February 10, 2015

The West should build common Russia policy

Deputy Director of the International Center for Defense and Security Martin Hurt said he has no high hopes for new talks on Ukraine in Minsk as Western nations do not have a common, long-term policy towards Russia.

Deputy Director of the International Center for Defense and Security Martin Hurt said he has no high hopes for new talks on Ukraine in Minsk as Western nations do not have a common, long-term policy towards Russia.

“Germany and France would probably rather see an end to the military conflict than sees Ukraine restore its territorial integrity, including over the Crimea,” he told ETV on Tuesday morning.
He said it had already been voiced that the main aim was to stop the fighting. “That does not necessarily mean parliament and government in Ukraine and Kyiv should be swapped out, but what it does mean is that the eastern areas are lost and so is Crimea.”
Hurt said Russia had so far been successful in the war and it had no reason to push for peace, adding that Ukraine had not yet lost the fight.
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