Former Irish diplomat: the West needs to legitimize the annexation of Crimea to Russia and lift the sanctions

The Irish Times published an article by former Irish diplomat Nyle Holohan, which says that Western countries and the Russian Federation need to abandon the policy of mutual economic sanctions, while they do not even more harm to all parties, RIA reports "News".




According to Holokhen, an international agreement should be signed that legalizes the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation and protects the rights of the Russian-speaking minority in Ukraine. In turn, Russia must also assume certain obligations.

Holohan stressed that the policy of Western countries towards Ukraine is counterproductive and hypocritical. According to him, the Russians, as well as other nations, are ready to protect their national interests. Fair or not, but they believe that the Kiev authorities can harm them.

“In this they, apparently, do not differ from the British in relation to Ireland and the Americans in relation to Cuba,” Holohen said.

According to the former diplomat, the US and the EU acted recklessly when they supported the coup d'état in Ukraine. They took a clear anti-Russian stance and did not take into account the fact that the extreme right-wing elements were among the opponents of Yanukovych.

Holohan noted that now is not the time for Western countries to join the fight with the Russian Federation over Ukraine, since there are more pressing problems in the world. In particular, joint action is needed to fight the Islamists.
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  1. andrei332809 3 September 2015 08: 57 New
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    they only start talking when they become ex yes
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      mQn 3 September 2015 09: 04 New
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      The former said that, the former said this ..... Useless chatter. It is necessary to look at the current "rulers" and at those who will replace them, and this is a simple balabolstvo aimed at calming the masses.
      1. Vend 3 September 2015 09: 21 New
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        “In this they, apparently, do not differ from the British in relation to Ireland and the Americans in relation to Cuba,” Holohen said.
        Well done, I dug Anglo-Saxons and mattresses. Bravo, Mr. Holohan.
    2. udincev 3 September 2015 09: 20 New
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      Quote: andrei332809
      they only start talking when they become ex yes

      The former is not burdened. It may even say what it thinks. Well, it’s not given to the acting ones, it’s not permissible, it’s not for this that they get a “salary”.
      1. Amurets 3 September 2015 10: 03 New
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        Unfortunately, we don’t have a civil servant’s code that obliges employees to do work and pursue the policies pursued by the government. I don’t agree, resign and criticize. And no court will support or justify you so you violated this law. This can be done in Russia Do not if you do not agree with the authorities.
    3. EGOrkka 3 September 2015 09: 31 New
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      Sanctions are needed for another 2 years and agricultural producers are delighted, after which it will be difficult to break into the europium market. smile
      1. marlin1203 3 September 2015 09: 43 New
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        Yes, they are ordinary businessmen! You can deal with them to your advantage. You see the principle "we are for you, you are for us." The only question is price. The truth is that we now need these sanctions more than they need, until we are economically “autonomized” enough. This is a gift. Try earlier so tighten the nuts, such a howl would rise. And now, he dragged on and smiling guiltily, "but what? What am I doing, what are they all ..." laughing
      2. ermolai 3 September 2015 12: 31 New
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        Quote: EGOrkka
        Sanctions are needed for another 2 years, production workers and agricultural producers are delighted,

        only now, everything is hiding in the little things, those whom I see from the farmers as plowed, cleaned up at that secondary farm which, even when dividing the collective farms, went to those who plow, sow, cry, swear, do, and again in the field. take a loan ??? it’s better as it is, the prices for solarium and grain are a disparity, and the bread in the store is many times higher. and who is thrilled? Yes, the market seems to ideally be, but ..... go sell at a fair price.
        1. EGOrkka 3 September 2015 14: 47 New
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          .. always whined ... a bad dancer always ...... interfere !!! And the fact that competition is less and demand has grown is +. wink
    4. aleks 62 next 3 September 2015 09: 40 New
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      .... they start talking only when they become ex ...

      ... Looks like zaboristye stop smoking ..... laughing
    5. Romeohihnic 3 September 2015 09: 51 New
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      Quote: andrei332809
      they only start talking when they become ex yes

      In you're right, your koment did not read, just thought !!! smile
    6. Byshido_dis 3 September 2015 10: 59 New
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      For when they were not in their mouths a black apparatus from the states ...
  2. valday 3 September 2015 08: 57 New
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    The voice of common sense! Only who will hear him in the west ??
  3. rotmistr60 3 September 2015 08: 59 New
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    A very bold statement for the West by former Irish diplomat Niall Holohan. Probably because of the bold, because he retired from the Foreign Ministry. But still, I express my gratitude to this man.
  4. vovanpain 3 September 2015 09: 01 New
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    It seems common sense wakes up only when they become ex, and when the real bark only at the direction of the owner.
  5. little girl15 3 September 2015 09: 01 New
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    When will current diplomats talk about this?
    1. udincev 3 September 2015 09: 32 New
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      Quote: Vovochka15
      When will current diplomats talk about this?

      When will the respective policies of their rulers.
    2. Amurets 3 September 2015 10: 12 New
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      Then when the position of the government changes. While the official is in the civil service, he does not have his own opinion. There is the opinion of the state.
  6. Smoked 3 September 2015 09: 01 New
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    Sweet such news, such generally appear from time to time. People think in old categories and realities. Only now such times are happening and such that I don’t believe in the return of relations to sanctions. For example, someone correctly said that by closing their eyes and justifying the same Germany that happened in Odessa on May 2, there will be no previous relations between our countries for a long time.
  7. SAM 5 3 September 2015 09: 01 New
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    Former Irish diplomat: the West needs to legitimize the annexation of Crimea to Russia and lift the sanctions

    Enlightenment comes when one resigns.
  8. dr.star75 3 September 2015 09: 02 New
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    Thus, the country's leadership is trying to convey its position to us. They themselves cannot say that! The overseas regional committee will not tolerate.
  9. sem-yak 3 September 2015 09: 03 New
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    Why start thinking when a roasted rooster pecks? And before where are the brains hidden?
  10. Wolka 3 September 2015 09: 03 New
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    Kholochen is right, why deny the obvious, it’s time to think with your own mind, and in fact Europe is now no longer up to the sanctions on Russia, to survive, refugees from the Middle East will clearly devour Europe ...
  11. Dezinto 3 September 2015 09: 06 New
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    When they become - "ex" - the intelligibility of speech rrrrezno increases!
  12. Name 3 September 2015 09: 08 New
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    And what is the conversation ... recourse Crimea is the territory of Russia. Everything else - "Kindergarten" coupled with senile dementia ..
  13. morpogr 3 September 2015 09: 10 New
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    And again, the former, it is clear when they leave the civil service they take out a zombie chip and a person can see and tell the truth.
  14. viktorrymar 3 September 2015 09: 15 New
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    Because it is difficult to say one’s opinion being in the system and in the subject, and for a career is dangerous for health.
    And now the tendency is such that the words “ex” are not considered, but “ex” will at least ease the soul.
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  16. Gloomy Hedgehog 3 September 2015 09: 19 New
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    Quote: DEZINTO
    When they become - "ex" - the intelligibility of speech rrrrezno increases!

    This once again underscores the fact that in the West people with completely different moral and moral values, while they are profitable, say one thing, then, to remind themselves again when they are no longer needed by anyone and prefixes appear diametrically opposite. To be more precise, the main value there is money, and the concept of the word conscience is completely absent.
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    dk 3 September 2015 09: 25 New
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    he therefore hike and former
  18. udincev 3 September 2015 09: 26 New
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    According to the former diplomat, the US and the EU acted recklessly when they supported the coup in Ukraine
    Here are those times! "Supported the coup"! And who organized it, financed it? At whose embassy in Kiev was his headquarters? What is it like this for a few months ... and the education of Russophobia itself for several decades ...
  19. atamankko 3 September 2015 09: 34 New
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    If you started talking, then you need
    call the parents of this mess.
  20. Stena 3 September 2015 09: 38 New
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    What lies or mess in the head? I quote: "According to Kholohan, an international agreement should be signed that legalizes the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation and protects the rights of the Russian-speaking minority in Ukraine." What the hell is this "Russian-speaking minority"? By this logic, it seems that it's time to order the globe of the Rostov region ....
  21. Pavel Vereshchagin 3 September 2015 09: 39 New
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    At least one adequate person was found.
  22. tomket 3 September 2015 09: 47 New
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    Keyword - Former Politician.
  23. Russia 3 September 2015 09: 57 New
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    According to Kholohan, an international agreement should be signed that legalizes the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation ...

    Mr. Holohan, we do not need your “agreement”! It is just for you that you need to not accidentally break out of your "civilized" choir singing along.
  24. pincet 3 September 2015 10: 39 New
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    Ireland, Northern Ireland and their relationship with each other and with the UK - that boiling cauldron ... maybe, quietly throwing money to the IRA - in London they will sharply forget about Ukraine ... smile
  25. olimpiada15 3 September 2015 11: 02 New
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    In this seemingly correct statement, there are a lot of wrong things, starting with support for the US and EU coup in Ukraine, while they organized this coup, moreover, they prepared and used radical, or rather fascist forces, to foment conflict. who gained legitimacy from this and gained strength, and it’s almost impossible to stop the country's banderization, which means that a lot of innocent blood will pour in the country for a long time and the outcome of this banderization is not clear in the coming years.
    The statement about the Russian-speaking minority is also untrue. Most Russian speakers in Ukraine. This is confirmed by the story of the Crimea, when almost no one wanted to express their desire to study in Ukrainian. Another example, almost all the country's leadership and most of the inhabitants think in Russian, this is evidenced by the numerous episodes of the use of the RVS language both in the Verkhovna Rada and in extreme conditions (fire at a tank farm near Kiev). In fact, coercion to switch to Ukrainian and forced to use it as the main one is violence against the psyche, exactly the same as retraining left-handed people to use the right hand. Forced Ukrainization is happening now for the sake of the Ukrainian-speaking minority. It’s especially a pity for children — switching to a foreign language is a big burden on the psyche, mastering the material studied is worsening, and most importantly it is unnecessary, especially for those who will receive higher education. If Ukrainian words were still invented for common words, then there are simply no Ukrainian special scientific terms.
    So the seemingly correct thoughts of this former are not so correct.
  26. zoknyay82 3 September 2015 11: 26 New
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    And what is the conversation ... recourse Crimea is the territory of Russia. Everything else - "Kindergarten" coupled with senile dementia ..

    Sorry, Crimea is Russia, and that’s it. The territory of one country.
  27. Darwin 3 September 2015 14: 03 New
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    They peck however.