Abbasali Mansouri Arani, member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, in interview with ICANA said "The West started to open its way to the region through color revolutions a decade ago, one of which was the Orange Revolution of Ukraine. At that time Russians were silent as they were stabilizing their hegemony. But as things have changed, Moscow would no longer tolerate the EU advances.”
With the fall of the orange in Ukraine, Russia took sway over Kiev. When the West was trying to rule Ukraine with a different revolution, Russia responded according to its military doctrine, he added.
The West has kind of failed in the Ukraine issue. They could never imagine that Moscow’s rage would add up to so much. On the other hand the Ukraine unrest comes with heavy cost for them which makes its loss greater than its gain for them, Arani noted.
He added "Due to economic relations and borders with Russia, Europeans are losing greatly which creates schism among the countries of the West, since the US will not suffer much from the dispute.”
He further stated that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will not endorse Ukraine’s membership, resigning to a limited number of military drills and some aid in arms to the country.