Two months have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. US President Joe Biden claims that the aggression has left Moscow more isolated than ever before.
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But the question of whether Russia has seceded in line with the expectations of Ukraine’s allies has been explored by the AFP news agency.
Russian forces launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24 at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Today marks the 70th day of the Russian military operation in Ukraine. During this time, Ukraine’s allies have imposed a series of sanctions to isolate Russia from the world.
During the two-month war, Kiev’s allies, including Washington, did their best to keep Moscow at bay. But a section of the international community has been reluctant to do so.
Sylvie Matteli, deputy director of the French Institute for International Relations and Strategic Affairs, said it was clear Russia was isolated from the Western bloc. Moscow has been isolated, especially by Western sanctions. The sanctions complicate Moscow’s trade and financial exchanges.
However, the French researcher thinks that the situation of isolating Russia outside the western arena is quite different. In this context, Mattelli said that some countries are very careful about going against Russia. These countries have been refusing to bow to Western pressure to take a stand against Russia.
The West has been threatening Moscow since before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Europe and North America reacted sharply after the aggression began. They declare Moscow isolated from the world. Promises to impose unprecedented sanctions on Moscow
In the weeks that followed, a series of Western sanctions were imposed on Russia. Many European countries have closed their airspace to Russian aircraft. The United States has banned the import of Russian oil and gas.
As part of the sanctions, some Russian banks were excluded from the Swift International Payment System. Many Russians, including Putin, have been banned.
However, there has been a cautious response from outside the West to Russia.
For example, on March 2, India and South Africa abstained from voting in the UN General Assembly on a proposal to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine.