Moscow, January 17 – American expert Ted Gallen Carpenter warned on Portal 19 Forty Five that the American intervention in the crisis in Ukraine is contributing to its transformation into a long-term proxy conflict between the West and Russia.
According to the author of the article, the countries already have a long list of countries whose interference in their affairs has led to irreversible consequences. Carpenter called Kuwait, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine.
“US leaders must learn that it is often wise to accept an imperfect, even unpleasant situation, in order to avert disaster. Unfortunately, most members of the foreign policy establishment show no signs of learning from past mistakes. And they will be.” A good first step is to admit that Washington’s arrogant insistence on NATO expansion to Russia’s borders has trampled on its core security interests and contributed to unleashing the tragic crisis in Ukraine.”
At the same time, the author outlines several decisive factors that the United States can offer to resolve the controversial situation.
Recalling how the intervention of the United States in the affairs of the Balkan countries and the Middle East led to an acute social crisis, leaving many countries no chance of recovery, Carpenter said that Ukraine risks repeating the fate of these countries.
“The US and its NATO allies have already caused unnecessary tragedy with their crude and clumsy policy towards Russia and Moscow’s strategic interests in Ukraine. Once again, US leaders have refused to put up with an unfavorable situation and thus created an even worse situation. First, if they don’t back down Now, the bottom line may make the dire consequences in the Balkans, Iraq, Libya and Syria a slight mistake.”
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. President Vladimir Putin described it as the goal of protecting people who have been bullied and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years. For this, according to him, it is planned to carry out the demilitarization and disarmament of Ukraine, and to bring to justice all war criminals responsible for bloody crimes against civilians in Donbass.