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febrero 8, 2008

Polonia accede al acuerdo de defensa con EEUU y Putin se enfada

Filed under: Chekia,Neo-Soviet,OTAN,Polonia/Poland,Russia — Nora @ 8:48 pm

Hace varios días leí que Polonia había aceptado el acuerdo sobre la instalación del escudo anti-misiles en su territorio: Poland ‘agrees’ to US missile defence deal – Telegraph:

“Poland has put its doubts to one side and agreed in principle to let America base a missile defence system in the country, despite fierce opposition from its powerful Russian neighbour.

The deal, struck in Washington this weekend, will fuel growing tension between Russia and the West, which are competing for influence in central and eastern Europe in a struggle with uncomfortable echoes of the Cold War.

Under the agreement, announced by Poland’s foreign minister, Radek Sikorski, America will help bolster Polish air defences in return for permission to place 10 interceptor missiles on the country’s Baltic seaboard.

‘There is still a great deal of work for our experts,’ said Mr Sikorski on his first trip to Washington since Poland’s centre-right government came to power in November. ‘But yes, I am satisfied that the principles that we have argued for have been accepted.'”

Pues bien, hoy Putin ha dicho que “el mundo está envuelto en una nueva carrera armamentística y que la OTAN no está dando respuestas a las necesidades de Rusia“. Hombre, Rusia NO es miembro de la OTAN así que no veo porqué va a tener que dar respuestas a las necesidades de alguien que NO es su miembro. Y lo dice después de que Rusia haya efectuado una serie de ejercicios militares en el Mar Cantábrico, sin avisar ni a España ni a Francia (no es un requisito porque no penetró en el espacio aéreo pero sí es un signo de buena fe internacional) e invadiendo el espacio aéreo británico (caso en el que sí era un requisito, y para el que necesitaba la contestación afirmativa de GB), circunstancia por la que nos enteramos del hecho.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says the world is engaged in a new arms race and Nato is failing to accommodate Russia’s concerns.

In a nationally-televised speech, he condemned Nato’s expansion and the US plan to include Poland and the Czech Republic in a missile defence shield.

“It is already clear that a new phase in the arms race is unfolding in the world,” Mr Putin said.

“It is not our fault, because we did not start it,” he said.


Russia has, and always will have, responses to these new challenges

Vladimir Putin
Russian President

Mr Putin was speaking less than a month before Russians elect his successor.

In his speech, to the State Council – Russia’s top politicians, officials and generals – he said other countries were spending far more than Russia on new weapons.

But Russia would always respond to the challenges of a new arms race by developing more hi-tech weaponry, he said.

Military muscle

Referring to Nato’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe, Mr Putin said “there are many discussions on these, but… we have still not seen any real steps towards finding a compromise”.

“In effect, we are forced to retaliate, to take corresponding decisions. Russia has, and always will have, responses to these new challenges,” he said.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says the world is engaged in a new arms race and Nato is failing to accommodate Russia’s concerns.

In a nationally-televised speech, he condemned Nato’s expansion and the US plan to include Poland and the Czech Republic in a missile defence shield.

“It is already clear that a new phase in the arms race is unfolding in the world,” Mr Putin said.

“It is not our fault, because we did not start it,” he said.


Russia has, and always will have, responses to these new challenges

Vladimir Putin
Russian President

Mr Putin was speaking less than a month before Russians elect his successor.

In his speech, to the State Council – Russia’s top politicians, officials and generals – he said other countries were spending far more than Russia on new weapons.

But Russia would always respond to the challenges of a new arms race by developing more hi-tech weaponry, he said.

Military muscle

Referring to Nato’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe, Mr Putin said “there are many discussions on these, but… we have still not seen any real steps towards finding a compromise”.

“In effect, we are forced to retaliate, to take corresponding decisions. Russia has, and always will have, responses to these new challenges,” he said.

What I can’t understand is what responses NATO must give to Russia if the latter is NOT one of its members…

Anyway, it’s a little too curious for a country which has staged a naval war excercise in Bay of Biscay (for us it’s the Mar Cantábrico) without telling neither Spain nor France before them (it’s not a requirement but only a sign of good faith) and invading the air space of Great Britain (in this case, it was actually a requirement).

Some days ago I posted the statement given by former Russian spy Sergei Tretyakov, about the never ending Cold War. Looks like he was right.

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3 comentarios »

  1. No soy Putin – Dios me libre xD – pero creo que con sus alusiones a la OTAN se refiere al conflicto que mantienen por el tratado de fuerzas convencionales en Europa, firmado entre la URSS y la OTAN, y del que Rusia se salió hace unos meses porque acusaba a la OTAN de incumplirlo.

    Comentario por Mike Money — febrero 9, 2008 @ 12:00 am | Responder

  2. Sí, tienes razón MM. Pero él no se refiere al tratado si no que a la OTAN como tal no está respondiendo a las necesidades rusas. De ahí mi comentario. Pero sí, luego lo añadiré.

    Y tengo pendiente escribir sobre China y el petróleo…😉 No se me ha olvidado.

    Comentario por Nora — febrero 9, 2008 @ 1:55 pm | Responder

  3. […] European countries are going to be the soil to the US missile defense system, Poland having already agreed to it. So Putin is already redirecting gas reserves to China ( hmm ), Irán (hmmmmm ) and in […]

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