SHUMEIKO: WEST WANTS NATO EXPANSION FOR ECONOMIC REASONS.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 41
Inyet another Russian bid to win East European support for Moscow’sopposition to NATO expansion, Federation Council speaker VladimirShumeiko told Romanian officials that the West was using NATOexpansion to destroy the economies and especially the export capacitiesof Russia and her East European neighbors, Russian radio reportedJune 27. He said that if NATO were expanded, neither Russia norRomania would be able to export arms. His Romanian hosts wereunimpressed; they said they wanted to see NATO enlarged.
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