Businessman Lebedev explained how to reconcile Russia and the United States

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova in fotobounce Alexander Lebedev. Argine photoBusinessman Lebedev explained how to reconcile Russia and the United States© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova the image Bank

Businessman Alexander Lebedev, co-owner of the British newspaper The Independent, in an article for the newspaper told why the world needs the Alliance between Russia and the United States and how to achieve it with the help of Ukraine.

He noted that the deterioration of Russian-Chinese relations fault mainly lies with US — they strengthen sanctions pressure, exacerbate the conflict in Syria, and recently came out of the INF Treaty. These actions are forcing Russia to look for another ally, whom she found in China.

According to Lebedev, the U.S. it is important to understand that the main threats to them come not from Russia. The center of the whole geopolitics focused in the Pacific, who plays for humanity the same role as the Mediterranean sea in ancient times. As a major player in the Asia Pacific region (Asia Pacific region) and, therefore, globally, is China, which by some estimates has already overtaken the US in size contribution in world’s GDP.

China has become a «manufactory and the workshop, with almost unlimited human and natural resources», therefore the US should worry about the development of Russian-Chinese relations. The BRICS, which includes Russia and China, want to put an end to the Bretton woods system of trade calculation, which is based on the dollar, and if they do, the pyramid of national banks will collapse, and America will fall into a much deeper crisis than the Great depression of the 1930-ies, said Lebedev.

Matter how fantastic it may sound, a strong Alliance between Russia and America is not only possible, it is necessary and inevitable because it is a key and fundamental geopolitical interests of both countries, since Russia also has an outlet to the Pacific ocean and is an important player in the region.

However, USA needs to look at the contradictions from a different angle. According to Lebedev, the most painful issue for Moscow was a deliberate extension of American influence on the Western borders of the former USSR, which eventually led to the current situation in Ukraine. The buffer status of Ukraine was useful for Russia and not in conflict with its interests, but U.S. policy in the territories of the former Soviet Union has become a hostage of the doctrine of national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski, who insisted that the mission of America in Eastern Europe is to confront Russia.

According to Lebedev, the United States should in the upcoming elections in Ukraine towards Russia. If it comes to power, the candidate who confirms the neutral status of Ukraine, and also refuse injection of anti-Russian sentiments and guarantee the rights of Russian-speaking population in the South-East, Moscow will make a return.

Thus there is no need to address the issue of the Crimea, Russia is not achieving its recognition, this problem could be solved by itself, and the precedents have already been. For example, according to the Declaration of Welles from 1940, the United States refused to recognize the Baltic republics of the Soviet Union. However, this did not prevent American merchant ships to enter the ports of Riga and Klaipeda. It also didn’t stop President Gerald Ford to confirm in 1975, the inviolability of the borders of the Soviet Union in the Final act of the conference on security and cooperation in Europe.

As he added, the settlement in Ukraine will help to untangle the current knot of contradictions and ease the tensions that currently exist between Russia and NATO.

«Reconciliation in Europe create a Foundation for broad cooperation between Moscow and Washington in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be a key factor in containing the hegemonic ambitions of China. Today in the hands of Kiev are the keys to a peaceful future. And it will determine the fate of today’s Asia-Pacific region,» — emphasizes the individual.

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