Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Russia fears NATO expansion
On 25/3/2008, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with the Financial Times said, “We are not happy about the situation around Georgia and Ukraine …We consider that it is extremely troublesome for the existing structure of European security. ... No state can be pleased about having representatives of a military bloc to which it does not belong coming close to its borders.” Medvedev was protesting about NATO’s upcoming meeting scheduled for April 2-4, when it will consider the entry of Georgia and Ukraine into NATO. The ultimate benefactor of this expansion is America. The US aims to achieve two objectives. First, it allows the US to protect her newfound colonies Georgia and Ukraine under the umbrella of NATO and undermine Russian security at the same time. Second, it weakens the efforts of France and Germany to unite Europe and become a counterweight to the US.