Executive Intelligence Review


Russian Diplomat Counters Belief in U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship as ‘Not Justified’

July 1, 2018 (EIRNS)—Alexander Bartosh, a military expert and a former Russian diplomat, responding to the hysteria in the U.K. about the July 16 summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, lifted the screen on so-called Anglo-American “special relationship.”

“The U.K. has been one of the most active supporters of a hard line towards Russia,” Bartosh told RT, and said that their “vigorous resistance” to any positive shift in the stance of Washington towards Moscow shouldn’t be surprising.

He then exposed the real issue at hand, saying that there are grounds for London to worry, because

“the common belief that America and Britain are such great friends isn’t really justified, as there are many in the U.S. who support tougher and more pragmatic relations with the U.K. The Americans don’t want to pull the chestnuts out of the fire for Britain as they used to do previously.”

Bartosh also observes:

“The U.K., which quit the European Union, feels a certain loss of its weight in Europe and tries to turn Russia into a kind of boogeyman, seeing the ‘Russian threat’ as a unifying factor for nations, looking for closer ties with London.”