Sunday, December 7, 2014

NATO Intelligence Services Do Not Agree With The Assessment Of The West On Russia's Actions

Media: NATO intelligence services do not agree with the assessment of the West of Russia's actions

The reaction to the events in Ukraine. December 2014


As reported by the German magazine Spiegel, Russia, according to the intelligence services, does not want to aggravate the Ukrainian conflict.

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MOSCOW, December 7 - RIA Novosti. intelligence services of NATO member states warned Western governments on incorrect assessment of Russia's policy towards Ukraine, indicating that Moscow does not want to escalate the conflict, the newspaper writes Spiegel .

As the Journal, citing unnamed sources, Russia, according to the intelligence services, "does not want to aggravate" the conflict. Also, according to these estimates, Moscow's policy aims to transform the self-proclaimed DNR and LC in the "functioning administrative units" as part of a federal Ukraine in case of an agreement with Kiev.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the Ukrainian domestic conflict and absolutely not privy to the events in the south-eastern Ukraine. Thus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the grounds for accusing Russia of the deteriorating situation in the south and south-east of Ukraine is not, and the Defense Ministry has repeatedly reported that the militia does not supply military equipment, ammunition and other assistance.

Earlier edition Spiegel reported, citing its own sources that plans to create a special advance team of NATO forces risk to remain on paper at least until 2016, as no one in the alliance seriously expects Russian aggression towards NATO member states. According to sources, Moscow has no relevant political intentions. There are also no noticeable indications of possible military aggression of Russia towards Ukraine, pointed Spiegel.

Kiev authorities began in April in eastern Ukraine military operation against the February coup disgruntled residents of the region. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began 4.3 thousand civilians, almost 10,000 were wounded. 

With the mediation of Russia and the OSCE Minsk parties agreed to a truce since 5 September. Once past November 2 in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic of elections attacks intensified in the Donbass, the parties accused each other of violating the agreements Minsk. 

Earlier it was announced that the ceasefire is introduced in the territory of the Donetsk airport in the evening on December 2, however, the parties alleged violations. The other day, the parties agreed to enter it again, but in the entire Donbass, from December 9.


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