Medvedev to NATO: Terminate relationship if you want!
By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, February 16
“NATO always takes offence when Russia tries to intervene in world politics and that is exactly what happened after the events in Georgia,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told Euronews.
“When something happens on the world agenda and Russia participates in it, the North-Atlantic Treaty Organisation immediately takes offences and says 'We are suspending our relationship with you'. That is what happened after the events developed in Georgia. Now the same is happening as a result of developments in Ukraine. We say: it’s up to you. Terminate relations if you want to,” Medvedev said.
According to him, Russia wants to have good relations with the U.S. and EU, and Russia is ready to improve ties with the West.
Russia has already proved several times how it ignores international conventions or legislation.
It always tries to shift blame onto other countries and brands itself as “the only peacekeeper.”
The reality is that Russia hides behind the mask of international security to interfere in the domestic business of other nations.
The most negative result is that the international community - NATO in particular - always takes into account the possibility of angering Moscow, which often causes them to do nothing.
Georgia is consistently praised for fulfilling its obligations to fully integrate with international Western bodies, but the process of Georgia’s integration into the EU and NATO is still slow.
The excuse voiced every time the West denies Georgia entry into either body is a “lack of political goodwill”.
Exactly what is meant by this is unclear, but it is likely that it refers to repercussions of provoking the Russian Federation.