Kuleba: Europe needs Russia as an antithesis, just as Ukraine needs Russia

Europe needs Russia, but not for cooperation, and as the antithesis, wrote to the permanent representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe Dmitry Kuleba in the column on the newspaper’s website ZN.UA.

In his opinion, over the past three years Europe has demonstrated that it knows how to defend its values.

«Yes, she does not always do it quickly, effectively and decisively, often with many compromises. Such is the genetic code of Europe. But such a Europe uncompromisingly aggressive Russia failed to impose its own rules, though, spent a phenomenal political and financial resources and will continue to spend their resources,» wrote Kuleba.

He stressed that Russia will remain Europe’s «in all possible senses.»

«But not for comprehensive cooperation. Europe needs Russia as an antithesis, just as Ukraine needs Russia. Moscow will maintain its influence on European Affairs and perhaps even to win some tactical victories. But not in order to change Europe, and Europe to minimize, or at least not raised the price for a number of features of Russian domestic and foreign policy,» – said Kuleba.

The envoy added that the task of the European Ukraine is that «it is possible to minimize not come at our expense, and the price for Russia on the contrary was increased as necessary».

«The experience of recent years shows that this is a doable task,» he said.




Kuleba: Europe needs Russia as an antithesis, just as Ukraine needs Russia 15.07.2017

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