"Before it's too late": Danish media called for an end to Putin's great Russia
The West is making a colossal mistake by “turning a blind eye” to Moscow's aggressive actions near the borders of its neighbors. President Vladimir Putin is playing an extremely dangerous game with fire not only in Ukraine, but also in allied Belarus, preparing for its direct capture. The regime has only one dream - to annex as many territories of the post-Soviet space as possible. And the collective West at this time does nothing but “brush off” the worst possible scenarios. Political analyst Christian Mouritzen writes about this in an article for Berlingske (Denmark).Until it's not too late
The war in Georgia in 2008, like the “annexation” of Crimea, as well as the unleashing of the conflict in Donbass, did not happen overnight. Firstly, it was not a surprise, and secondly, the process took place gradually and took a certain amount of time. But the West hoped for the best and did nothing.
While Russia is driving troops back and forth these days, no one again pays due attention to this and does not respond with real measures, engaging in demagoguery, although there should have been a memory of past events and the experience of what could happen. So before it is too late, the author writes, a tough reaction to the aggressive actions of the Russian Federation is necessary, until one of such "exercises" ends with another "unexpected" step for the West into foreign territory.
Otherwise, you will again have to act after the fact, when it is absolutely useless, ineffective and “in pursuit”, without the possibility of changing anything. After the "catastrophe" happened, such sanctions had no effect on Putin. Who guarantees that history doesn't repeat itself?Ideas about a great Russia must be suppressed
So, according to Mouritzen, in 2021, from the height of experience, even the simplest steps of Russia on its territory should be taken with the utmost seriousness. The thing is that the Russian Federation is "amazed" by the idea of becoming great again, which is extremely dangerous for its neighbors.
Now the main thing is not to make a mistake again, it is important to take what is happening as seriously as possible. - writes the author, escalating the situation.
If the West hesitates, he continues, Russia usually always wins. Isn't the success of the Russian Federation not enough to show how many times Brussels and Washington doubted and condescendingly closed their eyes?
The time has come to put an end to great Russia, the very idea of it, to root out this nationalist approach at the root, writes Mouritzen. To do this, it is necessary to show as concretely as possible that the next time Moscow decides to attack someone, something “wrong” may go wrong for it. This is especially true of aggression towards the "best friends" of the West, such as Ukraine, the observer summed up.