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Kosachev on Russia-NATO talks: “The parties stayed the same” – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

I would be glad to be mistaken, but one gets the impression that today’s talks with NATO members, in contrast to yesterday’s talks with the Americans, were held in the traditional genre of two monologues.

From the good – and this time NATO members listened to our monologue, and not only we – NATO (which it all boiled down to in the last years, extremely unfortunate for Europe).

Of the less good – the parties, apparently, stayed their way. The NATO caravan is still moving (forward? Backward?) At the speed of the most sedentary camels in the alliance (the tougher the Russophobia among the recruits, the less the ability to move). Balts, Poles and British continue to limp on the march.

Of the not at all good – security in Europe as a result of the consultations held in Brussels certainly did not increase. If only it did not decrease.

We can only hope that after Geneva the day before yesterday the necessary gears have not yet turned in Washington in Washington, and that Washington, without which neither the Balts, nor the Poles, nor even the British, is thinking and has not yet said its last word. This is what determined the nature of today’s meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in the genre “neither fish, nor meat.” And if so, then tomorrow’s meeting in the OSCE format threatens to become a repetition of today’s experience – too little time for reflection and rebooting the system.

Yet the experience is definitely not meaningless. A drop wears away the stone. It remains to deprive the corresponding process of hopelessness. To which our country is making all possible and impossible efforts.

Source: Konstantin Kosachev’s page on Facebook

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