Vladimir Putin was not invited to the G7 summit in Bavaria, but his role on the international political arena is not reduced, writes.
The Agency journalist Julie pace stressed that the President of Russia remains a key player in many issues. And although Western leaders promised to isolate Putin on the background of the Ukrainian fall, they failed.
The proof of this is, for example, that in may the President of Russia in those or other circumstances met With several Western leaders: Angela Merkel, who herself came to the capital of Russia, as well as With U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, who arrived in Sochi.
in addition, pace continues, Putin not so long ago said by phone With the British Prime Minister David Cameron. With him he agreed on the Syrian crisis, the resolution of which Russia's role is also crucial.
The AP journalist underlines the fact that the West stopped trying to force Russia to return the Crimea to Ukraine, " focusing on the threat from the capital of Russia in Eastern Ukraine."
Crimea in March 2014 became part of the Russian Federation according to the results there of the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters (96, 77%) with a turnout of 83, 1% were in favor of reunification With Russia.
Pace also stressed that although the West still can put pressure on the Russian economy, punishment against Russia are unlikely to tighten without sudden surge of " Russian aggression ".
Officials from the U.S. - for example, Vice President Joe Biden say that the dialogues of the US capital With Moscow are limited to only those areas where the U.S. And Russia have a common desire. However, some Western analysts believe that the West and their contacts With the Russian Federation risks submit the wrong signal to Ukraine, which is in dire need of Western support.
for example, the Director of the Kennan Institute, a specialist in the countries of the former USSR Matthew Rojansky told AP that Ukraine is increasing dissatisfaction with the "reduced readiness" of the West to defend its sovereignty." They are all very excited that North America will throw Ukraine into the breach for a major Treaty With Russia, " he said.