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European faith in Armed Forces and Ukraine plays cruel joke on Ukraine itself

9 December, 2023 Saturday
19:25

Regarding the situation on the border, the current Polish government has actually admitted that it was their initiative

Lately, I have been feeling like I'm living in a history textbook that reconstructors have decided to "revive". And the situation with Poland is a classic example of this.

Moscow did not turn from a small principality into an empire because it was the best fighter, had the most efficient social system, or an ultra-progressive bureaucracy. I'm not talking about anything else. But the ability to set strategic priorities in comparison with their neighbours was indeed their strength.

What do we have now?

All of Ukraine's neighbours breathed a sigh of relief after the full-scale invasion began, because Ukraine did not collapse immediately, as they all expected, and, accordingly, the Russian horde did not immediately attack them.

So they rushed to support Ukraine, glad that they were not fighting. Later, the war continued, and everyone in Europe began to think as follows: well, they will definitely not go further than Ukraine. Ukrainians will not let them go further, so we have no more problems. Yes, Ukraine has problems, but not us, right? We have our own issues here. For example, we receive less income.

This belief in the Ukrainian army and state and the fact that they will not let the horde go further than Ukraine itself is playing a cruel joke on Ukraine itself, because it turns out that now European partners may not be too concerned about helping Ukraine. 

Let the Ukrainians keep everything in check, and they will solve their own problems in the meantime. Including at the expense of Ukrainians. And the most surprising thing is that such considerations are penetrating Ukraine's neighbouring states, which themselves were the object of Russia's encroachment and occupation.

And, in fact, this is how they were occupied before. See "Dividing the Commonwealth". Still, there is hope that some remnants of reason have not disappeared from Europe and that we will soon move on to solving problems rather than multiplying them.

Well, let's just think about it. Where are Polish carriers planning to go if Putin wins? To transport timber from Siberia? Oh, I forgot, they believe that Ukrainians will cover them from this. But for this, Ukrainians themselves need to be helped, not hindered, right? This is not a joke, or vaudeville, or even a Hollywood action film.

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About the author. Petro Oleshchuk, political scientist.

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs. 

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