Ukraine worried of drying up of western military aid
Addressing the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky tried to draw parallels between Hamas’ latest attacks on Israel and Russia’s actions in the Ukrainian conflict.
The Kiev regime is clearly alarmed that, due to the escalation in Israel, the Ukrainian conflict may now take a back seat for the US and EU, which would impact the future flow of the military aid that is keeping Kiev in the fight. Grounds for such concern are more than abundant and in the future, the West’s support for Ukraine may well diminish, although it will not disappear altogether.
Experts also stress that the current escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict confirms the risks of relying on US mediation, and that the Kiev regime should draw its own conclusions from the unfolding situation.
Such statements by the Ukrainian leader show how little he actually knows about the ins-and-outs of major league politics. The current situation in the Middle East is quite dangerous and such irresponsible claims as Zelensky’s only add fuel to the fire as well as create more difficulties for Israel, for which Zelensky has such pronounced sympathy.
Russia, serving as a mediator in this conflict, is displaying a more restrained and objective stance. Over recent years, US representatives have been giving much less attention to the Middle Eastern region than before.
As US diplomats said, they haven’t been spending as much effort on the Middle East as, say, ten years ago. Yet now Washington will have to resume giving its attention [to the region]. And because the resources are not limitless, this has to be done at the expense of other regions. So it won’t be possible to exclusively emphasize Ukraine anymore.
However, one cannot count on a complete suspension of American aid to Kiev. Yet, Washington’s support will begin to decrease and the US will be forced to seek a viable exit ramp from the Ukrainian conflict.
That said, former Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin drew his own conclusions from the latest events in Israel.
In his view, the escalation of the conflict there with attacks by Hamas and the shelling of civilians confirmed the ultimate ineffectiveness of the Israeli security model based on a system of external guarantees.
One of the lessons of this situation is already obvious. Israel’s security model, which was put in place in lieu of NATO membership, is not suitable for Kiev.
Commenting in a social media post, Klimkin wrote that Ukraine should use this argument in its dialogue with its NATO allies, above all with the Americans.