It might go that way Freedom. US influence was very strong here some 10 years ago, but that changed because multiple reasons. EU took over influence since then, and nothing good came out of that simply because they (European Union) is simply too divided to make (and stand behind) any real decision.

So all went slowly down for few years, and now we have all this happenings at the with Ukraine, and slowly you can feel the change in the air, it is still minor, but in my opinion it goes into the direction of troubles.