Despite tensions, it’s time to promote a new common agenda with Europe for stronger cooperation. This is what the President of the Duma, Sergey Naryshkinin has written in his article in the official newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta. “Russia is the natural ally for all the countries of Europe”, underlined the politician, among the highest offices of State in the Federation, ensuring that “in the course of inter-parliamentary consultations, they are working together to seek a more solid base for our cooperation”.
Naryskin warned, however, that “a return to old positions” would be “imprudent”. Moscow is now pointing to achieve an equal status treeatment, which has long since been the scope of the Kremlin. “The consequences of a ‘cheap’ anti-Russian policy, orchestrated overseas, has not been set aside and will for some time prevent the pursuit of a normal dialogue, despite there having been some positive signals coming from the west”, as denounced by Naryshkin, identifying the economic damages caused by the EU by sanctions against Moscow, one of the reasons that are pushing Europe into pondering over new ways of brokering the thaw with Russia.
The Chairman of the State Duma (the lower House of the Russian Parliament) pointed his finger directly against Washington, accusing it of having created an artificial crisis in the Ukraine to weaken Russia. “Over this there is no doubt – wrote the politician – all their sanctions and games to stoke conflicts have a goal: trying to move the traditional geopolitical and economic, commercial space, with the hope of taking our place.”