November 19, 2015

Possible Russia-West Rapprochement Over Syria Stokes Fears In Europe’s East

Kalev Stoicescu, a research fellow at the International Center for Defense and Security in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, says that Russia is using the Paris attacks “to again split European solidarity in terms of sanctions and the promulgation of sanctions.”

Kalev Stoicescu, a research fellow at the International Center for Defense and Security in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, says that Russia is using the Paris attacks “to again split European solidarity in terms of sanctions and the promulgation of sanctions.”

But he says that while Russia and the West “may unite forces to combat IS, the common enemy, and sweep the caliphates from the face of the Earth, that doesn’t solve the Assad question or resolve Syria’s [political] future.”
Read more: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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