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Post time 2014-5-24 06:13:23 |Display all floors
May 23, 2014

Russia's top general has warned that Moscow will retaliate against NATO's increased military activities near the country's border amid escalating tensions with the Western alliance over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.


General Valery Gerasimov, Russian military’s chief of staff, made the comments on Friday during a defense conference in Moscow.

The military chief added that the Western military alliance is boosting its presence in the Baltic states as well as the Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions.


"The intensity, the operational and combat readiness of the alliance's troops are being increased near the Russian border,” said Gerasimov, adding,” In these circumstances ...we have to take retaliatory measures."
Gerasimov's comments come just days after NATO said it would do whatever it takes to defend its allies in the Baltic region.


On May 6, NATO launched military drills in Estonia with a record breaking number of 6,000 troops from a number of allied countries, including the US, the UK, Latvia and Lithuania.


Britain, France, and the United States have been deploying troops to the Baltic region since April 29.
The US Marines will reportedly remain in Estonia until the end of this year. NATO has also deployed fighter jets and naval vessels to Lithuania and Poland as well as to Romania.

Tensions between Russia and the West heightened after Ukraine's former Black Sea peninsula of Crimea joined the Russian Federation following a referendum on March 16.

The US and the EU accuse Russia of destabilizing Ukraine and have slapped a number of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia figures.

Russia, however, rejects the accusation, saying the pro-Russia protests in Ukraine began spontaneously against the new interim government in Kiev.


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Post time 2014-5-24 06:16:05 |Display all floors
Isobel:

I've written numerous times online and also in complaint about our Foreign Secretary William Hague concerning his false statements, that the US and NATO are doing everything possible to provoke Russia into war.It is totally evil, as is their behaviour in Ukraine. I think Russia has been very wise so far not to 'take the bait', although it must be very worrying to have that military build up so close to the borders. This is a horrifically shameful episode in our modern history, and NATO is in gross breach of past agreements, the US has been dishonest and malevolent and the EU has been just as bad. I am concerned NATO wants war and is trying to provoke, and hope Russia can avoid direct action in response to the provocation. NATO dictating about Russian troops in Russia has also been alarming, particularly considering their own behaviour on Russia's borders.

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Post time 2014-5-24 09:53:00 |Display all floors
Russia's interest is "not to go to war". More importantly Russia should strengthen itself, BRICS and SCO. A war will weaken Russia further. Russia should strengthen its trade and investment by bringing in Chinese investments into both Eastern and Western Russia. Places such as St Petersberg, Kursk, Volgograd, Novgorod and Sochi should be promoted.

Russia should continue to promote Russia-Ukraine-Belarus investment belt. On the longer term the Russia-Ukraine-Belarus economic belt should look for viable economic ties with the Baltics of Lithuania-Latvia-Estonia. Hence it is advantageous for Russia to put up a friendly posture urging economic development and social well being from now on since war is not in its interest. Bring the Chinese in to Ukraine and Belarus. Have free trade zones that are linked to Ukraine and Belarus. Compete for exports into Central and East Europe.

The SCO needs to be given more roles and relationship bolstered.

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Post time 2014-5-24 14:30:09 |Display all floors
EU AND/OR NATO should come up with long term plans on how to ensure the freedom and safety for countries that suffered under Russian oppression in the past.  

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Post time 2014-5-24 16:13:05 |Display all floors
" Nobody has the intention to build a wall"

somebody once said.

and then it was build.

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Post time 2014-5-28 03:38:07 |Display all floors
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Post time 2014-5-28 03:50:22 |Display all floors
The Russians should use their own Muslin 'terrorists' to attack the NATO forces.

The CIA trained Al Qaeda have been the obedient dogs used to exploit, and the excuse for NATO's invasion and conquest of the Middle East countries.

The latest news that Obama will keep 9800 US troops in Afghanistan permanently serve as a reminder the real intention of the USA's invasion of Afghanistan in the first place.
Occupation and natural resources!

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