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EU and Russia: On the Path to Normality?

Relations between the EU and Russia are on their way back to normal, slowly but surely. Neither the US nor certain East European states can halt the process


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Ambassadors of NATO-countries and Russia meet again for the first time after two years in Moscow. German and French Foreign Ministers choose a concillatory way to interact. More and more EU governments begin to aknowledge, that without collaboration with the Big Eastern Neighbour there is no possibility of establishing a consistant European security architecture... One can now be confident: relationships between the EU and Russia are slow, but purposeful on their way to normalization, despite of the denial of opponents in Eastern Europe, Poland and the Baltic states, particularily.

Bruxelles, Berlin and Paris, how it seems, have now realized, that the course, set by Washington, appears to be more of an aberration of safety polic, accompanied by outermost negative economical consequences. Due to reasons of inner affairs they do not want to admit yet, that the coup d'etat, heavilty inspired through US-elites and their european handymen, was a complete disaster. This failure brought up only corrupt oligarchs and led to a bloody war in the East of the country with the secession of Crimea, that ended up returning back to Russia after a referendum, albeit controversive.

Even with Chancellor Merkel, because she's being puppeteered too much by Washington and all these transatlantic-oriented powerful groups in Germany, still clinging to the sanctions, there are already more and more German politians (even from SPD and CSU, besides the oppositional Left wing) yearning for change. The visit of the party leader to Moscow thereby was in a symbolic context with that. But even Merkel's support for the «North Stream II», the second Eastern See pipeline for Russian gas, shows, that she is on a course of concillation with Moscow. It is well known, too, that Austria has tried to establish a bridge between Russia and the European Union — President Fischer chose to visit Moscow before his replacement, and he was accompanied by high-grade politicians and economists.

Transatlantic-oriented media sources are observing this political normalization in sheer pain. They still try to whitewash the brutal regime in Kiev and blame Russia for the disastrous situation in Ukraine. According to them, it is Russian soldiers and arms hindering peace in Ukraine, albeit significantly more the radical-nationalistic politicians in Kiev, partially led by the even more extremistic groups, still active in the country. Even if Moscow were to support the rebels — is it even possible for Russians to simply allow ukrainian government troops and the right-wing extremist «volunteer battaillons» to conduct a massacre in Donbass, with the whole world a witness? So it seems, out of the view of transatlantic supporters.

Even if it is going to take some time, until political relations between European countries and Russia return to a normal state — there are first signs of us being on the right path. One has only to begin to ignore the Washington-influenced whisperers and to focus on a real, substantial policy. Such a policy may provide all sides with significantly better results. Well, except for the Americans and their agents, it is.


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