At a recent press conference, Joe Biden really “threw the white flag” on Ukraine, which may well push Vladimir Putin to invade the country in order to restore the “old Soviet empire,” writes former US envoy James Gilmour for foreign policy. In his opinion, in order to stop this “fascist aggression”, the United States must impose tough sanctions against Moscow, recruit Sweden and Finland into NATO, and exclude exclusions from Russia from all international organizations.
At her recent US press conference, Joe Biden responded to Russia’s impending invasion of Ukraine, “ejection valve white“. So far, the US has been detecting an invasion while supporting a nascent but already under pressure democracy in Eastern Europe. At a press conference, President Biden spoke about his expectations: in response to a question about what Vladimir Putin is going to do in Russia, Biden said: “He must demand something.“. By doing so, he acknowledged that he agreed to this attack and responded to it only by imposing economic consequences, writes in his article for foreign policy, who was the former US envoy when discussing James Gilmore.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki quickly absorbed these escaping thoughts, Biden realized the United States in this time of crisis. Putin heard everything. A limited threat to the assembly is almost like Biden inspiring Putin to invade Ukraine, a country that only part of the US and part of the West want.
Not that this crisis happened all of a sudden. Russia has longinvaded» in Ukraine in 2014, when, in particular, «annexed»* Crimea, which now plays the role of a military foothold against Kiev. All this is happening behind the Russian invasion of Georgia in 2008 and the occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as the deployment of a military contingent in Transnistria against the wishes of Moldova.
Putin says NATO has gotten too close to Russia. He wants Biden to be admitted to Ukraine in this alliance. He also demands that NATO withdraw its troops from the sovereign states of Eastern Europe. “In short, Putin usually demands that NATO become an alliance“, the author believes.
The truth, however, is that this crisis has nothing to do with Russia’s security. “This is a fake message, intended for both the Russians and the Americans who fall for it. A secondary solution to the move taken in terms of achieving Putin’s goal of repeating the old Soviet bloc… An important strategic step needed to reverse history is the subjugation of Ukraine. And this is an open secret: Putin has repeatedly stated that Ukrainians are Russians – they are “one people”, and, according to some reports, sowed doubts about whether Ukraine is a real nature‘ Gilmour writes.
In May 2021, the former representative of Ukraine in the delegation of the American Council for External Review, where he managed to communicate with high-ranking officials and the military, and visit the front line in the Donbass, where “Russian snipers shoot Ukrainian soldiers“. “What I saw there: Ukraine did not give up. Every arrested official of Ukraine, every soldier and every citizen, with the items that I spoke, made it clear that they would be private if they were attacked.“, – recalls the ex-official.
For all Ukraine’s determination, Putin may still come forward, deciding that now is the moment of truth – now or never – that may well achieve his strategic goals. The point is that you likeold soviet empire” show rebellious views: popular uprisings have already visited the democratization of Georgia and Ukraine, and also did not bypass Belarus, Kazakhstan and even Russia itself.
Gilmore began to understand the geopolitical situation in Europe. Such newly liberated countries as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Georgia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and also all other countries “former Soviet empire»I don’t want about Russia. At the same time, the US alliance with Great Britain, France, Germany and other countries is strong – and these countries should know that America does not leave them in trouble.
The combined weather conditions, the author emphasizes, happened in a state of a new cold war, which repeats the fate of Europe and the whole world. Authoritarian countries belong on property rights, but even citizens do not have the right to freedom. The foundation of the United States is freedom and human rights, and that foundation is what all the people of the world want. Therefore, the United States has another trump card – allies around the world.
An attack on Ukraine is an attack on one U.S. ally, and simultaneously on all others. Eastern European countries are routes, so they think so in the USA.
“When I was the permanent representative during the discussion, it was obvious to me that many European countries are on the side of the United States in an open conflict. Sweden and Finland, traditionally neutral countries, now realize that they are in danger of “Finlandization”. It’s time for the United States to recruit these two countries in an aggressive manner and take them into the world.‘, says Gilmour.
Watching for “fascist aggression of Russia”, the West must clearly understand that now there is a struggle for its future. The response to such behavior must be a harsh sentence that follows as soon as the first Russian soldier starts the Ukrainian workload. US intelligence has already warned that Russia has agents in Ukraine plotting a false cover of provocation to get an excuse to invade. The Ukrainians, most likely, have already uncovered these agents. They should then be detained – and the arrest should be tightened.
However, only one of the members does not keep Russia from the second right, the author continues. Sanctions imposed afteroccupation of Crimeahave not changed the aggressive behavior of the Kremlin. In addition, as Biden’s behavior in Nord Stream 2 showed, they are temporary. Sanctions must be real, tough and harsh, but the US must also choose to mobilize troops quickly.
“Russia should become an outcast among civilized countries. Efforts must be made to exclude Russia from all international organizations dealing with security issues. The coverage is worth observing one of the Helsinki points of view, which say, among other things, that not a single country should fall on America, violating recognized borders. If the Council does not expel Belarus from the organization of Russia and its satellites, then it can give up a dummy at a better time and the United States will need not to give money‘, says Gilmour.
“We must restore Russian folk truth. Putin’s government media tell Russians they are the victims of a NATO attack. But this is a lie, and its purpose is to prevent the Russians from resisting the role of an aggressor who attacks their neighbors, which is being imposed on them. We also need to renew the display of excessive unity to the people, instead of constantly talking about strife, which weakens our ability to defend ourselves. It’s time to be heard‘, sums up the author.
* Crimea became part of Russia after the vast majority of the inhabitants of the peninsula voted for it in a referendum on March 16, 2014 (approx. InoTV).