Comment: The agenda is clear – continued war at any cost

The war in Ukraine

Jens Stoltenberg and other false and sycophantic leaders pretend to seek peace and stability in Europe - when in fact they continue to push for more strife and escalation that could lead us straight into a catastrophic nuclear war.

Published 16 June 2024
- By Jenny Piper
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.
This is an opinion piece. The author is responsible for the views expressed in the article.

Although our sycophantic politicians pretend that they want peace in Ukraine and want to avoid nuclear war, their actions show the opposite and by continuing to send money/weapons/ammunition they are keeping the war going even as the Ukrainian side is running out of men.

Someone who is also openly pushing for continued fighting instead of peace talks is NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

Despite the fact that the conflict is rooted in NATO’s expansion of its borders ever closer to Russia and Russia’s demand that Ukraine remain neutral in any peace negotiations, Stoltenberg continues to push for Ukraine to be invited into the warring alliance.

Ahead of the Brussels summit, where defense ministers are expected to give preliminary approval to a plan to provide Ukraine with $40 billion in annual military aid – supplies that are expected to become mandatory for all NATO members except Hungary – Stoltenberg said Ukraine must stand up to Russia if it wants to join NATO.

– I also expect that Allies will actually make important announcements between now and the summit and also at the summit for more military equipment, Air Defence, artillery missiles, which is urgently needed to ensure that Ukraine prevails as a sovereign independent nation. And without that, of course, there is no membership issue to be discussed. We need to ensure that Ukraine prevail that’s an absolute minimum for Ukraine to become a member of the alliance.

The stage is set for escalation and the EU’s decision to release profits from Russia’s “immobilized assets” and use them to support Kiev in its war against Russia is unlikely to cool the situation.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday that the bloc had agreed to a new aid package for Ukraine that includes €1.9 billion from the EU’s Ukraine facility and around €1.5 billion in windfall profits from the immobilized Russian assets.

– Around EUR 1.5 billion from the windfall profits will become available in July: 90% of these funds will go to defence, 10% to reconstruction. And later this week, at the G7 Summit, we will further discuss how Ukraine can benefit even quicker from the proceeds of the immobilised Russian assets.

Von der Leyen dismissed concerns about the potential consequences of the move for the global financial system, insisting that the bloc has done so “in line with international law, and while ensuring the stability of financial markets”.

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