G7’s prescription

The dispute at hand is a direct threat to world peace and security

Editorial June 15, 2024


The G7 allies of Ukraine are in for confrontational diplomacy. Perhaps after having failed to take on the Kremlin on the premise of its military might, the plan is to somehow keep a slippery Kiev on their side.

The septennial alliance in an endeavour to oblige Ukraine is out to offend Moscow, and that was squarely exhibited as they agreed to dole out $50 billion for Ukraine by encroaching upon the frozen $300 billion Russian assets in western capitals.

Moreover, the G7 is also contemplating devising a strategic political understanding wherein change of governments will not hamper the equation of cordiality with the war-wrecked European ally.

The summit in the Italian resort simply made it clear that patience is running out, and there isn’t any mechanism at work to bring a peaceful end to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict.

The Savelletri moot has come just a day ahead of a peace conference convened by Ukraine in Switzerland, which is likely to be participated by 90 countries.

Pakistan’s decision to stay away from it is in furtherance of its stance that it wants de-escalation, and there is no point in attending it in the absence of prime stakeholder, Russia.

The initiative, nonetheless, by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy aims to find a negotiated solution to an imbroglio that has torpedoed food and energy supply worldwide, and pushed the region to the brink of a nuclear catastrophe.

But the point is that two side-by-side diversely proportional developments cannot make a good start, and the galaxy of democracies in Italy are at a failure by succumbing to politics of exigency.

The dispute at hand is a direct threat to world peace and security. The US President is out to grab some political capital, and so are the leaders of Britain and France who see a rough road ahead for them.

More than 54 countries have already poured in around $203 billion, and Washington too had come up with a $24 billion military and economic package in an attempt to sustain Kiev’s forces. But nothing has worked to this day.

This entails some calculated diplomacy and not knee-jerk reactions.


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