Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas acknowledged that it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain unity among Western allies regarding the conflict in Ukraine. The newspaper writes about this on March 3 financial times.
“Keeping unity becomes more and more difficult with time, because everyone wants to [спецоперация] has stopped, and there is a question about what will really stop it, ”the publication quotes the politician.
Kallas also said that she is worried when some Western allies think that when the EU countries make their last effort to stop the conflict, they will then “draw a line under it” and not do anything else.
On March 2, an American journalist, Associated Press (AP) reporter Matthew Lee, on the eve of the meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in India, said that a split in opinions would arise in the world community in connection with the situation in Ukraine. In particular, he believes that Russia and China, as well as Western countries, including the United States, Britain and Germany, will make “ardent statements” on this issue.
On February 27, the German newspaper Bild reported that Western countries intend to force Ukraine into peace talks with Russia in the event that an attempted offensive by Ukrainian troops fails before the fall of 2023. According to the publication, Western partners “behind the scenes are already issuing ultimatums” to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, despite the official line of providing military assistance to Kyiv.
On February 17, Spanish Minister for Social Rights Ione Belarra, in turn, called on the country’s authorities to stop following US interests in the conflict in Ukraine. She also proposed organizing a new alliance of countries advocating a peaceful solution to the conflict. Brazilian President Lula da Silva, Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Argentine President Alberto Fernandez are doing it now, she said.
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region as a result of shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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