“We are in urgent war mode,” European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Sunday, during the last day of the Munich Security Conference. He added that the conflict will be over if the shortage of ammunition was not resolved in “a matter of weeks.”
Isn’t an end to the conflict what we want? But ending wars doesn’t do the ruling classes any good, so no, they want to keep this going as long as possible and expand it globally.
According to a report by RT, the diplomat bemoaned the depletion of European stockpiles, claiming that the Union “forgot about classical wars… only engaged in expeditionary forces and technological Blitzkrieg.” He announced that the EU defense ministers will hold a special meeting on March 8-9 to attempt to resolve this issue. Borrell said that he will also present the idea of using the 3.6 billion euros ($3.6 billion) of the European Peace Facility to jointly buy ammunition for Kiev, using the EU’s experience in joint procurements of Covid-19 vaccines.
Borrell was concerned the war would be over because of the ammunition shortages back in September, saying supplies were “depleted.” This assessment was echoed by North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, who warned that the Alliance’s countries were running out of rounds they could donate to Kiev’s war effort.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier this month that the weapons shipments to Kiev would not stop Russia from achieving the goals of the military operation, but would instead just “prolong the suffering” for Ukraine.
United States rulers believe that China is helping Russia now. According to a report by NBC News, the Chinese could be supplying Russia with non-lethal military aid.
This could spill over and become a global conflict at any second. As soon as the rulers decide it suits them to start a global war, we are going to see this explode.
Multiple EU countries and the U.S. have pledged to send modern, Western-made tanks to Ukraine; however, the process will take months with no clear timetable. The U.K. and France are also mulling sending fighter jets to Kiev, with London already training pilots. However, French President Emmanuel Macron said earlier this month that sending warplanes was not something that could be done “in the coming weeks.”