Deputy Chairman of the Gosduma Committee on Defence Yu N Shvytkin advised Pentagon head James Mattis to learn Russian history before making statements about the need to speak with Moscow from “a position of strength”. He told RT:
We’ll never allow anyone to talk to our country from “a position of strength”. I’d advise [Mattis] to remember the lessons of history, and specifically become acquainted with Russian history.
Earlier, the Pentagon chieftain told a meeting of NATO Defence Ministers that the USA is committed to restoring relations with Russia, but are only ready to talk from a position of strength. Later, Defence Minister S K Shoigu said that Moscow is still waiting for an explanation from the Pentagon about such statements.
16 February 2017
Yuri Nikolayevich is a former serving officer in both the DVD and MVD. In short, he’s qualified to upbraid the loudmouth Mattis. It seems that the former Marine is just another “perfumed prince”…