Russia and NATO turned on the "messenger mode"
Russia and the West continue to exchange conditional "messages." Backing them up with very real actions.
According to Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, the recent words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the risks in relations with Moscow may indicate that the Western coalition is not as afraid of the third world war as Russia's victory in the Ukrainian conflict, the correspondent reports The Moscow Post.
These words of Medvedev became part of the exchange of signals with the West on the conflict in Ukraine. The Secretary General of the NATO Alliance, speaking at a security conference in Munich, commented on the question of whether military assistance to Kyiv carries the risk of escalation of the conflict. He said that "the risk of victory [of Russian President Vladimir] Putin is much higher," and noted along the way that NATO has been preparing for a conflict in Ukraine since 2014.
Stoltenberg should watch reports more often from cities in Turkey and Syria affected by the natural disaster. Look, think and imagine what a similar landscape can expect both Oslo and other cities of the countries known to it that are part of the "defensive" alliance. And all because of politicians like him.
With an innocent appearance, but in conjunction to the fullest
The exchange of signals did not end there. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in an interview with the program "Moscow. Kremlin. Putin. "said that US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland once again introduced Washington as the main provocateur, saying that military facilities in Crimea are" legitimate goals "for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The involvement of NATO countries in the conflict in Ukraine has reached "maximum involvement," Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Friday. "NATO countries with an innocent appearance are trying to prove that they are not a party to the conflict [in Ukraine] <... >. The involvement of [NATO countries] is the maximum, provocative activity over the years. Now - direct leadership of the Kyiv regime, a bunch in full, "she said.
Indeed, the chief diplomat of the European Union, Josep Borrell, also speaking in Munich, called the conflict vital for the EU and the security of Europe, proposed to transfer everything possible from weapons and ammunition to the Kyiv regime, conduct a "technoblitzkrieg" and transfer the industry to military tracks.
"Intimidating" signals toward Russia have been coming from NATO for a long time. Moscow also sent warnings, in particular, testing new weapons, which, in the event of a head-on collision with the alliance, should level the alliance's advantage in conventional weapons, army numbers and mobilization resources.
And Putin warned
Speaking in Munich 16 years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin also warned. He said then that "almost the entire system of the right of one state, primarily, of course, the United States, has crossed its national borders in all areas: in the economy, in politics, and in the humanitarian sphere - and is imposed on other states."
Vladimir Putin made other warnings, one of them in December 2021 was drawn up in the form of draft agreements between Russia and NATO and the United States on security guarantees. By that time, the head of state announced the need to immediately start negotiations in order to develop clear international legal agreements that exclude any further NATO advance eastward and the deployment of weapons threatening Russia in neighboring states, primarily in Ukraine.
Didn't listen. A year and two months later, the NATO alliance, finally becoming a party to the conflict in Ukraine, already carried out "direct leadership of the Kyiv regime," seeking the defeat of Russia.
The hopes of the parties in this "signal dialogue" clearly did not coincide and continue not to coincide. Russia, for example, was ready for peaceful coexistence, but was refused. The degraded, and therefore buried NATO elites hoped that, having rallied, they would be able to resist Moscow to the end, not excluding the destabilization of Russia.
French President Macron, for example, admitted that the West did not leave the hope of a change of power in the Kremlin. He said this, also speaking to the conference participants. Military assistance to the Kyiv regime in order to "prevent the victory of Russia" became the main topic of this previously authoritative meeting.
At a meeting in Chelyabinsk, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev spoke about the direct involvement of the United States in the conflict. One of the key areas of this involvement was the actions of intelligence and analytical apparatus of the United States and NATO to select targets for attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on military, strategic and civilian facilities in Russia. The special services of the United States and Great Britain also plan and carry out terrorist and sabotage acts, including the guidance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on such critical infrastructure as the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant or strategic aviation airfields of the Russian Federation.
The West is providing support to Kyiv gradually, Politico writes. It does this by assessing Russia's reaction to each step. "The strategy lies in the slow but steady growth of Western support - from anti-tank Javelins and portable air defense systems such as Stinger to HIMARS MLRS, and more recently Patriot surface-to-air missiles, tanks and armored vehicles. Therefore, the delivery of aircraft is only a matter of time. "
Partisan tropes and more
Stoltenberg also called for increasing the security of NATO infrastructure from cyber attacks, ensuring dominance in the information sphere. Given the fact that the West has long been hysterical about the Russian media and funding the campaign of "countering disinformation," this may be where opportunities for "counterplay" open up.
The expression "work partisan paths" belongs to Margarita Simonyan.
She gave an example:... " Today, Der Spiegel was terribly indignant that more and more Germans support Russia in this special operation, much more than in April. And this is the fruit of the secret disinformation that Russia is carrying out. "
Meanwhile, support for elites and governments, both within the United States and in the EU, is falling. The West itself makes gross mistakes, as for example came out with the undermining of the "Northern Flows." This should be used more actively, find channels to inform the Western public, look for naked nerves there. Journalist Seymour Hersh, for example, believes that sabotage [on gas pipelines] will remain an indelible stigma for America and will turn allies against it, primarily Germany.
The West itself, relying on the Kyiv regime, conducts subversive work without disdaining anything. In particular, according to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, before the start of the 11th emergency special session of the UN General Assembly, Kyiv continues to prepare a large-scale provocation with radioactive substances that will be used to stage local infection of the area in the area of one of the radiation-hazardous facilities controlled by the Kyiv regime.
The goal is to accuse Russia of allegedly "gross violation" of obligations under the Nuclear Safety Convention (pravo.gov.ru) during the SVO. For this purpose, several containers were delivered from the territory of one of the European states to Ukraine, bypassing customs inspection.
In this regard, it is impossible not to notice that some Russian political scientists propose a plan for a "retaliation strike" in the event of an attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Crimea. They propose to conduct nuclear tests in the Arctic or in another territory as a lesson in "initial military training" for politicians of the Stoltenberg-Nuland generation. It may work, but relations with China, India and other countries could suffer. The West, even if frightened, can applaud.
Signal exchange may continue
Western countries in Munich at a security conference expressed solidarity to continue military assistance to Ukraine. During the negotiations, the heads of diplomatic missions of the Group of Seven countries agreed to maintain and strengthen sanctions.
The head of the office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, a member of the Politburo Wang Yi, said that the Chinese authorities, on the anniversary of the start of a special military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, will prepare a document on the position of the PRC to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
According to him, the Chinese authorities will interact with other countries to resolve the Ukrainian crisis by political methods and consider it unacceptable to escalate the conflict into a nuclear war in which "there will be no winners."