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Different reactions in Latin America to Russia's actions in the Ukraine conflict

Thursday, February 24th 2022 - 23:59 UTC
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The escalation of the conflict between Russia and the West regarding Ukraine and two self-declared independent provinces, with military support from Moscow, has exposed different reactions in Latin America, as well as President Vladimir Putin's influence in the region. Read full article


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  • FitzRoy

    I find it very difficult to believe that so many South American countries can even entertain the idea that Russian expansionism had anything to do with annexing two dissident states within the Ukraine. It has long been Putin's view that Russia ought to claim back all of the sovereign countries that left the USSR when it fell. It was obvious from the very start that Putin was intent on invasion and taking over the Ukraine and he will not stop there. He is committed to annexing any country within Eastern Europe that is not a member of NATO. Ultimately it will become an economic war and is unlikely to escalate into full-blown war between Russia and NATO states.
    I can well understand why certain South American countries accept Russian expansionism when so much of their own economies are tied up with Russian investment. That was ever the intention - buy up South America and then invade eastern European countries.

    Feb 24th, 2022 - 05:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • border rover

    The response from Argentina is interesting. Lots of huffing and puffing about international law, peaceful negotiations etc etc etc, accompanied no doubt by much arm waving. Not so long ago that they did exactly the same - a full scale ( but inept) military invasion of a sovereign neighbour. If, heaven forbid, this develops into a 3rd world war where will Argentina sit? Last time they couldn't quite decide until it was clear which side would win! With friends like Argentina you don't need enemies.

    Feb 24th, 2022 - 08:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    FitzRoy, Russian expansionism???. You talk that Russian will not end until they claim back all of the sovereign countries that left the USSR when it fell. But you forgot to mention that there is none to claim. Almost all their former warsaw pact are now NATO members, so?. Who is being expansionist?.
    I dont know Russia and dont consider them as an ally. We are a western nation, with its culture, economy, history, etc. But you know about expansionism. NATO is the biggest military alliance the world has ever seen. This is a clash of economy and power, nothing more. IT is not about the russian opressing the homosexuals or freedom of speach or the chinese human rights records. IT is a clash for power and economy, nothing more.

    border rover, ”a full scale ( but inept) military invasion of a sovereign neighbour“???. Even today there is not a ”sovereign neighbour“ in Malvinas. There have always been a british colony, which sovereignty, is in dispute between the UK and Argentina as defined by the United Nations.
    Without to mention that that ”invasion”, was made by a military dictatorship, along with british destroyers, british bombers, armed with british bombs, that were sold by Britain to those militaries.
    Try not to full your mouth eating too much the US propaganda of axis of evils. The world had seen you supporting dictatorships, exploiting Africa's natural resources, invading a nation with a lie to steal their oil, etc. Im sure the russian are no better, but you are not a little princess.

    Feb 25th, 2022 - 02:10 am - Link - Report abuse -2
  • bushpilot

    Saddam Hussein was a little princess.

    Argentina in WW II: Hitler = good. Nazis = good. UK = bad. US = bad.

    Feb 25th, 2022 - 04:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • FortHay

    The border regions of 1930's Czechoslovakia were predominately populated by Germans as a result of the collapse of the Hapsburg empire and the terms of the Versailles treaty. Mr. Adolf merely wanted to bring them 'Heim ins Reich' (back into the fatherland) and the Western allies obligingly appeased him. I am with George Santayana : “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    Feb 25th, 2022 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    bushpilot, Saddam Hussein was not a little princess, but the innocent civilians that are dead for the invasion were not Saddam hussein and were not responsible for anything. Iraq was a sovereign nation that was invaded with a false excuse of weapons of mass destruction that were never found. Iraq did not atacked you. Hussein did not atacked you. Now you have british petroleum extracting oil from there as we speak. But the evils are the russians that do not want NATO in their door step. What would JFK think about this?.

    Argentina in ww2?. You have to go that far to mock us?. Let me help you, We live in a capitalist nation where both political party knows about capitalism. One party do not believes in capitalism and the other think that the money comes from financing and not from production and exports. And we get over and over with loans from the IMF without even consider how the hell are we gonna pay them back. We had military juntas supported many times by our own people, that also had no idea of economy. And today, after all the economic crisis, people are still not interest in learning about politics or economy so in the long future, when we at last have paid the current debt, we will be asking again the IMF another loan that we will not pay.

    FortHay, i think the german plan was to take all of Europe, not just Czechoslovakia. And form a big empire with “Germania” as the “world” capital city. Nevertheless it was not the germans that have invaded, conquerer and ransacked 97% of the planet. Have you readed about banabas island?. So i think it depends the perspective where you look at it.

    Feb 25th, 2022 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    ‘Almost all their former Warsaw pact are now NATO members’, err, why do you suppose that is then? I’ll give you a clue, look at Ukraine and you see what happens if you’re not a NATO member.

    Putin says ‘Ukraine is not a sovereign neighbour’ but actually a part of Russia.

    Replete with a fictitious version of history to justify it.

    Putin is using exactly the same arguments and false history about Ukraine, as Argentina does about the Falklands.

    Argentina’s plans do not stop at colonising the Falklands, they want to occupy all British territory in the S. Atlantic/Antarctic.

    Have you heard about Snake Island?

    ‘Glory to Ukraine’

    Feb 26th, 2022 - 11:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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