||Pavel Borman. Rogozin has found „scabbed sheep“ in the NATO|
2009 04 01
There is no use of undergoing treatment against the complex of inadequacy with the “psychoanalytic” named NATO, recommends to the East European states the former Russian representative to the NATO Dmitrij Rogozin. He stated such opinion in his article to the Guardian, summarising the lessons of the ‘cold peace’ – the recent period of mutual relations between Russia and the West.
According to the opinion of Rogozin, reaction towards the events in South Osetia has demonstrated that Western countries do not consider Russia as partner in fighting against the global terrorism, and so far is accepting Russia as a rival and as a threat. Today, when the administration of the USA is intending to start the relationship from a new leaf, it is necessary to refuse from the myths of Russian phobias and stereotypes, Rogozin considers. “However, every flock has got a scabbed sheep: some countries, which had recently joined the NATO and the EU, fear they will be no longer able to gain from the confrontation with Russia”, wrote Rogozin referring to the position of Lithuania and many other East European states.
Russia, on its own part, considers that in the face of the global threat mutual cooperation is essential. “We are strongly-minded to address common issues jointly with the West”, writes the author. The framework and the legal mechanism for such cooperation should become the treaty on the European security as suggested by Russia, noted Rogozin.
Material has been prepared by the Centre for Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “Utro.ru“ of 30 March 2009.