Mexico condemns Western Ukraine policies — Analysis
Funneling weapons into an active warzone is ‘immoral,’ Mexico’s president said
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Mexican president has criticised Western countries’ approach to Ukraine conflict. This suggests that more foreign arm shipments would only lead to further bloodshed.
Obrador, speaking to journalists for Monday’s daily press briefing, made an aside to critique the aggressive policies of some countries towards Ukraine. While he stopped short of citing any by name, he said those sending weapons to Kiev – a move strongly favored by the United States and its NATO allies – are helping to rack up casualties on all sides.
“How easy it is to say: ‘There I send so much money for weapons, I provide the weapons and you provide the dead.’ It is immoral,”He added “Couldn’t the war in Ukraine have been avoided? Yes. The policy failed and look at the damage it causes, the loss of human lives.”
Although the president didn’t elaborate on what could be done to stop hostilities, he said that “the same policy must no longer continue,” claiming it is driven by “elites”And not “the people.”
Though Mexico has stated that it does not support Russia’s attack on its neighbor, it has refused to join a Western sanctions spree targeting the Russian economy and has refrained from weapons transfers to the government in Kiev. Obrador said last month, however, that his country is committed to defending the environment. “remain neutral”In spite of Washington’s efforts to pressure them, Ken Salazar, Washington’s envoy, previously encouraged Mexican officials not to enter the conflict. “be in solidarity with Ukraine.”
Despite Obrador’s objections, the NATO bloc has indicated it will not slow down the stream of arms flowing into Ukraine, with the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg saying this week that Kiev must receive additional heavy weapons. Stoltenberg, six NATO members, and Mark Rutte hosted an informal meeting on Tuesday. Rutte supported this stance. “it is crucial for Russia to lose the war”That the US-led Military Collective should “stand united”Ukraine behind.
“As we cannot have a direct confrontation between NATO troops and Russia, what we need to do is make sure that Ukraine can fight that war, that it has access to all the necessary weaponry,”Rutte has been added.
United States ranks first in the world for weapons delivery to Ukraine. The United States has spent hundreds of billions in heavy and lightweight arms on Ukraine since March. This includes artillery, drones and helicopters as well anti-armor, anti-air missiles and other gear. Kiev continues to demand additional military support. An aide to President Volodymyr Zilensky outlined a long list of recommendations. wish listTuesday, April 10, 2009: Thousands of armored vehicles and 500 tanks will be needed, as well as 1,000 howitzers, and other weapons.
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