Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova today (Wednesday) called the new US-British security agreement with Australia a surprise to NATO.
It was a complete surprise and a shock to NATO. It was an absolute surprise, not to those whom the United States, Australia, and Britain call their opponents and cooperate, but to their allies and the military and political blocs of which the United States and Britain are part.
According to the Russian "Tass" news agency, the Russian diplomat continued:
The developments that are taking place around Australia, a seemingly distant land, are not only not interesting - though really interesting - but also require the special attention of the community of political analysts, including experts in international relations and military and strategic issues. .