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NATO broke the promise of the Soviet Union and extends to the East, said the Deputy of the German Bundestag Alexander Noah in an article for the portal Freiheitsliebe.
He said that this year the member countries of the Alliance will begin large-scale military exercises “Defender of Europe 2020” under the pretext of “Russian threat”. The “aggressor” is it NATO, said Noah. He added that the Russian side still adheres to a defensive position.
The Deputy explained that the Soviet Union “was fooled” when he refused to secure the promises not to expand NATO beyond Germany. Noah called the mistake inexcusable and said that she made Alliance in 1999 to begin a gradual expansion that has not stopped until now.
In August of last year NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that after the end of the cold war, the Alliance has broadened its activities to continue to exist. Stoltenberg pointed out that for 40 years the block “only did one thing — kept the Soviet Union, ( … ), and did it successfully”, but because the cold war did not turn into actual fighting. But then the Berlin wall fell, ceased to exist, the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact, so the Alliance raised the question of further life. “NATO should either go out of business or out of its territory in Europe and North America. And we decided to make a second,” — said the Secretary General.
Large-scale exercises of the United States “Defender-2020” (2020 Defender) will be held in March. In the Central role of Germany. Through this country the American division will have to perform a redeployment to Eastern Europe. The exercise will be attended by 20 thousand soldiers and officers of the United States. Left party in Germany, criticized the maneuvers, calling them a “provocation against Russia”.
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