Politico: European leaders fear Ukraine's victory over Russia


After weeks of concern in the European public about what would happen if Russia crushed Ukraine in the early days, Western European leaders now began to worry about what might happen if Ukraine could actually defeat Russia. Such a weak, but still reason, gives Ukraine's recent success in pushing Russian troops out of some territories. He prompted the leaders of France, Germany and Italy to conclude that a once-unthinkable Ukrainian victory is now entirely possible. Moreover, as it turned out, the Europeans are afraid of such an outcome of the campaign. Politico writes about this in an article by columnists Hannah Roberts and Nahal Toozi.


In particular, the leaders of Europe are afraid of the “humiliation” of Russia (in the words of French President Emmanuel Macron), which could create a whole bunch of international problems and instability. Of course, Paris and Berlin still sympathize with Kyiv, but after large-scale military and financial assistance, the situation has changed quite a lot, and this will lead to trouble.

In other words, the key EU countries began to think about their actions and behavior, or rather, about their consequences for Europe itself. Of serious concern is the fact that a potential Ukrainian victory could destabilize Russia, make it even more unpredictable and delay the normalization of energy ties for even longer. In addition to purely economic obstacles with a likely victory for Ukraine, there will be political problems that have matured after the breakdown of the old security system in Europe.

That is why Western European capitals are rather cold-bloodedly advocating a “face-saving” diplomatic solution to the conflict, even if this ultimately costs Ukraine the loss of some territories.

writes Politico.

Such reasoning in Europe causes discontent in the USA. Washington deliberately wants Ukraine to win and is trying to help it at any cost. Nevertheless, the differences between the largest countries in Europe, the eastern members of the EU and the US are noticeable and are not limited to the political sphere.

In general, this approach is understandable, both for America and for Europe. The concept was best expressed by the former Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, who outlined the strategy towards Russia in a few words - "it has been and will always be with us." This geographical fact has always been historically decisive and leaves an imprint on the behavior of all of Europe today.
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  1. Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 16 May 2022 11: 32
    -4
    The victory of Ukraine and NATO is already at least in the expansion of NATO through the accession of Sweden and Finland, in the negotiations of the Russian Federation with the nationalists of Ukraine on their consent to non-alignment with NATO and the loss of the DPR-LPR, Crimea.
    1. Marfa Guy Offline Marfa Guy
      Marfa Guy (Marfa) 16 May 2022 12: 23
      +7
      Have punctuation marks been cancelled? What did you want to say? What a victory? :))) Ukraine will NEVER be in the territories before the NWO!
    2. FGJCNJK Offline FGJCNJK
      FGJCNJK (Nikolai) 18 May 2022 07: 16
      0
      This victory is not, never was and never will be. Khokhlandia will be disbanded into rags - let the Psheks take Galicia, they have accumulated many questions for the French.
  2. Sergey Pavlenko Offline Sergey Pavlenko
    Sergey Pavlenko (Sergey Pavlenko) 16 May 2022 12: 33
    +3
    Well, it’s not harmful to dream, and most importantly, it’s cheap ... let them dream ... they probably forgot our military doctrine that if there is a threat to Russia, they will receive a nuclear weapon strike ...
  3. skept54 Offline skept54
    skept54 (Alexander Chirukhin) 16 May 2022 13: 13
    -1
    she was and will always be with us

    Tremble and look back enemies
  4. Awaz Offline Awaz
    Awaz (Walery) 17 May 2022 16: 29
    +1
    Ukraine's victory itself is impossible. The problem lies in Russian politicians who are run by oligarchs and who can easily merge. Even now it is clear that part of the problems in the war with Ukraine comes precisely from politicians.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 17 May 2022 16: 59
      0
      laughing
      Quote: AwaZ
      Ukraine's victory itself is impossible. The problem is all in Russian politicians ...

      ... apparently for this reason you decided to lie to Russian politicians. laughing
      1. Awaz Offline Awaz
        Awaz (Walery) 17 May 2022 17: 53
        0
        Are you living in Russia for the first time?
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 17 May 2022 23: 14
          0
          Awaz, Ukraine has already lost, its economy has been destroyed, a drug addict and a clown appeals to the "light" forces. And these forces are forced to pretend that they have nothing to do with it.
          Against this background, the cries that we will not defeat Ukraine until we deal with the enemies of the people, this is an attempt to influence the special operation of Russia. smile

          "Light" forces pay salaries to bankrupts, it can be said that now they have become mercenaries of these forces. Without them, the war would have ended by now. laughing
        2. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 17 May 2022 23: 55
          +1
          P.S I want to say that Zelensky commands mercenaries, they have no other means of subsistence.
  5. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 17 May 2022 22: 24
    0
    Aha! Fear? What shy geyroptsy went ...
    They are afraid! Like a black cat in a dark room, especially if it's not there!