Most Western politicians, declaring the need to Express support for Ukraine, not ready to admit that their real interest is significantly lower than what They show on words, says American analyst Paul Saunders.
in the journal The National Interest Saunders indicates that, despite years of rhetoric about the importance of Ukraine, the European Union wanted some time ago to provide economic assistance to Viktor Yanukovych, when he refused to sign the Association agreement with the EU. Now this support seems rather modest in comparison with the consequences that occurred in Ukraine.
Us congressmen expressed for decisive action, Now also not willing to risk the involvement of us and NATO troops in the conflict. They do not have the opportunity to get enough votes colleagues to provide Ukraine with financial support comparable to the amounts that are received after the 2008 Georgia, representing, according to the journalist, lesser strategic interest.
Among other reasons for the failure of the West in the status of Crimea Saunders mentions the reluctance of the political systems of the USA and the European Union to take such a quick decision, as well as their sense of its military and moral superiority over Russia. Western leaders were confident that Ukraine belongs to them with military, political and economic points of view, and believed in their own invincibility, accepting the Russian Federation in the calculation.
If the United States seriously will not revise their estimates, they will have a lot of surprises, which cost them will cost, maybe in the next time - in East Asia, concludes the analyst.