Medvedev assessed the likelihood of a war between Russia and NATO

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Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Medvedev said that in order to avoid war, it is necessary to negotiate

Медведев оценил вероятность войны между Россией и НАТО

Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: Yulia Zyryanova / RIA Novosti

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council (SB) of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with leading Russian media, including”, estimated the probability of a war between the Russian Federation and NATO.

According to the deputy chairman of the Security Council, no one wants a war, especially a war between Russia and the North Atlantic Alliance. In order to avoid this, you need to negotiate.

There would be no war in any case, no one is looking for war, and everything must be done so that there is no war. And even more so on the line of clashes between Russia and, say, the North Atlantic Alliance

Медведев оценил вероятность войны между Россией и НАТО

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council

In addition, Medvedev pointed out the importance of negotiations on security guarantees and the need to apply the principle of indivisible security in diplomatic relations between Moscow and Washington. According to him, this implies that the security of one country cannot be achieved at the expense of the security of another. “That is, such events would be terrible, and there is nothing to add,” he said.

At the same time, Medvedev pointed out that a lot of people who earn money on this are speculating. Among such persons, he recalled one of the “senile old men” from the US Senate, who said that he did not rule out the possibility of a limited nuclear clash between Russia and the United States.

But this is paranoia, I just don’t even want to comment on it. It’s just that when people in power say this, especially in America, the Senate is a very serious structure, it’s very sad

Медведев оценил вероятность войны между Россией и НАТО

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council

The Deputy Chairman of the Security Council concluded that even in Soviet times, politicians from the United States did not say that it would be nice to unleash a nuclear conflict. “The Caribbean crisis has taught everyone that this is just a catastrophe, this is the end of the existence of our human civilization. Nevertheless, such words are uttered. How to react to this? Is it insanity or some kind of political speculation, so to speak? In any case, it is very dangerous,” he said.

Medvedev on Russia-NATO relations

Commenting on Russia’s relations with the alliance, Medvedev pointed out that Russia has practically exhausted the boundaries of retreat. He recalled that Moscow has been developing relations with NATO in good faith, but no one hears the country there.

They promised not to promote NATO, they did not keep their promise, they say: “We didn’t sign anything.” But such promises, such assurances were given, it is known when and it is known to whom

Медведев оценил вероятность войны между Россией и НАТО

Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council

According to Medvedev, the actions of the alliance pose a real threat to the security of the Russian Federation. He stressed that Moscow’s proposals on security guarantees are “very specific, very definite, and they capture our concerns.”

Commenting on Russia’s possible actions if the United States does not provide any guarantees, the politician recalled that such plans are never disclosed. Also, decisions on such issues are made by the President as the Supreme Commander-in-chief. “Naturally, this will greatly complicate the overall situation,” Medvedev said.

US and NATO response on security guarantees

On January 26, Washington gave Russia a written response to the proposals on security guarantees. The message was delivered to the Russian Foreign Ministry by US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan, who gave a response to Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the document, in addition to outlining the key principles of the United States, outlining concerns about things that Russia has done, also describes areas in which, according to Washington, it is possible to develop security for everyone.

According to the diplomat, the document contains the positions and proposals on cooperation previously voiced by the United States, including “very positive moments” that will allow finding common ground with Moscow in those areas where it is possible. He indicated that the United States is ready for diplomatic cooperation.

Security guarantees in Europe

On December 17, the Russian Foreign Ministry published draft agreements of Russia with NATO and the United States on security guarantees in Europe. The document states that Washington should not create military bases on the territories of former Soviet countries that are not part of NATO. The states were also not recommended to use their infrastructure for conducting any military activity and establish bilateral military cooperation with them.

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