- Why Ukraine Risks Becoming Europe’s Graveyard Despite UK & EU Putting on Brave Face
by Ekaterina Blinova, https://sputniknews.com/
UK diplomats have been travelling to EU member states to persuade them not to cut aid to Kiev, as European authorities are growing concerned about spending on weapons for the Ukrainian military while the Old Continent’s citizens are facing skyrocketing energy prices and galloping inflation, according to The Telegraph.
“Ukraine seems to be the graveyard for Europe’s future as a continent of good neighbors,” says Willy Wimmer, a former OSCE vice president and Bundestag MP. “It is obvious that London is pursuing the policy of ‘Global Britain’. They will continue with their policy, which in the last three hundred years was very effective in controlling the continent and large parts of the globe and make use of foreign potential for their own purpose.”
The UK has been one of the main instigators of the crisis in Ukraine from the very beginning, echoes Gilbert Doctorow, an international relations and Russian affairs analyst.
“[British authorities] are very keen to promote their anti-Russian policies as a leading element of their Global Britain post-Brexit foreign policy in order to claim relevance on the world stage,” Doctorow says.
The UK has launched a charm offensive against EU leaders trying to convince them that the cost of allowing Russia to win in Ukraine is greater than the soaring bills, according to The Telegraph. Still, it remains unclear whether London’s initiative will bear any fruit, as an economic crisis is engulfing Europe.