On Twitter, the Russian Embassy in London published a statement by Sergei Lavrov criticizing the North Atlantic Alliance. According to the Russian Foreign Minister, “NATO has become a purely geopolitical project aimed at taking over orphan territories after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union.”
The former head of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Radosław Sikorski, referred to this statement in harsh words. “Understand it once and for all, in a language you can understand. We were not orphaned by you because you were never our daddy. A more serial rapist. And therefore we do not miss you. And if you try again, you will get a kick in the balls” – he wrote. Sikorski.
A diplomatic marathon is brewing
A series of talks between Russia and Western countries is scheduled for this week. A meeting of Russian and American diplomats took place in Geneva on Monday, concerning broadly understood security issues. On Wednesday, a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council is scheduled in Brussels, and a day later in Vienna, representatives of Russia will meet with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
In recent months Russia gathered at the border with Ukraine approx. 100 thousand his troops, prompting fears that he intends to invade the country. The US has repeatedly called on Moscow to withdraw its troops.
Over 70,000 people are stationed in Europe. American soldiers. Approx. 6 thousand of them are located in Central and Eastern Europe, of which approx. in Poland.
Also read: NATO and Russia: how to play the game without escalating it [OPINIA]
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