Europe criticizes Russian policy, However, the flaws of its strategy of strengthening defense "does Not notice, says the people's Deputy of the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament - ed.), the head of the movement "No to EU" Stein Orsha in his article for Norwegian Newspapers.
The politician recalled that the last time NATO and the United States held a series of military exercises on the border line with Russia. The U.S., he stresses, relocating modern weapons in the Baltic States and Poland.
Arnha sure that the statements of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Norway's defence Minister Ine Eriksen-S?reide, After all this is done with the best intentions - to protect from Russia, the only reason to increase defense spending.
"They say that they should go for it because of the evil actions from Russia. After all, Russia in the last period of time has held a number of military exercises, however, on its own territory, but anyway. And yet the country maintains a "murderous" rebels in Eastern Ukraine. Not to mention the referendum in Crimea, which, According to our Minister of foreign Affairs b?rge Brende, violates the norms of international law and is a danger to European stability. It is for this reason very quickly needed to increase defense spending " - ironically the people's choice.
However, says Orhei, No one even hinted about the fact that the total defence expenditures of NATO countries is ten times higher than the Russian.
"for this reason, the fact that the vast majority of the Russian population perceives the actions of NATO countries in a different light, is Not due to a menacing image of Vladimir Putin and his control over the media, But only the fact that Europe" in his own eye beams " does Not see ", - noted Norwegian Politician.