Readers of the German newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung” wrote that the US activities and sanctions only contribute to the worsening of the Ukrainian crisis, adding that the key element for the conflict settlement would be the creation of sustainable pan-European security architecture in partnership with Russia.
“Putin won the battle for Ukraine,” writes Raimund Poppinga from Hannover in his letter to the newspaper. “Yes, there is a war in Ukraine. And all those who repeatedly say that wars are no longer to win today will have to admit [the opposite].”
The US is using the Ukrainian conflict for its own interests, writes Karl Ibinger from München. He claims that the country is pursuing its own geopolitical goals and is seeking the expansion of its influence in the region.
The imposed anti-Russian sanctions have only contributed to the worsening of the crisis, Ilse Nitzsche from Wolfratshausen writes in her letter. She thinks that European countries should enhance friendly contacts with Russia as the latter is set to play a key role in the resolution process.
“Instead of constantly imposing sanctions, it would be better to build bridges,” Mrs. Nitzsche says, adding that Russia should again be a member of G-8 and that the Russian President Vladimir Putin must be invited to the events commemorating the end of WWII, which will take place in May 2015.