Le Monde: Western unity facing Russia turned into isolation on world stage
MOSCOW, July 3 – RIA Novosti. The French newspaper writes that the attempts of the Western countries to turn Russia into a pariah because of the situation in Ukraine by the “united front” caused these states to find themselves alone. Le Monde.
According to the article’s author, Mark Semo, Volodymyr Zelensky’s recent speech to representatives of the African Union showed that Kiev’s problems are far from being addressed with “inspiring solidarity” around the world. The leaders of the countries simply accepted his message politely. Outside of Africa, the same reluctance to follow Western narratives is evident in Latin America and the Middle East.
Based on this, the journalist noted that the new-found unity in the confrontation with Russia turned into a very real loneliness, which over time continued to increase. “From Africa to Asia and Latin America, the camp of countries unwilling to choose between the West and Russia is expanding,” the article’s author said.
Most of the states in these regions are more concerned with economic issues, especially food supply, rather than figuring out who is right and who is wrong in the situation in Ukraine. Semo noted that even some US allies – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel – have rejected calls to impose sanctions on Russia, which wants to maintain ties with Russia.
According to the journalist’s estimation, the division will certainly manifest itself at the G20 summit in November. For most states, the most important issue will not be the conflicts of the Old World, but the preservation of the functioning of the world economy, he said.