Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ukraine crisis 'result of US, Israel, NATO, EU interference'

“I would be fearful that out of this whole situation can arise a very tragic war,” Mark Dankof, former US Senate candidate, told Press TV on Monday.

The US is “speaking tongue-and-cheek when it talks about the legitimate aspirations of the people in Ukraine to determine their own fate and to do so free of foreign interference,” he added.

Dankof said the US has broken its historical pledges against the former Soviet Union several times and that is why Russian President Vladimir Putin has “some degree of understandable anxiety” about the situation in Ukraine.

“The United States broke a pledge made with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1989 that the pending demise of the Soviet Union would not result to an American-NATO exploitation of the situation by moving NATO and American forces closer to Soviet borders,” he said.

“What we clearly see in the last quarter of the century is how that pledge has been repeatedly violated as in fact the US and NATO have been recruiting former eastern bloc countries to belong to NATO and for there to be western military.”

“The second thing is that Mr. Kerry is not mentioning” is “the illegitimate NATO bombing in 1999 of Serbia in order to sever Kosovo from Serbia. That has also played a role in what has happened in the Ukraine.”

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