NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is divided over the cost of supporting Ukraine in the war efforts. Obviously, the amount of weapons and funding sent is unsustainable and puts a heavy burden on the slaves in NATO countries.
Continuing support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia may mean long-term trouble for NATO as well. Major issues that should be addressed by the military bloc are being “kicked down the road,” experts and former officials have told Politico according to a report by RT.
In an article ran by the outlet on Saturday ahead of the upcoming NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, Politico raises questions about the mounting costs of aid to Ukraine, as well as a lack of unity among members. Many allies have displayed increasing alarm over “how long, and at what cost, Kyiv can continue to be supported,” the article said.
In public, however, NATO and United States officials have ramped up efforts to demonstrate a united front ahead of the summit, expressing readiness to continue backing Ukraine for as long as necessary. “The [US] president has been clear that we are going to support Ukraine for as long as it takes and provide them an exceptional quantity of arms and capabilities,” U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday.
Solidarity with Kyiv, however, may ultimately serve Washington’s domestic goals, namely strengthening the position of US President Joe Biden and the Democrat Party ahead of the 2024 general elections. At the same time, growing political uncertainty in the US is pushing Ukraine to demand more and more from its Western backers in order to prepare for a scenario when aid abruptly stops, Hagar Chemali, a former U.S. government official under president Barack Obama, told Politico. –RT
“Given that [Donald] Trump is running again for president and given the growing chorus of Republican candidates who question or are against US support for Ukraine. I would expect President [Vladimir] Zelensky to push even harder for additional military support this year to avoid getting stuck in US domestic politics as we near November 2024,” she said.
As NATO divides, BRICS is getting stronger and every single day, we are seeing more nails in the coffin of the American empire’s superiority.
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