ArmInfo. It's no secret that the philosophy of "divide and rule" is actively used by the West in relation to the states of the former Soviet Union. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced this on September 30 at the 18th meeting of the CIS security and special services on intelligence issues.
"The goal is absolutely clear - to further fragment the post-Soviet space, quarrel our countries and peoples, impose unprofitable interaction schemes, push to the margins of global processes," Lavrov said.
According to him, the most striking result of such a destructive course is the transformation of Ukraine into an anti-Russian foothold. At the same time, he added that "it was precisely for this that efforts were directed to establish a Russophobic regime in Kyiv, pumping up the armed forces and "neo-Nazi formations" with modern weapons."
Lavrov also recalled the attempted color revolution in Belarus two years ago. "But it is obvious that not a single CIS state is immune from this kind of interference in internal affairs. This is clearly seen in the impudent actions of the US, NATO, the European Union in Central Asia and the South Caucasus," the Russian minister believes. At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry pointed to the imperative of building up honest and open cooperation between the CIS countries in a rapidly changing world in order to ensure national security. "In order to effectively respond to common threats and challenges, including those emanating from Afghanistan, we attach great importance to deepening cooperation within the CSTO," Lavrov said, recalling the successful CSTO peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan in January this year, which testifies to the maturity of the organization.
"Now the possibility of using CSTO observers to help create favorable conditions for the implementation of the agreements between the leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia, in particular, on the delimitation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, and in general on the normalization of relations between Baku and Yerevan, including the signing of an appropriate agreement, is being considered. I think that support from the CIS would also have been effective," the Russian minister said.