Ukraine may fall into millstones of someone else's war — international affairs expert on Middle East's influence
Deputy Director of the Center for Middle East Studies, Serhiy Danylov, noted that the war in the Middle East was much closer to Europeans and Americans than Russian aggression against Ukraine
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV .
"The war in the Middle East, the war in Gaza, turned out to be much closer to Europeans and Americans than Russian aggression against Ukraine. Last year, we saw protests in support of Ukraine, but they were not as massive as pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian rallies," Danylov emphasized.
According to the international expert, the right wing is beginning to grow in the architecture of European politics, and this right wing may not be very good for Ukraine.
"The Israeli press is now talking about how good Orban is, that Hungary is voting in support of Israel. Biden is bad, and Trump is the solution. They say that Le Pen led Israeli rallies in Europe. There is a crystallization of this right-wing flank of the political spectrum, which is mostly anti-Ukrainian. This is a trend that needs to be monitored in order not to get caught in the millstones of someone else's war," Danylov emphasized
- In Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, and Iraq, thousands of people took to the streets to protest after an airstrike on a hospital in Gaza. On October 18 at 03:53 am in Beirut, several protesters stormed the UN office and set it on fire.
- In particular, in the evening of October 18, protests were held in Turkey against the attack on Al-Ahli Hospital in Gaza. The protesters gathered near the Israeli embassy in Ankara and the consulate general in Istanbul.
- On October 29, New York's Grand Central Station was closed due to mass protests against the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Protesters demanded a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
- On November 11, a protest related to the war in Israel was held in the capital of the United Kingdom: law enforcement officers detained 126 counter-protesters.