Saw this over at PressTV and was moved to thunk it down here.
“We proceed from the fact that the completion of the process of the treaty’s ratification will positively influence the negotiations on the conclusion of a new Russia-EU basic agreement, under which the issues of fine-tuning the mechanisms of our cooperation are discussed, among other things,” Nesterenko said.
I’m curious if to some degree the Russians see a treaty bound further unified Europe as a bigger bunch of pussies. You see I’m quite cynical on what the Russians think about their former satellite states and how they wield the energy power they have over Europe. Ergo a potential boon to the Russian strategies.
Any Europeans care to share a view? I’m seriously curious and have but the ability to ask.