“EU citizens and entities involved in the delivery of lethal weapons, fuel and lubricants to Ukraine will bear responsibility for any consequences of such actions to manifest themselves during the ongoing special military operation. They cannot fail to understand how dangerous these consequences are” (Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 28.02.2022).
The Russian-Belorussian invasion of Ukraine is on it’s fifth day. While there been talks, but they clearly only opened for further talks at a later date. Meaning there is nothing substantial yet, but the warfare is ongoing and the Belorussian counterparts didn’t hold their promises. As they sent missiles and troops from Belarus onto Ukraine. Meaning they broke the promise, which the President Lukachenko was broken even before words was uttered at the meeting. Therefore, the distrust of Kyiv was justified and Minsk should understand that.
Alas, we are seeing an expected Russian hard-line towards the European nations and European Union, which has decided to support Ukraine. They are now not only sending “prayers and thoughts” but supporting with weapons, artillery-weaponry and even fighter-planes, which it is now supporting the substantial parts of Ukraine’s defence without sending direct troops on the ground. Meaning, the EU and European allies are now giving vital support of the war effort in Ukraine and being a partner of Kyiv.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says this as well:
“Once again, as many times in history, weapons coming from German soil will be directed against Russian soldiers. Against this background Scholz’s assurances about the importance of the process of historical reconciliation between the peoples of Germany and Russia sounded particularly cynical, with this decision, Germany calls on the ghosts of not a cold, but the very hot war. Too many sad associations are evoked by the prospect of further ‘military’ pumping of Kyiv by Berlin, which, apparently, does not realize that in the current situation, the weapons supplied on Ukrainian territory can easily become the prey of neo-nazis, terrorists and looters on Ukrainian territory” (Russian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, 28.02.2022).
We are now seeing the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are not only directing their anger towards the crowdfunding exercise of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. It is also directed at the military equipment, weapons and direct support of Ukraine from Europe/EU. This was anticipated, as the other party would react to the willingness to do so. If it didn’t cause a stir or reaction, it wouldn’t be effective. Ukraine needs this support and weaponry to be able to stagnate the Russian advances and ability to continue to defend itself. This is why the Russian wants neither citizens or states to support Ukraine. Since, they hope to overpower and conquer Ukraine quicker, because the Russians see this as a life-line to Kyiv.
We should expect that Moscow wouldn’t take it kindly to the military support of Kyiv. However, Moscow should also understand that they are using all their allies and possible connections to boost their war-effort. So, it is only reasonable for Kyiv to do the same, but in a war… everything gets amplified and any party will easily get violated. It should be expected that Moscow would react, but in the case of the Ukraine war. Europe is now unified and Russia feels butt-hurt. As Russia is becoming more distant and more alone.
The Russians has already sent warnings to the neighbours and former USSR republics. They are now sending it to the European Union (EU), Germany and the EU citizens, which is anticipated. As they are supporting the war-effort of their enemy in Ukraine. However, Europe support Ukraine here.
So, Moscow is lonely here and it is not like the EU citizens or European countries will feel the ramifications yet. However, there might be more hostile future diplomatically and lack of mutual meeting grounds between them. As the sanctions and weapons transfers are hitting Moscow hard. Peace.