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Over the past months, NATO has made various unjustified claims, for instance asserting that the Russian military is operating on Ukrainian territory.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen poses the greatest danger to international peace today, Daniel McAdams, the director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, told RIA Novosti.
"The greatest danger to world peace these days seems to be outgoing NATO secretary general," McAdams said.
"Rasmussen has repeatedly echoed each irresponsible and unproven claim made by the Kiev government about Russian actions and intentions in east Ukraine," McAdams added.
According to McAdams, the statements made by Rasmussen regarding Russia sound groundless and absurd.
"Whether it was the bogus reports of a column of Russia military vehicles destroyed by Ukrainian forces, or the Russian aid convoy containing military equipment, or yet another Russian 'massing' of troops on its own borders, Rasmussen comes across as almost psychologically unhinged...This is not the qualities one would hope for in someone leading a multinational military alliance," McAdams said.
Next week, NATO
members are scheduled to meet in Wales
to discuss the alliance's response to Russia, which it accuses of interfering in Ukrainian affairs.
Ahead of the NATO summit, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have urged the military bloc to mention Moscow as a potential aggressor in its summit communique.