The European Union is “hooked on Russian gasoline” and so long as member nations hold “feeding” from it, Vladimir Putin will proceed “piling males and supplies into Ukraine”, struggle reporter David Patrikarakos has claimed as Lyiv misplaced management of the strategically essential metropolis of Severodonetsk.
The withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from the strongly-disputed industrial hub in Luhansk, which is a part of the japanese Donbas area that the Kremlin has made an “unconditional precedence” in its struggle ambitions, is reflective of the devastating advances of Russian troops in Putin’s army pursuit.
But, Mr Patrikarakos wrote that the dictator “is aware of that the sanctions afflicting his nation are solely a minor inconvenience”, because the “energy-obsessed” European Union will carry on shopping for his nation’s gasoline.
Singling out Germany and France, the writer of Battle in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Battle within the Twenty-First Century slammed among the West’s approaches to aiding Ukraine.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz, he argued in a Mail On-line piece, “dragged his toes” on delivering badly-needed heavy weapons, whereas President Emmanuel Macron “has proved a Neville Chamberlain for this century” and dared to induce the world to not “humiliate” Moscow.