LETTER : Nato ultimatum

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The Independent Online
From Ms C. J. Hartley

Sir: I suggest that Nato and Central Europe accept Moscow's "tough terms" on one condition - Russia does not become a dictatorship and she does not attempt to restore the Soviet Union or extend the current borders of the Russian Federation by force.

If democracy were to be abolished in Russia and the country were to turn expansionist, then Central Europe should be fully integrated into Nato. If the Russians think they have the right to impose conditions on other sovereign states, then they must also have conditions imposed on them.

This should make it clear to Moscow that Nato poses no threat to a democratic and peace-loving Russia, but that it will be prepared to defend democracies against invasion from any aggressor

Yours sincerely,

CLARE HARTLEY

London, W11

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