Some of the Russian MPs express fear that as soon as it achieves its ends in Afghanistan, the United States will ditch Russia. Alexei Arbatov, deputy chairman of the Defense Committee in the State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, says that the U.S. may eventually be able to pressure the Taliban into extraditing Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., and will then quit the region, leaving it to Russia to handle the Afghan war all by itself. Moreover, it may stop all cooperation with Russia in the battle against international terrorism after using this country's help for gaining its own objectives.
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said