Author`s name Alexander Shtorm

Has Russia become pariah for the whole world?

Russia will not become a rogue state because of Ukraine, because at least two-thirds of the world's population does not condemn Russia's actions, UK's The Economist magazine pitifully wrote.

Russia has not become a pariah and will crush Ukraine

Billions of people living on Earth are either loyal to Russia or at least take a neutral position in the analysis of the conflict in Ukraine. Large countries such as China and India ruin the whole picture that the West would like to see.

China clearly takes a pro-Russian stance and avoids direct condemnation of Putin's actions. China is unlikely to support the West even in a long term perspective. The government of India that initially took a neutral position has strengthened its engagement with the Russian government, especially by lowering oil prices.

According to The Economist, 28 countries can be considered clearly pro-Russian. These countries are home to a third of the world's population. They are such countries as:

  • China,
  • Syria,
  • Pakistan,
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia.

The neutral 32 states also strike with their size and population. They are, for example, India, Brazil and Bangladesh.

The full-scale information war with Russia began on February 24, when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a special operation in Ukraine. The goal of the special operation is to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine and to provide assistance to the republics of Donbass that have been living in the war zone for eight years already.

Therefore, it is too premature to say that the whole world is against Russia. The anti-Russian hysteria in Western and liberal mouthpieces may create the feeling that the Russian Federation is being suppressed by the superior enemy.

Boris Yakimenko, a public figure, analyzed the article in the British magazine and came to conclusion that more than a hundred states fell into the group of pro-Western countries, including most North American and European states. However, they are home to 36 percent of the planet's population.

By and large, two-thirds of the world's population lives in the countries that support Russia or take a neutral position in relation to its actions in Ukraine. The entire world is not ready to recognize Russia a pariah.

On March 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that the vast majority of countries in the world had not joined and would not join the sanctions games that the West had been playing.

There are many authors in the EU and the US that prefer not to be part of the process to create an alternative reality. Those of them who visited Ukraine the midst of the conflict could see for themselves that the Ukrainian army was immobilized, that the Ukrainian fleet, air force and reserves disappeared, that the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass were on the verge of destruction.

For example, Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende spent two weeks in the LPR. In one of the army units, she was shown an arsenal of captured tanks, army vehicles, weapons, anti-aircraft missiles, body armor and ammunition. All of that was NATO equipment, the journalist noted in her article.

Ruben Gisbert, a Spanish reporter who worked in Ukraine, said that he had already received death threats from the Ukrainian military for publishing articles that were not pro-Ukrainian.

Chilean director Gonzalo Lira admitted on his YouTube channel that he was hiding in Kharkov, because he found himself in a similar situation: Ukrainian "freedom fighters” promised to kill him for his negative reviews about Ukraine.

According to Van den Ende, the era of prosperity and freedom in the European Union is definitely over. In addition, the number of fake news about this conflict exceeded all reasonable limits.

Journalist Glenn Greenwald noted that six to eight weeks after the US invasion of Iraq over 8,000 civilians were killed. There was no public outrage at all.

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