Ivan Krastev: It Is Time to Start De-Escalation Between Russia and the West

05.12.2016

Valdai is contributing to serious discussions, it creates a special atmosphere, not when one person is going to say something, then the other person is going to say something, which is a common place in different countries. This was an important meeting due to the fact, that now we live in a very difficult time, it is very important to get the trend. There is too much escalation between Russia and the West, and there is a message, that we should start de-escalation. It is not very clear how we are going to do it, but it is clear that we should do it one way or the other.