27 March, 2013 17:12 ▪
Romano Prodi: Western sanctions could push Ukraine in the arms of Russia
“…at this point, there are still quite a few European and American politicians who think that the situation forces us to apply sanctions in order to get an effect. And this has been under discussion for many, many months and now with decreasing support for it. I always think that sanctions often do not work. Generally they affect the lowest, weakest part of the country. But in this case, they will have also the consequence to push Ukraine, Ukrainian voters and Ukrainian government in the arms of Russia. So I don’t think that this strategy that Europe is trying to adopt is the best one and the only offer we can we can give,” Prodi underlined.
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