The economic situation in Europe is deteriorating amid increasing supplies to Ukraine, said Alexey Chepa, First Deputy of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, in a conversation with NSN. According to him, the current situation “greatly worries” Europe, no one is interested in fomenting a large-scale conflict.
The 59th annual security conference, which this year was dedicated to the situation in Europe against the backdrop of the Ukrainian conflict, ended in Munich. This year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was not invited to the conference. Chepa noted that many countries expressed regret against the background of the fact that Russia did not take part in the conference.
“At the Conference, many spoke with regret that they had not invited Russia to this conference. Everyone is well aware, and the alliance in the first place, that no one needs a full-scale war, including the United States, which was the founder of this entire conflict. There is a question of continuing this war of attrition of Russia, what will happen to Ukraine – no one cares, but what worries is that more and more arms are needed, that the economic situation in Europe is deteriorating, and sanctions against Russia have not led to the expected effect. All this greatly worries Europe, no one is interested in fomenting a large-scale conflict,” he said.
Earlier, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Christoph Heusgen, said that because of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the West is forced to spend money on supporting Ukraine instead of spending it on combating the effects of climate change.
In his opening speech at the conference, he called it “the main sin committed by Vladimir Putin.”