... possible negative outcomes resulting from imposing sanctions on Russia. It is therefore reasonable to assume that governments of the most influential European countries did not have incentives to back stronger measures. On one hand, voters condemned Russia’s behavior but were not willing to bear the costs that sanctions would have brought; on the other, lobbies had great interests at stake and pressed their governments to step back. The adoption of “smart sanctions” imposed on individuals -not directly linked to the Russian government, represented the optimal compromise for the EU. They ...
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In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)