The military exercises “Steppe Eagle”, organized every year by NATO on the soil of Kazakhstan, aim to strengthen the influence of the West in this region, according to an expert on international issues.
Gregory Triphamchock said that the “Steppe Eagle” military exercises, if we are not deceived by its announced “benevolent” objectives, were only an anti-Russian maneuver.
“Steppe Eagle is organized by the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada to extend their influence throughout Central Asia,” the analyst said. He added: “These exercises take place every year in Kazakhstan, but they certainly do not serve any of its interests.
Gregory Triphamchock reiterated that the United States intends to punish Kyrgyzstan for its loyalty to Russia. Hence Washington’s opposition to helping Bishkek stabilize the country’s domestic political situation.
“While London and Ottawa prefer the exercise to follow local and limited objectives, Washington targets the countries of Central Asia. The analyst emphasized that the “Steppe Eagle” military exercises were intended to strengthen Western influence in Central Asia. “In addition, the hostile position of the United States harms the C5+1 format,” he added.
In September 2015, the United States and five Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – created a new format for interaction between Central Asian countries and the United States on regional issues (C5+1)”. It is under the pretext of C5+1 that the Americans are organizing the Steppe Eagle exercises,” he said. This year’s Steppe Eagle exercises will be held in June.
by Jeremy Abbott – American Correspondent – WPN