The ongoing conflict in Ukraine threatens globalization and could create massive “splits” in the world, Josep Borrell believes.
The Ukraine crisis and the West’s response when possible “push” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warned as he spoke during the opening session of the Doha Forum on Saturday.
Doing so could lead to a major rift between the global north and south, the diplomat said, stressing that such a scenario should be avoided.
“One of the bad consequences of what’s happening is that we can push Russia towards China and we can create a divide between the global south-east and the northwest,” he said. Borrell declared.
First of all, the West should step up efforts to end the Ukraine conflict to avoid the emergence of such a global rift, Borrell explained, describing Russia’s ongoing offensive in Ukraine as “war of attrition.”
“To avoid this trend, the first thing to do is to end today’s wars of aggression, wars of attrition.” The Western strategy, the diplomat said, is a combination of military aid to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
And what we are doing to support Ukraine, also by military means, without escalation, without horizontal or vertical escalation, can bring about [us] lead to a larger conflict and try to put pressure on Russia with all his might to make it pay.
The diplomat did not specify how exactly that strategy would help avoid accusations “To push” Russia into the arms of China. Since the beginning of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Beijing has maintained a neutral stance, calling on all sides to adhere to diplomacy, calling on the West to address longstanding security concerns. Russia and opposes unilateral sanctions against Russia.
China’s stance has been interpreted by the West as pro-Russian, with the US-led NATO bloc openly urging Beijing to “Do not support the Russian war effort in any way and refrain from any action that helps Russia circumvent sanctions,” as well as accusing it of providing Moscow “With political support, including spreading blatant lies and disinformation.” However, Beijing has refused to bow to such demands, pointing to NATO’s continued expansion into Eastern Europe as a major factor behind the current conflict, as well as citing the embassy bombing. China in Belgrade during the 1999 invasion of Yugoslavia was one reason why NATO won. don’t listen to one “Lessons on justice from abusers of international law.”
Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, after seven years of stalemate over Kiev’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreement and Russia’s recognition of the Donbass republics with capitals in Donetsk and Lugansk. Protocols mediated by Germany and France were designed to formalize the status of those regions within the state of Ukraine.
Russia has demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country and will never join NATO. Kiev insists the Russian attack is completely unprovoked, rejecting claims that it is planning to retake the Donbass republics by force.
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