MOSCOW, February 27 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s European integration depends directly on readiness of the United States and NATO to compromise in settlement of the emerging disputes, Head of Foreign Affairs Committee at Russia’s Federation Council Mikhail Margelov said commenting on Putin’s another program article called “Russia and the Changing World.”
“The election article by the presidential candidate Vladimir Putin gives an overwhelming analysis of Russia’s international situation due to the changes in the global policy,” Margelov told an Itar-Tass correspondent over the telephone.
The senator said “extremely important is the article’s provision on Russia’s belonging to Europe.” The text contains “conditions for organisation of the space in the framework of bigger Europe,” he said. “The European civilisation choice of Russia and its integration in the united European space without dividing lines are our clear priority of the international policy.”
“Following these conditions depends directly on positions of the US and NATO, from their readiness for compromises in settlement of emerging disputes between interests of Russia and the West.”
Margelov noted that the article “analyses consequences of the so-called Arab Spring, results of which disappoint and confirm the gained negative experience of violating sovereignty for military or ideology reasons.”
“The presidential candidate paid special attention to this country’s interests in the Asian-Pacific region and in the territory of the CIS,” he added. The article “offers a clear plan of Russia’s foreign political strategy under the conditions of the world turbulent processes of weak predictability.”
“The most important here in my opinion is the following – Russia’s foreign political strategy, implementation of which started with the beginning of the third millennium, which continues and will continue,” Margelov said. “Protection of our national interests, not following interests of national interests of other countries, cannot fail to cause support.”