Kremlin should be pressured via Central Asia

Gregory Glison, a US political pundit, made a statement at a Kiev-held international conference called ‘Militarization of occupied Crimea as a threat to international security’.

14 March 2016 15:34

According to Glison, sanctions against Russia are ineffective in a long-term perspective, which is why a new strategy will have to be developed.

“Engaging in dialogue at a time of war has certain disadvantages to it. War happens when diplomacy fails. We are seeing that dialogue with Russia has failed,” Glison said.

Gregory Glison also outlined several directions Ukraine should take to resolve the crisis in its relations with Russia.

“There are counter players that might get involved in the fight against the aggressor. We are talking about Baltic states. Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia are very important to Russia. Kazakhstan is the most vulnerable country in Central Asia, which is why one should keep in mind countries of Central Asia when applying pressure on Kremlyn,” Glison concluded.