Ukraine has told the European Union to prepare for a war with Russia. Kyiv’s foreign minister, Dmitry Kuleba sounded the alarm on Monday during a meeting with his Western counterparts, saying that the West would have to avoid being tied up in bureaucracy in the event of a conflict.
“If Russia starts acting, you simply won’t have time physically to coordinate, to go through all the bureaucratic procedures, to coordinate decisions,” he said. “So please do the preparatory work now, because if the military scenario happens, there will simply be no time,” he urged his French and German counterparts, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.
On the same day, Ukraine’s State Border Service, however, rebuked claims that Moscow’s forces are amassing there. A spokesman for the organization told Ukraine-24 TV that it does not “register any movement of equipment or military of our neighboring country near the border.” According to him, if there is indeed any action occurring, “it may be dozens or even hundreds of kilometres from the state border.” –RT
China has also said that it is ready for “decisive measures” on Taiwan. “Some people in Europe seem to underestimate the Chinese people’s aspiration for a reunification of our country,” he added, noting also that the bloc must lift its sanctions if a new Sino-EU investment deal is to be ratified. Speaking on Tuesday, China’s ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming, said Beijing would never change its position on Taiwan.
War rhetoric is amplifying lately, and let’s not forget the migrant problems that could explode at any moment between Belarus and Poland.
Hopefully, cooler heads prevail, but be ready for anything. War talk is all around right now and it’s only gotten more intense in the past few days. Never live in fear, just prepare and try to be ready for whatever they will toss our way at this point.