Russia should stop being the world’s bully – Lithuania’s former PM

Обсуждение операции НАТО в Югославии в 1999 году / Территория Правды

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The first episode of a new series of The Territory of Truth debates has been released; the topic for the heated discussion was the 1999 NATO operation in Yugoslavia.

Host Vitaly Portnikov set a tone of discussion comparing Slobodan Milosevic’s actions against the population of Kosovo to Hitler’s genocide and the deportation of Crimean Tatars at the order of Stalin. Yevgeny Kozhokin, MGIMO Vice-Rector and a former director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, did not share that view.

“There were no concentration camps. There was a civil war on. On the other side, there were KLA troops [Kosovo Liberation Army], who were doing the same things the Nazis were spotted in, for example, in Poland. They killed teachers, directors of factories… they killed the elite of the Serb minority,” Kozhokin said.

Another guest of the talk show, the former Prime Minister of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius, noted that NATO intervened in the Yugoslav conflict to stop the slaughter of the population in Kosovo, while Russia held Milosevic as its ally.

“If Russia had told Milosevic then: ‘Listen, my friend, stop, you cannot do that’, there would not have been such developments. And now let’s think of Syria and Venezuela as well,” he said.

According to him, Russia should have stopped being the world’s bully long time ago.

Full episode of The Territory of Truth

The previous series of The Territory of Truth on Vladimir Putin’s policies were timed to presidential elections in Russia. They were shown in February and March 2018. The discussions focused on the Kremlin’s policy in relation to Russia’s western neighbours.

This year’s occasion was the 70th anniversary of the NATO formation, as well as the 20th anniversary of accession of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, which will be celebrated on March, 12.

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