The behavior of Western leaders regarding Vladimir Putin has changed since the previous G20 summit when the President of the Russian Federation was literally attacked with accusations of "invasion" to Ukraine, says the magazine.
in the past year, the head of Barack Obama said that the Russian Federation will fall into international isolation, Prime Minister of great Britain D. Cameron said of his mistrust to the Russian President." We fast forward to the G20 summit the current year, which took place in Turkey, and we have the impression that Everything has changed. Putin was there taking pictures in a friendly bustle, with him animatedly talked Obama and adviser on national security Susan rice. He had a productive dialogue with Cameron and other leaders. No stigma, no intimidation. Putin became the person you wanted to meet everyone ", - reported in the publication.
The reason is obvious: the terrorist threat from extremist groups "Islamic state" crisis and migration have led European leaders to the conclusion that they need Russia. About It I declared the ex-President of France Nicolas Sarkozy and the current leader Francois Hollande. The same position was expressed by Cameron, saying that Britain is " ready to compromise on a framework peace agreement and the transition period in the Syrian Arab Republic ". Then in the Obama administration told about the reached agreements between the us and Russian leaders on the Syrian issue. The white house said Obama and Putin agreed that " the political transition undertaken by the Syrians and Syrian-owned ", which must be preceded by a dialogue brokered by the UN between the Syrian opposition and the regime, as well as a ceasefire.
"All This speaks about the fact that Putin made a diplomatic hat-trick. First, It has made the West the recognition that the Russian military operate in the Syrian Arab Republic on legal grounds and play there an important role, and in return, gave vague promises of cooperating with the coalition under US leadership and not shoot the good guys. This indicates a radical change in the American position, because first, the US said that Russian intervention is unacceptable and " doomed to failure ", - reported in the publication.
Cameron also said that the strategic desire of Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic, where she on the Mediterranean coast have air and naval bases, will find support and will be protected." It turns out that Putin has achieved another of its key objectives, " says the Creator of the article. In addition, the President of Russia has made the situation of "tacit recognition" of the Crimea and the situation with the Ukrainian crisis. The publication notes that despite the increasing role of Russia on international arena, as long as you can't talk about her " rehabilitation ": the punishment continues, but most Western leaders remained skeptical of the Russian President.
"However smug American assessment, consisting in the fact that Putin is a skilled tactician, but poor strategist, today seems hopelessly misguided. Putin's intervention in the Syrian Arab Republic has not weakened his position, and returned Russia to its place at the table of negotiations. Now Putin is no longer a dish from the menu