Ukraine: Three decades after the Cold War, back to open conflict

It’s surprising just how quickly politicians ask when civilians on both sides to find an answer when politicians created the problem in the first place and not civilians.

Helmut Schmidt, a Social Democrat West German Chancellor, possibly exasperated, reportedly said Russia was the “Third World with missiles”. It highlighted the vulnerability to economic pressure, ill-matched with high-end technology, including war technology and the world’s largest nuclear arsenal. It might take nervous awareness of that danger and hard times to bring civilians on both sides – whether Russians with no money, Europeans unable to get fuel for the last weeks of winter – to bring on the pressure, if only they can, to end the conflict.

Source: Ukraine: Three decades after the Cold War, back to open conflict

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