Member of the Duma International Committee Maria Butina (“United Russia”) believes that the main interest in the conflict in Ukraine is the US military-industrial complex, which “swells with profit” while the fate of Ukrainians is indifferent to the West.
“Western pseudo-democracies are not interested and do not need the fate of Ukrainians. Actually, just as they are indifferent only to the “universal human rights” they proclaim: they don’t even think about their own population – rampant crime, a jump in inflation, a shortage of food in Europe, the leaders of these countries do not The only interest is the American military-industrial complex, which, as always, swells with profit,” Butina told RIA Novosti.
According to the deputy, after the “unbelievable scale” of the economic and information war launched against Russia, the whole world saw that Ukraine for the West is just an “anti-Russia” project. “The true faces of everyone became visible: who is a friend, who is an enemy, who is so,” Butina said.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as of March 25, the Armed Forces completed the main tasks of the first stage – they significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main goal in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass. Along with the Russian military, units of the DPR and LPR operate in the region.
In this regard, many Western countries are introducing restrictive measures against Russia. In particular, the European Union has already successively adopted six packages of sanctions against the Russian Federation due to the situation in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the policy of containment and weakening of Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and the sanctions dealt a serious blow to the entire world economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people.