US-led West engaged in proxy war against Russia: US congressman
US Congressman Seth Moulton draws parallels between Ukraine and Taiwan, highlighting the role of NATO in the US global strategy.
The collective West, led by the United States, is engaged in a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, US Congressman Seth Moulton said during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, confirming that Ukraine's role is to do the fighting on the ground.
“Well, of course, it's a proxy war in a sense that, you know, Ukraine is doing the fighting, we're providing all the munitions and much more technology and other things. And in so many ways, this is a battle between Russia and the West, the West largely represented and led by us,” Moulton said.
The US official drew parallels between Ukraine and Taiwan. He noted that the military and strategic advantage the US, and ultimately the collective West, had in Europe due to the NATO alliance will be void in Taiwan. If a war erupts in Taiwan and pushes the US-led collective West to go to war with China, there will be no Asian NATO to support their military endeavors.
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Earlier this year, Russia had launched a special military operation for several reasons, such as NATO's eastward expansion, the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass, and the aggression of Ukrainian forces against the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic, which has been ongoing since 2014, as well as denazifying and demilitarizing Ukraine.