In 2017 the Russian Federation has a high chance to affect the balance of power in Europe in their favor, and the EU expects the internal split, this forecast was made by analysts of the American Agency Stratfor.
According to experts of the analytical Agency, stress Russia’s position will be associated with the internal split in the ranks of the European Union and with the upcoming elections in the Netherlands, Germany and France, where opposition to the current European political elite forces have all chances to come to power. Given this, Russia will be able to finish the lifting of sanctions already in 2017, according to the Agency.
In addition, the influence of the Russian Federation will be strengthened and the former Soviet Union due to the development of relations with countries that always maintained a good relationship. Among these countries Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. In Stratfor believes that these countries will strengthen the cooperation with Russia and distance themselves from the EU. Improve relations with Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan due to the development of cooperation in the field of security, analysts say.