Poor, poor Jens
In mind of the head of NATO not only diplomats began to doubt.
What happened to Yensem Stoltenberg? Also the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked this question, acting on "government hour" in the Federation Council on December 1. The chief Russian diplomat met Stoltenberg long before his appointment to a present post in Brussels. But twice being the prime minister of Norway, neighboring for us, began not to learn.
It seems I was a normal person, it was possible to talk to him, to agree about something. And on you … Sergei Lavrov complained, acting in the Federation Council of Federal Assembly and answering questions of senators, the correspondent of The Moscow Post reports.
Jens Stoltenberg comes from family of the famous Norwegian politician. In youth and youth I adhered to left-wing views, I headed a youth wing of the Labour Party of Norway.
His father Turvald Stoltenberg ("Barents-papa") held a post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, was the driving force of cooperation with Russia and the engine of national diplomacy. In 2019 the first award of his name was got by the Mixed Russian-Norwegian commission on fishery. Apple from an apple-tree falls, but not always nearby … (Stoltenberg's award was got by the Mixed commission on fishery) /
To listen it is impossible to forget
You won't believe, but kind of it is possible not to put a comma, to tell only one – isn't recommended to listen to the NATO Secretary General before going to bed categorically! And not because it will be terrible to fill up. Just you won't fall asleep, deciphering florid creation of Stoltenberg about the one who, as well as for what "will pay" who, to whom and whom is necessary.
The secretary general gave to CNN the encrypted interview, having emphasized that NATO provides "security guarantees" to alliance member countries, and Ukraine isn't included into their number. The correspondent of CNN can be it and understood, and here Ukraine hardly! On the one hand, she is "partner", gets "support in combat training" from NATO. On the other hand, the alliance doesn't give guarantees to her. It is unclear and only.
The NATO Secretary General himself also got confused recently, is undiplomatic having called the authorities of Russia "the Russian regime". I passed, so to speak, to faces to whom doesn't happen. Communication with the diplomat Kuleboy, probably, badly affects steady, Nordic character.
The top officials of the Russian policy too as it would be possible to guess, not always adhere to polite diplomatic language. But on public don't dare to relax, always do the reservation, using a formula "kind of it is softer to tell it"! For us this formula is clear, allows broad interpretation, but not aloud.
The eyes which "dropped out" language "encrypted"
Here and the NATO Secretary General, kind of is softer to tell it, everything flashes and flashes. The first pages of newspapers and the websites were tired of his tired person with the sunk-down eyes. English serves the high-ranking "military diplomat" as means of enciphering of his messages of Russia. Generally these messages angry, but emotions aside when it comes to subjects with a signature stamp "confidentially". Such, for example, as nuclear ammunition.
But the leading speaker and the main character of NATO didn't do military service, and life in Brussels weakens. And recently it dared to argue about "movement" of the American nuclear weapon across Europe. The secretary general of alliance said, in a presentation at the conference in Berlin that nuclear weapon can be deployed east of Germany if Germany refuses his placement. Not only that exceeded authority, but also I frightened all.
Here also the Russian senators asked a question to Sergei Lavrov concerning Alexander Lukashenko's statement for readiness in reply to deploy the Russian nuclear weapon in Belarus. Lavrov called this statement of the leader of Belarus caution. And the statement of the NATO Secretary General reckless and directed to the conflict. At the same time, the Russian minister tried to explain Stoltenberg's garrulity. "Now something happened to him. Or he is forced to be incredibly aggressive", - Sergei Lavrov assumed.
According to him, these irresponsible calling "pursue the aim not just confrontation to force, and to try to provoke the hot conflicts if they operate with such ideas: to deploy nuclear weapon it is absolutely close from the Russian Federation in defiance of everyone and everything. And in breach of contract about non-proliferation, and in defiance of the fundamental act of Russia and NATO. It is necessary then, probably, on such here counterexamples, enough sharp to show hopelessness of this sort of inventions".
Earlier, the Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) urged the countries having nuclear weapon to be limited to its dislocation in the territory without placement abroad. In the Belarusian territory after the collapse of the USSR there were dozens of charges to the strategic intercontinental Poplar rockets and more than one thousand tactical nuclear warheads. A conclusion of nuclear weapon became result of signing by Minsk of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT).
Procati you us Lisa on the tank, to the border of us procati
The fuss of the NATO Secretary General is caused by the general atmosphere of recklessness of the West, which Russia has to answer. And the warning, as Lavrov called him, worked. The NATO Secretary General on the same day returned to the "diplomatic" track, saying that "we have no plans to deploy nuclear weapons in countries other than those in which they have already been deployed as part of a deterrence policy for many years."
The point, however, is not only in the NATO Secretary General, not only in him. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on October 21 on the air of the Deutschlandfunk radio station, answering the question of whether NATO is considering scenarios for containing Russia in the Baltic and Black Sea regions, including with nuclear weapons, said that NATO should make it clear to Russia that the alliance is ready to use such means. So that "it does not occur to anyone to attack, for example, the Baltic regions or NATO partners in the Black Sea," said Kramp-Karrenbauer, stressing that this is the main idea of NATO, that this idea will be adapted to the current behavior of Russia.
Apart from the fact that the foreign minister of "global Britain," Liz Trass, recently rode a tank in Estonia, there is another evidence of the "lightweight" attitude of Europeans to the problems of nuclear weapons and strategic confrontation, in which they are assigned a conditional observer place. There have been reports that NATO allies are opposed to the new version of the Nuclear Policy Review including the refusal to use nuclear weapons first. This, they believe, will create the "illusion of impunity" among Russia and China. According to the Financial Times, the United States sent a questionnaire on nuclear policy to the allies. Most reacted negatively to any changes and fear that Biden might not have been informed of their disagreement.
The Amorphous Club of Grim Jens
NATO's new strategic concept should reflect a "new reality" in which Russia and China "undermine the international world order." This was stated at the opening of the ministerial meeting of the alliance in Riga, where Kiev was also called. At this meeting, Ukraine and the danger of a "Russian invasion" became central. The current version of the NATO strategic concept was adopted in 2010 in Lisbon. Russia was then called a "strategic partner," China was not mentioned, as well as climate and cyber threats.
They also practically did not hear about Ukraine. Sergey Lavrov pointed out that in recent days and weeks NATO has been transferring "significant units and military equipment" to the borders of Russia, and in Ukraine, more and more forces and means are accumulated on the contact line with Donbass with the support of "Western curators." Everything to push Kiev to "anti-Russian actions." "We simply do not have the right to rule out that the Kiev regime will break down on a military adventure," the minister said.
NATO no longer has official ties with Russia. The Kremlin decided to close the NATO representative office in Moscow and the Russian mission to NATO in Brussels. This step was caused by the demonstrative expulsion of Russian diplomats who, allegedly, were "engaged in intelligence." The step is reckless, its consequences for the alliance are sad. First of all, because NATO is an American force in Europe plus the Secretariat in Brussels with the Secretary General at the head. Stoltenberg, with his gloomy look and malicious behavior, despite the status of an international official, stubbornly drank the bitch on which he sat, focusing all attention on the confrontation with Russia, and now with China.
Without dialogue on the principles of "peaceful coexistence," the alliance loses its status, risks recognition from the "old" Europe, and becomes an amorphous club for the interests of individual armies without a unifying political mission. The aura of political influence was given by the NATO Secretary General precisely the dialogue with Russia, the opportunity to play a political role in the expanses of Eurasia. The only thing left is to fight, but this is exactly what no one wants in Europe. It can be only in Warsaw and Kiev, and even then not all.
While letters were accepted
While Sergey Lavrov spoke on the topic "Priorities of Russian Foreign Policy" at the "government hour" in the Federation Council and spoke about attempts by NATO states to turn Ukraine into an "anti-Russia," Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman M.V. Zakharova answered the question about the reasons for the mass departure of Russian diplomats from the United States, and then reported on retaliatory steps towards American diplomats in Russia.
Almost in parallel, US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland threatened Russia with "serious economic steps and sanctions" in the event of "aggression" against Ukraine. A little earlier, her boss Anthony Blinken said the same thing.
Stoltenberg said that NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Joane met with the Russian ambassador to Belgium, and in September he himself met with Sergei Lavrov in New York. But "in order for opportunities to restore normal dialogue to appear, fundamental changes must occur in NATO itself in the Russian direction, both from the point of view of military planning and from the point of view of politics," said Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko during a discussion on the site of the Valdai club. His proposals were practically reduced to returning to the confidence-building measures that were agreed upon and adopted in the late 1980s. But it was proposed to return to them in the conditions of post-Soviet "geography."
And on the same day that the briefing at the Russian Foreign Ministry was held, Vladimir Putin accepted credentials from 20 newly arrived ambassadors of foreign countries. He accepted the letters and made a statement in which he spoke about the task of seeking to provide Russia with reliable and long-term security guarantees.
The fact that Moscow will insist in a dialogue with the United States and its allies "on the development of specific agreements that exclude any further advances by NATO to the east and the deployment of weapons systems threatening us in close proximity to the territory of Russia."
Vladimir Putin suggested starting substantive negotiations in order to provide legal, legal guarantees for Russia. Oral assurances from NATO will not be enough. Legitimate Russian security concerns should not be ignored, as happened today, with the participation of Kiev. Who knows, maybe Stoltenberg will still work?