Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev allowed a United Germany to join NATO, despite the ability to claim neutral status of the country, said the head of the Federation Council Commission on information policy and interaction with mass media Alexei Pushkov in his telegram channel.
He commented on the publication on Twitter the official representative of the German government Steffen Seibert, who said 30 years ago, July 15, during the meeting with the leadership of Germany in Arkhyz Gorbachev gave his consent to membership of United Germany in NATO.
In addition, Pushkov reminded the President of the USSR ordered to withdraw Soviet troops who were in Germany legally, from Germany until 1994. Russian Senator believes that the German authorities were waiting for the reaction of Gorbachev as Moscow "depended very much".
Gorbachev could at least stand conditions, not to mention the fact that he could speak out against and demand a neutral status for the new Germany. But he was already on the path of geopolitical capitulation, and apparently was interested in the Nobel peace prize more than the national interests of the country.
He added that on 15 October 1990, shortly after the consent to membership of United Germany in NATO, the President of the Union was the "coveted award of merit for the Western Alliance."