Is there beginning to be a “great weariness” with the war in Ukraine?

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Is there beginning to be a "great weariness" with the war in Ukraine?

“There is beginning to be great fatigue with the war in Ukraine, especially in the United States “, without forgetting the negative sensations that you are experiencing. experiencing an “old Europe, which is being It is becoming obsolete”, considers the Colonel of the Infantry, Spanish security analyst and General Staff graduate Pedro Baños. To support his words, he indicates that “in nine months of war in  Ukraine, the White House could have spent more than 90 billion dollars” on military aid to the Ukrainian military “This figure represents 10 percent of its defense budget and very concrete results have not yet been seen,” he says.

Baños, who has just published his latest book 'La encrucijada mundial. A manual of tomorrow ;ana', points out in an interview for EFE that this fatigue from the war may be due to several factors, including economic and budgetary factors. generating a feeling of boredom in the American public opinion”. In this sense, the analyst believes that weariness extends to the Republican Party, with its reluctance and criticism of the way in which the administration is handling this situation. Democrat headed by Joe Biden.

“We cannot allow invasions to become the norm”

Baños considers that “as democrats we cannot allow invasions to become the norm”, such as the one carried out by Russia in Ukraine. The reason is none other than that the conflict has generated “a crisis of such magnitude that it is already seriously damaging the economic, political and even social structure of the West, which perhaps I thought that the fight was not going to last that long”, says the colonel.

Baños considers that the United States' fatigue must be added to the fact that “in Europe we have a very soft society. We are not used to depriving ourselves of a series of material goods that can be very difficult for us to do without,” he says.

A “very conventional” war

In addition to a “very conventional” war, as the military and former head of Counterintelligence and Security of the European Army Corps describes it, in Ukraine  a “propaganda war” (an obvious element in all wars) but also another with very broad economic connotations that are touching us very closely, especially in Europe.< /p>

According to the expert, “we thought that with the sanctions we were going to bring Russia to its knees and that has not been the case.” because this country sells its products to China and India “and it has not stopped selling gas to Europe either, to a greater or lesser extent, with which the punitive effect of said measures is quite weak.