US comments on ‘challenges’ to world order — Analysis

If Moscow is allowed to win in Ukraine, the world will revert to a state of “might makes right,” Washington believes

According to US State Secretary Antony Blinken, the ongoing conflict between Kiev and Moscow could threaten the world order as it stands now. This was stated by Blinken on Monday before the Thai public broadcaster. Blinken said that Russia was the main threat to world order. “challenges”What he called “a” “rules-based”If Ukraine is allowed to reach its goals, it would bring about a world order that will create new realities in international affairs. 

International rules that exist today are built on “some basic understandings,” Blinken argued, naming “respect for sovereignty, for independence, for territorial integrity, for human rights”The “foundations”The UN is the center of this order.

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Russia’s “aggression against Ukraine”Blinken said that all this challenges him. “If Russia is allowed to do what it’s doing, that means that we’re going to go back to a world in which might makes right, in which big nations can bully small nations,”Which would be? “the opposite of the rules-based order,”He added. 

Blinken claimed that Beijing, in addition to Moscow being the international troublemaker was also responsible. “posing a challenge to the order in the way that it acts with increasing aggression in the region, and with increasing repression at home.” He did not explain what exactly he meant by China’s “aggression.”

Blinken also called for US-China relations “one of the most consequential relationships, one of the most complex relationships,”Washington has a lot of hopes and dreams, “find ways to cooperate”Beijing is an excellent choice despite its location. “competition”They are the only ones that can be compared. 

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Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. In 2014, the protocols were signed for the first time, through France and Germany. Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

The Kremlin recognised the Donbass republics in February 2022 as independent states. It demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and not join any Western military bloc. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked.

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