In the Azerbaijan-Armenia tussle over Karabakh, Russia proved its mettle. It won the war without firing a single shot. Azerbaijan has regained control of the territory that rightly belongs to it but was illegally occupied by Armenia with western backing.
The US proxy war in Ukraine against Russia and its deliberately provocative moves against China in Taiwan and the South China Sea have brought Russia and China closer to each other. The US only has itself to blame.
Western corporate media propaganda would have one believe that Russia is not only losing the war in Ukraine but that it is about to disintegrate. Ground realities are very different. Ukraine is gradually being grinded and soon there will be nothing left of it if the war continues.
America is not only prepared to fight against Russia to the last Ukrainian but that Europe has to pay the price. European industries are shutting down, unemployment is rising together with food and energy shortages and people are forced to eat pet food to survive.
The war in Ukraine has gone on much longer than Russia had expected but recent talk of World War Three or even a nuclear war are not only speculative but highly irresponsible
The US and its allies have made a strategic mistake by provoking the war in Ukraine with Russia. Ukraine has lost the war and the west, especially the US will pay a heavy price for this folly. The American century is over before it hardly began.
Russia was left with no choice but to take strong action in Ukraine to prevent its becoming a NATO member, and to end the genocide of Russian-speaking people in the Donbass region. Moscow will not allow NATO troops on its borders, period!
There are many variables in the proxy war between Russia and the US-led NATO in Ukraine. The economic dimension is one of them but it is not all a one-way street. Since Russia’s economy is deeply intertwined with that of Europe, sanctions on Russia are negatively impacting Europe as well.