Putin Advisor: NATO's Eastward Expansion Is Psywar
June 6, 2014 • 10:46AM

Russian Kremlin Chief of Staff Sergei Ivanov, in response to the news out of Brussels that NATO members had agreed to more military deployments to its eastern frontiers by characterizing it all as destabilizing. "The advance of NATO's infrastructure eastward, to me, is of an obviously destabilizing nature and has nothing to do with real security problems in Europe," he said from Novosibirsk. He reminded his audience, according to RIA Novosti, that NATO has raised the question of moving eastwards several times in the past decade, but security has not improved.

The claim that Russia is acting aggressively "is simply used as a psychological stroke, or it is an intentional psychological stroke aimed to push the NATO infrastructure closer to our borders," he said, adding he saw no military sense in what was "more of politics or political maneuvering."

"All the words about the need to fortify NATO's eastern borders have no sense aside from creating additional problems in the relations between Russia and NATO. Security problems that worry both Russia and NATO really do exist, but these problems lie outside of the European continent and have nothing to do with European security," he said.

Ivanov's remarks reflect the reality often stressed by U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche, that the source of conflict between NATO and Russia is not Ukraine, but the opposite strategic intentions of the real adversaries—the British Empire versus sovereign nation states, especially in Eurasia.