Cumbersome democratic processes put the West at a disadvantage in the confrontation between Russia, said the British foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
according to the financial times, not quoted excerpts from the speech of Hammond at the meeting of the inter-party division on the issues of foreign policy, the Minister said that the United Kingdom and NATO are not able to respond quickly to changing events in the world, because we must obtain the approval of Parliament, the media and the public, reports RIA " Novosti ". Hammond said that " the Russian Federation has succeeded in learning new technologies, for example, in the field of cyber technologies "." We as a nation and part of the Commonwealth must think about how to deal with our difficulty in regard to the cumbersome process of decision-making ", — said the Minister. Hammond also said that he is disappointed by the failure of the British government to deploy military action against the terrorist group "Islamic state" in the Syrian Arab Republic, despite the fact that the UK is a member of the international coalition to battle ISIS in Iraq. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of the past year have introduced against Russia 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.