Plán sankcí na pokračování

VARŠAVA – Vedoucí západní představitelé se stále nerozhodli, jak budou vypadat jejich příští kroky ve snaze zastavit ruskou agresi vůči Ukrajině. Jedna věc je však stále jasnější: jejich dosavadní ustrašená snaha – sankce proti jednotlivým osobám, embargo na vývoz zbraní a pozastavení členství Ruska ve skupině G-8 – se ukazuje jako naprosto nedostatečná pro přesvědčení ruského prezidenta Vladimira Putina, aby se stáhl.

Naštěstí existuje jednoduché řešení: embargo Evropské unie na dovoz ruských surovin, zejména ropy a plynu. Nakolik schůdné by takové dovozní embargo bylo?

Samozřejmě existují dobré důvody, proč EU zatím tento krok nepodnikla. Evropa je závislá na ruských energetických dodávkách a evropské banky i firmy mají v Rusku silné zájmy. Při pečlivě kalibrované strategii by se ovšem škodám na evropské ekonomice dalo zabránit.

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