Moscow called on European countries to abandon the active phase of NATO’s Defender exercises during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told reporters.
According to him, Moscow drew attention to the fact that the active phase of the exercises was planned in May.
“It was perfectly clear to us that when the whole world bowed its head before the memory of those who defeated fascism and freed Europe from the brown plague, at that time Western propaganda centers would increase their information campaign, accusing Russia of aggressive intentions and all other sins. I rule out the situation that the NATO planners did not take this fact into account, and we called on European countries to abandon the active phase of the exercises during this period, “he said.
Grushko emphasized that the real situation “unfolded all this in the next plane.” “Against the backdrop of the pandemic, we are convinced that all the instruments of international cooperation, including military ones, are extremely in demand. And the current situation shows absolute stupidity, I can’t say otherwise, the NATO and other decisions that were taken in the USA to break all contacts along the military line, “the deputy foreign minister said. He added that “no one has benefited from this.”In Syria, a hundred Islamists were freed – they were asked not to debauch