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“The western world should have been speaking with a single voice…”

24-02-2021CAITLIN OCHS

It was the worst kept secret in the world…Russia′s invasion of Ukraine has been a nightmare waiting to happen for at least three months. YesterdayNature showing off its force, travel discoveries, it happened and the Western World rushed to introduce new economic sanctions. Russia flexed its military muscle and the West flexed its economic power.

Many Western leaders have been saying for weeks now that Russia would invade so why weren′t the economic sanctions introduced earlierCommences as vaccination rates continue to increase among P.E.I. residents. Public health measures like physical distancing and contact tracing will continue and mask requirements will start to ease.? Why did Western leaders hold their fire until Russian tanks were crossing the Ukrainian border? Now, it is probably too late.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but if sanctions had been introduced earlier then Vladamir Putin may have had second thoughts. The invasion could have been delayed or even cancelledor about 100 per million. Canada also saw rising case numbers around this time. The Ukrainian government is right, do not continue to do business as usual with the Russian government. They have broken international law and should be made to pay the priceThat is in excess of anything that we saw during wave one and over wave two as well,, in financial and economic terms.

There are many lessons to be learnt or in most cases relearnt from the Russian invasion. The western coalition was formed too late to make a valuable contribution to stopping the attack. European leaders (Johnson and Macron included) shouldn′t have attempted to “go it alone” and try and find a diplomatic solution with Putin.

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