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‘Reckless’ to talk about defeating Russia, says former advisor to Soviet Union


A former Soviet Union economic advisor said that Russia boasts “considerable firepower” but it is reckless to discuss the possibility of defeating the country.

Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia University economics professor, stated that America seems to believe it can win Russia militarily. The West, however, is helping Ukraine to expel Russia.

According to CNBC, “With this view, Ukraine decided that it would not continue negotiations that were already underway”, even though they were moving at the beginning of March. “Street Signs Asia”Friday. Ukraine instead “changed the tune, and declared that Russia is their ultimate goal.”

Sachs stated that it meant an “escalation in the war”, an “escalation global dangers”, and an “escalation” of economic downturn.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this weekHe doesn’t see peace negotiations with Ukraine happening anytime soon.

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence and the White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment, which was sent after office hours.

My belief is that these dangers are high and there is much naivety right now.

Jeffrey Sachs

Former Soviet Union economic advisor

‘Tremendous danger’

Sachs said that the U.S. has no “clear U.S. military aims” exit at this stage, which is dangerous.

He said, “I have lived through years of U.S. reckless foreign policy and U.S. bravado. And I fear that it will happen again.”However, this is not meant to excuse Russia’s invading forces.”

“I believe the dangers of these events are high. There’s also a lot naivety right now. Ukraine is buying into this.”

Professor said that there could be much destruction and loss of lives, as well as “tremendous risk for the entire world” through economic spillovers.

Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University stated that Russia has “considerable firing power” and is not reckless in threatening to defeat the country.

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He said, “He added…” Finland’s expected bid to join NATOThis makes it very difficult for Russia and NATO to come to a mutually agreed-upon outcome.

However, not everyone is on board.

Michal Baranowski, German Marshall Fund, stated that NATO’s expansion into the Nordic countries reduces the likelihood of conflict with Russia.

He said that Russia would be more likely to confront countries like Sweden and Finland if they aren’t part of the alliance. “Capital Connection”On Friday.

“Bringing Sweden to Finland” [into NATO]”This makes our alliances safer and military confrontations against Russia less likely, even if it’s obvious that Russia will not like it,” Baranowski said, a senior fellow.