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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

McFaul explained the benefit from Putin’s Brexit


Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFall, finally, explained why people in the West think that “Moscow applauds” British exit from the EU. Previously always sounded similar allegations that the Kremlin responded that do not understand the use of the name of the Russian President in the subject brexit.


photo: Sergei Ivanov

Michael McFaul.

As noted by McFall in an article for the Washington Post, Europe is weakening, while Russia, its allies and multilateral organizations konsolidiruyutsya and even joined a new members.

McFall doesn’t see the Russian President Putin of the person who was the reason that the British majority voted in a referendum to secede from the EU. But at the same time, the ex-Ambassador, Putin’s foreign policy will greatly benefit from this process.

McFall notes that skeptics are often the allies of Moscow, and now their position will be strengthened. In addition, the UK has been a consistent critic of Russia, including on the issue of Ukraine and Crimea. Now that voice heard within the EU will not.

The former Ambassador also points to another factor. With the British exit from the EU will begin the process of eliminating Europe from the sphere of US interests that ultimately will weaken the community itself.

Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia will monitor the outcome of the referendum, but it is not going to interfere in the internal Affairs of the United Kingdom and the EU. A statement by the British Prime Minister David Cameron that the country’s withdrawal from the EU will be happy with Putin”, the Russian leader called “a manifestation of the low level of political culture.” Putin explained that this statement Cameron tried to influence public opinion inside their countries, but it didn’t need result.

In mid-may, this statement was commented by the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Then he said that Moscow, in principle, already got used that the Russian factor is one of the sustainable instruments, in particular the use of American policy in his election campaign.

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