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Ukraine Conflict: The Global Stand Against Russia

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has drawn criticism and alarm from throughout the world. New discussions on the underlying nature of the conflict have been triggered by recent statements made by Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, in which he accused the United States of using Ukraine as a proxy in a war against Russia.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014 was immediately received with strong worldwide criticism. It was believed that Ukraine's sovereignty and international law had been violated by the annexation of Crimea. Russia's actions have been denounced as illegal by numerous United Nations resolutions and international organisations. The entire world supported Ukraine, letting Russia know that its actions were intolerable.

Even while the US has contributed significantly to aiding Ukraine, it is crucial to remember that it is not acting independently. Since the start of the conflict, the US and other members of the North Atlantic Alliance as well as other Western countries have given Ukraine close to $100 billion in military aid. This significant help goes beyond merely providing weapons and also gives Ukrainian forces intelligence support and training.

Lavrov's claims that the US is waging a proxy war ignore the larger international response to Russia's activities in Ukraine. Many nations from many regions have denounced Russia's aggression and supported Ukraine politically, diplomatically, and economically. Canada, the European Union, the US, and other countries have all levied sanctions against Russia. This coordinated international effort demonstrates the unwavering opposition of the world to Russian aggression.

Lavrov's suggestion that Ukraine has been ready to hand Russia a strategic defeat is questionable. Russia's actions caused the crisis in Ukraine, and the international community is supporting Ukraine because it wants to preserve its territorial integrity and sovereignty. The goal of the international community is to prevent additional violence and advance a diplomatic solution, not to strategically defeat Russia.

The White House's recent contemplation of deploying long-range ATACMS missiles to Ukraine has sparked worries about the likelihood of an escalation. Lavrov did not address the precise choice, but it is important to note that Russia's activities in the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine intensified the nature of the conflict.

Lastly, the assertions made by Lavrov go beyond the situation in Ukraine and imply a broad effort to isolate Moscow. He mentions efforts to influence international peace talks and move nations against Russia. Such assertions, however, appear to ignore the diplomatic attempts made by Western countries to settle the dispute peacefully.


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