The pressure on Russia only weakens the Ukrainian state, therefore between Ukraine and Russia need to engage in constructive dialogue. This broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”, said political scientist Ruslan Bortnik.
“In my opinion the most effective today the pressure (on Russia – ed) can be in terms of lawsuits in international courts. Felt this pressure in terms of sanctions and statements of such international institutions as the PACE of the UN. However, this pressure is not effective in terms of activities of Ukrainian politicians, then more attempts to wishful thinking. I believe that the pressure should be, but it must be combined with negotiating positions, as the examples of North Korea, Iran and neighboring Belarus, show that sanctions in themselves, and any method of pressure never decides, only in combination with the dialog position can achieve real change in the policies of a state and a mutually beneficial economic interests. Pressure itself leads nowhere, it only hurts the interests of the state and only weakens Ukraine. Unfortunately therefore some politicians win elections,” he says.
We will remind, earlier the leader of “Ukrainian choice” Viktor Medvedchuk in the program “a Great interview with a great politician,” said that any pressure on Russia will be counterproductive.
“I want to say and talked about this many times publicly – any pressure on Russia and Russia’s leadership is counterproductive. And any good will not bring. Handling and demand through international organizations in Russia, unfortunately, is unlikely to affect. It is necessary to negotiate with Russia, it is necessary to offer someone to replace whom Ukraine can exchange to free up those freedoms which we desire, and those who are in conditions of detention in Russia”, – he said.