Austrian Foreign Minister: Russia is the guarantor of stability and security of Europe


The opinion of Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg about Russia coincides with the point of view of German Federal President Steinmeier. The Foreign Minister made such a statement in an interview with the Wiener Zeitung newspaper.


Alexander Schallenberg believes that in the long run, Russia is the guarantor of the stability and security of Europe, as Frank-Walter Steinmeier also spoke about:

In the long run, stability and security in Europe are possible only together with Russia, and not with opposition to it.

According to the minister, earlier in Western countries they hoped that the Russian Federation would join the “society with Western values,” but this hope did not materialize. Our country decided to take a different path.

He believes that international dialogue is much better than a mutual "game of silence." And although Vienna has always kept open channels for communication, this is a sign of abandonment of their values.

It was previously reported that the new program of the Austrian government aims to reduce sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation. It also states that Vienna will continue to strengthen relations with Russia as part of the Sochi Dialogue Russian-Austrian public forum.
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  1. Olgovich 26 January 2020 11: 03 New
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    Alexander Schallenberg believes that in the long run Russia is the guarantor of stability and security of Europe

    Certainly!

    But HOW to drive it into touring western heads ?! request
    1. WILL 26 January 2020 11: 06 New
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      An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level! belay
      Another Kremlin “agent”? laughing Well, at least it will receive just such a characteristic.
      1. figwam 26 January 2020 11: 12 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level!

        Austria has long had such an opinion.
        1. WILL 26 January 2020 11: 15 New
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          They can afford, Austria is not a member of NATO, but lately there has been more and more talk about joining the alliance, as in Finland!
          However, in the European Union, decisions on sanctions do not block.
          1. Shurik70 26 January 2020 12: 00 New
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            Quote: ANIMAL
            Austria is not a member of NATO

            But
            The opinion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria ... coincides with the point of view of the German Federal President

            А Germans are already part of NATO (even though the president there is a purely decorative figure)

            For any FROM EUROPEAN POLICY, it is unexpected to hear something that runs counter to the opinion of the Anglo-Saxons.
            We got impudent already and the European partners
          2. orionvitt 26 January 2020 17: 36 New
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            Quote: ANIMAL
            However, in the European Union, decisions on sanctions do not block.

            On the other hand, the voice of reason sometimes breaks through.
      2. dorz 26 January 2020 11: 18 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level! belay

        The Austrian company OMV invested in the Nord Stream-2 gas project to supply Russian gas to the EU through the Baumgarten gas hub in Austria. There is nothing surprising in this statement.
      3. Ross xnumx 26 January 2020 11: 21 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        Another Kremlin “agent”? Well, at least it will receive just such a characteristic.

        If you replace one letter in the surname, he can pass for a relative of an agent of a completely different country and another Reich ... wink
        1. WILL 26 January 2020 11: 24 New
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          Do you think Stirlitz’s work was not in vain? what
          1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 33 New
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            Quote: ANIMAL
            Do you think Stirlitz’s work was not in vain?

            Yes, our man is definitely laughing
          2. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 19 New
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            Quote: ANIMAL
            Do you think Stirlitz’s work was not in vain? what

            Are you not aware that the radio operator did not participate in the process? wink
        2. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 17 New
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          Quote: ROSS 42
          If you replace one letter in the surname, he can pass for a relative of an agent of a completely different country and another Reich ... wink
          Wow! But I did not know that Walter Friedrich Schellenberg was someone else’s agent ... recourse
          1. Ross xnumx 26 January 2020 16: 52 New
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            Quote: sabakina
            Wow! But I did not know that Walter Friedrich Schellenberg was someone else’s agent ...

            For the time being I did not even imagine that sabakina is he ...
            Let's figure it out together.
            Agent - a person acting on behalf of someone representative of an organization, institution, and so on executing instructions.

            In September 1939, during the Polish campaign, Schellenberg served Reichsführer SS Commissioner
            Could Schellenberg be called an agent? Of course ... Can people with the name Schellenberg be relatives to Walter Schellenberg? Naturally...
            Conclusion: If in the surname Shallenberg in the first syllable replace “a” with “e”, then everything converges. You don’t even have to invent ...
            hi
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        1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 39 New
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          Quote: KUBA
          It has long been known in our history.

          We know that.
          It does not reach others.
          Again, the history is rewritten by those who were WWII
          But who got a large part of the land
          I’m talking about Pshekia .. Although there are many others
      5. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 31 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level!

        Yes, it seems the last days at his post are living out
      6. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 12: 28 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level! belay
        Another Kremlin “agent”? laughing Well, at least it will receive just such a characteristic.

        Crackers-bankers-cheesecakes struck the obvious things?

        We will wait until the others break through - something, but we won’t take Russian patience. Harness for a long time, and drive fast.
        1. WILL 26 January 2020 12: 32 New
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          Welcome hi These are the consequences of our troops being in Austria! Maybe he just do Ivanov grandfather ... repeat
        2. NEXUS 26 January 2020 15: 08 New
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          Quote: Zoldat_A
          We will wait until the others break through - something, but we won’t take Russian patience. Harness for a long time, and drive fast.

          We harness then we harness, but just remember what was going on under the EBN when our mattresses were sitting in the cabinet of ministers. And I think so to this day there are many such Cossacks sent to us in the highest echelons of power. Apparently the amendment of the Constitution is the step to clean the ranks of these same Cossacks.
          As for Austria ... so slowly but surely Europe is sober and sanctions do not give it so much pleasure.
          1. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 15: 20 New
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            Andrew, hi !
            Quote: NEXUS
            Remember what happened at EBN

            For me, as I am sure, for so many Russians, the 90s is not just a “black strip” This is a real “black hole”. And what is surprising - how much was stolen - no country in the world could stand this. And we stood and became stronger.
            Quote: NEXUS
            Europe is sober and sanctions do not give it so much pleasure

            If only with your left hand and only Europe itself.
            Those sanctions have only made us laugh for a long time ... Maybe Europe will someday laugh at them ?? Although - it is unlikely. Indeed, for this it will be necessary to recognize that they, taking these sanctions, were morons ...
            1. NEXUS 26 January 2020 15: 27 New
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              Quote: Zoldat_A
              Andrew, !

              Igor hi
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              no country in the world could stand this. And we stood and became stronger.

              To survive, then we survived, but only for a long time we will itch from the effects of that scabies. Stripping ranks in the highest echelons of power has long been obvious. What comes of it, let’s wait and see.

              Quote: Zoldat_A
              Indeed, for this it will be necessary to recognize that they, taking these sanctions, were morons ...

              Not them, but their leadership. However, now the population of these countries does not often have a flattering opinion about their chosen presidents.
              1. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 15: 36 New
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                Quote: NEXUS
                To survive, then we survived, but only for a long time we will itch from the effects of that scabies.

                Your truth, Andrey! Although ... What can I say about what has passed? They survived - became stronger.
                Like in the army
                We ... are trained, and we are getting stronger.

                At work, laws adopted in the 90s still cause heartburn ... A black hole, not the history of Russia.
                I hope someday they will write in the textbooks who the Humpback Dog and Sverdlovsk Alkash were for Russia ...
      7. Lelek 26 January 2020 13: 58 New
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        Quote: ANIMAL
        An amazing statement from a Western politician of this level!

        hi
        And what is surprising, such statements today sound (albeit timidly) from many European (and not only) lips:
    2. Ros 56 26 January 2020 11: 58 New
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      With the passage of time and force majeure circumstances, it will come into its own. The war is called.
    3. eklmn 26 January 2020 23: 25 New
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      “But HOW to drive it into touring western heads ?! ”
      Russians may not perceive / or perceive Western values ​​as democracy or LGBT rights, but no one on Russian sites NEVER discussed the moment to “honestly admit”. What mocking laughter rose in the Russian media when Iran honestly admitted that it shot down a plane!
      In such honesty and is recognized by the West and the state is respected.
      And in Russia, from top to bottom, there are only enemies at all levels. “Ihtamnet”, and after half a year “Ihtambyl”, in the Donbass, the slogan “a_prove it!” Was sewn with white thread, everyone was blamed for the doping scandal, except for the obvious organizers that they know about in the country. And everything goes abroad as
      “This_not_ us, and this_ us_...”
      Be a man, admit, tell the truth, the real, then respect
      like a normal man. In the meantime, fear (in Russian they “respect” and “fear” is a synonym ”) as ... with an atomic bomb.
  2. Thrall 26 January 2020 11: 04 New
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    Common truth, open secret, clear as day, captain obvious, no brainer, clear pepper ... smile
    1. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 29 New
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      Thrall. I forgot about the "Japanese tape recorder" and "yah nafig it." wink
    2. Zoldat_A 26 January 2020 12: 31 New
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      Quote: Thrall
      Common truth, open secret, clear as day, captain obvious, no brainer, clear pepper ... smile

      There is another definition - the most correct, in my opinion. But for her in the Banyat. request
      Therefore, we dwell on yours. good
  3. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 11: 12 New
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    Russia is the guarantor of security throughout the world. Not only Europe. Sanction ranks are thinning ...
    1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 41 New
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      Quote: Tank jacket
      Sanction ranks are thinning ...

      But sanctions remain request
      1. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 11: 44 New
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        Soon they will crawl on their feet and kiss our boots ...
        1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 12: 15 New
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          Quote: Tank jacket
          Soon they will crawl on their feet and kiss our boots ...

          Is it hard to write to whom you are contacting? Or give Vasya a light?
          It is so interesting for me to run Anonymous to search. It is not clear what I answered.
          Let's teach. You select a phrase, copy and paste it is not difficult.
          It’s hard for me to understand who answered me.
          At least a little respect those who communicate with
          1. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 12: 18 New
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            Lipchanin, don’t be angry, I have a smartphone. Inconvenient to allocate.
            1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 12: 23 New
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              Quote: Tank jacket
              Lipchanin, don’t be angry, I have a smartphone. Inconvenient to allocate.

              Sorry
              drinks I won’t get to the store. Slippery .... A trumpet burn laughing
              1. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 12: 30 New
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                Take care of yourself, Lipchanin. As A.S. said Pushkin: "Drink, but measure reason." wink
                1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 19: 04 New
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                  Measure is a bucket? laughing
                  Another thing is scary. I can’t get the dog out. He vomits from my hands when on the street. And I walk so badly. And here and so the ice on the road
        2. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 30 New
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          Ruslan, would you even clean them, these, like them ... Boots.
          1. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 16: 30 New
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            hi Vyacheslav, I’ll do it, I’ll clean my boots so that they shine like a cat’s eggs. It was comfortable to kiss.
      2. Edik 26 January 2020 11: 58 New
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        Quote: Lipchanin
        But sanctions remain

        They do not just stay, they will always be while we pursue an independent policy! Or until the USA loses its crown!
  4. Zhan 26 January 2020 11: 19 New
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    I’m more than sure, this is the opinion of a quarter of European politicians and most of Europeans. That's just to see they also have our saying: "there are no prophets in their own country." Someone on these contradictions earns very well, and not only political dividends. What amazes me the most is that when most politicians resign, they begin to say with all their ears that they would have acted in a completely different way, but at that time there was: "political necessity." smile
    The question is, who dictated such a need ...? smile Personal gain or someone’s interests? smile
    Both options are obvious .. smile
    And then they sprinkle ash on their heads and with a “smart look” talk about lost opportunities and a ruined generation .. smile
    1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 43 New
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      Quote: Zhan
      The question is, who dictated such a need ...? Personal gain or someone’s interests?

      Yes, the loss of a chair under the fifth point. It’s not so easy to refuse a feeder
    2. Keyser soze 26 January 2020 13: 23 New
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      I’m more than sure, this is the opinion of a quarter of European politicians and most of Europeans.


      This is so. But you also think a lot of things, but the authorities do not care about your thoughts. They will supply your tanks with Roszhandarmeria, and you think ....

      The same thing in the EU, only without tanks. But the essence of the reaction of the authorities is the same - go field citizens ...
  5. Mountain shooter 26 January 2020 11: 19 New
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    That's when Austria does not support the EU sanctions - then it will be possible to talk about something ... In the meantime, this is rhetoric that does not bear any consequences ...
    1. Lipchanin 26 January 2020 11: 45 New
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      That's when Austria does not support EU sanctions -

      This is already from the realm of fiction.
      1. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 34 New
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        I don’t know what’s happening with science fiction, but Cyprus has already reared ...
  6. cloud catcher 26 January 2020 11: 22 New
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    As loners, they say that Russia needs to be respected and cooperated with it. As the European "partners" come together, they become lumpen.
    "The main thing in this world is not where we are standing, but in which direction we are moving." O. Holmes
    The direction is right!
    1. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 43 New
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      Quote: Cloud Catcher
      As loners, they say that Russia needs to be respected and cooperated with it. As the European "partners" come together, they become lumpen.

      And when was it different? When the lumpen is alone, he, seeing you, goes to the other side of the street. When he is with his comrades, then he is Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris in one bottle.
      1. cloud catcher 26 January 2020 14: 13 New
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        "Still, we must give Europe a knee ..." for rapprochement, it is necessary!)
        https://youtu.be/N-UCPUhWIIY
  7. knn54 26 January 2020 11: 24 New
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    The Sochi Dialogue Forum works EFFECTIVELY.
  8. askort154 26 January 2020 11: 34 New
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    According to the minister, earlier in the Western countries they hoped that the Russian Federation would join the “society with Western values,” but this hope did not materialize.

    "Infused" 25 years, but caught on time. To join you means to lose your sovereignty, which you have been dreaming of for centuries - to drive Russia under your heel. You already tried to come with your "values":
    - Poles in 1605
    - Swedes in 1707
    - the French in 1812
    - Germans, twice, in 1914 and 1941
    Cool off! Russia is too tough for you! negative
    1. cniza 26 January 2020 12: 21 New
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      Apparently the cycle is suitable, but the times are not the same ...
    2. sabakina 26 January 2020 12: 50 New
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      As M. Zadornov said ...
      French was taught in the 19th century. Piled up to the French. In the 20th century, they studied German. Piled up to the Germans. In the 21st century we learn English .... wink
  9. Chaldon48 26 January 2020 11: 34 New
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    That's right, who has normal relations with Russia can not worry about their safety
  10. KVU-NSVD 26 January 2020 11: 40 New
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    The opinion of the Austrian Foreign Minister is of course very important and interesting, but unproductive for us. In words, many TAMs want all the best, but only the NATO infrastructure, the economy of the collective West and the consolidated information war do not disappear for some reason, but they are systematically crushing and crushing ..
  11. Tank jacket 26 January 2020 11: 42 New
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    And here's what they write across the ocean: the Council on Foreign Relations strategy suggests the following:

    “We will make it clear: Washington will have to make concessions in order to improve relations with Moscow; it cannot do this while maintaining all of its current policy towards Russia. The same applies to Moscow. In this spirit, the United States should seek agreement with Russia on that the enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been completed, that the United States is lifting its sanctions for the annexation of Crimea, and that Russia is once again admitted to the G8 group.In exchange, Moscow will withdraw its intervention in the East by withdrawing its troops Ukraine and agree to the deployment of UN peacekeeping forces, as well as venomous stop interference in American politics and culture. "
    For obvious reasons, the “exchange” set forth in the CFR strategy can hardly be considered an ideal or even suitable recipe for a healthier Washington – Moscow relationship, but another thing is important: judging by this position of the influential think tank, American elites are gradually losing the idea as if Russia could and should be threatened, and they began to get used to the idea that substantive negotiations could and should be conducted with Moscow. In this context, it was impossible, absurd and inconceivable to imagine in 2014 that the leading expert center of the American elite as the initial position (just to normalize relations with Russia) would “put on the table” as a starting negotiating position such proposals as recognizing Crimea as Russian, return to the G8 (which is important precisely as a symbol), refusal to expand NATO (that is, neutral status - “Finlandization” - Ukraine) and refusal to return the Ukrainian army to Donbass.
  12. taiga2018 26 January 2020 11: 54 New
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    Yes, all European politicians understand this very well, but firstly, this understanding is not paid for because of Russophobia, and secondly, it’s better not to "understand" and you’ll calmly live and occupy your post, otherwise the maid will be sent to the hotel, or " the daughter of a "Russian millionaire," but if you start to understand very well, then a missile strike on your car can be inflicted ...
  13. Nuclear_winter 26 January 2020 12: 05 New
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    At the moment, only empty talk. Sanctions are not lifted, but only new restrictions are introduced. And the warming in the dealings with the Russian Federation, something is not expected, that’s a shame sad
  14. Timon2155 26 January 2020 12: 12 New
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    For business, Western politicians should be judged, not empty chatter. I remember that in the 90s they were all friends with us, they sang sweet speeches, but it all turned out like ... No, only evaluate matters by business!
  15. nm76 26 January 2020 12: 18 New
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    I read the news and comments, but my soul somehow immediately guaranteed to become stable.
    With a feeling of complete safety, I’ll go collect deadwood)))
  16. cniza 26 January 2020 12: 19 New
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    The opinion of Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg about Russia coincides with the point of view of German Federal President Steinmeier. The Foreign Minister made such a statement in an interview with the Wiener Zeitung newspaper.


    The United States will not let this pass by; one can expect provocations from them ...
  17. Tank hard 26 January 2020 12: 29 New
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    According to the minister, earlier in Western countries they hoped that the Russian Federation would join the “society with Western values”,

    Come on, you are cunning, European citizens, you never wanted to see Russia in a "society with Western values," except for territory without people ... Putin asked you to come ... They didn’t accept it. repeat
  18. _Ugene_ 26 January 2020 13: 09 New
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    Yes, they say a lot of things, and as it comes to voting on sanctions against Russia, then everyone unanimously votes in favor, and so for many years. For a long time I have not paid attention to all these statements of European politicians about the need to lift sanctions, etc., etc., all this is empty talk, unfortunately Europe continues to act strictly at the direction of the ocean
  19. Prisoner 26 January 2020 20: 03 New
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    What is the "ray of light in the dark kingdom"? Really mattresses have not found incriminating evidence on him? It is gratifying.
  20. eklmn 26 January 2020 23: 40 New
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    Everything is correctly written in the article - “in the long run”.
    here:
    https://en.news-front.info/2020/01/26/austrian-foreign-minister-spoke-about-the-importance-of-russia-for-europe/
    “Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said in an interview with Wiener Zeitung that he shares the view that in the long term, stability and security in Europe are possible only together with Russia.
    According to the minister, there was hope that Russia will become part of a "society with Western values," but Moscow went its own way."

    And due to the constitutional change, until the “long-term perspective” is pushed beyond the horizon, because someone is going to rule forever ...
  21. lvov_aleksey 28 January 2020 23: 41 New
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    well, let's see what happens next