Ex-Advisor to the President of the United States: the Ukrainian issues are solved by us
Ex-Advisor to former U.S. President George W. Bush Thomas Graham is sure that the decision of the Ukrainian conflict is impossible without the participation of the United States. About This in an interview to the program " Real time ".
According to Graham, the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was right when he said that peace and stability in Ukraine will be possible only when the participation of the United States." This is the issue that we cannot leave in the hands of the Europeans, because It is not only a European problem. I think President Putin wants to discuss these issues - but He can't do It with the German Chancellor or the French President! Taking into account the balance of forces in the world, in the end, these issues must be discussed with the President of the United States, " said Graham.
He also said that the Kremlin will not take the initiative to establish direct contacts with the White house, because in the Russian capital do not consider that they started this conflict, for this reason, " the 1st step must be from the United States." However, in the U.S. capital Ukraine is not on the agenda, emphasizes Graham: Islamic state, Iran, the political structure in the middle East are the main issues."
Graham is convinced that in the U.S. capital will no longer speak of a "strategic Alliance" with Russia, and how about a " reset ". However, found some new term for the relations between Russia and the United States." in my opinion, if just our policy will be based on more or more traditional relations between the great powers, That's a great step forward, " He said.