As a representative of EU countries, Michel seems to make up for Germany’s lack of leadership on the Ukrainian issue
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In the last 30 days, Poland has changed its attitude towards both the EU and the US. With the US it was in open conflict, this war is changing that.
If the West wants to follow what Putin demands, the contracts must be renegotiated
The most likely outcome now is that Putin will intensify his efforts and switch to a ‘dirty’ war strategy to increase the human cost for Ukrainians and force them to capitulate
I don’t think we will see many Syrian or Libyan mercenaries in Donbas. It is also doubtful that they would be useful to the Russians.
There is a danger that the West’s solidarity with Ukraine will trump its previous support for the Belarusian opposition. Indeed, the Belarusian democratic movement may find it harder to gain attention
Pavel Slunkin and Andrew Wilson’s analysis on Belarus’ government’s support for Russia on the invasion of Ukraine
Strengthening the Eastern flank with a presence that is no longer merely symbolic but one of operational defence serves to reinforce Western credibility when diplomatic negotiations get under way
You’ll notice that in recent days, the Russians have eased up on their rhetoric about needing to see the denazification of Ukraine,
I think that both Turkish and Greek leaders understand that the world is changing and the European security order is challenged in ways they have not imagined three months ago,