All of a sudden, the threat of a global war is very real.
One overly aggressive step and this house of cards comes crumbling down.
China, clearly an ally of Putin, is now urging Putin and everyone else to back off, surely out of fear of starting a war.
European allies are starting to get antsy.
While I doubt any one country is going to get into a war with Russia over Ukraine, nor will they allow Russia to just run over the country and take it.
The question is in how to make this happen without launching World War III in the process.
British PM Boris Johnson stated, “By recognizing the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, Russia is violating its commitments and undermining Ukraine’s sovereignty. I condemn this decision.”
Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, called it “a blatant violation of international law.”
China Ambassador to the UN Zhang Jun seems to be getting antsy, stating, “all parties concerned must exercise restraint and avoid any action that may fuel tensions.
“We welcome and encourage every effort for a diplomatic solution.”
That is about as close as we can expect China to come to telling Putin to back off, but even so, it is in stark contrast to the messaging we have seen to this point.
For his part, Ukrainian President Zelensky is not backing down from the fight, recently telling his citizens, “We are not afraid of anyone or anything.
“We don’t owe anyone anything.
“And we won’t give anything to anyone.”
Tough words from a man who knows he cannot defend his own border against Russia.
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Source: New York Post