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MOSCOW, September 16. /ITAR-TASS/. NATO weapon supply’s pledge to Kiev is fraught with interference in Ukrainian domestic affairs and abetment to war crimes, while US irresponsible policy brings the world to the edge of the Cold War, Russia’s State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin said in his opening remarks of the lower house’s autumn session on Tuesday.
“We begin the autumn session amid serious deterioration of the international situation,” Naryshkin said. “The long-awaited ceasefire regime in Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics suspended massive bloodshed,” he said. “But the crisis and confrontation in Ukraine continue. And chaos instigated in the very center of Europe did not cool down belligerent passions of those who had provoked them six months ago,” Naryshkin noted.
The recent NATO summit has just made the current situation worse, the lower house speaker said. “We hear from different sources that the Kiev regime was promised deliveries of weapons and military hardware from some countries of this military bloc, and that is already fraught with outright interference in Ukrainian domestic affairs. Speaking straightforwardly, (it is) abetment to war crimes committed in the country,” the official said.
“For unbiased observers, all masks have already been cast away, and the moment of truth has come,” Naryshkin said. “We witness that citizens of many European countries who lived in the conditions of information blockade all this time began asking their authorities ‘inconvenient’ questions,” he said. “They begin to understand that blindly following Washington’s instructions is already turning national sovereignties of big and great European powers in the past in fiction,” he said. This tendency results in “citizens of many countries and business starting to suffer economic losses and a threat of destabilization looming for pan-European space,” Naryshkin added.
Meanwhile, “European political circles and elites are tens of thousands of people with different opinions,” the lower house speaker said. “Some of them are confused and concerned without any exaggeration,” he said with confidence.
“A cynical and irresponsible policy pursued by the United States brings the world on the brink of an essentially new Сold War. Its upgraded version is turning into reality of the present day,” Naryshkin said.