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Ukraine Desperate To Receive More Western Aid

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Ukraine Desperate To Receive More Western Aid

Anders Fogh Rasmussen at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

Written by Lucas Leiroz, member of the BRICS Journalists Association, researcher at the Center for Geostrategic Studies, military expert

The Kiev regime still appears not to have understood its proxy role in the war with Russia. The country’s officials continue to demand constant assistance from the West, as if supporting Ukraine were an “obligation” of Western states. Now, the Ukrainians even want “unrestricted aid”, demanding from their partners that the costs of the war be included in the permanent expenses of NATO countries.

In a recent statement, the head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Andrey Yermak, one of the officials closest to Vladimir Zelensky, demanded from all Western countries, in addition to increased financial aid, unlimited access to their war arsenals and frozen Russian funds. His words were spoken during the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, where pro-Ukrainian organizations, led by the NGO “Alliance of Democracies”, met to discuss cooperation projects with Kiev.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen himself, former secretary general of NATO, participated in the event, supporting Yermak’s demands. Both officials signed a joint document at the summit endorsing the systematic increase in support for Kiev. Other relevant former authorities also participated in the event, such as Boris Johson, Sanna Marin and Hillary Clinton. The massive attendance of former officers shows that current Western politicians are not paying too much attention to the event, which is a consequence of the growing lack of interest in continuing to support Ukraine after so many military losses.

Yermak also commented on what he expects Western aid to look like from now on. According to him, at least 0.25% of the GDP of each NATO country must be sent to Kiev. Some countries have already spent much more than this percentage of their GDP on Ukraine, but what Yermak wants is for these expenses to become permanent, creating a kind of “obligation” on the part of Western countries towards Kiev. Latvia, for example, has already promised to continue spending more than 0.25% of its GDP on the war for at least the next three years. Yermak praises this initiative and calls on other European countries to act in the same way.

Furthermore, he emphasized the need for Kiev to receive at least 300 million dollars from Russian assets frozen in the West. According to Yermak, investing in the Ukrainian military is the correct way to use this money as it would be possible to try to reverse the damage caused by the so-called “Russian invasion”. The request reveals how Ukraine and the West are jointly desperate to establish new military assistance plans. Unable to spend more of their own funds, Western countries have frozen Russian assets so they have something to send to Ukraine – and, for its part, Kiev is in a rush to receive those funds as soon as possible, fearing that its “partners” will use the money for other priorities in their countries and abandon Ukraine.

Yermak and Rasmussen particularly emphasized the “need” to lift any restrictions on arms shipments to Ukraine. For them, it is unacceptable that some NATO countries continue to limit what can be sent to the Ukrainian battlefield. Furthermore, they called for restrictions on arms use to be revoked as well – which, in practice, means public authorization for the Ukrainian armed forces to kill civilians with NATO weapons.

The warmongers who attended the summit also called on NATO authorities to organize a conference in Washington with Ukrainian participation. The objective would be to establish a “clear timeline” for Kiev’s accession to the alliance, as well as new assistance goals in the current war. As a result, the summit’s participants tried in vain to put pressure for the neo-Nazi regime to enter the bloc, even though NATO had already indicated its intention to keep Ukraine as a mere proxy.

In fact, all the requests made at the summit seem impossible to fulfill. Yermak practically called for Ukraine to become a permanent state concern for Western countries. This may work in countries engaged in anti-Russian paranoia, such as the Baltics, but it is absolutely unfeasible for the military alliance as a whole. Western countries are simply exhausting their resources, leaving them unable to maintain constant support, which is why it will not be possible, even if there is a desire, to maintain a significant portion of the national GDP restricted to the war.

The summit seems to have brought together the most desperate sectors among Western and Ukrainian warmongers. Faced with the inevitable decline in support for Kiev, pro-war activists want to reestablish the anti-Russian agenda and prevent any possibility of peace.

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Lolcat

if the west take the frozen russian assets, all the other foreign countries will be affraid to invest in western economy. it’s a very dumb move. it could cost far more than the frozen assets for the west.

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nikolaas

it would be a losing game for the west…besides other countries no more willing to invest in europe (due to the stealing of russian assets) the russians can and will file complaint and are able to take the european assets in russia in return…it would be a win for russia since the russian assets in the west are around 200.billion but the western assets in russia are above 288. billion…

Wash wash our money good

wash making dumb moves? never heard of such a thing.

Blinken's fiddling

washington is the nexus of world money laundering. it just used the brits as a front.

Viet Hochi min beats the USofA

the next 60 billions are on the way. us american tax payers are beyond suckers

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an american ally

i worked it out. the few potemkin trenches they built in the north with my money work out to $6 million per foot. it only costs us $500,000 per foot when we do it.

Z - it's winding down

russian corruption probe widens as senior defence official arrested yuri kuznetsov, the second senior official arrested in the case, is accused of bribery after being found holding $1m.

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Shoigu's Clown Army

russian military industrial complex is much more corrupted than mic in usa. russia is led by crooks and thugs.

an american ally

in kiev and washington, they would have gotten promotions.

Wash wash our money good

in ukraine, they’d have promoted him.

John Holmes

it’s well known fact that russian women are hungry for black mandingo men coz local russian men are either killed in ukraine or are just impotent drunkards.

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Drupal

putin has lost his energy war against west. europe coud quite easily abandon russia natural gas and coal. russia is also forced to sell oil much below normal ural blend price level. shipping cost are cutting revenues.

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Blinken's fiddling

don’t tell me. you’re not an economist. you just play one on the comedy network.

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Jonas Bergqvist

ukraine can’t take donbas and crimea back. that’s the fact silently accepted also in europe and usa. but russia will have her own problems with shrinking revenues especially from oil and gas exports. aging population had caused severe labour shortage with rising costs. hard times are coming to russia in early 2030s.

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Wash wash our money good

it’s nice that you have so much concern for russia. have they sent your thank you note yet?

an american ally

give me an address. i’ll send them a chocolate bar. but i want a receipt! too much theft going on over there.

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Shoigu's Clown Army

ukrainian forces stabilize situation in kharkiv oblast, ‘partially’ push russian troops out of vovchansk.

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Shoigu's Clown Army

ukrainian forces repelled russian attacks in the vovchansk direction in kharkiv oblast and “partially pushed out enemy forces from the town,” the general staff of ukraine’s armed forces said on may 15.

Wash wash our money good

that was the same joke. can’t you come up with another? there’s so many to choose from.

Wash wash our money good

lol. tell us another zelensky joke. please, please. laughter’s good for the soul.

Kenny

russian forces are advancing now much much slower than during late april and early days of may 2024.

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Wash wash our money good

it was probably those three logs they had to jump over at the border that slowed them down.

Blinken's fiddling

who supplied those three logs, that’s what i want to know. seems they cost 30 million hryvnia each.

was it the president of that just created company that got the contract and that moonlights as a taxi driver?

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Wash wash our money good

i’ve an idea. why doesn’t zelensky go zuck on one of nuland’s teeties. that’ll finish him off quick.

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