Russia will be obliged to respond to the threat from NATO in the event of an expansion of the alliance’s infrastructure in Finland and Sweden, Russian Security Council Secretary, Nikolai Patrushev, said.
“In the event of the expansion of the alliance’s military infrastructure on the territory of Finland and Sweden, Russia will perceive this as a direct threat to its own security and will be obliged to respond,” Patrushev said in an interview with the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper.
He believes that NATO is not a defensive, but an “aggressive offensive military bloc.”
“Finland and Sweden were persuaded to join NATO, ostensibly for their own safety. Turkey and Croatia, however, object, but I think Helsinki and Stockholm will still be accepted into the bloc, because Washington and Brussels, controlled by it, decided so,” Patrushev said.
Patrushev also noted that for the entire North Atlantic Alliance led by the US, the endlessly smoldering conflict in Ukraine is seen as an ideal scenario. In his opinion, it was the actual leadership of NATO by the Kiev authorities that led to a catastrophic scenario.
“If Ukraine had remained independent, and not governed by the current puppet regime obsessed with the idea of joining NATO and the EU, it would have long ago expelled all Nazi evil spirits from its land,” Patrushev believes.
Meanwhile, according to him, Ukraine is needed by the West as a counterweight to Russia, as well as a landfill where obsolete and expired weapons are disposed of. As the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation noted, once again the US remains the winner, fueling military operations and pumping money into its military-industrial complex.
“At the same time, the [United] States consider the residents of Ukraine as expendable material, which has no place in the very ‘golden billion’,” Patrushev noted.