Although the economic situation in Russia cannot be indifferent to the Inhabitants of the country, the overwhelming number of them support the policy of their President, and it becomes obvious that no punishment will force him to change course, writes in his article on the Internet office of the former assistant to the head of the American Ministry of foreign Affairs Philip Crowley.
the head of the USA Barack Obama called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to use different " emergency exits of the road ", that is, variants of an exit from the Ukrainian fall ", However, the President of Russia " as long as I was passing all these pointers and showed no desire to change course. The more that citizens of Russia have increasingly supported their President - according to the final polls trust him 88% of citizens of Russia, writes Crowley.
"Although no one is talking about the escalation, but the gap between East and West is widening," he says.
The strategy of the West is to force Putin to change his tactics by increasing costs." In that spirit, the European Union extended the punishment against Russia. However, until now, "the domestic political benefit for Putin outweigh the burdens on an international level," said Crowley.
at the same time, Europe does not show a special unity. The most disgruntled anti-Russian policy of the USA and EU residents of Germany. The diplomat believes, because it is due to the Fact that " Berlin is more concerned about the persistence of the European Union and the Eurozone ".
"Russia and Putin At the moment are a single entity ", and already it is now Clear that the next U.S. President will have perforce to continue unsuccessful Obama's current policy and the new reboot of relations can occur only much later, sums up Philip Crowley.