The current geopolitical situation is extremely unfortunate to the West was embroiled in a conflict with Russia over Ukraine, as on the agenda are global issues that the parties must resolve together, says former Irish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Niall Holohan in his article for.
So, to all the people of the world, and among them Russia and Western countries, is threatened by the growing influence of jihadist Islam. In addition, the possible disintegration of Syria and other Middle East countries are also exposed to significant danger, which Russia and the West must confront together. However, dialogue between the parties is not obtained, in the UN security Council " impasse ". Everything else, all greater harm to the parties applied economic sanctions imposed by the West and Russia against each other, says Niall Holohan.
"It's time to abolish these penalties, as long as they did not cause more serious harm. One must conclude an international Treaty that will legitimize the annexation of Crimea and will guarantee the rights of Russian-speaking minorities in a United and indivisible Ukraine. In response to this, Russia has to take on their own shoulders the obligation to become a full and responsible member of the international brotherhood, " writes Irish ex-Ambassador.
There is no doubt that relations between States must be based on the observance of the norms of international law, stressed the diplomat. However, as long as the West's policy towards Ukraine in the issue of compliance with international law "is not only hypocritical, but also ineffective," he continues.