Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to create a new tripartite system of “Yalta” (diplomatic meeting of leaders of USA, Britain and the Soviet Union in February 1945 to solve the problems associated with the end of world war II), in which the US, Russia and China agreed to divide the world into spheres of influence. About this author in the article writes for the National Interest, Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European studies at Georgetown University.
“Washington and Moscow have very different ideas about how should look like a productive relationship. For President Putin, whose mission is to revive Russia’s role on the world stage and to refute what he sees as a disastrous legacy of the 1990s, the main goal is that the United States treated Russia as at the time of the USSR. This means the recognition (of Russia – Ed.) fully sovereign great power, smaller neighbors which have to settle for limited sovereignty,” writes Angela Stent.
In her opinion, Putin’s goal was to be the creation of a new tripartite system, “Yalta”, in which the US, Russia and China agreed to divide the world into spheres of influence. It also means the refusal of the United States from any attempt to influence what happens inside Russia. Perhaps, in the opinion of the Stent, some in the Administration trump and his supporters can agree with this Outlook, his Secretary of state and Secretary of defense, as his national security Advisor, did not agree.
“Ukraine remains one of the major stumbling blocks to improving relations. The appointment of Ambassador Kurt Volker, as a special representative for Ukraine, the long-awaited event. But the prospects for the implementation of the Minsk agreements are not very good. The Secretary of state Tillerson hinted that it may be output outside Minsk, but it will require imagination and determination of all parties to resolve the conflict”, – stressed the Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European studies at Georgetown University.
We will remind, yesterday the Russian media, citing a source in the Kremlin reported that the first meeting of state Department special envoy for Ukraine, Kurt Volker and assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Vladislav Surkov may be held in Minsk on August 22.