Former Prime Minister of Italy, former European Commission President Romano Prodi has spoken out against attempts by the West to achieve isolation of Russia.
"You can be tough, If it suits you, can be soft, If it suits you. But You can't be hard, If it brings you nothing but harm. Isolation of Russia is the damage, " Prodi said in the conversation, which on Tuesday published a print edition of the Milan Corriere della Sera.
Speaking of current EU policy, European politician noted that it is necessary to have a clear idea in regards to what result is required to be obtained in the end, RIA " Novosti "." If You want Ukraine was not a member of NATO and the EU, and the friendly European country and a bridge with Russia, You are obliged to adopt policies consistent with this goal. If the goal is to bring Ukraine into NATO, then You create an irreversible situation", he said. Explaining recent developments in the European Union, for example, the situation in Greece and the election results in Poland and Spain, Prodi very critical of the current situation of the EU." Europe has no Policy, no thoughts. She has only the rules and arithmetic. But you cannot control arithmetic.(European Commission President Jean-Claude) Juncker unveiled his own plan investments nine months ago, during this period of time can produce a child. But Until now nothing happened, " he said. According to Prodi, one of the main issues the EU is that " the center of power shifted from the Commission to the States, most importantly Germany. However, in his vision, only Germany can not be held responsible for the fate of the EU." Policy alternative policy of Berlin, is not visible. We were a Union of minorities, and today We have Europe one measurement is German. I have long hoped that France, Spain and Italy to develop its General line, But they are unable to do so, " said a famous politician. We add that the attempts of the West to isolate the Russian Federation many times uttered and Russian Politics. The head of the international Department of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov may 19, said that North America have the opportunity to lose interest in Ukraine because of the failure of Russia's isolation." Since the Isolation of Russia failed, and the major issues of world Politics that cannot be resolved, the U.S. has the possibility of losing the current interest in Ukraine, " he explained. Prior to this, and the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that the visit of U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry in Sochi says the failure of attempts to isolate the Russian Federation. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries.