“Europe has reached a conceptual and civilizational dead end,” Korovin added. “It is 'diluted' and has no idea in which direction it should progress further.”
The political analyst further suggested that Europe does not have any consolidating idea, what he called an “assemblage point”.
Therefore, he added, Washington proposed Russophobia and fear over so-called “Russian aggression” as a “mobilizing idea for European society.”
The US is pursuing a certain goal to “tie up” Europe to itself.
“This is an artificial idea, created by the US for the purpose of 'tying up' Europe to itself, bringing it to its knees and putting a chain around Europe's neck."
Earlier on Monday, The Financial Times published an interview with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, where he said that defense spending among Europe’s NATO states is set to rise for the first time in nearly a decade due to fears over so-called “Russian aggression” and the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.
“The forecast for 2016, based on figures from allied nations, indicates that 2016 will be the first year with increased defense spending among European allies for the first time in many, many years,” Stoltenberg told the newspaper.
“We are faced with uncertainty, we are faced with more threats, more security challenges than in a generation, and we need unity, we need strength, we need stability,” he added.
The Baltic states which border Russia have made the biggest changes. Latvia’s defense budget will rise nearly 60 percent this year. Lithuania will see a 35 percent increase and Estonia 9 percent. Poland, Eastern Europe’s main military power, is raising defense expenditures 9 percent, the NATO chief added.