Spanish expert article: What should I learn from the Ukrainian crisis?

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Spanish expert article: What should I learn from the Ukrainian crisis?

2022-01-29 00:10:00 39 ℃

Reference News Network reported on January 28 Spain Global Website January 25 entitled "We should learn from Ukraine conflict What? "The article, the author is an expert on the Spanish international Carlos Bowie Gus Schubert. The full text is extracted as follows:

Ukraine to return to the position of the front page of international news. Its fate in the short term seems to be back to the 20th century: to live in the unfinished state in the past, subservient to the interests of the Cold War Cross. What are the lessons we should learn from the crisis in Ukraine?

"Revolution Square" exacerbate separatist trends

2013 is critical to understand the problem plagued Ukraine. That year, even with leaders like Viktor Yanukovich's pro-Russian public so that the country and the Western world slow and tortuous close seems inevitable.

September 2013, annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy Forum successfully brought together the Western elite of the elite. They Livadia Palace in Yalta meeting, the very appropriate place in the symbolic. About 70 years ago, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met here, to reconsider the division of European territory.

This meeting is not just an exchange of activities. Russia warned that joining the EU social and political costs could be triggered in eastern and southern Ukraine separatist movement, which in turn will make Moscow into a sticky situation, and may even lead to a bilateral treaty between the two countries demarcation of the border is considered invalid.

Yanukovych has refused to sign the accession agreement with the EU, the decision sparked protests. February 2014 outbreak of the so-called "Revolution Square", Yanukovich government was overthrown, exacerbated the tendency to split the country, and to deepen the confrontation between Russia and the West.

US intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine for a long time

These days things happen with the history of the country concerned. As indicated in that meeting as the country has accounted for a place in the program of all parties in. Speaking of independent Ukraine leads to difficult road has never been fully implemented, the strong influence of Russia would immediately come to people's minds.

During the so-called "Orange Revolution" of 2004 to 2005, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul made some controversial remarks when asked whether the US intervention in Ukraine's internal affairs. He replied: "Yes, the United States Secret prefer to use different words to describe their activities, but they work, no matter how you describe, are trying to push Ukraine 'political change'."

Statement like this always attract attention, not so much because of McFaul frankly, as it is a double standard because they pursued.

Within a few weeks after the "Revolution Square" and Yanukovych rush to step down, saying the necessary changes have been strengthened.

Although it is left in the retina of Russian troops deployed in the south of the country, but all of this (although people do not want to admit) is not short of international relations in a familiar and recurring confusion imprint: the promotion of "democracy", but only if it is that you can control it.

The slow progress of reform has been questioned

The country continues to move towards the European dream, but it is ahead in a precarious situation and the state of bankruptcy, but also in the process of political turmoil and territorial division of. Ukrainian practice of including in exchange for support of the West by a long list of reform measures, but it is impossible to accept the voters in the short term. However, the tightening of the public sector led to a substantial increase in the unemployment rate; the loss of Russian energy subsidies and intensification of the conflict led to rising cost of living.

Nearly a decade later, the progress made is questionable. Ukraine remains a country neither Russia nor the EU. The country through history, culture, and the pursuit of people's irrational desire and territorial division show highly impractical in combination with one heart and mind.

Ukraine's two major weaknesses remain. On the one hand, any decision made in the outside Kiev are very sensitive, so that the current government of Ukraine is not even invited to the meeting held in Geneva, which is critical to meeting future of their country. For ordinary citizens, second weakness is probably the most frustrating. Involved in judicial reform and the economy it has been delayed show how difficult to control with the old state-owned enterprises and deep-rooted in the decision-making power in the fight against oligarchy Yes.

Do we learn from it? Or whether we will be carried away by the idea of ​​escalation of military pressure?

No matter how you look, the situation in Ukraine is a total disaster. Whether Russians, Americans or Europeans, in any arguments are nothing to be proud of, there is no noble thing.

Ambitious and technology development in the 21st century is being left us with obvious example: foreign policy often can not achieve the desired results, as countries like Syria and Afghanistan occurred. I am afraid that Ukraine will not be the last on this list.