British war diplomats have been traveling to EU member states to persuade them not to cut military aid to Kiev, as European authorities are growing concerned about spending on weapons for the Ukrainian proxy NATO war.
At the same time EU citizens are facing skyrocketing energy prices and galloping inflation, as the sanctions against Russia seem to boomerang against the hostile perpetrators. The UK has been one of the main instigators of the crisis in Ukraine from the very beginning.
Ukraine seems to become the graveyard for Europe’s future, as a contingent of good neighbors do not seem to want to respect peace talks established by Turkey, Russia and the Kiev regime.
It is obvious that London is still pursuing the policy of Global Britain. They will continue with their policy, which in the last three hundred years was very effective in controlling the large parts of the globe and make use of foreign potential for their own purpose.
British authorities are very keen to promote their anti-Russian policies as a leading element of their Global Britain post-Brexit foreign policy in order to claim relevance on the world stage.
Britain has launched a charm offensive against EU leaders trying to convince them that the cost of allowing Russia to win in Ukraine is greater than the soaring energy and food bills, according to The Telegraph.
Still, it remains unclear whether London’s initiative will bear any fruit, as an economic crisis is engulfing Europe. Economists are warning that the Eurozone has already entered recession, with German businesses in their worst slump for two years.
Josep Borrell, acknowledged on August 23, 2022 that Europeans had become weary of the Ukraine crisis and are not reluctant to bear the consequences of support for Kiev, but still have to have endure, and spread the costs within the European Union.
Even though Western allies amassed €1.5 billion in commitments in early August, Politico warns that Europe’s military support for Ukraine has been decreasing since April, citing data from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
According to the Institute’s Ukraine Support Tracker, Europe’s six largest countries, namely Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Poland, offered Ukraine no new bilateral military commitments throughout all of July 2022.
Only the Baltic states and Poland which were liberated by Russia during WW II, will uniformly embrace the most aggressive and obnoxious policies towards Russia that are instigated and imposed by Britain.
Once the cold season begins in October and it becomes clear that the cost of heating and energy generally is greater than the great majority of the population can support, then there will be political demonstrations which will force the EU leaders to reconsider their policies on Russia.
The inventory of weapons and military equipment of EU states was way below what it should have been before the Ukraine conflict and the shipments of materiel to Ukraine further reduced these stockpiles, making such shipments highly problematic.
Prominent UK politicians mince no words in promoting their bellicose posture. Previously, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss made it clear that if she is elected as the next British prime minister, she would press the “nuclear button” should the necessity arise.
While the British leadership is putting on a brave face, the UK is facing economic difficulties this fall and winter, just like their European counterparts.
The UK’s inflation rose to 13.6% in the 12 months to July 2022, and is on course to exceed 18%. British energy prices are expected to go through the roof in January, according to Citi economists.
Furthermore, over 2.5 million households in the UK are set to see their savings obliterated by the rising cost of living crisis, with one in five UK households having no savings by 2024, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2022.