Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov Russia’s ambassador to USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 15:11
Death toll in terrorist attacks in Catalonia grows to 15World August 21, 14:36
Expert says Russia halted global warming for one yearScience & Space August 21, 14:01
Moscow slams suspension of US visa procedures throughout RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 21, 13:58
Russia inks deal to launch two South Korean satellites on Soyuz rocketScience & Space August 21, 13:33
Poll reveals Russians take pride in country’s symbolsSociety & Culture August 21, 13:15
Press review: Moscow works to cool off US-North Korea spat and Japan eyes peace treatyPress Review August 21, 13:00
Passenger ground effect vehicle seating 100 to be created in Russia in 2020-2022Military & Defense August 21, 12:35
Australian cyclist Perkins gets Russian passportSport August 21, 12:21
MOSCOW, May 22. /TASS/. The West is growing disappointed with Ukraine and that was the reason why Kiev has failed to achieve progress on a path of European integration at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, a Russian lawmaker and political analyst, Vyacheslav Nikonov, said on Friday.
"The West is very seriously disappointed about what has been going on in Ukraine in recent months. They are beginning to understand the tragedy taking place in south-eastern Ukraine, they are beginning to understand that Kiev is an aggressor party," Nikonov, who is chairman of the education committee of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house and chairman of the board of the National Committee for BRICS Studies, told the 7th academic forum of the BRICS.
He said Kiev’s recent steps "linked with the glorification of Nazism" had met negative reaction with the West. "Europe does not understand such things," he said, adding that the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada’s (parliament) decision to deny human rights guarantees in the zone of the force operation in Donbass "runs counter to European traditions and norms."
"What was said to Ukraine at the Eastern Partnership summit was absolutely predictable: no movement towards Europe has been actually done," NIkonov said. "No one wants a flow of impoverished Ukrainian population in European countries. The European political class is becoming tired of what is going on in Ukraine and no one will support Kiev if it tries to take any steps in violation of the Minsk agreements, the more so, any aggressive steps."