Austrian banker: Putin ahead of the EU on a light year
Lighting Ukrainian confrontation in the Western media was completely one-sided, dictated by the new York and London, said in an interview to the Austrian newspaper Herbert Stepic (Herbert Stepic) - in the recent past the head of the Bank of Raiffeisen International, based in Eastern Europe, now a senior Advisor of the Council of the Bank. It is called " Oriental pioneer " - he is a man who has done a lot to strengthen ties Western business with Russia and Ukraine.
Herbert Stepic himself familiar with Vladimir Putin, stresses the magazine. Interview precedes the official visit of the President of the Russian Federation in Vienna, which shall begin on June 24.
" I have a very complicated relationship to world politics. The American citizens have incredible achievements in the EU, in the end, the reconstruction is also their merit. At the same time, they do not cease to watch in the Russian Federation " poor nephew ", they have dominated by images of the cold war, and they represent the Russian Federation desolate and devastated after the destruction of the Soviet Union. But Russia has been actively developing for the last 25 years!" said Stepic.
EU policies towards Ukraine banker is assessed as " stunning dilettantism ".
" The EU fifteen several years did not care about Ukraine. I tried many times to convince the European commissioners submit Kiev signal: " You are very important to us - both as a trading partner, and as a liaison with Russia!"