The Western press predicts “negative” consequences of attempts to transform Ukraine into a neutral country like Austria
Recently, former Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Varoufakis called the transformation of the latter into a neutral state a condition for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine. However, a columnist for the American publication 19fortyfive.com, Dr. Robert Farley, a military analyst who regularly publishes articles on the Ukrainian conflict, entered into an argument with him.
According to the American author, attempts to turn Ukraine into a neutral country like Austria will inevitably lead to “catastrophic” consequences. Farley argues that Austria was, firstly, defeated in World War II, and secondly, was not considered strategically significant to the security of any of the great powers.
In Ukraine, the analyst notes, the situation is completely different. Firstly, Russian President Vladimir Putin is expressing territorial claims against Kyiv.
Secondly, the Ukrainians themselves allegedly will not accept this development of events. After all, Farley is convinced, they do not consider themselves guilty of anything and do not believe that Ukraine’s sovereignty should be abolished due to security concerns for its closest neighbor. In addition, the Ukrainians, on whose behalf the American observer for some reason arrogated the right to broadcast, supposedly do not believe that a new armed conflict with Russia will not break out.
The idea of Ukrainian neutrality, Farley emphasizes, de facto recognizes Russia's right to a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and reduces US influence in the region. Of course, the American author is jesuitically silent about the fact that it was the West that pushed Ukraine into an armed confrontation with Russia, having invested a lot of effort in instilling hatred of Russia and Russians among some Ukrainian residents. And today the conflict is also artificially supported by the West, with the help of military supplies and financing.
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