A Ukrainian political expert says two things will prevent Russian aggression in Ukraine.
- Create a strong Ukraine military
- International sanctions become strangling to Russia
Ukraine has built up its military, nonstop, since early 2014. It is expensive, it’s a drain on the Ukraine economy, and all under the threat of an imminent Russian invasion. Many more years of this buildup would be needed. In the meantime, constant Russian aggression adds to the battle fatigue of the Ukrainian people. …to the Ukrainian people, it seems to be worth them sleeping more soundly and having peace of mind.
International sanctions against Russia increase with each Russian crisis. The sanctions are having an effect, but they are not biting deeply enough and are not strangling Russia. Perhaps Russia recognizes that every action is met with something akin to Newton’s Third Law of motion: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Where this fails is in the application. Proportionality is not the same as equal and opposite. I have yet to understand how sanctions have been applied, to date, against Russia.
Russia has to be stopped.
Political expert names two conditions that could make Russia halt aggression against Ukraine
Russia could stop its war against Ukraine only in case Ukraine strengthens its Armed Forces or the grip of international sanctions puts larger pressure on Russia, that’s according to Serhiy Taran, a Ukraine-based political expert.
“Russia’s maximum today is to go for negotiations, which would allow them maintaining pressure on the Ukrainian leadership and on the Ukrainian state. Indeed, they would agree to such negotiations,” the expert told Pryamiy TV channel. Therefore, he added, if any Ukrainian politician says that “we also need to go for negotiations,” this raises a question of whose side such politician takes.
“The conflict that exists between Russia and Ukraine – and this is an actual war – could only be resolved under two conditions. First: the creation of conditions for a strong army. Second: Russia’s exhaustion from international sanctions,” the analyst said.