Peskov blames Clinton for lack of understanding of processes in FSU
MOSCOW. Dec 19 (Interfax) – Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov thinks that the phrase of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about re-Sovietizing CIS countries is an indication of her incompetence about the processes taking place in the region.
“To associate the natural processes that are maturing throughout the former Soviet Union with Sovietization is not to understand practically anything about what is happening in the former Soviet Union,” he said in an interview with Russia 24 TV channel.
“In the world today, in conditions of the current turbulences in the world economy, the unpredictability in the world economy, the impossibility of making even mid-term forecasts, in a world in which the smell of crisis is around us constantly, the only viable tendency is the tendency to integration, the integration processes,” Peskov said.
Earlier Clinton said: “There is a move to re-Sovietize the region. It’s not going to be called that. It’s going to be called a customs union; it will be called the Eurasian Union and all of that. But let’s make no mistake about it. We know what the goal is and we are trying to figure out effective ways to slow it down or prevent it.”