The West wants to minimise the role of the USSR in the victory over Nazism. This policy is determined by Poland and the Baltic states. Currently, a new trend in the presentation of WWII has emerged – it presents as “absolute evil” not only the Nazis but also, the USSR. This strategy of turning the USSR in an “absolute evil” emerged in Eastern Europe – primarily, in Ukraine and the Baltic states.
The Warsaw Pact prevented the outbreak of global conflict during the Cold War. After its dissolution in 1991, the world has become unipolar, which negatively impacts international security.
After the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and NATO enlargement to the east, this buffer [Warsaw Pact] had disappeared. As a consequence of this situation, we see the recent escalations realised by NATO along the Western borders of Russia.
The Cold War was a direct result of aggressive actions of the Stalinist USSR in Eastern and Central Europe as well as the Middle East (Turkey, Iran). The incorporation of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into the Warsaw Pact was carried out under conditions of military occupation, one-party dictatorship and the violent suppression of dissent.
NATO exercises and military deployments are not directed against Russia – or any other country. NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect its member states. The claim that NATO is encircling or threatening Russia is one of the most often encountered disinformation narratives about this organisation.
NATO is regularly updating the military requirements for civilian infrastructure, at a time when there are increased challenges to security. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and amid emerging security challenges in the Middle East and North Africa in 2014, NATO leaders at the Wales Summit adopted the Readiness Action Plan, a comprehensive package of enhanced collective defence and deterrent measures designed to ensure the transatlantic alliance could respond swiftly and firmly to changes in its security environment.