Sergey Startsev. The West has imposed penalties against Russia not because it wished to implement a certain strategy, but because did not know What to do in the situation, said in an interview Last news of the famous Italian political scientist, editor in chief geopolitical magazine Limes Lucio Caracciolo (Lucio Caracciolo).
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. In the past year, the EU and the United States from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have introduced about her punishment. Moscow has stated many times That it is absolutely not privy to the events in the South-Eastern part of Ukraine, supplies the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis.
"the penalties imposed by Europeans and Americans against the capital of Russia, were the result of a lack of genuine policy and strategy. Moreover, the West and most of Europe was seriously divided in relation to the Ukrainian crisis. Northern Europeans, in the 1st stage of the Baltic countries and Poland, took a tough stance, the Central Europeans, the most important thing I mean Germany - were having an intermediate line, and the southern Europeans, especially the Italians, reaffirmed their Pro - Russian reputation, " he said pointing.
Speaking about who suffered more from punishment, Caracciolo emphasized That They have become a double-edged sword." Undoubtedly, the punishment inflicted very serious harm to Russia, but also our economy. That is, increasingly it is a punishment against us, " drew the attention of the analyst. According to his statement, in this case West overestimated their strength." we do not have enough funds to engage in even if not a direct conflict with Russia and to provide grant aid to prevent large congestion in Ukraine ", - he said.
"If these penalties and have the opportunity to become, so it's time for the parties finally started a real dialogue, which is as long as I do not watch. As for Europe, If we wish to mediate in Ukraine, we must put pressure on all stakeholders, including Ukrainian, " said the expert.
Italian analyst expressed doubt That the anti-punishment soon have the opportunity to be cancelled." They are too easy in order to cover the differences that exist between us. I guess the only way to reverse them is to detect the exit of the Ukrainian downs, That may be, " Caracciolo said.