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Garry Kasparov: Putin's aim is to weaken the European Union, including Nato to realize his imperial ambitions
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According to The Guardian, Garry Kasparov believes that Brexit would be the perfect gift for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

He stressed that Russian president wants to see an EU without Briatain, his aim is to weaken the European Union, including Nato to realize his imperial ambitions.

Russian chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist Garry Kasparov shared on Facebook:

'Putin's birthday isn't until October, but it's never too early to start thinking of presents. What to get the dictator who takes everything? How about removing one of the most powerful and active members from the organization Putin considers to be one of his main obstacles, the European Union? The UK leaving the EU ('Brexit') would be a blow to Britain and to Europe and a boon to Putin and other enemies of the free world.

Putin has always worked hard to fragment the EU and its policies toward Russia, and he's working overtime to find a way to get sanctions lifted despite his annexation of Crimea and continuing invasion of Ukraine. Putin's open mutual love affair with Europe's far-right is an important element of this push, and supporting every type of anti-EU referendum is another. Britons are entitled to consider self-interest, of course, but when you believe your interests align you with Vladimir Putin (and Donald Trump too, in this case), you may wish to reconsider!'

On 1 April 2014, NATO unilaterally decided to suspend practical co-operation with the Russian Federation, in response to the Ukraine crisis.

Shortly before a meeting of the Council Russia–NATO at the level of permanent representatives on 20 April, the first such meeting since June 2014, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov cited what he saw as 'an unprecedented military buildup since the end of the Cold War and the presence of NATO on the so-called eastern flank of the alliance with the goal of exerting military and political pressure on Russia for containing it', and said 'Russia does not plan and will not be drawn into a senseless confrontation and is convinced that there is no reasonable alternative to mutually beneficial all-European cooperation in security sphere based on the principle of indivisibility of security relying on the international law.'

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