“About the world in Onet”. Putin’s war destroys Ukraine, but also changes approach

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The Union, and especially Germany, is no longer considering whether to diversify its natural gas and oil supplies, but how and when. It is also possible that the last announced shutdown of Germany’s nuclear power plant will not happen, as there will be no gas to replace it. Under the influence of Russian aggression, Germany has fundamentally changed its arms policy and attitude towards Russia – they call it the Zeitenwende, or “historic turning point” which could lead Germany to abandon the pacifist position it has taken since the end of the World War. II.

In Britain, there has been a sharp change in direction against the billions imported by the Russian oligarchs who have been oiling the City of London for 30 years and pounding the wallets of middlemen in the sale of luxury homes. Russia is not only cut off from participation in financial markets, but it may turn out that property confiscated under sanctions will never be returned to its former owner.

For the first time, the EU has implemented the Refugee Directive, which gives them the right to move freely within society, to work and to receive medical care. Even the Polish government, dogmatically hostile to migrants, had to radically change its behavior in this regard.

Not much has changed on the front lines of the war in Ukraine: Russia is still unable to move forward significantly. And sadly, they compensate for failure on the battlefield by bombing civilian targets, or simply speaking, buildings they know hide hundreds of people there. This is a war which, because of the guerrilla tactics – hit and run – used by Ukraine, Russia cannot win, as it has not won a similar war in Afghanistan. The other two wars – the Napoleonic invasion and World War II – the Russians won because they had strong allies in them. This time there are no allies.

This week will be a highly political event – ​​first, President Joe Biden will speak with Western European leaders about the next steps against Russian aggression. At the same time, EU member states’ foreign and defense ministers will discuss this in Brussels, and the key question is how far the EU is prepared to punish Russia and what could trigger a fifth round of sanctions.

Then, on Thursday, Biden will fly to Brussels for an unprecedented, in-person meeting with EU, NATO and G7 leaders. And on Friday he will be in Poland.

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