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Whatever Happens In Ukraine: The Protagonists Should Give Peace A Chance: Terrence Mwedzi

So it's do or die for Vladimir Putin. Whether He Wins Or Loses, We Still Want Some Answers, All Of Us By Terrence Mwedzi The tension between Russia and Ukraine has sent shock waves to the entire world. For the past few days, we have been witnessing the spectacle of loss of blood in the Ukraine invasion by the Russian troops which left me and everyone of the Digital Sunday Express in perplexion. To date, hundreds of people - including Ukrainian and Russian troops - have been reported dead which is very very sad. Moons ago, President Vladimir Putin denied claims that he would invade his neighbour (Ukraine), but then he refused to follow the meaningful peace pathways by sending more than 100 000 troops across borders in Ukraine's north, east and south. And he still insists that it's not an invasion but a special operation. What a ruse! Invasions are not healthy because can hurt the world economies. Putin's actions are very strange and difficult to understand. In this modern-day age, invasion of any form should be condemned in the strongest terms.

So it’s do or die for Vladimir Putin. Whether He Wins Or Loses, We Still Want Some Answers, All Of Us

By Terrence Mwedzi

The tension between Russia and Ukraine has sent shock waves to the entire world. For the past few days, we have been witnessing the spectacle of loss of blood in the Ukraine invasion by the Russian troops which left me and everyone of the Digital Sunday Express in perplexion.

To date, hundreds of people – including Ukrainian and Russian troops – have been reported dead which is very very sad.

Moons ago, President Vladimir Putin denied claims that he would invade his neighbour (Ukraine), but then he refused to follow the meaningful peace pathways by sending more than 100 000 troops across borders in Ukraine’s north, east and south. And he still insists that it’s not an invasion but a special operation. What a ruse!

Invasions are not healthy because can hurt the world economies. Putin’s actions are very strange and difficult to understand. In this modern-day age, invasion of any form should be condemned in the strongest terms. In the same regard, peace is always vital.

Surely, these are strange times, and at this stage, peace should be given a good chance.

 

 

It is also sad to note that war has returned to Europe at a time when the world was struggling the defeat the invisible enemy (COVID- 19). What is the meaning of all this? Seriously?

It boggles the mind. As humans, we don’t want wars in our midst.

Furthermore, it is an open secret that the ongoing war between both countries will affect the world economies in the very near future.

In contrast, Ukraine is located in central Europe and is the former party of what was known as Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) which collapsed in 1989, and it shares the border with Russia. History tells us that many Russo-Ukrainian conflicts were birthed in 2014 following the Russian annexation of Crimea from Ukraine the Russian government feared that Ukraine’s membership of the EU and NATO would complete a western wall of allied countries by restricting
Russia’s access to the Black Sea.

 

 

Now Russia is more concerned about its security. It fears the USA and the United Kingdom may locate their military bases near Russia’s borders- and threaten its peace. There are several primary reasons which have triggered the war between Russia and Ukraine.

If truth is said, Putin is a strange character because he does not believe in American democracy at all, and on this fake American democracy issue l fully support him.

The US should also practice what they preach because it has a track record of invading and killing millions of innocent civilians in other countries. We know that. They are not the prefects of the world.

A few days ago, the US and its allies slapped penalties on specific Russian companies and people. In the US the sanctions list included some.

Russian large banks and wealthy individuals and oligarchs. Plus, there’s a ban on purchasing the country’s debt. The move was meant to weaken the Russian economy. Nothing else!

Obviously, the sanctions were aimed at hurting the rich and powerful in Russian President’s circle, but l don’t think so sanctions will make ‘any big difference.”

 

 

In this case, it’s a waste of time to use sanctions to punish a superpower like Russia.

Plus, sanctions are a crime against humanity. The USA and its allies are breaking international law.

Furthermore, as l pen this piece, many anti-war protests are running across 54 cities in Russia have been reported on Friday. This simply means many people are not supporting the Ukraine invasion.

In my opinion, l also think world leaders should understand the strong political factors that drive peacefulness. By shifting the world’s focus to peace will witness progress in this modern world. War is never an option. War does not guarantee economic success. Let’s stand with peace.

I urge the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to shun the Western foreign policy if they want to be in good books with Russia again to avoid bloodshed and save lives. As things stand, Ukraine has no choice than to follow what Putin is saying.

Recently, he urged its citizens to fight back because countries like USA, the UK and NATO have failed to secure diplomatic, military and financial support for Ukraine to block Moscow from invading.

I think NATO can do nothing militarily to protect Ukraine because is not a member of NATO. Ukraine has been left in cold now.

 

 

 

It is also shocking that the USA and UK are doing nothing to stop Russia’s full-scale invasion. Who is going to stop the Russians?At this stage, it seems everyone is scared and from the look of things, the Western nations have betrayed the Ukrainian President.

Ukraine itself cannot resist Russia’s invasion – let’s not peddle false narratives.

Also, it is not untrue that Ukraine has entered a ‘defensive phase’ but will never defeat Russia in the long run. Their defense will crumble. On the other hand, it is now pretty clear that Putin wants regime change in Ukraine.

So it’s do or die for him. Let’s wait and see if he can cement his powers because this Russia-Ukraine war has left many folks with more questions than answers. What a fiasco. Infact it is more than a fiasco.

I also want to urge the Zimbabwean government to evacuate our brothers and sisters who are being stranded in Ukraine as a matter of urgency. We pray for their safety and everyone else.

The war is costly and should be avoided now. Human lives are very important and must be valued. The world should live in peace.

Terrence Mwedzi is a writer and poet. He writes to Digital Sunday Express in his own capacity and can be contacted at: +27611370088 Email: moontafadzwa@gmail.com

 

 

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