NATO Should Have Been Dissolved in 1991 – China
By sweN TR
“As a product of the Cold War, NATO should have become history when the Soviet Union disintegrated,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spox Zhao Lijian said.
NATO expanded eastwards in Europe for decades, in violation of promises made to the Soviet leadership, Zhao said. This pushed Russia “into a corner step by step,” so ultimately, NATO was “the initiator and biggest promoter of the Ukraine crisis” on behalf of the US, the FM stated.
Moscow cited the threat posed by NATO’s creeping expansion into Ukraine as a key reason why it attacked the country in late February. Beijing agreed with the justification, even if it criticized the use of military force.