Putin's deeds is what the world hasn't seen since WWII, Albright says

Deterioration of relations between the U.S./NATO and Russia occurred through the fault of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Inopressa, this was announced by the former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (1997-2001) in an interview to Die Welt.

She explains that Putin's deeds is what the world hasn't seen since WWII: abuse of power with the purpose to occupy a sovereign state.

The former secretary of state deems it rather important for the people to realize this conflict was provoked by Putin.

Albright is sure it is important that people show unanimity reacting to his actions, adding that it is incidents in the crisis area people have to fear, not a new cold war.

She explains that the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer says that most concerns are provoked by possible incidents in the conflict zone. Russians fly over the Northern Sea Route with transponders turned off. Moreover, the "little green men" - armed militants supported by Russia - are trying to control the population.

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Albright also draws parallels between the conflict in Ukraine and the war in Yugoslavia. She complains that when Bill Clinton became president, the war in Bosnia was a serious problem. People thought that if Bosnia was in Europe, the problem should be dealt with by Europeans. As a result it took quite a long time until the international community reacted with actions. Ukraine is the same. People also believe that Ukraine is in Europe and it is Europeans who should care.

In general, with the exception of Iraq, Albright appreciates the presidency of Barack Obama.

She finds he has done a very good job in an extremely difficult situation. Albright says the war in Afghanistan, unfortunately, was necessary because the natives of the country were the people who had committed attacks on Sep. 11. On the contrary, there had been an unnecessary war in Iraq. It was one of the most disastrous political decisions of the U.S. foreign policy both because of the large number of dead and lots of harm to the image and budget of America.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n342457