Forgot password?
submarines shipbuilding Black Sea Fleet exercise Pacific Fleet Russian Navy Northern Fleet strategy cooperation Ukraine visits Russia piracy missiles trials Sevastopol history Sevmash presence contracts drills Baltic Fleet industry incident anti-piracy shipyards Gulf of Aden frigate training Somalia India developments reforms opinion Borei procurements policy Russia - India aircraft carrier Crimea arms exports USA St. Petersburg France tests financing Bulava Yury Dolgoruky US Navy Serdiukov cruise Mediterranean Zvezdochka NATO innovations United Shipbuilding Corporation Indian Navy Medvedev Arctic agreements commission Admiralteyskie Verfi Admiral Gorshkov Vladivostok Mistral accident hijacking corvettes overhaul Admiral Kuznetsov anniversary Russia - France Vysotsky Rosoboronexport ceremony event Yantar Severomorsk negotiations defense order conflict aircraft China deployment naval aviation investigations Black Sea Putin Varyag coast guard Novorossiysk Vikramaditya landing craft crime Far East marines Severnaya Verf meeting scandals memorials traditions Syria statistics Japan escort South Korea Yasen Neustrashimy tenders Marshal Shaposhnikov Admiral Chabanenko convoys Ukrainian Navy problems Severodvinsk Chirkov reinforcement tension firings tragedy technology Baltic Sea search and rescue Almaz Moskva frontier service Caspian Flotilla provocation hostages upgrade court Dmitry Donskoy keel laying rumors Turkey World War II death shipwreck Admiral Panteleyev Atalanta Petr Veliky helicopters Kilo class Kaliningrad Admiral Vinogradov Norway Rubin delivery launching patrols
Our friends russian navy weapons world sailing ships
Tell a friend Print version

UN should come out with an initiative to liquidate the NATO block

UN should come out with an initiative to liquidate the NATO block 25.08.2008
Vyacheslav Popov, the former commander of the Northern Fleet, believes that the UN should come out with an initiative to liquidate the NATO block.

NATO needs to be liquidated and the UN should raise this question. In my opinion, NATO - is a thing of the past, as it is a block system, and after the break-up of the Warsaw pact and the promises made by the alliance to not expand to the East, this block system has outlived itself. Today, the time has come to work on a system of European security.

This was the opinion expressed by the chairman of the Northern Fleet committee on the national maritime policy, a Federation Council representative of the legislative branch of the government of the Murmansk region, Vyacheslav Popov.

What's most important for Russia in its relationship with the alliance is the assertion of its own policy, the way that it's happening right now. Our future actions should be based upon reality, truth, moral principles and protection of our national interests, emphasised the former commander of the Northern Fleet.

Source: The official site of the Federation Council of Russia's Federal Congress
Translation: RusNavy

Back to the list