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NATO again accuses Russia and China of spreading misinformation

Sergey None Ermakov

In NATO, there is a real hysteria about the alleged Russian and Chinese threats

Even facing pandemic, NATO looking for “Russian threat”

Sergey None Ermakov

NATO is still unable to overcome the Cold War complex

Defeated by Covid-19? NATO’s biggest war drill 'Defender 2020' is at risk of being sneezed off

NATO had been preparing to stage its biggest military exercise in decades when it encountered a foe it was not apparently ready to face – coronavirus. Now, the drill is in jeopardy, while its true aim comes to the surface.

NATO focuses on erroneous threats

NATO is focused on solving non-existing problems, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov considers. The NATO leaders of the member states understand this. He recalled the loud statement of French President E.Macron that NATO was experiencing ‘brain death’. First of all this applies to the Alliance problem of goal setting.

INF Treaty prevents NATO, US to put pressure on Russia and China

At the meeting of the North Atlantic Council will be taken a number of important decisions aimed at further Alliance's development, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov said. There were made several statements on the increase of NATO military potential, distribution of defense costs, problems of Russia-NATO relations (Moscow was accused of undermining the transatlantic security system). The topical issue of the meeting was the INF Treaty. According to the NATO Secretary General, this is a crucial treaty, and its termination will lead to unpredictable consequences that can significantly aggravate the situation in Europe and reduce the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons.

China Forced West to Reconsider its Attitude to Peacekeeping

China completed registration of its peacekeeping contingent, numbering 8,000, last year. Earlier, in September 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping at the UN peacekeeping summit announced his intention to create a contingent of reserve peacekeeping forces of 8,000 troops and also to train 2,000 peacekeepers for other countries.

Allying against Iran: US is creating Arab NATO

While the US envisages a new military alliance as a tool to counter potential threats from Iran towards the Gulf monarchies and the Middle East, there are a number of obstacles in the way of creating an Arab military bloc.

NATO holds frequent exercises on Russian border

NATO began Anakonda-2018 drills in Poland after the military exercises Trident Juncture finished. RISS expert Sergey Ermakov noted that the Alliance conducts so-called "permanent exercises". "Officially, there are more than 100 military maneuvers and multinational military games under NATO auspices during this year. In total, about 250 exercises with NATO participation are held annually," he said.

Major NATO exercises to launch in Norway

The "Trident Juncture-2018", which will be held on October 25, is the largest NATO exercise since the end of the Cold War, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov pointed out. NATO annually carries out more than 250 military exercises, including serious fire maneuvers of the armed forces. The Alliance is planning to deploy 50 thousand soldiers, 250 aircraft, and 65 vessels from more than 30 nations during its exercises. The political scientist noted that this time the reason of military exercises was changed. "The military actually recognize that they will work out measures to counter Russia. As NATO generals say, they are simulating a counterattack against Russia in order to protect Norway."

NATO's actions are becoming increasingly offensive

NATO's mission today is to deter Russia, RISS expert Sergey Ermakov commented on the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Defence Ministers Session held in Brussels. During the meeting were discussed the problems of increasing military mobility in Europe, countering cyber and hybrid threats, and increasing the capabilities of the Alliance in the southern direction.