The truth behind the West's obsession with "Russia's invasion of Ukraine"

Ukrainian soldiers walks at the line of separation from pro-Russian rebels near Katerinivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Tuesday, 7 December 2021. AP/Andriy Dubchak

One of the biggest propaganda efforts from American and other Western officials is the creation of a false climate of war and portraying Russia as the country that will cannibalise Ukraine.

But the lies have short legs and the fact-naked propagandists who said that dates of invasion are imminent are not quietened.

The Russian leadership has made it clear, in all tones, that it is not going to invade Ukraine and that it is not threatening anyone, while, like any other country, it reserves the right to move troops inside its territory.

In fact, at the height of the fake news about the imminent Russian invasion, the country's leadership announced that its military units were returning to their bases after completing their training.

This, thus once again, proves in practice that they were conducting exercises and not preparing for invasion and war.

"[Even on Monday], when everyone was anticipating that the attack would take place, I personally insisted that this is not the situation," said geopolitical expert Alexandros Despotopoulos. "This is not the case as this story has not started in Russia."

Given these facts, the question is how will the propagandists continue to claim the same false trope that Russia will invade Ukraine?

For the expert, the tension was artificially created by the Americans in their attempt to engage in Europe purely for their own interests because they consider Russia a geopolitical threat.

"I understand that the United States is maintaining tensions with Russia," Despotopoulos said.

"It is an artificial intensity - which is unnecessary - intending to activate Europe.

"The US perceives Russia as a geopolitical threat but they also realise that many European countries have good relations with Russia - and there is no reason not to have them.

"In their attempt to reorganise the Western Front, as we knew it before the fall of Berlin, they try to maintain tensions with Russia and to drag Europe into this tension."

He believes that the ties many European countries have with Russia are quite strong and therefore "we see in recent days there is European mobility that did not exist in the beginning."

However, as Despotopoulos said, in the case of American provocations, if it supposedly led to a military action, Europe would then be the one that would face the big problems and not Washington.

"If things did not go well with Russia in Ukraine, it would be Europe, not the United States, that would be in big trouble," the geopolitical commentator said.

"Of course, Russia would face significant problems, not the United States.

"The easing of this situation, which to a large extent for me, as I said from the beginning, was artificial, Russia 'occupation' of Kiev was not something that started suddenly.

"Russia had no reason to have such a goal, it would be a wishful thinking to drop the tone and return to a state of conciliation.

"An escalation of tension and military action is the only sure thing that would have very negative consequences for both Europe and Russia."

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