A confrontation between the so-called ‘West’ and Russia in key regions around the world is growing.
Over the past years, top US political and military officials have repeatedly declared that Washington sees Russia and China as its main rivals and is undertaking measures to contain these states. These statements were accompanied by a state of constant hysteria in mainstream media screaming about Russian and Chinese ‘threats’ every time when the destructive US foreign policy has faced at least some resistance. The apparent examples of the ‘Russia threat hysteria’ is the recent developments in such countries as Venezuela, Syria and Ukraine.
At the same time, the US leadership is carrying out active diplomatic, economic (including sanction pressure) and propaganda campaigns against Russia. The US-NATO military build-up is ongoing along Russian borders in Eastern and Northern Europe.
The Russian diplomatic rhetoric also demonstrates that the confrontation is on the rise in various fields. This tendency was once again confirmed during the September 12 press briefing of a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Mariya Zakharova. In particular, Zakharova de-facto confirmed that Russian-Western interests are clashing in most of key regions around the world: the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Palestine, the Persian Gulf), Latin America (Venezuela), Eastern Europe (Ukraine) and Europe (the sanction war on Russia and its diplomats). Additionally, it should be noted that the US is strongly opposing to the ongoing rapprochement between Russia and Turkey, and Russia and China. Two more regions are Southern Caucasus and the Central Asia.
Another factor playing into the growth of tensions is that the US and its allies are openly backing the so-called ‘non-system opposition’ in Russia (the part of the opposition that openly aims to overthrow the government by non-cosntitutional means and destroy the Russian statehood). This ‘opposition’ includes various radicals and destructive forces that employ methods and tools that have been already demonstrated in Ukraine in 2013-14.
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