NourNews – Although the West has entered the Ukraine crisis with the slogan of restraining Russia, studies show that sanctions policies, arms shipments and a war of attrition against Russia, not only have failed to control the war and reduce its casualties, but also have spread the conflict to other continents.
More than two months have passed since the start of the war in Ukraine, and the West has taken a non-transparent and dual approach, while still helping to ignite the fires of war, using all media outlets to blame Russia for starting and continuing the war. In stark contrast to the increasing supply of modern weapons to Ukraine, Western governments are practically seeking to advance a military solution, but in media propaganda they speak of the need to end the war.
Joe Biden recently submitted a request to the US Congress, which, if approved, would provide $ 33 billion in aid to Ukraine. The combination of this assistance alone is an important sign of the US approach to the Ukraine crisis. The budget will include more than $ 20 billion in military aid, $ 8.5 billion in economic aid and just $ 3 billion in humanitarian aid.
In recent days, the US President has ordered the sending of the ninth package of security assistance to Ukraine to increase the amount of US military assistance to $ 3.8 billion since the beginning of the war. Other Western governments, fearing the United States, are seeking to escalate the war.
The Polish government has announced in recent days that more than $ 6 billion in aid, mostly military aid, has been raised during an international conference of Ukrainian supporters. The NATO secretary general also stressed that the alliance is ready to support Ukraine for years in the war against Russia, and that this would include helping Kiyve replace Soviet-era weapons with modern Western weapons and systems. However, it is not just US and allied military aid that is contributing to the effects of the war.
An overview reveals that even civilian strategies adopted by the West have, in practice, exacerbated the damage caused by the war. The world has followed the formation of food crises in various countries, especially underprivileged communities and human groups. One of the last links in the chain of sanctions imposed on Russia by the West was recently announced by European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen.
According to her, the embargo on Russian oil imports and other oil derivatives will remain in place for the next six months until the end of 2022. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, called the current situation a global economic war in response to the EU plan. German Minister of Economic Affairs, Robert Habeck has warned that if the European Union approves a Russian oil embargo, the eastern part of Germany will run out of gas. Germany’s inflation rate in April reached its highest level since 1981 due to rising oil and gas and petrochemical prices. International organizations have repeatedly warned of the consequences of an economic confrontation with Russia.
“Sanctions imposed on Russia and the Kremlin’s political decisions will have far-reaching consequences for the energy market,” said the secretary-general of the International Energy Agency. Although the United States and EU member states have imposed tough economic sanctions to bring Russia to its knees in the war, the Hungarian prime minister said: “The sanctions imposed by the European Union so far have been more harmful to the European economy than to the Russian economy.”
Today, many European countries have officially warned of the catastrophic economic consequences of this war on their country. Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, for example, has called on the European Union to tackle rising energy and food costs on the continent. Even the United States has not been able to escape the consequences of this economic war, as fuel prices have risen by up to 40 percent in some parts of the country.
The United Nations warned last Thursday that the African continent was facing an “unprecedented crisis” due to a sharp rise in food and fuel prices, influenced by the West’s plan to prolong the war and put economic pressure on Russia, as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Military aid, economic sanctions, and fake Western news coverage of Russia, seem to have only increased pressure on the people of the world, even within Europe, the United States, and other Western allies.
In fact, the way that the West has dealt with Russia has not only failed to control the crisis, but has increased the scale and level of violence in the war and even extended the conflict to other continents. It remains to be seen whether the West will take responsibility for creating this situation and trying to end it, or will continue to increase the destructive flames of this war by pursuing current misguided policies.
by Pooya Mirzaei