Sputnik: What can we expect to see from the summit?
Ollie Richardson: One date that has been mentioned for the summit is the 18th of July; which is the closing ceremony of the World Cup I believe and Russia would prefer a day before or after that. Earlier in July there will be a NATO summit and these two facts are very indicative of the stage of affairs.
America needs to try and salvage what’s left of this European bloc. Many components of this bloc are looking east towards Eurasia, they see what the next 100 years are going to be like and they are thinking about their own economic security.
In this sense America was already in a position of weakness because it’s invested a lot of resources into this Syrian project and also in the Ukrainian project. This meeting; it’s possible that Russia will lobby the interests of Iran and China, try to resolve certain minor issues, but we won’t be seeing any huge decisions as they have already been set in stone.
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