The recent decision of the United States and NATO on the placement of heavy weapons near the Russian border has the possibility to be classified as radical and reckless act of escalation under a completely false pretext, American historian, Princeton University Professor Stephen Cohen.
"What is happening now Is what I wanted in NATO for fifteen years. Carter literally teetering on the brink of war with Russia, " - said the historian. Cohen emphasizes, because It's the 1st time when the United States moved heavy equipment and American troops so close to the Russian defensive line.
review of the historian, the Russian authorities need to do anything in this situation, but in this case, Washington will make a retaliatory move. So the game is in "an eye for an eye" increases the probability of the cast to further military escalation and transformation of tension in the confrontation of the Cuban type of fall ". Cohen said that during the last period of time the West increases the number of imposing, urging the international Commonwealth in the fact that the Russian Federation is a danger to all Baltic States. This is done by people who for many decades wanted offensive on the Russian Federation. According to the historian, the course NATO has long gone beyond the limits of the Ukrainian question: "This is not Ukraine, which is protected. Is NATO expanding NATO. Let's be clear again: Never American military power was not physically so close to Russian borders. Never before ".
Cohen said that the European countries supporting Washington can never forget that North America will not be able to save the Euro or to Express support for the decaying economy of the European Union, or to supply cheap energy resources in the EU. Whereas the St. Petersburg international economic forum clearly showed that, despite all the efforts of the capital of the United States to isolate Russia, it remains integrated into European economic and political life.