A former analyst with the intelligence services of NATO Lieutenant commander retired Martin Packard said that the prerequisites for the Ukrainian crisis arose in 1986 when the United States began deliberately to sabotage relations between Europe and Russia. About this He wrote in an open letter to the British edition.
in the late 80-ies of the United States saw an opportunity to assert itself as the sole superpower, and the beginning of friendly relations between Europe and Russia of the end of the cold war was viewed as a danger, says Packard. He also emphasizes that It is the failure of States in an attempt to prevent the development of Russian-European relations at the end of 80-ies and the NATO expansion to the East are in the center of the Ukrainian fall.
"in such a rapprochement with Russia - approx. Ed.) Europe would be a huge advantage, but the process deliberately sabotaged American intelligence agencies, guided by the assumption that the relationship between the EU and democratic Russia will pose a serious threat to long-term economic interests of the United States, " wrote Packard.
"The chaos we currently observe, and distrust of America, which is part of the Russian policy is the consequence of a decision of the Washington 30 years ago."