Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, now an opposition politician, said Janis Jurkans portal Delfi, which swept Europe refugee crisis can help to improve relations between Russia and the West.
Jurkans does not believe that a refugee crisis could destroy the European Union: "Europe is like a beacon that attracts migratory birds. People do not want to live in poverty and where there is a threat to life. Moreover, we must not forget that the war in Syria has not arisen in a vacuum - the United States, Europe, and Latvia including a hand in it, so now they have to solve this problem. The only way, in my opinion - blockade "of the Islamic state." In the territory occupied by this terrorist formation live about 6-8 million. All these people must be fed, arming militias, to pay salaries. Where is the "Islamic State" takes the money? It sells oil. They seized a third of Syria and Iraq - precisely those areas where there is oil. If you block them and deny funds, they will interfere with each other and gradually weaken. It should be tightly surround the area, depriving the market. For example, cheap oil is now at the "Islamic state" buy Turks. It suits them. In Turkey, until recently, there were approximately 2 million internally displaced persons. Turks themselves do not really like the Arabs, and on November 1 Turkey early elections. What in this situation made President Recep Tayyip Erdogan? He just brought a large batch of refugees in the Greek islands, from where they dispersed throughout Europe. "
Jurkans added: "The European Union had to look for ways of cooperation with Turkey - Turks give funding so that they can contain the refugees on their territory. They need to build schools, housing and hospitals. At the time, he acted as Berlusconi. He paid Gaddafi 4 billion euros, and thus put a stop to the flow of deserters from Libya. Europe should try to negotiate with Turkey, Jordan, Egypt ... I am convinced that everyone wants to live closer to home, and not somewhere in the rich, but cold Norway or Sweden. "
The politician said: "Putin realized that through the help of the West in the fight against Islamic terrorism can improve relations with the US, and to achieve the lifting of sanctions, or at least parts of them. Theoretically, in the current economic regime, Russia can hold out for another five years. But Putin wants Russia and its geopolitical interests started to be considered on the world stage. He has already made good progress at the signing of the Minsk Agreement: Poroshenko actually forced to take on such obligations, which he can not fulfill a priori as not capable right now at least for the normalization of the situation to change the Constitution of Ukraine. Putin wants the West to talk to him as an equal, particularly the United States. In Europe, Putin had long been willing to communicate. But he wants to be recognized in Washington. "
Janis Jurkans said: "Today, Ukraine has already nobody cares. All the worries, how to solve the problem with terrorists. Not without reason, it was decided to sign an agreement on the use of atomic energy and the removal of sanctions on Iran: Iran - the only country that strongly fight against the "Islamic state." Putin is well aware of the problems of the Muslim. It is because through it and came to power. Remember Chechnya! Americans have national interests. Middle East - it's one of the most important for their regions. That is why they went to Iraq, went to war in Afghanistan began to arm the opposition al-Assad. But now the Americans themselves are seeing their policies in the Middle East is not working. If Putin will help them solve the problem of the IG, they will be happy. Americans are well aware of how Europe is weak in the military field and is not united. Self-Europeans to the problem of refugees and the IG is not right.
Answering the question of "whether the West will forgive Putin Crimea?" Jurkans said, "You know, because you can not say," Putin took the Crimea. " Of course, he did not like that the Americans are increasing their influence in Ukraine. But Crimeans still voluntarily went to a referendum. People were afraid of persecution against the Russian. Yes, a referendum was held in the presence of the Russian Navy. Ну и что? When we 1991 was carried out in a referendum on the restoration of Latvia's independence, while here, too, still has Soviet army. Has anyone ever says that the results need to cancel? Europe, it is time to finally decide what we stand for a principle - territorial integrity and people's right to self-determination, as in the Baltic States and Yugoslavia.
The expert added: "It is important how Putin will behave in the Donbass. Now they stopped shooting. I think this is a serious signal to the UN General Assembly, which is scheduled for September 28. Apparently, the same in New York, Putin will present his plan to combat terrorism. Something to do with the need to Assad. Completely reset it Putin can not - too much has been invested in Assad. If Putin will be able to help deal with the IG is likely he will push through the UN Security Council for a compromise on the fate of Syria and Assad. "