Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry have failed to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. G8 political and business leaders are worried that plans to enforce sanctions on the Russia will create an economic collapse within the economies of the European Union and Ukraine, both of which have important trade relations with Russia and depend on it for their energy supplies.
Honestly watching US Secretary of State John Kerry, saying during a press conference that Talk of Sanctions against Russia was not a threat, and nothing personal against Putin was like watching paint dry. And what meaning does the US expect from their delusional self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with Putin? What fantasy does the G8 hold that you would believe that their tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a dog with rabies, spinning rabidly in a circle? Watch the video below and decide for yourself.
Last year, Russia imported $344 billion worth of products from Europe, with machinery ($53 billion) and vehicles ($38 billion) among the biggest import items.
Russia is a major importer of Ukrainian goods, accounting for $25.6 billion of Ukraine purchases, or just under a third of the country’s $77 billion total; the EU accounting just slightly less.
Earlier this week fire brand Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky proposed that the US be removed from G8 he said,” He said that foreigners invest more in the Russian economy than Russians invest abroad and, as such, Western sanctions are self-defeating”.
Here is a video clip of Vladimir Zhirinovsky speaking his mind to the European Council
Russian victory in Crimea has come at a high price to the U.S., the EU and NATO because more than half of Ukraine including the rich, industrialized cities of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Odessa, Mariupol and Melitopol is highly sympathetic to the Kremlin.
It’s fascinating to watch Russian diplomacy at its best. It appears as though the Russians have been playing a game of chess and have predicted all the counter moves in advance.