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The war in Ukraine – what is the role of the United States?

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FREDRIK S. HEFFERMEHL
Heffermehl is a lawyer and author. Latest book The back of the medal. Nobel Peace Prize – a hundred years of unused opportunities.
USA / RUSSIA / It was a sad day for the world, but Russia's shocking military action should not stop us from looking at the United States' role in the situation that has arisen.

While the world is shaking and despairing over military attacks in Ukraine, I'm afraid the mood is different in US governing circles and at NATO headquarters. They have been right that Russia wanted to enter the military. And Putin has fueled the massive propaganda about his cruelty and despotism.

The Security Council met in the morning hours on Thursday, Norwegian time, as it should and should always happen in a situation that threatens international peace and security. But again the Council met to give the West a chance to condemn Russia. The council should have had two meetings this week. Under the UN Charter, the massive Western sanctions should also have had the consent of the Security Council.

A sad day for the world, but Russia's shocking military action should not stop us from looking at the United States' role in what has happened. . .

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