by Ch’ng Chin Yeow
The unwillingness of Nato to use its military to defend Ukraine has proven to Russia and China that Nato and Ukraine are never a security threat to Russia.
This has proven wrong the very justification that Russian President Vladimir Putin has used to invade Ukraine.
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has contravened the UN Charter – of which both Russia and Ukraine are signatories – which protects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all member states –
Putin’s premeditated invasion of Ukraine for security reasons not only threatens the identical security concerns of Ukraine; he is actually carrying out the act of annihilating Ukraine.
The war crimes allegedly committed by Russia include bombing hospitals and residential areas, and killing and trapping civilians in bombed cities – with no safe place to seek shelter, sometimes with no escape route and no access to stable food and water supply.
That Ukraine and Nato are not a threat to Russia should spur China to use its friendship with “no limits” with Russia to immediately push for a stop to the killings and the annihilation of Ukraine. The people and animals in Ukraine are suffering under Putin’s brutal air assaults with cities turned into war-torn wastelands.
Malaysians should stand in solidarity with Ukraine victims, who are suffering at the hands of Putin, to push for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of the Russian military.
The Malaysian government should be vocal and use its position as a UN member state and its diplomatic channel with Beijing to convey the message that Ukraine and Nato are not a security threat to Russia.
The message is clear: Nato’s unwillingness to use its military to defend Ukraine is proof that Ukraine and Nato are not a security threat to Russia.
Ch’ng Chin Yeow has an interest in many issues and subjects, including history, mineralogy and human behaviour. Based in Penang, he truly likes to be a busybody