Military expert rails against Europe’s politicians
“We are dealing with pants shit”
The military expert Gustav Gressel doesn’t give a good hair to the politicians in Europe. For him, politics regarding Ukraine has failed. Instead of taking matters into their own hands, the USA must play big brother.
Military expert Gustav Gressel rails against Europe’s policy on Ukraine.
Amounts in the billions, packages of sanctions, telephone calls – since Vladimir Putin (70) invaded Ukraine, Europe has stood by Ukraine. But is Europe really doing everything it can to stop the aggressor against Russia? Not at all, thinks the military expert Gustav Gressel (43), who deals in particular with strategic military issues in Eastern Europe and Russia.
In his verdict, he literally tears the EU politicians and the Federal Chancellery up in the air, as the “Stern” reports. Their attitude is hesitant – and they would not take matters into their own hands. Instead, the US would have to take over. “The American has to go and escort them, like little children do.”
But Gressel goes one better. “In Europe, we mostly have to deal with political leaders who don’t dare to jump over the slightest hurdle alone,” the political scientist continues. The reason for this is the nuclear inequality between the world powers.
Putin will again try to conquer Kyiv
Gressel’s forecast for the further course of the war is correspondingly bleak: Another massive offensive by Putin’s troops is to be expected in the spring of 2023. A renewed invasion of Kyiv cannot be ruled out either. However, the expert considers it unlikely that the Russian armed forces will succeed in taking the Ukrainian capital.
According to him, the possible skirmishes in the spring should further strengthen the Ukrainians’ morale. And: A victory for the Ukrainian troops is not only welcome, but still a possible scenario. But increased support with Western weapons is essential for this.
«Victory peace» of Ukraine is important
Europe must wake up and increase military support to Ukraine. Gressel fears that otherwise it could have fatal consequences for Europe: “The alternative to military support for Ukraine is to have to go to war yourself in ten years against a Russia that is invading us.”
This could only be prevented by a “victorious peace” in Ukraine – that is, a peace treaty whose terms are set unilaterally. Lasting peace in Europe would then be restored. (dzc)