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MUNICH, February 02, 8:03 /ITAR-TASS/. The West sacrifices Ukraine for the geopolitical idea of a unipolar world, the chairman of the State Duma committee for CIS affairs, Eurasian integration and ties with compatriots, Leonid Slutsky, told reporters, commenting on the Munich conference discussion, in which he participated.
According to Slutsky, it is necessary to dot the "i's" to clarify causes of the unrest and tragic events in Ukraine. The essence is hidden in the known statement of American political analyst Zbigniew Brzezinski who wrote as long ago as in 1997 in his book "the Grand Chessboard" that Ukraine was the West's outpost against the Soviet Union's reconstruction. Sixteen years later, Brzezinski's paradigm was modified in connection with the forthcoming formation of the Eurasian economic union -- a powerful alliance intended to become an EU partner in the post-Soviet space and unite Europe affected by seven years of recession and the rapidly strength-gaining Asian-Pacific region of economic development.
The Eurasian economic union, if it is formed, will become a serious structure in the world economic architecture of the 21st century, and this is like a stick in one's craw for those who try to build an unipolar world with U.S. hegemony, the Russian legislator noted.
The idea of Ukraine’s possible participation in the Eurasian project has become a spark at a gunpowder storehouse. "Large-caliber" Western politicians rushed to Ukraine -- Cox and Kwasniewski who visited the Rada for 26 times, Dalia Grybauskaite who addressed a mass pro-European meeting in central Kiev and senator McCain, the committee head said, noting it was gross interference in a sovereign state’s internal affairs and was contrary to international norms.
The calls of Western politicians and opposition leaders triggered the actions of protest, which in a few days became uncontrolled and led to heavy consequences, Slutsky said.
The Russian parliament member noted one more aspect of the biased position of the West was its support for radical nationalists who always were considered personas non grata.
Actually, the question is not one of democracy, a rule-of-law state or people in Ukraine. No, this is only a question of geopolitics and economic interests, the Duma committee head said.
Slutsky described the approach when Ukraine was sacrificed for the geopolitical idea of a unipolar world as ruinous. "I am sure Ukraine will make its own choice of a development way in the interests of Ukrainian people and stable national economy and never be a small change in an improper game of talented but cynical geo-politicians, who forget when playing world chess that they play with fates of whole nations.