friendship, Bill Clinton
quotes with the word "ukranian"
I believe that the Europeans will not take significant action against Vladimir Putin as long as they're dependent on Russian energy. We have a plan... we can get natural gas which is now being flared in North Dakota, a couple of million dollars a day. We can take that natural gas and get it to a living room in Kiev within 2 years if we did all the right things. We've got to become energy independent; they're dependent on Russian energy, and they will not act in a meaningful fashion. Look at where Vladimir Putin has come from... He wants to make sure he has a corridor from the Eastern Ukraine border to the Crimea so he can keep the energy supplies. He wants to keep the whole situation unsettled so the Ukranian economy cannot recover. And he wants to make sure that Ukraine does not become strong, viable democracy because that would have an effect in Russia in his ability to maintain power. Those are the ambitions of a KGB colonel that wants to restore Russia.
The Ukranian government is imposing a moratorium on repaying the so-called Russian debt.
More efforts are required. On the Ukranian side there needs to be constitutional reform, while on the Russian side they need to put pressure to organise undisputed elections in the east.
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