Russian UN Diplomat Calls Ukraine “NATO’s Private Military Company”

Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations,  declared that Ukraine has transformed into a NATO-owned private military during a speech he gave before the UN Security Council. According to a report by TASS, Nebenzya declared that Ukraine allegedly “gets money, weapons and instructions on where to shoot from Brussels.”

“In defiance of facts and common sense, the Kiev regime has formed an illusion that it can defeat Russia on the battlefield with growing direct military assistance from NATO,” he continued. 

“As a result, Ukraine has de-facto become NATO’s private military company. They get money, weapons and instructions where to shoot and where to attack. The people of Ukraine, who have to wage a war to achieve someone else’s goals, are the ones to suffer from that,” the Russian diplomat added.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, nations of the Collective West have carried out a sanctions war against Russia in an effort to hamstring its war-making ability. On top of that, Collective West institutions such as NATO have played an instrumental role in providing military aid to Ukraine. The goal here is to prosecute a proxy war against Russia in an effort to drag into a geopolitical quagmire like the one the Soviet Union faced in Afghanistan. 

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has made expansion into Russia’s traditional sphere of influence its top priority. Due to its bountiful farmland and historic importance to Russia, Ukraine has been one of NATO’s primary targets.

Initially, NATO could expand at will when Russia was weak during the 90s. However, once Russia reconstituted itself in the early aughts it started to reassert its traditional geopolitical influence in the region. Once the Euromaidan crisis of 2014 kicked off, Russia showed that it’s willing to push back against the US’s universalist project by incorporating Crimea into its fold and backing separatists in the eastern breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. 

Fast forward to February 24, 2022, Russia showed yet again that it meant serious business by launching its military incursion into Ukraine. The Collective West has only escalated matters by launching a sanctions war against Russia and a robust campaign of military assistance to Ukraine. At the end of the day, the people who will suffer the most are Ukrainians who are mere pawns in the geopolitical chessboard. 

Sober foreign policy leadership would work to bring an end to military aid to Ukraine and let Russia and Ukraine sort out this conflict among themselves. The current set of policy actions will only lead to increased tension and a potential nuclear conflagration between the West and Russia.

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