The American columnist, economist James Rickards, in an article entitled ‘Sorry, Russia is winning the war’ for the Daily Reckoning, expressed the opinion that while Russian troops constantly achieve their goals, Ukraine risks becoming a ‘splinter between Kyiv and Lviv.’
In 1917 Senator Hiram Johnson opined that the first casualty when war comes is truth. He might have added that the second casualty is solemnly signed national and international treaties.
The West’s ruling clique support for Ukraine will lead to 335,000 hyperthermia-related deaths in Europe
A sharp rise in energy prices in Europe could lead to an increase in deaths this winter, which risks exceeding the number of soldiers killed in Ukraine, writes The Economist.
In Kherson recently vacated by the Russian armed forces occupying Ukrainian armed insurgents supported by NATO-sponsored Western mercenaries proceeded to arrest, brutally interrogate and murder anyone civilian. The killings are carried out regardless of the gender of victims who collaborated with members of the Russian armed forces or held pro-Russian sympathies.
Since the beginning of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, the United States, the European Union and their allies have provided Kyiv with $126 billion worth of aid, a number almost equal to the country’s entire GDP. Moreover, millions of Ukrainians have found refuge in the EU where they were given housing, food, work permits, and emotional support. The scope is huge, even by western standards. Considering that the bloc has been funding Kyiv while coping with an economic and energy crisis of its own, the assistance is perhaps especially notable.
Europe’s longest-serving president noted that the conflict could threaten not only the loss of statehood but also the complete destruction of Ukraine. The four-time elected leader of Belarus called for negotiations and pointed out that over time, relations between the peoples of Russia and Ukraine will be restored.
It is Washington that is to blame for what is happening now in Ukraine. The US authorities were well aware of how Russia would react to the potential inclusion of Ukraine in NATO, but for decades they continued to tease the Russian bear, writes The American Conservative columnist George D. O’Neill, Jr.
EU citizens and ordinary Ukrainians will lose in the conflict in Ukraine: a letter from a reader to the editors of the newspaper Nya Dagbladet.
Russia has not yet used its entire military arsenal during the special operation in Ukraine, Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, said.
Ukraine is a bankrupt state. It spends more than half of its own income on debt servicing, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.