World Comment: Russia and the West - Baerbock will not be able to align much

12:55  18 january  2022
12:55  18 january  2022 Source:   ksta.de

Russia is risking all-out war to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO

  Russia is risking all-out war to prevent Ukraine from joining NATO Russia's dealings — or, more accurately, its clashes — with the West have focused on one country in recent years: Ukraine.It's back in focus this week with a series of high-stakes meetings taking place between Russian and western officials which are centered on trying to diffuse heightened tensions between Russia and its neighbor.

much harder you can not put up in reality as Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the beginning of this week in Ukraine and in Russia. The Greens politician, a transatlantician sustained by Moscow suspiciously tried with pendulum diplomacy in the currently most dangerous crisis on the globe. It will have it hard on this trip - not only because it is the green politician who sees the democratic German system in competition with authoritarian states.

Dmytro Kuleba (r), Außenminister der Ukraine, und Annalena Baerbock, Außenministerin von Deutschland © Picture Alliance / DPA / Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Press Office / AP Dmytro Kulba (R), Foreign Minister of Ukraine, and Annalena Baerbock, Foreign Minister of Germany

The location is desastrous. Ukraine is disappointed with the Germans who have enforced the construction of Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 in Europe. The Russian ruler Putin has not actually been serious since Merkel's departure in Europe. The British Premier Johnson is dealing with himself, his misconduct in the pandemic and the crumbling monarchy. France's President Macron fights for his re-election.

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Putin uses the opportunity to continue its master plan

and the new German government just fens off its outer political line with each other. Meanwhile, the United States act hardly as a protective power according to their unsouvenant withdrawal from Afghanistan and with their domestic tacking.

For the Russian President Putin, the opportunity is favorable to keep the West his weakness in mind and to move a step in his master plan, attribute Russia to the strength of the old Soviet stroke. His troops for weeks stand on the eastern border on Ukraine. This march is a classic saber rattling and did not miss its effect in the West.

The rhetoric between East and West arrived at the level of the Cold War. The difference to then: The world was divided into spheres of influence between East and West. Both sides had an interest that it stays like that. But now Putin muses to revenge for what the former Soviet Union has lost since 1989. He wants to move the axes on the European continent again. The raid on the Crimea 2014 could only have been the vanguard.

rigid fronts in Ukraine conflict

 rigid fronts in Ukraine conflict "disturbing": Russia and the West, according to the Kreml, continues "completely opposite" positions. The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wants to convey. © ap / dpa / picture alliance Russian soldiers in a military exercise near to the border of Ukraine despite the diplomatic crisis talks on Ukraine conflict recently, the Kreml sees no approach between Russia and the West. In terms of fundamental questions still "completely opposite" positions.

Hardly options for the Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock

The Russian regime is designed to pay "a big prize" for each further aggression after the words of Foreign Minister Baerbock. Like this price looks, the West is by no means agreed. The NATO will not hurry for the help of good reasons, because Ukraine is not a member of the member and therefore can not trigger the defensive case. In the issue of arms deliveries, the US and Europe are not uniform anyway.

and also with possible economic sanctions is unclear what can be enforced. The commissioning of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 would not be durable in the case of further advance Russian troops in Ukraine. A uniform line of the Federal Government there is so far not. And whether the major economy nations really have the power to cut Russia from the International Bank System Swift, is just as open.

between hardness and open door

What should Putin be afraid of? What can him scare him? What makes him serve? Its demands on NATO, including a guarantee for a non-recording of Ukraine in the defense alliance, are not fulfillable. There are serious political reasons to actually do this. NATO can not give Russia a guarantee over the head of Ukraine.

In the end, the West remains nothing else to meet Russia as in the past few years with a mixture of hardness and open door. Hardness is that the NATO troops remain in the Balticity and that the topic of economic sanctions is unity. Open policy is in talks and visit in all formats.

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