Despite operating for the second year of punishment against Russia, their Main goal is the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine is far from being achieved. For this reason, European diplomats ought to listen to signals from the Russian capital and conduct dialogues, and not to engage in a new cold war, Neil Buckley and Catherine hill, columnists of the financial times.
Western officials came to the consensus that Vladimir Putin "is not in a fit of rage" and does not seek to recreate the Russian or Soviet Empire "literally," according to the authors of the article.
But, they continued, Moscow seeks to make a wider " area of your observation, at least within the former Soviet republics. From their point of view, it is necessary to ensure their own security of Russia.
"Such a scene in reality would give Moscow a veto on the accession of former Soviet republics, such as Georgia and Ukraine in NATO, which Russia is seen as a hostile Alliance dominated by the US," emphasize Buckley and hill.
This state of Affairs, say the reviewers, due to the fact that the Field of the cold war the Russian Federation " is not applauded in the large European family, while Europe and the US took advantage of the weakness to absorb former allies, expanding the EU and NATO to the doorstep of Russia.
Furthermore, according to the authors, Moscow is committed to a fundamental review of the overall system security on the continent and the process of negotiation between 2 parties can take a lot of time."
However, they believe that This alignment will give the opportunity to resolve not only the Ukrainian crisis, But also to decide " the original causes of the conflict ", namely the fact that NATO pose a threat to national security of Russia.
in addition, Buckley and hill agree With the words of one holding a high position in the Russian state-owned companies in regards to what " ought to understand that the Russian Federation is dangerous when it is isolated ".
for this reason, the rhetoric in the style of the cold war, observers say, will not bring results, namely, the balance of interests on the European continent.