Wed., 15.06.1435 Hjr / 16.04.2014, 19:02 Emirate time РусскийEnglishtürkçeعربي

main

mirrors

add. formats
Google
Kavkaz-Center
WWW
Our button

News feeds
 
CaucasusEvents Also in this section

Zbigniew Brzezinski: ''Russia tends to destabilize Georgia''

Publication time: 13 June 2008, 16:55

Russia attempts to destabilize situation in Georgia to take control over the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline, passing via Georgia, claims former adviser for US president in Jimmy Carter's administration, famous US political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski.

 

He said the United States witnessed "cases of possible threats by Russia, addressed to Georgia, in fact, motivated not by some territorial disputes, though Russia and Georgia really have territorial disputes, but caused by intention to take control over the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline".

 

"If Georgia government is destabilized, western access to Baku, Caspian Sea and further will be limited", said Bzhezinski during the hearings in the US Senate Thursday.

 

Devoting his speech to analysis of Russia's actions on the energy markets in Eurasia, he stated that Russia will try to consolidate its monopoly on these markets and will use all existing political and economic levers, including "politically motivated cessation of energy supplies" in Europe and Baltic states.

 

"Russia actively tends to isolate the Central Asian region from direct access to world economy, especially to energy supplies", considers the political scientist.

 

Calling to expand the access of western states to oil and gas reserves of Central Asia in a response to Russia's actions, Bzhezinski spoke for construction of a net of alternative pipelines in Europe and Asia, including "for intensive study of possible construction of a pipeline from Central Asia via Afghanistan to the south, which will maximally expand world society's access to the Central Asian energy markets".

 

"We should support Baltic states, Sweden and Poland in their doubts about the North flow pipeline, which is planned to connect Russia to Germany", announced he.

 

Bzhezinski said the United States "should also encourage Germany for diversification of profits from the North flow, when it appeares, to ensure that they will be used by not only Germany, but also the EU member-states to the east of Germany".

 

Pointing at the "negative role of the former chancellor of Germany, who became the hired employee of Gazprom, Bzhezinski noted that this role "is a complexity which should not be ignored".

 

At the same time the US political scientist criticized the position of the leaders of several other European countries.

 

"This is the Italian Prime Minister, who has recently been restored in this position, who practically turned the worshipping of Vladimir Putin into a sport", said he adding that for some reasons Greece also sympathizes a number of Russian initiatives in the energy sector".

 

"The government of Hungary, which is oddly sensitive to Russian orders and perhaps even financial stimulus, whose position on the Nabucco pipeline causes damage to it (pipeline). We have recently seen a number of financial interests in Austria, fixing the same", said he.

 

In turn, Josef Biden, head of the Senate committee of foreign affairs and democrat senator, chairing the hearings said his committee almost has no time to influence the policy of George Bush's quitting administration.

 

"Frankly speaking, the role of this committee has a low influence on the remaining time of this administration", said Biden.

 

He voiced hope that the topics, considered by the committee will define a circle of issues, to be dealt with by the next government of the United States.

 

Kavkaz Center


Russia vs. Ukraine. Hot and Cold Wars
Foreign Policy: What would Russia do once it crossed Ukrainian border?
Defeat of Russian invaders in Yarysh-Mardy on April 16, 1996 (video)
Syria. Battle for Layramoun. Storm of 9 April 2014 (video)
NATO: ''Russia used force to seize part of Ukraine's territory''
McCain: Obama's policy has major failures too visible to be ignored
SYRIA. Mujahideen storm key stronghold of infidels in Layramoun district
RUSSIAN TERRORISM. Putin revives Russian Hell in Europe of XX century and finances subversion in Ukraine
RUSSIANS HAVE COME. Russians kill Ukrainian military officer for refusing to betray Ukraine
Czech leader says NATO could offer troops to Ukraine if Russia goes beyond Crimea
Scores of Muslims martyred across Syria
SYRIA. Saudi Arabia starts deliveries of American ATGMs (video)
SYRIA. Combined units of Mujahideen regain control over Hilltop #45 in the province of Latakia (video)
Qatar ready to replace Russia in European gas market
Kill the cancer that is Putin
'Elections' in Afghanistan: Bombings and IEA attacks follow one another
SYRIA. Fierce fightings in Damascus and Latakia. Assadites bomb Aleppo suburbs
Russian thuggish diplomacy. Telephone wiretapping without comment (video)
Putin draws from Soviet 1940s playbook
Japan former defence minister: ''Russians have an expansionist gene''
At least 11 Russian invaders successfully killed, wounded by CE Mujahideen in Chechnya (video)
GOOGLE blocks mail account of Kavkaz Center and blog KCblog.info
"If you have big stomach, you should consider yourself disabled..."
INFORMATION WAR. Cheap propaganda about 'murder' of Armenians in Syrian town
Egypt enemy police general successfully eliminated in Cairo blast