Europe keep Ukraine on a short leash and considers it " another Greece ", writes the American billionaire George Soros in his article on.
"Keeping Ukraine on a short financial leash, Europe endangers the progressive development of this state," He said.
According to the billionaire, in the beginning, He said that for Ukraine " of sanctions against Russia is not enough. Punishment is necessary, But hurt not only Russian but also European economy, " says Soros. From his point of view, it is necessary to combine punishment With the effective support of Ukraine ". The growth of Ukraine on the background of the decline of Russia proves that "all the fault of Putin's policy," He writes on.
"Unfortunately, European leaders chose a different course. They treat Ukraine as another Greece - a country that is experiencing economic difficulties, but also as a country that is not a member of the EU, "says the billionaire, calling this approach a" mistake ".
The Europeans, From his point of view, do not have the ability to grasp the fact "birth of the new Ukraine" and underestimate the importance of this state. He admits that " nothing surprising ", as the coups such as the one that occurred on the Maidan in Kiev, " happen often ". As an example, He cites the uprising of the " Arab spring ".
However, in Ukraine the situation is different, He said. Soros admitted that even He underestimated the possibilities of this state, though, and participated in the process of transformation of Ukraine ".
Continuing to blame the Ukrainian conflict, the Russian Federation, Soros said that if Europe will not help Ukraine properly, she will have to pay " much higher price ".
Current European help Ukraine Soros is again compared With the " nutrition through an IV, because of which the country now on the brink of collapse. From his point of view, European leaders must take monetary support to the country as " budget defense spending ". To date, EU leaders "have not shown that they are willing to help Ukraine at any cost," added American billionaire.
Soros had previously criticized the European policy in the context of the Ukrainian fall. In March this year, in another article Obama wrote that the EU responds to the Ukrainian situation " fundamentally wrong ". Later in his article in the German newspaper que Welt He said that the current EU policy on this issue increases the probability of the cast To the end of the EU as a global political force ".