The British government too modestly funded foreign policy activity, which leads to weak policy in General and on Syria for example, but it also encourages the Russian Federation for not less than footwork, said the British politician and former NATO Secretary General George Robertson.
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, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"My clear conviction, because it was an expression of leniency ", ? 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. Remember, 30 September, the aircraft of the Russian Air and space forces of Russia at the request of the President of the Syrian Republic Assad began conducting air operations with the application of point strikes on is positions. According to the Ministry of defence, in the period from 30 September to 22 October, the Russian pilots performed 934 sorties with "Mamima" (of which not less than one hundred ? in the night) and destroyed More than 819 objects. In addition, on 5 and 6 October missile ships of the Caspian fleet fired 26 rockets with wings sea accommodation in eleven goals in the Syrian Arab Republic, all targets successfully struck.