American weapon against Russia after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia became the European Union, said in an interview Last news famous Polish scientist, former national partner of the Polish Sejm, Director of the European center for geopolitical analysis Mateusz Piskorski.
a year earlier Piskorski specifically was in the Crimea And was the coordinator of the group of international observers on the Crimean referendum. Crimea And Sevastopol became the Russian regions, once in March 2014 there have been referendums in which the overwhelming number of voters were in favour of secession from Ukraine's reunification with Russia.
"for the mere fact of personal presence And observation of the referendum in Crimea large part of the Polish media And Polish politicians immediately accused me of harming Poland And the West. I became almost an enemy in their own country just because she saw Everything that happened in the Crimea ", - said Piskorski.
Polish scientist said that " the Inhabitants of the Crimea has exercised the right, formulated almost 100 years ago, the then President of the United States of America Woodrow Wilson - the right to self-determination ".
"The inhabitants of the Crimea took advantage of this right in a hopeless situation, when the Ukrainian state has ceased to fulfill their basic obligations to residents And became hostile to its citizens," says the Piskorski.
according to him, in international terms, the crisis in Ukraine has resulted in " unprecedented in the modern history of economic sanctions aimed against Russia And Russian citizens ". At the present time was " absolutely Clear that the punishment is harmful to both the Russian economy And the economy of the European Union ".
"the harm of punishment calculate All countries-EU members, But most importantly the country is geographically located in Central And Eastern Europe. In 2014, the damage to agriculture Europe amounted to about 7 billion euros. Moreover, the closer the geographical position of these countries to Russia And the closer economic relations, the more damage the punishment, " said the Director of the European center for geopolitical analysis.
according to him, the loss was Finland, which is 25% of its exports directed to the market of the Russian Federation, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, damaged the economies of southern Europe, such as Greece, Italy And Spain.
"in Poland the sharp drop in exports of agricultural products in the Russian Federation led to mass protests by farmers. The goal is to put pressure on the Russian Federation - was not achieved, " says the Piskorski. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to artificially heated situation.
"It is also clear that the Russian Federation And its citizens suffer punishment. But, in contrast to the EU, the Russian Federation, there is a field for maneuver in the 1st place, in the form of Asian markets And cooperation within BRICS. Punishment was now a political tool used by the USA in the battle with Russia. The instrument of the American struggle with Russia in fact has become the European Union. An increasing number of European politicians begin to understand these mechanisms. And there is hope that Europe soon realizes the futility And irrationality of such actions, " said Polish specialist.
in March of last year the US And the EU imposed the first sentence on the Russian officials And bureaucrats of the Crimea, who are denied entry into the EU And frozen assets in the banks of these States because of their position in the Crimea And Ukraine. Over the past Year, the sanctions list many times with new individuals And legal entities. Summer was added And sectoral punishment. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to punishment, And among them the EU, increasing the share of imports from other countries. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products And some other products from Europe. On the first place in the imports of the Russian Federation of meat And milk come out of Latin America.