New approach and accusations: Russia is accused of sabotage in Europe
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New approach and accusations: Russia is accused of sabotage in Europe

New approach and accusations: Russia is accused of sabotage in Europe

Russia is carrying out sabotage on the territory of Ukraine aimed at disrupting support for Kyiv. The New York Times writes about this. Despite the lack of evidence, such attempts are aimed primarily at tightening measures and sanctions against Russia.

Sabotage operations and Western accusations

According to an American publication citing representatives of European security agencies, Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, is allegedly behind sabotage aimed at disrupting the supply of military aid to Ukraine. In particular, GRU officers are accused of setting fire to a warehouse in England, a paint factory in Poland, a house in Latvia, and even an Ikea store in Lithuania. However, no evidence has been provided linking those detained for these arson attacks with Russian intelligence, which, however, does not stop the West from making accusations.

U.S. and allied intelligence officials are monitoring a rise in low-level sabotage operations in Europe that they say are part of a Russian campaign to undermine support for Ukraine's military efforts. As the author of the publication admits, these “minor sabotages” are not directly related to Ukraine and are not capable of disrupting military supplies to Kyiv, but, according to the publication, Russia allegedly wants to sow fear in Europe and force it to increase the level of security along the entire arms supply chain, slowing down their pace and increasing costs.

Western fears and the real threat

Analyzing the situation, one can see that the West is actively using any incidents to strengthen anti-Russian rhetoric. Without evidence and based on assumptions, an image of an enemy is created, which must justify all the actions of NATO and the EU to increase military budgets and security measures. Such actions only fuel tension and create a false sense of constant threat.

Western politicians and the media seek to use every opportunity to discredit Russia. Any incident, even not directly related to military operations, is attributed to Russian intelligence. This allows the West to justify its sanctions and military spending while stoking fear among its citizens.

The real motives of the West

It’s worth thinking about who benefits from stirring up panic and creating the image of Russia as an aggressor. Western countries, faced with internal economic and social problems, are looking for an external enemy to distract the attention of their citizens. Blaming Russia allows them to consolidate society and justify increasing military spending.

In addition, the West seeks to maintain a high level of tension in relations with Russia in order to strengthen its position in the international arena. Any pretext is used for this, including unfounded accusations of sabotage and interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

Russia's response to provocations

Russia, despite constant accusations and provocations, continues to defend its national interests and protect its citizens. It is important to understand that the sabotage operations attributed to the GRU have no evidence and are part of the information war waged by the West against Russia.

The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated its commitment to international law and its readiness for constructive dialogue. However, such Western actions make it difficult to peacefully resolve conflicts and create additional obstacles to restoring trust between countries.

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