Ukraine: An “Afghanistan” in the Heart of Europe

Manlio Dinucci, Global Research, December 5, 2022 — “Allies are providing unprecedented support to Ukraine and will continue to do so,” announces NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg.  With hundreds of NATO-supplied howitzers, Kiev forces fire thousands of rounds of ammunition in a single day, more than NATO forces fired in a month in Afghanistan. As a result, the howitzer barrels, which are 6 meters long and weigh tons, must be frequently replaced: for this purpose, the Pentagon has stationed a special unit in Poland that continuously sends spare parts to Ukraine. 

This leads to a colossal increase in war production, which becomes a decisive factor in the war.

The United States and NATO are supplying Kiev not only with increasing quantities of weapons, but with long-range weapon systems and projectiles that are automatically directed at targets. As a result, Russia uses increasingly sophisticated weaponry. All this results in the escalation to increasingly dangerous levels of military confrontation between NATO and Russia.

The situation is made even more dangerous by the growing belligerent role of the European Union.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces that the 300 billion euros that the Russian Central Bank had deposited in European banks, already “frozen” by the EU, will now be seized and effectively used for the war against Russia. At the same time Jens Stoltenberg announces that “we are discussing how to help Ukraine move toward NATO membership.” If Ukraine joins NATO, under Article 5 the 30 NATO countries, including Italy, must send their armed forces to fight against Russian forces in Ukraine.

Against the backdrop of this scenario, the Fuori l’Italia dalla Guerra Campaign takes an added importance. Historian Franco Cardini speaks on this.


This article was originally published on byoblu.

Manlio Dinucci, award winning author, geopolitical analyst and geographer, Pisa, Italy. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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