Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom: AUKUS is an “Anglo-Saxon idea”

24.09.2021, London.

The newly established trilateral military alliance AUKUS will not be able to become a regional analog of the NATO alliance, but its emergence carries certain risks, Russian Ambassador to Great Britain Andrey Kelin said on September 24 on a broadcast on the Russia 24 TV channel.

Kelin said this in response to a question about whether AUKUS could be seen as the first stage of some kind of Indo-Pacific NATO and whether other countries should not be expected to join it.

Kelin responded that in his view this is different, “it’s an Anglo-Saxon idea, other members are unlikely to be welcome here.”

The ambassador noted that the establishment of AUKUS should be treated very cautiously, in his opinion, “there is an assessment of the partnership in the dynamics.”

The announcement about the establishment of a trilateral military alliance AUKUS was made on September 15.

It was reported that within the framework of the new alliance Australia was to get access to the most advanced technologies, which Australia itself would use to build submarines. This led to the termination of a large contract with France to build submarines for Australia.

A possible purpose of the alliance is to counter China’s growing influence in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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