THE EXPERT PREDICTED THOUSANDS OF ANTI-AMERICAN PROTESTS IN EUROPE
In the pursuit of money, American lobbyists are already undermining Washington’s authority in Europe, but the situation will worsen if the United States decides to increase pressure on Russia by deploying missiles in the EU. On Monday, June 3, the military expert Ivan Konovalov told about it in the comment to the edition «Economy today».
According to him, the situation with the termination of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles forces Moscow to take certain steps to ensure strategic security. There are two directions here, the expert notes: practical and informational.
On the practical side, the Russian Defense Ministry will have to respond proportionately to the threats posed by the West, because sooner or later Washington will try to place its missiles in Europe. The information vector is to convey to other countries that they «automatically turn into a target for Russian strategic complexes» if they decide to deploy American weapons.
«Already now in Europe, less and less believe in the security, which is told in Washington, charging Europeans a nominal fee for it. More precisely, the EU often hear statements that the US is a «friend» with whom the enemy is not necessary,» Konovalov continues.
He emphasizes that the INF WAS a victim of American lobbyists, who through Donald Trump were able to secure multibillion-dollar earnings in the production of previously banned types of missiles. At the same time, he drew attention to the pragmatic position of the Russian military command, which is preparing to «locally stop» emerging threats without getting involved in the arms race.
«It is obvious that Washington’s attempts to deploy missile systems in European countries will lead to large-scale protests. As in the last century, Europe will be shaken by thousands of demonstrations against American policy that turns Europeans into hostages,» the expert said, adding that only time will show how unanimous Europeans will be