Robin Cook has protected RussiaFrom the western sanctions and the Russian generals
Robin Cook has protected Russia
Visit to Moscow heads of British Ministry of Foreign Affairs Robina Cook has finished the shows arranged with the West to Vladimir Putin. Yesterday it became definitively clear that they have passed for and. An island of the president unexpectedly successfully. Speaking from a name “ the seven “ Cook has unequivocally spoken against pressure upon Russia from - for the Chechen Republic. Thereby the West has made the contribution to Putin`s victory on presidential election. And now waits from it for reciprocal gestures - after that, certainly, as it will reject a prefix “ and. An island “.
that Putin will manage to make the necessary impression upon the British visitor, hardly who doubted. To Cook and. The island of the president of the Russian Federation has managed to be pleasant to heads of foreign policy departments of the USA, Germany, France, Italy and even the secretary general of the NATO. Therefore Cook`s admiration - “ I have been amazed by its openness and readiness for frank dialogue “ - very few people has surprised.
however unlike former “ examiners “ Putin Cook it was not limited to compliments to the new Russian leader. He has frankly told that did not dare to say any of the western politicians and for that in Moscow for a long time waited from the West: to press to Russia from - for the Chechen Republic unproductively.
answering a question of the western correspondents on necessity of more rigid approach to Russia (as supposedly “ councils of an external world do not find at it the due response “) Cook has declared: “ It is far not so. Russia did not remain the deaf person to concern of European and other countries concerning the Chechen Republic. More rigid statements hardly are required from the West. It is important, that we kept good relations with Russia “.
the position Stated by Cook across the Chechen Republic was as much as possible soft and the extremely favorable for Moscow. Words zamglavy Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation of Sergey Prihodko that interlocutors “ ascertained understanding the British side of the measures accepted by Russia in struggle against the international terrorism “ still could leave some doubts: really indeed us have understood? But Cook`s statement after negotiations has placed all in places: “ We have addressed to the Russian side with the request to be whenever possible more open to the international community in that, as to the Chechen Republic “. The West any more does not demand anything from Moscow - he only asks.
so unexpectedly soft tone speaks simply. In the West in time have understood that Putin`s victory on elections is almost inevitable. And now a question in he will spend what policy. Rough pressure upon Russia and threat by sanctions play into the hands of supporters of isolation of the country from an external world and push Putin in embraces of the Russian generals and the politicians who have been adjusted antizapadno. Therefore Europe and the USA, having softened a position across the Chechen Republic, have given the chance to Putin to go on elections not under the antiwestern banners, and under the slogan of strategic partnership with the West.
such approach of the West is under construction on sober calculation. The partnership with Russia as is necessary for it, as well as Moscow. Accompanying today to Putin, the West counts on its help in the future when it will reject a prefix “ and. An island “. Yesterday Cook has clearly let know that becomes the first touchstone for Putin: “ the Situation on the Balkans demands now bolshego cooperation between Russia and other countries “. It is clear that the Balkans are only a litmus piece of paper for definition of readiness of Moscow really to co-operate with the West. To the Kremlin hint that partnership with the civilised world and friendship with Milosevic (Saddam and others) - things incompatible.
GENNADY - SYSOYEV