World News: Russia Continues Allied Aggression

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With Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of the expulsion of thirty-four French diplomats, the European Union responded with a proposal for an additional military aid package to Ukraine in the amount of nine billion euros.

If the diplomatic and military escalation between Russia and the West continues at the risk of reaching the breaking point, the question now is when this point will be reached. And Ukraine to embody the ultimate space of Russian frustrations.


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Without being a specialist in geopolitics or international relations, anyone would understand that the escalation between Russia and the European Union is taking a turn that some would describe as worrying.

Because a question now arises. Once all foreign diplomats, considered by Moscow as representatives of enemy co-belligerent nations and all nationals of the same qualifier, whoever they may be, have been asked to leave Russian soil, who will remain to be expelled?

This will be a diplomatic impasse that can only be resolved by two options: Either the cessation of the escalation, or the continuation of the said escalation with consequences that no one dares to imagine but which can be of the order of the rupture of diplomatic relations and, in the worst case, a declaration of a state of war.

Indirect Contribution

At the same time, the European Union's efforts to support Ukraine are also working towards this logic of escalation and breaking point. Not that we should stop supporting the Ukrainian people who have been attacked since February 24, but any aid is now interpreted by Moscow as an indirect contribution to the Ukrainian resistance.


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And to date, there is nothing to suggest an easing of tensions. If the Ukrainian forces are facing and regaining more ground every day against Russian forces concentrated on the Donbass, the diplomatic crisis does not seem to weaken maintained on both sides by the two blocs present: Russia and the European Union, itself supported by the United States, so happy to be able to challenge Vladimir Putin from a distance.

Any comparison with what made the honey of the Cold War would be anachronistic because if the world came close to the planetary conflict many times during this period, Europe at the time, tortured by the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall, had not sheltered any armed conflict on its soil, the area having been deemed explosive by all sides.

Moreover, the mainly ideological motives that underpinned the Cold War are the opposite of those that today animate the Confrontation between Russia and the West.


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Between imperialism and the desire for international recognition, Russia is confronted with the democratic desires of peoples, here Ukrainian, which go beyond the obsolete tyrannical schemes, inherited from the nineteenth century, of Vladimir Putin.

Economic Sanctions

This conflict, initially spectacular because of the astonishment and astonishment it caused, has now become bogged down in a form of conflict, not latent but in a confrontation that will be long-term which will reshape future international relations.

Russia, anxious to reintegrate the international diplomatic scene, which is agitated by this conflict and the successive blows of brilliance marked by the expulsion of foreign diplomats, is today totally discredited, isolated and certainly much more affected than claimed by the economic sanctions imposed on it.

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China, in turn mired in an epidemic rebound, obsessed with its economic survival because dependent on that of the United States and Europe, seems to have somewhat disinterested in the Ukrainian conflict understanding that a diplomatic or political support for Russia too visible could hinder its future.

As for the United States, the possibility of upsetting a Russia in search of power is not meant for the latter to interrupt its aid to the attacked country. In the end, the impression that this conflict, which could easily be described as local but with global ramifications, presents all the facets of a crisis which, if it were not controlled, in the coming months, it would not fail to degenerate in a much violent and globalized way. But when...?

 

Bio: Olivier Longhi has extensive experience in European history. A seasoned journalist with fifteen years of experience, he is currently professor of history and geography in the Toulouse region of France. He has held a variety of publishing positions, including Head of Agency and Chief of Publishing. A journalist, recognized blogger, editor, and editorial project manager, he has trained and managed editorial teams, worked as a journalist for various local radio stations, a press and publishing consultant, and a communications consultant.

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