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Bizarre! Poroshenko Offers to Show NATO how to Repel Russian Aggression

The Alliance lives in a world of phantom hybrid fears that justify its meaningless existence

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“NATO is all about fighting phantoms, not real threats.” This is how the Chairman of the State Duma Committee for International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, has commented on the NATO Summit in Warsaw.

In an interview to Izvestia he noted that US President Barack Obama had said NATO had three tasks: fighting ISIS, confrontation with Russia and dealing with the negative effects of Brexit.

“Why are they only now talking about the fight against ISIS? This implies that NATO has not been fighting ISIS, that it is not fighting against real threats for the European and Atlantic community, but against phantoms. So-called Russian aggression is a mirage. The Russian Federation isn’t threatening any NATO country, and blaming the Ukraine situation on Russia is an attempt to create an artificial threat.”

According to Pushkov, it’s also strange that the US President should be setting as a goal for the political and military organization to overcome the consequences of Brexit, which involve the European single market, the free movement of individuals, migration policy, etc.

“The United States is facing very serious problems, but they are using inadequate methods to solve them,” - the deputy underlined. “This proves their perplexity in the face of the numerous challenges the North-Atlantic Alliance is facing. Instead of focusing on the real threats, NATO is expending its energy pursuing the wrong goal, disorienting the alliance.”

Alexei Pushkov also commented on Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko’s offer to share knowledge about fighting the Russian army, which the Ukrainian Armed Forces supposedly gained.

“This boast will make NATO generals laugh. The Russian army is a powerful force, and Poroshenko has never experienced it. His boasting is similar to the claim that Ukraine ‘protects’ the eastern boundaries of Europe. Ukraine doesn’t defend anything, because Russia is not threatening anything.”

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