Political strategist Bashirov: after negotiations with NATO, Russia will take military-technical measures
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The talks between Russia and NATO, which will take place on January 12, are unlikely to lead to an agreement, said political strategist Marat Bashirov. In a conversation with Lenta.ru, he suggested that, based on their results, Russia would take military-technical measures. After that, the parties will need time to realize the new reality, and new negotiations will begin in a year or two, Bashirov is sure.
“I don't think it will be possible to come to an agreement. As a result, Russia will take military-technical measures that will endanger the citizens of Europe and the United States – it is roughly clear what these measures will be. And after us there will be a period of calm and awareness of the new reality, and only after a year or two new negotiations in the new system of mutual threats from NATO and Russia, ”the political strategist believes.
According to the political strategist, the peculiarities of the mentality of the US elite, accustomed to seeing themselves as the world gendarme, will interfere with reaching an agreement now, without taking the situation to an extreme. Bashirov noted that American politicians lagged behind modern realities, which could lead to a series of severe conflicts.
“They believe the world is the same as it was in the 1980s and 1990s. And he is different. Military-technical progress has gone very far, completely different economies, the attitude of the population, in particular, the Russian, to such issues as national pride, the protection of their borders, those conquests that were before. So it's all in the minds of the American elites. After all, there are old people, most of the senators are 70-80 years old, and the president of the country is no longer young. And those managers who have common sense and understand the new realities, work in the executive authorities and do not have the opportunity to influence foreign policy, “- concluded the interlocutor of” Lenta.ru “.
Earlier, negotiations between Russia and the United States on security guarantees were held in Geneva. The meeting was held in a closed format. The main topics of the Russian-American consultations are the issue of non-deployment of medium and short-range missiles near Russian borders, the refusal to further expand NATO at the expense of the former Soviet republics and the reduction in the number of military exercises.