Irina Chumakov. British politician and former NATO Secretary General George Robertson had been charged the British government in the financing of foreign country's budget and weak policy, for example, regarding Syria, as if to enables Russia to act more actively.
The refusal of the UK Parliament in 2013 to give the mandate to conduct bombings in the Syrian Arab Republic was "a sign of weakness, as it gave a clear message" to the leaders of Syria, Russia and Iran that "the West is unwilling to defend its values," Robertson said Tuesday, speaking at the Symposium in London.
"My clear conviction, because it was a manifestation of the feebleness ", - He noted, adding, because, in his vision, "directly led" to the events in Ukraine and Crimea.
He also criticized the low level of payment of the foreign policy activity of the country. UK, recalled Robertson, has spent 10 billion pounds on the Olympics, however, to maintain diplomatic and missions "spent just one tenth of this amount," He noted.
Lord Robertson held the post of defense Minister in the labour government of the UK from 1997 to 1999 and as Secretary General of NATO from 1999 to 2004.