The de-escalation between Russia and the United States can be explained by several reasons, but Western countries still want to condemn “numerous violations” on the part of Moscow. Such plans were disclosed by a member of the German Bundestag Committee on International Policy Anton Friesen in a conversation with RIA Novosti.
According to him, new accusations against the Russian side may sound following the results of a series of international summits – at the level of the G7, NATO and the EU. “With regard to the Russian and Chinese issues, the United States is in a coordination process with the G7, NATO and the EU,” Friesen explained.
At the same time, American President Joe Biden demonstrates a softening of his position on Russia. The German politician explains his desire to preserve Washington’s relations with Berlin: for this reason, the White House did not impose sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG.
In addition, a spy scandal may be the reason for the de-escalation: according to some reports, the United States followed European politicians with the help of Denmark. Since this influenced the authority of Washington, one should not expect new anti-Russian sanctions, Frisen concluded.
On May 31, the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper wrote about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. According to the newspaper, the Danish intelligence services provided the Americans with access to a special station near Copenhagen, from where the wiretapping was conducted.