Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion ‘will spill out onto the battlefield to divide the West’ – World News

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues into its third month as Putin’s forces continue to refocus their efforts in the east of the country without capturing Kyiv.

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Vladimir Putin is said to be seeking to “split” the West as the whole world prepares for the Kremlin boss’s next move.

Analysts believe that both sides are preparing for a Russian invasion of Ukraine that will spill over into the battlefield.

This was most recently shown when Putin cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria.

This is seen not only as a threat to the countries that will help and support Ukraine, but also as a warning to the West about what might happen next.

Now, as the West prepares for Putin’s next move, which could take place outside the battlefield, the Kremlin boss is trying to open up divisions in the west.

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William Alberque, director of strategy, technology and arms control at the International Institute for Strategic Studies says that the cuts in gas supplies show, for Putin, “all the tools of non-military power how the other is working now”.

I said NBC News : “Even though it’s trying to get support from [Hungarian President Victor] Orban’s government, trying to help Marine Le Pen win the French elections or directly using energy weapons in Poland and Bulgaria to try to bypass sanctions, Vladimir Putin reading tea leaves and see that the West is trying to cut back from oil and gas, and if he moves first, he could divide us. ”

Ukrainian soldiers stand on a tank in the frontline city of Lyman



Western leaders are said to have learned of his efforts to find political alliances that could help evade any sanctions, as they braced for the deeper impact of any change. any change to oil and gas supplies.

The “energy weapon” that supplies the gas and oil that Russia holds in Europe has long been a pivotal point in the ongoing war.

Analysts fear it could be what splits the West’s approach, with some countries, like Olaf Schulz’s Germany, far more dependent on it than others.

Ukrainian soldiers arrive at an abandoned building to rest and receive medical treatment after fighting on the front lines for two months near Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine.


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Germany has been widely criticized for its soft approach to Russia stretching back to Angela Merkel’s time as chancellor.

Now, as the country depends on Moscow for its vast oil, gas and coal reserves, there are concerns it could suffer as other Western powers step up efforts to thwart the invasion. bloody Putin.

Other countries in Eastern Europe are equally dependent on Russian gas, posing more problems in their response to Putin’s aggression.

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen is known for being soft on Russia and Putin


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Other divisions Putin has tried, without success, involve France’s recent presidential election that saw Emmanuel Macron win a landslide victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

But even with a powerful France still on the political table to counter Russia, the Kremlin and the west have embraced a broader battlefield outside Ukraine, which has seen economic measures as well. used to cause damage.

However, even in the context of Russia’s efforts to weaken the West, both the US and UK recently announced new measures to support Ukraine.

Just this week, US President Joe Biden asked Congress for a £27 billion military, economic and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy welcomes Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Kyiv yesterday



Despite claims to help the besieged nation, this would mark a significant increase in aid.

“It’s not cheap,” Biden said on Thursday. “But caving for aggression will cost more if we allow it.”

And yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to provide additional military aid to Ukraine in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the call, he promised “continued economic and humanitarian assistance,” a Downing Street spokesman said.

They added that he was “more committed than ever to strengthening Ukraine and ensuring Putin does not fail”.

Zelensky and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres hold a joint press conference after their talks in Kyiv on April 28


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For this reason, Russia’s rhetoric has become increasingly bold in recent weeks, especially regarding the use of nuclear weapons.

Analysts told NBC that while actual use of weapons of mass destruction remains unlikely, the threat itself has a purpose.

Specifically, it acts “towards inhibition and [to] limit their decision-making” as they have to deal with Russian actions on the battlefield, and are influenced by choices on the battlefield.

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