February 24, 2014

Give Russia the 'Finland Option'

Zbigniew Brzezinski, Financial Times

The Associated Press

The US could and should convey clearly to Mr Putin that it is prepared to use its influence to make certain that a truly independent and territorially undivided Ukraine pursues policies towards Russia similar to those so effectively practised by Finland: mutually respectful neighbours, wide-ranging economic relations both with Russia and the EU, but no participation in any military alliance viewed by Moscow as directed at itself – while also expanding its European connectivity. In brief, the Finnish model as the ideal example for Ukraine, and the EU, and Russia.

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TAGGED: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Vladimir Putin, Europe, Finland, Ukraine, Russia

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