‘Shadow CIA’: West Close to Make Concessions to Russia Over Ukraine, Syria / Sputnik International

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160214/1034735589/stratfor-west-russia-compromise.html

This post was all prepared and then disappeared. . . I’m trying again. . . Personally, I think this whole thing will die down and disappear, Erdogen and Turkey and the West, as well, having lost a great deal – almost everything. I have to wonder if they are close to making concessions for the same reason Simon Parkes has suggested the Pope is trying to get close (a nice way of putting it) to Putin/ Russia through Patriarch, Krill? ~J

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According to the article, Russia’s latest success in Syria may prompt the West to change its positions on such issues as the conflict in Ukraine and anti-Russian sanctions.

In January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with US State Secretary John Kerry in Zurich. Earlier, during his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Kerry said that sanctions against Russia could be removed “within months” if the Minsk agreements were fully implemented.

“The statement was notable, since the United States has taken a hard line relative to European countries on maintaining sanctions against Russia. But while the European Union recently voted to extend sanctions on Russia for six months, several European officials have made it clear that they wish to lift EU sanctions on Russia when they come under review in July,” the article read.

Lifting sanctions is one of the priorities for Russia which is now struggling with economic difficulties due the slump in global oil prices and the falling ruble. However, the author added, the EU has also sustained losses due to Russia’s response. Both Moscow and Brussels would “benefit significantly” if sanctions were lifted.

Forget Cold War: US, Russia Have One Common Interest in Syria

Another component of the compromise may be the Syrian crisis, it added.

Moscow and the West have one common enemy in Syria – Daesh (also known as the Islamic State terrorist group). There is also the potential for more bargaining. Russia could exact concessions from the US on NATO’s buildup along its borders, according to the article. At the same time, Washington could be interested in cooperation with Moscow on the political settlement to the Syrian conflict.

“Both sides are still working on opposite ends of the fight, but their shared interest in containing the security threat of the Islamic State, which has struck both Europe and Russia, presents an opportunity for cooperation on other issues,” it read.

However, compromise over Ukraine may be hampered by the growing political instability in the country, the author underscored. Ratings of the ruling coalition led by President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk are falling. In addition, reforms have stalled and the economic crisis in deepening.

“There is certainly a lot that stands in the way of an end to the conflict in Ukraine. But recent developments suggest Kiev, Moscow and the West could be more open to advancing negotiations in the coming months. They should be taken seriously,” the article concluded.

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4 Responses to ‘Shadow CIA’: West Close to Make Concessions to Russia Over Ukraine, Syria / Sputnik International

  1. Hello Jean.

    It’s Feb.14.2016 HAPPY HEART DAY TO YOU…love is in the air… i put a note on face book saying lets send love viral all over the planet all day long ,and send it to all the WAR zones as LOVE CAN NEVER DIE……..if a billion or so do just that on this day of Love something will shift for the good of all humans who have there intents on first loving them self first , then sending it to there wife or husband and family members ; and to people who have passed on , a long with friends in the now….. Lots of people in cyber space are sending LOVE wishes on face book today Jean ; enjoy the love day ET is sending you so much Love & Light from Sudbury …….

  2. hannacora says:

    Jean, hoping to save you some trouble, I am posting this article here. Sorry to hear about the interference. It must be very frustrating! Blessings! Johanna

    Finnian Cunningham gives us an excellent overview of the lies on Russia and Syria –
    http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/keep-calm-and-ignore-western-propaganda/ri12739

    ***Western Politicians, Media Blame Russia for Winning the War in Syria***

    West accuses Russia of ‘triggering a humanitarian crisis’ as it rolls back terrorist hordes who have tormented Syria for the last 5 years
    Western politicians, media and the Turkish regime are full of it. The latest wave of refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border are, we are told, terrified civilians fleeing Russian air strikes.
    No doubt civilians are caught up in this war. But many of those portrayed as refugees fleeing now from the northern city of Aleppo are actually retreating militants, who are capitulating because of Russian and Syrian military success in terminating their insurgency.
    As ever distorting reality, the Western news media are transmitting a classic psychological operation in their coverage of the latest stage in what is actually the foreign-backed war of aggression on Syria.
    Incredibly, Russia and the Syrian Arab Army are painted as the “bad guys”, and in turn this narrative is used to build a pretext for “responsibility to protect” – the faux humanitarian cover to allow for unwarranted foreign intervention.

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