NATO Threatens Eurasian Security: FM Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, June 21, 2024. Photo: X/ @mib_63

June 21, 2024 Hour: 12:14 pm

The U.S.-led alliance seeks to control the region’s security by fragmenting regional governance structures.

On Friday, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov blamed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for generating the greatest number of security threats in the Eurasian region.


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“The threats to Eurasian security come from different directions, but in the overwhelming majority of cases, the source of these threats is NATO’s aggressive policy,” he said after the meeting of foreign affairs ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the Kazakh city of Almaty.

Lavrov also explained that the U.S.-led alliance seeks to control the region’s security by fragmenting regional governance structures and forming small alliance groups between countries.

“NATO wants to privatize all security mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific Region, which it calls the Indo-Pacific. It establishes ‘trios’ and ‘fours’ there, as well as other small-configuration structures that act as embryos for future military blocs,” Lavrov noted, adding that the West wants to dismantle the “network of associations, grouped around ASEAN, based on principles of equality, equal indivisible security, consensus, and mutual respect.”

This fragmentation strategy aims to facilitate NATO’s expansion eastward, consolidate the regional dominance of the United States and its allies, and threaten Russia, China, and North Korea.

Since these small blocks of military alliances seek confrontation, Lavrov proposed to the CSTO countries “the need to start a debate on how to ensure, in the most effective, equitable, and just manner, the security of all Eurasian states.”

The Almaty meeting included foreign ministers of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Armenia did not attend the meeting since its Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he would leave the CSTO because he believes that this regional organization did not support his country in its conflict with Azerbaijan.

Sources: TASS – EFE teleSUR/ JF

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