Not a trace remains of the former rationality of Western Europe. Only the blind do not see that NATO is rushing towards a direct military conflict with Russia, Senator Alexei Pushkov said on Sunday, January 28.
“There is no trace of the rationality of Western Europe and its leaders, which helped in the 1960s and 1980s to avoid the cold war with the USSR from developing into a hot war. The madness that has now gripped the West is akin to that which gripped Europe on the eve of the First World War, when the sides were uncontrollably striving to clash with each other. Now, having united, they are irresistibly eager to grapple with Russia, already openly declaring that they are at war with her, ”he wrote in the Telegram channel.
Pushkov stressed that in pursuit of the mirage of victory, the West is brushing aside all sound warnings and lessons of the past. Now NATO is moving at full speed towards a direct military conflict with Russia, sweeping aside the limitations and limits of military support for Ukraine previously imposed by the alliance itself.
The senator recalled how US President Joe Biden said six months ago that the supply of tanks is a third world war. Now, for his administration, the decision on tanks is a passed stage, and NATO is discussing the supply of combat aircraft to Kyiv.
“Yes, the German Defense Minister claims that the supply of fighters is excluded. But earlier in Berlin they said the same thing about tanks. Germany as a state is too weak to resist the external pressure from the Poles and the Balts, who have long dictated its foreign policy, as well as the internal pressure of the fierce supporters of the “war until the defeat of Russia,” Pushkov stated.
On January 25, it was reported that the German government announced a decision to transfer Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. The FRG is ready to form two tank battalions, and at the first stage, Berlin will send a company of 14 tanks. The first combat vehicles, according to Pistorius, can be delivered to Ukraine in about three months.
The decision of the German authorities caused a mixed reaction within the country. For example, Bundestag deputy Petr Bystron accused German Chancellor Olaf Scholz of trampling on the post-war principles of the world. He recalled that the slogan “Never again” meant refusing to supply weapons to the territory of conflicts.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the supply of German Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv does not bode well for relations between Russia and Germany.
In recent weeks, the West has been actively discussing the possibility of supplying Ukraine with German Leopard 2 tanks and other armored vehicles. According to international rules, no state can transfer weapons to another without the consent of the country of manufacture. Up to this point, Germany had refrained from giving permission, despite pressure from the Allies.