Prilepin : US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken commented on the decision of the President of Kazakhstan to seek help from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). At the same time, he warned the leadership of this country against Russia: “When Russians are in your house, it can be difficult to force them to leave.” The Russian Foreign Ministry called this statement “boorish”. It was commented on by the writer and politician Zakhar Prilepin.
“We left from everywhere – even from where we asked to stay, where we begged to stay,” Prilepin wrote on his Telegram channel. “We left the place where we were not quite happy, but where we needed to stay.”
He listed the military facilities that Russia voluntarily abandoned after the collapse of the USSR. “We left bases in Lourdes (deep reconnaissance radar in Cuba. – MK) and in Cam Ranh (naval base in Vietnam. – MK),” Prilepin said. – We left Afghanistan, we left Cuba. We left all African countries, all Latin American friends. We left not only from the Warsaw bloc, we left most of the former republics of the USSR, although we invested trillions there, and we had the right to stay there forever in whatever quality we wanted. “
At the same time, according to him, “almost everywhere from where we left, Americans appeared with smug faces, and all their other partners.”
According to Prilepin, “Russia needs to fully, openly, in full view of everyone, in accordance with international acts and sub-clauses of treaties – amicably, diplomatically, culturally, very culturally, go to several places.” “Cuba, Venezuela, Vietnam, Nicaragua – there are many good places,” he suggested.