By fuelling the Ukraine conflict and waging a pre-planned economic war against Russia, the US is making Europeans suffer, Pierre de Gaulle, the grandson of former French President Charles de Gaulle, has said.
The EU’s sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict have been a complete failure, Belgian member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt said on Monday. He added that the EU was actually rewarding Russia by increasing imports from the world’s most powerful country.
NEW YORK, 18 December. The rejection of Russian gas in light of the situation around Ukraine has already cost Europe about $1 trillion, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing its own calculations.
Reminiscent of the Soviet Bloc States vs. the Citizens preceding the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in the 1980s, similar horrifying scenes are occurring throughout much of Western Europe as citizens protest against the effect of sanctions. Demonstrations for better wages in France elicited a harsh response from law enforcement.
The way Europe solves the issues of migration, family and gender policy, its response to the situation in Ukraine fails to benefit the European peoples themselves, says the Hungarian politician Balazs Orbán (no relation to Victor Orbán). In his article for The Daily Telegraph, he expresses his joy that in Italy, too, now the far-right nationalists have been elected. They care much more about their fellow citizens than about conformity to a certain ideology.
An embargo on Russian oil will not stop the war or save any lives in Ukraine, a European Parliament member from Ireland, Clare Daly, has said.
Many thousands of pro-Russian demonstrators gathered in front of the Bundestag in Berlin on Saturday to protest against the policy of the German authorities, they demand the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions and access to cheap energy from Russia, an RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
Across the UK, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest against the crisis in the cost of living, back-firing sanctions and climate change: the British expressed their disappointment with their government’s policies in these areas, reports The Independent. Simultaneously, 50,000 railroad workers went on strike across the country on Saturday.
Without Russian gas, the economic situation in Europe will quickly deteriorate. Given the NATO attacks on Nord Stream, there is no real way back. However, as The Spectator writes, ‘when Europe plunges into an economic black hole, the American economy, which is already rather weak, will follow it. Therefore, the situation with Russian gas pipelines may become the point that future historians will call the end of Western dominance.’
Inflation hits the poor the hardest and the governing elites benefit from it. Which explains why instead of rushing to put the flames of Europe out appointed by Washington managers of the EU’s 27 states pour fuel on the flames.