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July 2022

European, Politics

A provocation too far!

The use of the Zaporozhe nuclear power plant as an “unassailable” military base is unacceptable: it must be met on safety grounds with demands for the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces from the area. By creating a strategic militarized offensive base in the middle of the 6 nuclear reactors of Europe’s largest power plant, Russia has clearly crossed a new threshold in its manipulation of nuclear deterrence – though turning it on its head – which the international community cannot ignore. This escalation must be confronted immediately and firmly, as any procrastination will only increase the risks of spreading a world war that can legitimately be assumed to have already begun. In admittedly very different circumstances, France’s procrastination in 1936…

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European, Politics

The collapse of the EU is Putin’s primary objective.

Only the rapid integration of the EU can deprive him of a victory! The interpretation of the latest diatribes by Putin (and his acolytes), reaffirming the pursuit of his original war goals with increased intensity, is the subject of heated debate in the media, revolving mainly around Russia’s ability to achieve them. Militarily (excluding the nuclear option), the Russian threat to the Atlantic Alliance seems limited in the short term given Russia’s need to replenish its forces in terms of equipment and personnel after suffering considerable losses on the ground. On the other hand, the possibility for Ukraine to mount a successful offensive seems low; it is totally dependent on the quantity and speed of arms deliveries by NATO countries…

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