RIGA - Russia has taken into account international condemnation and sanctions, the head of the National Alliance's group at Saeima Raivis Dzintars told Latvian Television this morning.
He predicted that Russia's principle of "divide and conquer" in relations with the West would continue, and attempts will be made to find weaknesses in Western unity and divide the public.
"It is clear that there will be a lot of statements of concern, there will be a lot of condemnation, there will be some sanctions. Let's be clear, Russia is ready and Russia has taken all of this into account," Dzintars commented on the introduction of sanctions on Russia in connection with its aggression in Ukraine.
He also acknowledged that European countries' attitudes, reactions and assistance to Ukraine were not exactly the same. "Of course, there are objective circumstances. And it is very good that the United States is now taking such a strong lead in the Western world," he said.
At the same time, the response of Western nations is sufficiently unified. "We must do everything we can to keep this unity as long as possible," the politician said, adding that the problem of Russia and its imperial aspirations would hardly be solved in a month. It will be a long marathon and a lot can change in the future.