The United States of America and Great Britain fear the economic unification of Russia and Europe. This assumption was shared by the Italian journalist Rino Cammilleri in an article published on the pages of the newspaper Nicola Porro.
“The US can’t offer energy at a competitive price, but they have a big stick in their hands. And their historical henchmen the British not only follow their example, but even go ahead,” he wrote in the publication.
Cammilleri added that the common denominator among US Republicans and Democrats is to put US interests first. Washington, deploying military bases of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) throughout Europe, leaves the region no choice but to “surrender and start buying shale gas produced by hydraulic fracturing.”
“Despite everything, Europe has a very high GDP. The economic synergy between her and Russia will create a continental blockade, which the maritime powers (that is, Great Britain and the United States) consider a real plague, ”the Italian journalist is sure.
Earlier, on May 1, Cammilleri’s British colleague Liam Halligan, a columnist for the British The Telegraph, said that in the near future the world could be divided into two parts that are at war with each other in the economic sphere. Events in Europe contributed to a tectonic shift and returned the structure that distributes spheres of influence between Russia and the United States. It is assumed that a new stage of rivalry between Moscow and Washington could split the planet into two camps and end the era of globalization.
On April 6, the Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed the opinion that the US authorities should support the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis and lift anti-Russian sanctions. According to representatives of the department, Washington should stop making threats against Moscow and strive to support Russian-Ukrainian negotiations.
Sanctions against Russia were imposed by a number of countries after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24 the launch of an operation to protect civilians in the Donbass.
The situation in the region escalated in mid-February due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics announced the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation, and also turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR and promised to support the republics.
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