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US: Brexit to bring Russia and EU together

Britain leaving the European Union will be a serious test of the EU's unity, and may affect the position of the West in relation to Russia, calling the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions in January 2017 into question, the experts of the US company Stratfor said. According to the experts, a single EU front on the issue of anti-Russian sanctions has cracked even before the Brexit vote. At the same time they pointed out that some Russia-friendly countries, including Italy, Greece, and Hungary, called for greater discussion on extending sanctions against Russia. "Of course, the pro-Russia sentiment has not sufficed to break the EU unanimity in an actual vote. Nonetheless, it reveals growing uncertainty over the future of the sanctions – regardless of whether Moscow complies with the Continent's demands to implement the Minsk accords," Stratfor experts noted.

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Could Russia and the West collide in the Caucasus?

As Ukrainian conflict worsening, the confrontation between Russia and the West is also enhanced. The center of this dispute can be transferred from the Ukraine to the Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, …

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