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Russia's war with NATO on Ukrainian territory is inevitable - former MP Hopko

15 February, 2024 Thursday

Former MP Hanna Hopko says that Russia uses hybrid methods to attack democracies in the European Union and NATO

Hanna Hopko, former MP and chairman of the ANTS National Interests Protection Network, said this on Espreso.

"So far, it does not sound like Russian aggression against Ukraine is a war in Europe, there is no realization that Russian imperialism is fighting against the European Union and NATO member states right now on the territory of Ukraine, but the clash is already inevitable. Because hybrid methods, from interference in political processes, funding proxy parties, to various hybrid attacks on underwater communications in the Baltic Sea, are what is already happening around Spitsbergen in the Arctic. That is, obviously, the Russian Federation, along with other evil entities, continues to attack democracies using various methods," Hopko said.

The former MP recalled that it was at the Munich Security Conference in 2007 that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin said that he would form a new order that would not be based on respect for international law, internationally recognized borders, territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independent states.

"If in 2014 it was only Russia that started the invasion of Ukraine, then in 2024 Russia, China, North Korea, Iran are already at war against the West, against Ukraine, and Belarus has been desovereignized. In Munich, I really hope that we will be able to convince Scholz not to delay the decision to provide Ukraine with Taurus," summarized the former Ukraine’s MP.

What preceded it

On January 31, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson and other members of the congressional leadership to discuss support for Ukraine.

On February 1, it was reported that Mike Johnson believes that the US national security program, which includes assistance to Ukraine, will be divided over border policy.

February 3 Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson announces that next week there will be a vote on a separate $17.6 billion aid package for Israel without aid to Ukraine.

February 4, at the third annual Ukraine Week summit in Washington, D.C., a delegation of Baltic states calls on the U.S. Congress to provide funding for Ukraine.

On February 5, the administration of US President Joe Biden announced its plans to veto the bill to provide aid to Israel, as the White House considers it incomplete.

During his address to Congress, US President Joe Biden calls Trump the main problem with providing aid to Ukraine.

On February 6, House Republicans did not support Speaker Mike Johnson's bill to provide military aid to Israel without assistance to Ukraine.

Earlier, the US Senate did not vote for the bill, which includes funds for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and strengthening border security with Mexico. Biden responded.

On February 14, it was reported that North Atlantic Alliance defense ministers would meet in Brussels on Thursday, February 15, to prepare for the NATO summit in Washington in July.

On February 8, 67 senators voted in favor of the draft law with a total of $95 billion in foreign aid. After agreeing on the amendments, the Senate was to vote on the substance of the bill and submit it to the House of Representatives.

On the night of February 13, the U.S. Senate ended the debate on aid to Ukraine, opening the way for the main vote.

On February 13, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a bill to aid Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. The decision is now up to the House of Representatives.

On February 14, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson said that Republicans have no plans to vote for the bill to help Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as the United States must take care of its own problems before solving them around the world.

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