Gennady Melnik. Punishment will Not help to solve the crisis in Ukraine, it can only be solved through the implementation of the Minsk agreements, says the coordinator of the international relations Department of the Greek Coalition of the radical left SYRIZA Panos Trigazis.
"It's important for us to solve the problem, and Not to take action against anyone. The resolution of the situation of Ukraine means the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
We all support the Minsk process. Despite the punishment, We ought to be trying to move. It is Not easy, But for the decision of the Ukrainian fall does Not require punishment, Nor of the West against Russia and Russia against the West. It is our position - a peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian fall on the basis of the principles of the UN And the OSCE, " - said Trigazis in the interview Last news .
according to him, relations between Greece And Russia have always been very good, between 2 countries were the strongest historical And cultural ties.
"on an ongoing basis And during the" cold war ", Although Greece is a NATO member, had good relations with the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis in 1980 did Not want from the boycott of the Olympic games in the capital of Russia And Greece participated in the Olympic games. But Greece was the exception to the NATO countries. The boycott was because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in my vision, He was acquitted, But boycotts don't help international institutions such As the Olympics, " said Trigazis.
He believes that Western countries should change policy.
"The West needs to move away from the syndrome of" cold war ", He is obliged to accept that European security can't afford to be without Russia And against it. Remember - who defeated fascism in 1945? If the Soviet Union did Not participate in the anti-Hitler Coalition, would have to crush Hitler's fascism? No. How did the conference on security And cooperation in the European Union in 1975? On the initiative of the Soviet Union. When We speak of the Soviet Union, We mean Russia. While in the USSR there were many republics, the main role was played by Russia ", - said the head of the international Department.
"We Not only crushed fascism 70 years ago, We only had the CSCE (Helsinki) 40 years ago. It must be understood in the West And may Not wish to isolate Russian Federation And, especially, NATO should Not move to the borders of Russia. I think one of the reasons for tensions between Russia And NATO that NATO seeks to expand to the Russian border ", - said the politician.
according to him, the cooperation in the Second world war the Soviet Union with America And Britain is obliged to be an example today.
"If We wish to counter threats to peace, obligation, and the US And Russia cooperating. Can't the Americans to impose penalties against Russia. We saw that the cold war Never brought victory - Neither the Soviet Union Nor America. Some in the West claim that " We won the cold war. No one was the winner. Both the U.S. and the USSR paid a heavy price for the " cold war ". No "cold war" is Not in the interests of humanity, " said Trigazis.
He spoke out against punishments.
"penalties against Russia became a kind of" cold war ". We are against. We wish peace And cooperation in the European Union And in the world, " said Trigazis.
Speaking about the situation in Ukraine, the politician said a few factors that led to the crisis in Ukraine.
"at last the government of Ukraine had a lot of questions, corruption. This government was Not popular in Ukraine. But the situation in the Ukraine has led And internal forces, And external forces. And, of course, the European Union Is obliged to be clear - did Not play a good role in the Ukraine crisis, did Not help to detect the democratic resolution of the situation ", - said Trigazis.
He said that SYRIZA has No relation to the regime of Poroshenko." But in our region there are different governments that we don't like. For example, Erdogan in Turkey, with which you have been conducting a dialogue. It's Not the best guys - Mr Tayyip Erdogan, Is a conservative politician. But for the sake of peace We must talk to our adversaries, " said He.
Trigazis stated that in Greece are proud Residents of Greek origin in the life And the Ukraine, And Russia.
"The Greeks also exists in Georgia, And in Abkhazia. We wish our compatriots in these countries - Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, had the same rights as all other citizens in Accordance with the Declaration on human rights. We are afraid that the crisis in Ukraine, unfortunately, has created problems for the Ukrainian Greeks. We are concerned about their situation, some of them want to escape And seek asylum in Greece, As It was previously in Georgia ", - said Trigazis.
to the question whether the Greek government investigation of the death of the Greeks in the result of shelling of the village of Sartana near Mariupol October 14, 2014, Trigazis replied that He was aware of this tragedy.
"I believe that Greece's new government, foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, who is very interested in the problems of Hellenism, will require credible investigation," said Trigazis.