The 1975 Helsinki Final Act (Helsinki Accords), agreed to by 35 nations in the West and Soviet Russia, on refraining from use of force, respecting the sovereign rights of all nations and related issues should have been a major step toward ending forever wars in favor of a new era of peace and stability.
What might have been never happened because of hegemon USA’s pursuit of dominance by going all-out to subjugate the world community of nations to its will, including its allies.
When decades of Cold War ended in December 1991, a chance for peace in our time went unachieved for the same reason.
On the cusp of the Cold War’s end in 1990, NATO and Warsaw Treaty member-states announced the end of East/West confrontation.
As things turned out, hegemon USA-dominated Western regimes had no intention of fulfilling their pledge in Europe or worldwide.
Instead of sticking to Helsinki Final Act principles, US/Western forever wars continued against invented enemies.
Instead of dissolving NATO in response to the Warsaw Treaty’s end, the war-making alliance advanced closer to Russia’s borders.
Sergey Lavrov explained that hegemon USA’s “notorious ‘rules-based order’ took root at the time, adding:
These rules unjustifiably justified the 1990s dismemberment, rape and destruction of the former Yugoslavia.
After the 9/11 mother of all state-sponsored false flags to that time, US/NATO destruction of nonthreatening Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Syria followed.
Begun in 2014 — not Feb. this year — war in Ukraine was made-in-the-USA, not Russia.
All of the above and US/Western sanctions wars flagrantly breached the letter and spirit of the Helsinki Accords.
“Russia hoped that the Helsinki principles could be revived,” Lavrov explained, adding:
“We proposed drafting a legally binding document, an OSCE Charter based on the Helsinki Final Act.”
“The West did not accept our initiative.”
Hegemon USA prohibited its Western vassals from fulfilling principles of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty.
What was supposed to be “the cornerstone of European security” never came to pass.
The empire of lies later abandoned the ABM, INF and Open Skies treaties.
The so-called Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) transformed itself into a branch of NATO’s war-making machine.
The OSCE’s 1999 adoption of the Charter for European Security called for no member-state to pursue security interests at the expense of other nations.
Lavrov explained that “Russia and like-minded (nations) adopted a declaration, which (states) that security must be equal and indivisible…”
“(T)hat states should be free to choose alliances provided they do not try to strengthen their own security by weakening the security of others.”
“The crucial formula is that no state or group of states have a right to claim preeminent responsibility for security in the Euro-Atlantic area.”
Yet throughout its existence, especially since the 1990s, US-dominated NATO regimes breached virtually everything they formally agreed to.
The 1997 Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation called for “joint decision-making and action (as a) core (principle) of mutual relations between NATO and Russia.”
Hegemon USA-dominated NATO pledged not to deploy nuclear weapons or troops in new member states.
Russia and NATO pledged to refrain from use of force, as well to respect the sovereignty, borders, and territorial integrity of signatory nations to the agreement.
Lavrov earlier slammed the US for grossly violating Founding Act principles, including hostile “attempts to change the balance of force in Europe” in pursuit of its hegemonic aims.
Advancing NATO close to Russia’s borders ignored the growing threat of war between the world’s dominant nuclear powers.
NATO’s first secretary general, Hastings Ismay, said the alliance’s purpose is “to keep the Soviet Union out (of Europe), the Americans in, and the Germans down.”
Much the same policy is pursued today, Lavrov explained — updated to keep “the whole of Europe down” as subservient vassals to US interests.
Throughout its history, US-dominated NATO prioritized confrontation over cooperative relations among nations.
The war-making alliance “brings devastation and suffering to” nations on its target list for regime change.
NATO’s 12 founding member-states expanded to 16 at the time of Soviet’s Russia’s 1991 dissolution.
Today it has 30 members, soon to add Finland and Sweden, 37 partners and seeks to expand in Asia in preparation for confrontation with China.
Alliance military exercises near Russia’s borders are rehearsals for war-making.
In December 2021, the Biden regime spurned Russia’s good faith security proposals.
They called for refraining from deploying nuclear and other weapons in Eastern Europe — by US-dominated NATO — ones that threaten Russia’s security, including in waters and airspace bordering its territory.
They demanded no further NATO expansion east near or bordering Russia’s territory — or establishment of military bases in former Soviet republics.
Their aim was to ease East/West tensions through diplomacy.
Vladimir Putin called on US-dominated NATO to engage in substantive talks on legally binding/longterm security guarantees between Russia and the West.
Both wings of the US war party reject peace and stability in favor of forever wars on invented enemies by hot and/or other means.
War in Ukraine could have been averted if Kiev fulfilled Minsk I and II conflict resolution terms it agreed to but breached — as ordered by its US master.
From the 2014 coup to the present time, the empire of lies transformed the former nation-state of Ukraine into a weaponized platform for perpetual war on Russia.
Escalated war by Kiev on Donetsk and Lugansk, along with over 100,000 Ukrainian troops mobilized in preparation to invade both republics and Crimea, forced Russia to launch its SMO in self-defense — the UN Charter right of all nations under attack or if one is imminent.
The collective West’s sanctions war on Russia is wrecking Europe economically as intended by the empire of lies.
And a state of perpetual US/NATO war on Russia continues by use of expendable Ukrainian foot soldiers.
It’ll end in its present form when the regime’s military collapses — perhaps to be continued by guerrilla war, what the empire of lies may intend.
A Final Comment
In response to European Commission head von der Leyen’s proposed establishment of a specialized tribunal to hold Russia accountable for Kiev’s war crimes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the following:
“(A)tempts to launch some kind of tribunal…would be illegitimate.”
If established, Russia will reject and condemn it.
Hegemon USA, its NATO vassals and Nazi-infested Ukraine are guilty of crimes of war and against humanity — clearly not Russia.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry condemned the tribunal scheme, saying:
“The current attempt by Western (regimes) to whip up a quasi-judicial mechanism is unprecedented in its legal nihilism and is yet another example of the West’s practice of double standards,” adding:
“(S)uch a cabal will never have jurisdiction” over Russia.
In response to the Macron regime’s support for kangaroo court injustice, the Ministry added:
“We never cease to be amazed at the cynicism of French authorities.”
Along with its US master, the UK and other EU states, France ignores “legal lawlessness of the Kiev regime, (its) numerous documented war crimes” since 2014 against Donbass civilians.
France (and other Western states) should establish Nuremberg-type tribunals to hold themselves accountable for centuries of grievous war crimes.
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