The longer the conflict in Ukraine lasts, the higher the risk of a nuclear catastrophe, and the continuous supply of American weapons to Kyiv only provokes it. Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor-in-chief of the American weekly The Nation, wrote about this in an article for the German edition of Telepolis.
According to her, American concerns are just waiting to make money on the sale of weapons, while the world community does not oppose this and does not advocate the search for a compromise and diplomatic solution.
She expressed the opinion that the United States and NATO are themselves conducting a proxy confrontation against Russia.
“Shouldn’t the consequences, dangers and multiple costs of this proxy war be the focus of media coverage, as well as informed analysis, discussion and debate?” — asked the author of the material.
According to vanden Heuwel, Western countries have established an “intellectual no-fly zone”, carefully removing from the information space those whose opinion does not coincide with the official position.
“Shouldn’t one wonder if the smartest way is to send more and more weapons to the Ukrainians? Do we need to ask more questions and discuss how best to reduce the risk of nuclear conflict?
Earlier, on May 24, US Congressman Seth Moulton expressed the opinion that the conflict in Ukraine is a proxy war between Western countries and Russia.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov adheres to the same opinion. He said that the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) is entering into a proxy war with Russia, supplying weapons to Ukraine. He noted that Western weapons supplied to Ukraine would be a legitimate target for the Russian military, who are participating in a special operation to protect Donbass.
Meanwhile, the United States and other Western states continue to supply Ukraine with military aid. In particular, on May 21, US President Joe Biden signed a bill to provide additional assistance to the country in the amount of about $40 billion.
The Russian Federation condemns the supply of weapons to the Ukrainian side. On April 15, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, confirmed that the Russian Federation had sent a note to all countries, including the United States, due to the supply of weapons to Ukraine.
Senator Alexei Pushkov, in turn, said that the risk of confrontations using nuclear weapons is increasing due to the West’s rejection of the multipolar world and in the near future we should expect new geopolitical upheavals tied to fierce competition and “fueled by ideological differences.”
On May 5, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want a direct conflict with NATO. He also stated that the use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable because they are capable of destroying the entire planet.