State Duma Deputy Chepa called the US statement on the “open door policy” a substitution of concepts and provocations. Such an assessment was given to them by the first deputy chairman of the State Duma's international affairs committee, Alexei Chepa, Izvestia writes.
According to him, it is completely incomprehensible what the “open door policy” means. He added that all the events that are taking place are connected with an attempt to put pressure on Russia in order to prevent the development of the country and protect its strategic interests.
Earlier, Price commented on the promise of NATO membership, which was given to Russia in Washington. According to him, this 30-year-old agreement is not violated, since the United States is pursuing an “open door policy.”
Ex-President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in his book “How It Was” that the leaders of Western states promised not to expand NATO eastward in the early 1990s. In the work, he recalled a meeting with US Secretary of State James Baker (held office from 1989 to 1992).