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Andrew Korybko says US trying to ‘provoke Russia to react’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 18:58
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A political commentator says the United States is trying to “provoke”
Russia into an aggressive reaction through conducting a military parade
near the Russian border. Andrew Korybko made the remarks while
commenting on a report that said US combat vehicles took part in a
parade in an Estonian city near the Russian border. The US armored
personnel carriers and other US Army vehicles rolled through the streets
of Narva on Tuesday amid the escalating tensions between the two

Korybko said Washington is trying to “provoke Russia into
a reaction to paint it as an aggressor even if that’s not really the
case.” He noted that this is a “symbolic power projection” through which
“the United States is trying to issue the statement that it’s in
Russia’s backyard.” These provocative actions are meant to elicit Russia
as “an aggressor,” Korybko added. “If Russia takes any countermove… it
only makes Russia look bad in the eyes of the West, but at the same
time, would the West ever look at Russia in a positive way. It’s kind of
a catch-22 situation,” he further said.

“This shows that the US
is committed to establishing its presence in the Baltics,” the analyst
said. The relations between Washington and Moscow have been strained
over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking
regions of Donetsk and Lugansk in the east have witnessed deadly clashes
between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched
military operations to silence pro-Moscow protests in mid-April 2014.
The United States accuses Russia of sending troops into eastern Ukraine
in support of the pro-Russian forces. Moscow, however, denies any


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