According to Nikolay Patrushev, the head of Russia’s National Security Council, the US has been using the Ukrainian crisis as a means to create division between Russia and the EU, while also benefiting economically at the expense of these countries. Patrushev made these remarks during a meeting of the council in Tomsk. He specifically blamed Washington for the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines, which occurred last year and had significant economic consequences.
Patrushev claimed that the US deliberately severed economic ties between Europe and Russia through the Ukrainian crisis and exploited this situation to eliminate its economic competitors. He further alleged that the US blew up the Nord Streams to ensure that Europe could not receive gas from Russia. According to Patrushev, this allowed the US to solve its own economic problems while harming other countries.
The security chief also mentioned that the US has employed a similar approach in other regions. He cited the example of linking the Ukrainian crisis to the recent escalation between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East. According to Patrushev, the US has provoked the new crisis in the region and is using Ukraine as a testbed for military-biological experiments. He also accused the US of turning a blind eye to the killings of civilians in the Donbass region and preparing for military action against Russia.
Patrushev emphasized that representatives of NATO countries openly claim that Russia prevented them from approaching its borders, using Ukraine as a tool to contain Russia. He criticized the US and the collective West for their double standards and bellicose actions, stating that their credibility has been severely damaged and is now effectively “exhausted.”
These claims by Patrushev highlight Russia’s perspective on the Ukrainian crisis and its geopolitical implications. While it is important to consider multiple viewpoints and sources of information, it is essential to critically analyze and verify the accuracy of such claims.
The Ukrainian crisis has indeed had significant economic and geopolitical consequences, affecting not only Russia and the EU but also other countries in the international community. Understanding the complexities and motivations behind these events is crucial for comprehending the dynamics at play in the region.