The South African Communist Party (SACP) says the Ukraine matter is part of a broader United States (US) agenda which is aimed at China.
Russian forces are firing missiles at several Ukrainian cities and have landed troops on the country’s south coast. Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised what he called a special military operation in the east of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin authorises a military operation in eastern Ukraine
SACP general-secretary Blade Nzimande explains: “As the SACP we feel that we need to go to understand this bigger. To us as far as we are concerned this whole Ukraine thing is part of a broader US agenda which ultimately, by the way, is aimed at China being that Russia is just a by the way. Why would the United States want to risk war in Europe which will not affect them but will actually go to affect Europe? In another, by the way, which can assert the economic interest of the United States in Europe as part of competing with China.
But what is the source of this thing? The source of this thing is that what the United States is doing; there was an agreement in the Soviet Union in its latter days in the late 1980s that NATO, which is the security structure of the United States and its allies, won’t move any further than it was which was in Germany at the time.”
Nzimande adds that Russia has inherited all the agreements that were made by the Soviet Union which the United States has violated with its allies. Therefore, Russia is justified to be uneasy about that.
“What Russia is saying is that you are threatening our own security, we are not going to allow that. But our worry is that it is actually more of the United States that is looking for this war than Russia is looking for this war. So we think that this is part of a very dangerous agenda by the United States to try and actually push for its influence in the world which is declining by the way.”
Dr Blade Nzimande was speaking on SAFM: