Elke SCHENK gab folgenden Hinweis:
auf der cnn-seite ist das gesamte interview verschriftet und thematisch strukturiert (s. anhang, thema russland ab seite 6)
und es sind weitere zitate hervorhebenswert. z. b. die völlige ignoranz bzgl. des us-verstoßes gegen internationales recht und souveränität, wenn sie den regime-change inszenieren:
And since Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine – not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off-balance by the protests in the Maidan and Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine – since that time, this improvisation that he’s been doing has getting – has gotten him deeper and deeper into a situation that is a violation of international law, that violates the integrity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, has isolated Russia diplomatically, has made Europe wary of doing business with Russia, has allowed the imposition of sanctions that are crippling Russia’s economy at a time when their oil revenues are dropping.
There’s no formula in which this ends up being good for Russia.
The annexation of Crimea is a cost, not a benefit, to Russia. The days in which conquest of land somehow was a formula for great nation status is over. The power of countries today is measured by your knowledge, your skills, your ability to export goods, to invent new products and new services, your influence, and…
So in addition to continuing to exact costs on Russia, one of the most important things we can do is to continue to support the Ukrainian economy and the reform efforts that are coming out of Kiev. And to their credit, President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk have initiated significant reforms there that are making a difference if they’re given a chance.
And so we’re going to keep on these dual tracks – putting more pressure on Russia, bolstering Ukraine
bei maskenfall ist konkret aufgelistet, wie die stiftungen in der ukraine operierten und wer dahinter steht: