NATO a tension-maker: Russian minister
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) would create tensions with Moscow even if there was no Ukraine crisis.
"As you know, the NATO has not ceased to expand. It looks for the meaning to exist. Afghanistan helped for some time," Lavrov said.
"If there is no more Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union, and the troops have already left, why maintain NATO and all that attributes of the Cold War era?"
"Afghanistan only weighs on NATO solidarity," Lavrov added.
The minister said that, if not Ukraine, any other aspect of Russian domestic or foreign policy would be used as a reason for NATO speculation.
"We have seen it with Syria, when the West declared Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can no more be considered a partner, while we said the regime should not be toppled, and negotiations are necessary," he said.
Lavrov added that "inertia and inability" to resist attempts to drive all Europeans under the NATO roof persisted.
Lavrov also called on the international community to send a humanitarian mission to eastern Ukraine.
"Today I am forwarding an official address to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Council of Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC ) and the UN to provide humanitarian aid to Luhansk, Donetsk and neighbouring towns," he said.
(Posted on 05-08-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: