship between the boss and the subordinate.
    1. asar
      asar April 24 2014 19: 05
      0
      Kiev "got it under the hood" - yes, sir! wassat
  10. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 24 2014 14: 53
    0
    And we are generally jewelers. We do this ourselves and advise our friends.
  11. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN April 24 2014 15: 03
    +1
    How many satellites are now hanging over our western constellation, how many of ours are above the western borders of Ukraine? Why not stop lying about some unrealistic figures, monitoring, airplane flights? request
  12. dimitris
    dimitris April 24 2014 15: 53
    0
    As it says: "Keep your friends close, and your enemies even closer."
  13. KOSMOS
    KOSMOS April 24 2014 16: 13
    0
    "Manipulation of consciousness" is a terrible weapon, we all see it with specific examples! And it is mainly aimed at young people who do not have "baggage - life and history" behind them. And what kind of baggage they will load, everyone understands, I hope! And they (the youth) are the future of our country, if we lose this battle, then the situation cannot be corrected!
    1. ermolai
      ermolai April 24 2014 17: 54
      0
      I agree! Today I looked at the censor no, and was struck by the comments, such a consciousness will not correct. and for 25 years, Stalin would nervously smoke aside. only lifelong + Kyle and car for 16 hours daily!
  14. Indifferent
    Indifferent April 24 2014 18: 08
    0
    NATO has been our enemy since its inception, and remains. Our liberal circles cannot understand this in any way! And we need to arm ourselves and keep the gunpowder dry, especially gunpowder to detonate nuclear charges to create a critical mass.
  15. asar
    asar April 24 2014 19: 06
    0
    And not nas.rat to try NATO?
  16. BlackJack
    BlackJack April 24 2014 22: 00
    0
    Washington must be destroyed !!!