“Europe and the United States should create a transatlantic Alliance requires us diplomat Victoria Nuland. The only way they, in her opinion, to win over China and Russia”, – writes the German newspaper Handelsblatt. With the ex-assistant Secretary on Affairs of Europe and Asia was interviewed by the journalist of the edition of Moritz Koch.
“Fees and sanctions – favorite tools trump. The concern is primarily what he uses them equally against rivals, and against the allies. He threatens not only China, but also Europe. We are not interested in to scare away our friends,” – said the interlocutor of the edition.
The solution, in her opinion, could be the creation of the transatlantic Alliance. “Authoritarian powers become more powerful and change the rules of the international order.
If we, as liberal States are not going to stick together or the US will not take on a leading role, we will give authoritarian regimes more opportunities for development. Whether it is Russia that is interfering in our elections. Or China, which buys our electricity system, ports, and fiber optic networks”, – said Nuland.
In 2014, the Russians recorded a phone conversation of Nuland in which she obscenely spoke to the EU, and published it on the Internet. “We definitely underestimated Russia’s willingness to use such subversive methods she commented in an interview. And we underestimated the fact that they can be used to achieve it: how well could the Russians be included in our debates and to benefit from all that divides us”.
Turning to the issue of construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”, Nuland said: “No one in the USA (…) does not understand “Nord stream-2”. It strengthens Germany’s dependence on Russian gas at a time when there are so many other opportunities – for example, the American liquefied natural gas, or renewable sources of energy.”
“I don’t think the transatlantic partnership is a zero-sum game. But it will become such if USA will impose sanctions against the EU, and will resist American politics. That is what is happening now, is one of the biggest dangers of the era in which we live. Thus we should unite our forces in order to put autocrats in place,” said Nuland.