Has the West decided to make peace with Russia? (results of the G20 summit)

Has the West decided to make peace with Russia? (results of the G20 summit)

 

Has the West decided to make peace with Russia? (results of the G20 summit)The G20 summit has ended in Brisbane. The world media was focused on the meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Western leaders. Many of the European representatives called for a dialogue with Russia. Vladimir Putin described the atmosphere at the summit as benevolent.In conversations with VK, the senator Igor Morozov, political scientists Andrey Suzdaltsev and Alexey Mukhin and the diplomat Andrey Baklanov noted that at the G20 summit Europe demonstrated its willingness to overcome its confrontation with Russia, which started because of the Ukrainian crisis.Igor Morozov, a member of the Federation Council committee for international affairs stressed that the EU can't regulate the Ukrainian crisis alone and now seeks cooperation with Russia in this matter. "I believe that in this respect the main success of the Russian president at the G20 summit was that he managed to speak to all the key players in European politics and had a possibility to explain the Russian position," the senator claimed.Andrey Suzdaltsev, the deputy head of the International Relations Department at the Higher School of Economics, noted that any form of dialogue is already a success: "Dialogue gives us hope that we will not fall into the abyss of further escalations of threats and sanctions. At the moment there are no new sanctions, although the Russian leadership was under very sophisticated pressure."He described the events in Brisbane as a "diplomatic battle". "No side got an advantage in this battle, which is also actually not bad because Moscow doesn't count on victories in battles but on direct dialogue through which we can reach concrete agreements," he said.Alexey Mukhin, the director of the Center for Political Information noted that the G20 had turned from an economic into a political forum under the influence of the US.  "Of course, this summit proceeded in a situation of discomfort for Russia because of the US efforts. In this respect the words of Angela Merkel are quite remarkable, because European countries are starting to realize what kind of economic adventure they have gotten involved in because of the US, and under the pressure of public opinion turn towards Russia," he claimed.Andrey Baklanov, deputy head of the Association of Russian Diplomats, believes that the difficulties are temporary: "We are sure that the current period is only temporary, we do not intend to correct our line, because it is based on objective perception and considers the interests of the people. We also stress that Russia is interested in participating in the G20 and the G8, but not more than the other countries. This format should work and contribute to the problem's resolution, otherwise it falls apart and loses its authority."

The G20 summit has ended in Brisbane. The world media was focused on the meetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Western leaders. Many of the European representatives called for a dialogue with Russia. Vladimir Putin described the atmosphere at the summit as benevolent.


In conversations with VK, the senator Igor Morozov, political scientists Andrey Suzdaltsev and Alexey Mukhin and the diplomat Andrey Baklanov noted that at the G20 summit Europe demonstrated its willingness to overcome its confrontation with Russia, which started because of the Ukrainian crisis.


Igor Morozov, a member of the Federation Council committee for international affairs stressed that the EU can't regulate the Ukrainian crisis alone and now seeks cooperation with Russia in this matter. "I believe that in this respect the main success of the Russian president at the G20 summit was that he managed to speak to all the key players in European politics and had a possibility to explain the Russian position," the senator claimed.


Andrey Suzdaltsev, the deputy head of the International Relations Department at the Higher School of Economics, noted that any form of dialogue is already a success: "Dialogue gives us hope that we will not fall into the abyss of further escalations of threats and sanctions. At the moment there are no new sanctions, although the Russian leadership was under very sophisticated pressure."


He described the events in Brisbane as a "diplomatic battle". "No side got an advantage in this battle, which is also actually not bad because Moscow doesn't count on victories in battles but on direct dialogue through which we can reach concrete agreements," he said.

Alexey Mukhin, the director of the Center for Political Information noted that the G20 had turned from an economic into a political forum under the influence of the US.  "Of course, this summit proceeded in a situation of discomfort for Russia because of the US efforts. In this respect the words of Angela Merkel are quite remarkable, because European countries are starting to realize what kind of economic adventure they have gotten involved in because of the US, and under the pressure of public opinion turn towards Russia," he claimed.


Andrey Baklanov, deputy head of the Association of Russian Diplomats, believes that the difficulties are temporary: "We are sure that the current period is only temporary, we do not intend to correct our line, because it is based on objective perception and considers the interests of the people. We also stress that Russia is interested in participating in the G20 and the G8, but not more than the other countries. This format should work and contribute to the problem's resolution, otherwise it falls apart and loses its authority."

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