• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Farouk Al-Wahab: The Russia-Ukraine conflict cannot devolve into World War III.

Some security experts have said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to World War III, but a diplomatic specialist has debunked those assertions.

The factors that led to the World War scenario in the twentieth century, according to Farouk Al-Wahab, do not exist now.

He emphasized that there is no free territory left on the planet since it has all been claimed.

“Even the sea has been split,” he said, “so all the lands have now been grabbed.”

“Many of the countries that were colonies under British and French supremacy have acquired independence,” he stated, adding that “these countries cannot be forced to commit troops to fight on behalf of their colonial masters.”

On Friday, February 25, 2022, Mr. Al-Wahab mentioned these things in an interview on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom, hosted by Kwame Obeng Sarkodie.

He claims that Russia’s actions in Eastern Europe are a display of might and dominance.

Mr. Al-Wahab pointed out that Ukraine, a former ally of the erstwhile Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) with Russia at its helm, has evolved into a republic and is pursuing membership in the European Union (EU).

Ukraine, he claims, has been the center of Russia’s nuclear dealings.

Ukraine, he said, was like Ghana’s Western Region during the USSR era, having resources like petroleum and gas.

He claimed that because Ukraine is the production centre for Russia’s gas supplies to Europe, enabling Ukraine to join the EU by 2024 and then adopt the EU’s common currency would make Russia appear naked in the eyes of other sovereign countries.

He went on to say that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was intended to prevent the country from joining the EU.

He claimed that if Russia permits Ukraine to join the EU, it will become economically naked, with nothing to show for its status as a superpower, because Ukraine will begin supplying cheaper gas to EU members.

Some USSR allies have had republican status over the years, he added, but given the benefits Russia obtains from Ukraine, Moscow will not allow Ukraine to submit to the EU.

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