Vladimir Putin News: Brexit Weakens NATO, Russia More To Gain
Ramifications of UK’s vote to go out of the European Union will create tidal changes through international geopolitics, while Brexit acts as a huge benefit for Russian ruler Vladimir Putin.Advertisement
Britain’s exit from EU will be affecting global economics for future years. It has been reported that the disentanglement itself will take two years the moment Britain officially cuts out Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.
According to The Drive, in reality, the EU and UK never had the best relationship. Matters regarding trade, overall sovereignty, cost of membership, and immigration are quite intertwined in Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
European Union had suggested that Britain’s exit is not going to be pretty. There is an intricate puzzle of trade deals, tax matrices, employment and travel practices, environmental and product standards regimes, which will have to be placed in an appropriate manner.
Previously, while speaking at the World Economic Forum before the referendum, David Cameron suggested that the Russian President Vladimir Putin along with ISIS – “would be happy,” if Britain voted to leave.
Amidst all the turmoil, the EU is getting gradually weakened, and so does the cooperation among NATO member states, as 22 NATO members are also members of the EU.
It can now be said that this is exactly what Putin wants. While cracks are forming within the European Union, it will become easier for Moscow as its actions would go unchecked.
It was during Russia’s invasion of Crimea, when the EU acted as the absolute league to pass and impose certain regimes related to material embargoes, travel norms etc. Moreover, American influence on the EU will be severely diminished as Britain has always been the America’s chief ally in embedding power within the EU.
With Britain gone, there will no longer be a middle-man to serve.
And if Europe gets massively divided in this manner, it will be tougher to not only put forward sanctions against Russia but it will also make it much difficult to provide quick militarily response to the whims of the Kremlin.
However, according to Independent, President Putin is disagreeing to these issues.
“Statements by the UK Prime Minister, Mr Cameron before this plebiscite where he stated Russia’s position, have no basis and never did.” Vladimir Putin said.
“I believe that this is nothing more than a flawed attempt to influence the public opinion in his own country.”