16.09.2009 11:35 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The increasing interdependence between Russia and
Central-Western Europe added to the consolidation of the Russian
Influence area, is seen by the United States like a potential
threat. Limes Italian newspaper reports.

The most worrying element for the U.S. is the increasing Russian
influence in the "old continent" because of its role as major gas
supplier to the European countries.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev
are elaborating a plan called "Russia Project" aiming to reintegrate
some territories (Transnistria, Southeastern Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan)
in the Russian Federation and the creation of a Russian Union.

The Russian Union is supposed to include Belarus, Central Ukraine,
Armenia with Nagorno Karabakh, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan and implies
a military alliance with Uzbekistan.