Russia-Ukraine Crisis Deescalating As NATO Countries Break From Bellicose US-UK Stance
ZeroHedge - On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero
25 Jan 2022 ~~
Deescalation appears to be accelerating
over the Ukraine crisis given a number of rapid developments which have seen lead NATO countries break from the more bellicose and threatening tone
of the United States and UK. After Germany's neutrality toward the Russia-Ukraine crisis became apparent, Sweden is the latest to follow its lead of forbidding arms transfers to Kiev, while Croatia is out with a firm statement saying it will recall all of its troops from NATO
in the event of war.
This followed on the heels of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announcing that circumstances in the region are now "under control"
and that there's "no reason to panic"
according to The Associated Press
It appears the earlier hyped messages of an 'imminent Russian invasion' have backfired
, as Ukraine officials have now turned to castigating the media for spreading a sense of overblown panic and doom among the population. Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov went so far as to say the threat of a Russian invasion "doesn't exist"
despite there still being "risky scenarios". Other Ukraine defense officials have echoed this as well...
The US previously said this demand was a "non-starter" - but given the rapid shift in atmosphere surrounding tensions, it'll be interesting to see if by week's end the US tune is very different.
For for time being, some level of
economic threats and counterthreats look to continue...
Germany, Austria and France want to sit this one out. They are too worried about their fuel and energy supplies coming from Russia.
We can all refer back to when our 46th president during January 2021 lifted sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project.
That was the go-ahead sign for Putin the cherry on the pudding was Biden's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The dilemma now is how to ease out of the rhetoric from Biden's opposition to the takeover of the Ukraine, much of which is fait accompli. Biden's decisions in the handling of the Russia/Ukraine crisis will reflect directly on how China will soon react on Tiawan.
Please note yesterday's incident in the South China Sea and the flyovers of Tiawan... We're not really projecting the image of a competent, capable military power. Thanks to the administration directed by Joseph Robinette Biden.