The European Union may easily substitute the United States as a major peacekeeper in the regions of tension, stated Georgy Maitakov, the deputy head of the Duma security committee. According to him, latest actions of Javier Solana, the EU's spokesman for foreign and security policy, to regulate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prove the readiness of the EU for peacekeeping activities. The deputy stressed that the activities of the EU did not restrict to a simple stabilization of the situation, they were directed at the economic restoration of the region on the whole, RBC reports. He added that in contrast to the USA the EU did not pursue the goal of the economic and political expansion in the world's regions of tension.
Western countries actively support Ukraine in words, but they are able to provide less and less real help. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the military intelligence of the Czech Republic, Major General Andor Sandor, in an interview with the Parliamentní listy.