Security expert Christian Mölling has warned of a collapse in Western policy to support Ukraine. He said on Tuesday in star– “Ukraine – the situation”: “What happens in the USA has a ripple effect on everyone involved.”
Security expert Christian Mölling has warned of a collapse in Western policy to support Ukraine. He said on Tuesday in the stern podcast “Ukraine – the situation”: “What happens in the USA has a ripple effect on everyone involved.”
The actors would have to deal with a new situation characterized by “at least more unstable support from the USA”. The research director of the German Council on Foreign Relations said that at the same time there were no signs that the Europeans would compensate for this with greater determination in supporting Ukraine. There are still many subjunctive terms and uncertainties, but the risks are still great: “The West may collapse and disintegrate into its different parts and perspectives because – and this is an important lesson – the USA is at least the clear leader of the concrete Effort is in danger of being lost.” He emphasized that it was too early for “a swansong” of Western Ukraine policy. But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky must ask himself: How can I get the most out of these conditions and “where do I possibly have to scale back my goals?”
Mölling: Russia, with much less economic power, faces enormous challenges
Neither in Berlin, nor in Paris, nor in London did determined supporters of Ukraine rule to the end. Mölling viewed the visits of Western politicians such as Federal Defense Minister Boris Pistorius to Kiev primarily as symbolic expressions of solidarity and recognition for the Ukrainians’ struggle. “All in all, these are initially warm words and nothing that could make us hopeful for 2024 at this point,” said Mölling.
At the same time, Mölling made it clear that Russia, with its much lower economic power compared to the West, faces enormous challenges. “They have to put everything they have into the war – and that’s what they do.” This is only possible in an autocratic regime that does not have to take the well-being of its own population into account. He warned against looking admiringly at autocrats and questioning the fundamental importance of democratic processes and the separation of powers. “Which state would we like to have?” he asked, referring to the consequences of the Constitutional Court’s decision on the federal government’s additional budgets. “This constitution has real meaning.”
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