The extension of US sanctions against Russia will not lead to changes in the external policy of the Russian Federation, said in comments to the edition «GORDON» the political scientist, Director of the sociological service «Ukrainian barometer» Victor Nebozhenko.
«I don’t think new sanctions to radically change something. There is such Russian saying: the kid was going to succeed. Here Russia since 2008 has shaped this ideology. I’m talking about the occupation of part of Georgia and the subsequent occupation of part of Ukraine. This trend will not change, and it’s not even Putin (Russian President Vladimir Putin. – «GORDON»). Russia is experiencing a period associated with attempts to restore the Empire. But, in all probability, Moscow will fit in some new geopolitical adventure. I think Putin finds itself in yet another country. And all the talk of a new attacking move where he would finally have revenge on the Americans,» – said Nebozhenko.
In his opinion, the Russian authorities still hope that the conflict between the US and Europe.
«Count on the fact that the economic interests of Germany will prevail over Euro-Atlantic values is not necessary. And Putin should not have hoped that Europe will oppose the US sanctions. He waited, that in Ukraine everything is bad will end, and economic difficulties forced Kiev to come crawling back to Russia. But, thank God, nothing happened. Now in Moscow we hope that Europe will establish contacts and begin to clash with the United States. In Russia do not understand the principles of Euro-Atlantic cooperation, on which to build the whole policy of Europe in the last 50 years», – said the analyst.
According to him, Putin will not go to the escalation of hostilities in the East of Ukraine.
«Russia wants to be a global player, but it goes into complete isolation. By the way, China also understands that if he will cooperate with Russia in the world he would be considered dangerous. And Beijing is not necessary. They want to trade and not to fight. Russia, being the seller of gas, thought to seize foreign territory. And the ground of the country that the gas bought. Further into Ukraine, Putin will not climb – the West has made it clear that in this case will give Kiev defensive weapons. And in NATO of these weapons very much. If Putin wants to bleed the US and Europe, he is certainly not need escalation of the war in the Donbass. You either intimidate the Europeans, or trying to create an anti-American front. To combine it is impossible. Although Putin likes to rush from one extreme to another,» summed up Nebozhenko.
July 25, the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress supported the bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. On 27 July, the document was voted by the Senate.
The document reduces the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days, and for the oil and gas sector – up to 30 days. Also, the President of the United States may apply sanctions to persons who intend to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $5 million a year or $1 million lump sum.
The law obliges the President of the United States subject to confirmation by Congress of any mitigation or cancellation of sanctions. The White house will not be able to remove the restrictive measures on the personal orders, as it was before.
On 2 August President of the United States Donald trump signed the bill on new sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran.
Nebozhenko: I Think Putin finds itself in yet another country. And all the talk of a new attacking move where he would finally have revenge on the Americans 03.08.2017