The Greek crisis and the conflict in Ukraine became a test of the EU and the Eurozone on the strength and financial assistance to these countries, aimed at preventing the increase of Russia's influence in these regions, has become For Western governments and the US in geopolitical strategy, Analytics U.S. private intelligence analysis organization Stratfor.
the report says about the fact that the examples of Greece and Ukraine prove that financial aid is often linked With the achievement of certain political goals. It is this authors explain the appeal of the Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to Athens and the Eurogroup " to be flexible and to take measures to keep Greece from the Eurozone ".
Thus, writes Stratfor, Greece may or may not have large financial resources, but its geopolitical position is strategically important For the EU. The authors of the material, one of the main advantages For Greece is that it is a "transit area For competing gas projects, including sponsored Russia "Turkish stream" and sponsored by Azerbaijan and the EU-supported project " southern corridor ".
Analysts believe that North America had expressed interest in being in Greece were ruled by Pro-Western government, the most afterward as the official Athens hinted that we have the opportunity to obtain financial assistance from Russia.
"For Athens this step has a specific meaning: Greece hopes for Russian energy resources and would like to obtain natural gas at a discounted price. This demand may increase if the country were to leave the Eurozone and return to a weak drachma, making imports even more expensive ", - says the publication.
This state of Affairs does not suit Europe and the United States, which leads to the need to provide significant financial assistance to the weak economy of Greece, according to the authors of the material.
The same problems facing the EU and the US and Ukraine, continue the Analysts thought. The Russian project of transformation of Ukraine into a neutral state is not satisfied with Western governments, and the increasing Risk of social protests in Kiev due to the destruction of the Ukrainian economy is forcing the US and the EU to provide significant financial assistance to the Kiev government.
"so, the Crisis in Greece and the conflict in Ukraine define the geopolitical landscape of Europe. To the West is a wide prevention of unrest and instability in Greece and Ukraine is the key to maintaining (unity) countries inside the Western camp ", - summed up in the publication.