Enough to distort the facts: Klintsevich said the former Director of the CIA, who called Russia a “gift” for NATO
Member of the Federation Council Franz Klintsevich commented on the statement of ex–CIA Director David Petraeus, dedicated to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
David Petraeus in his speech at the conference Raisina Dialogue expressed the opinion that Russia and Vladimir Putin are “the biggest gift” for NATO. According to him, Moscow gave the Alliance a “reason to exist“.
Franz Klintsevich on his page on the social network Facebook left a record in which he stated that the former Director of the CIA distorts the facts, deliberately swapping cause and effect. As the politician noted, Russia has to constantly respond to the threat coming from NATO. Thus, the main source of problems is not Moscow, but the Western Alliance.
The Russian politician recalled that Moscow has repeatedly offered the West to put an end to the confrontation, but this initiative has not found understanding.
“Apparently, certain influential circles in the West and, above all, in the United States, did not like this course of events, and it turned out what happened,” said Franz Klintsevich.
As Klintsevich noted, NATO expansion to the East forced Russia to resort to retaliatory measures. Moscow has made serious adjustments to the country’s defense policy. This situation has led to the emergence of a “new geopolitical order” in the world, which the American side is trying to challenge, but it is unlikely that it will succeed.