The former chess king and human rights activist Garry Kasparov, giving an interview to Western media, said that the military successes of the Islamists in Iraq are connected with the unilateral actions of the Russian president in Ukraine. About this with reference to the publication "Politico" reported channel RT
“In my opinion, the (Iraqi) problem is in some way connected with the fact that the foundations of global security were undermined by Putin’s unilateral actions”
the grandmaster told reporters.
“If it were not for Putin’s aggressive and negative influence, other problems, like Iraq, might not have caused such serious disputes.”
According to him, the situations in Ukraine and Iraq are interconnected, and both require "strategic decision-making."
Meanwhile, according to the Wall Street newspaper, Sunni extremists seized the Al-Muthanna plant in Iraq, located in 70 km from Baghdad, which has stockpiled obsolete chemical weapons.
The capture of the company by Islamists attracted the attention of the United States. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki commented on the situation:
“We are concerned about the seizure of ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) of any military object. According to our data, there are no materials in this complex that can be used to create (suitable for use) chemical weapons. In addition, it is very difficult or even impossible to transport these materials. ”
By the way, with regard to the foreign policy of the United States, Kasparov in his interview gave her a high rating. He said:
“I think they really do more than I expected. And, in my opinion, their last steps are quite positive. I think they recognize the dangers emanating from the Crimea and Ukraine, these dangers can have global consequences, because if you do not confront this, then the foundations of the world in which we live will be destroyed. ”