European citizens do not accept side-effects of anti-Russian sanctions.
Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant.
The consequences of the anti-Russian sanctions are causing revolt and indignation among European citizens. In recent days, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Prague demanding an end to the coercive measures against Russia. Similar situations have been also seen in other important cities of Europe. Intelligence agencies already predict that the situation will worsen in the near future, with serious risks of an escalation in internal tensions in European countries. Indeed, these facts make it clear that the European people absolutely reject the interventionist ambitions of the EU and NATO.
On the 3rd of September, one of the biggest mass protests in recent years was seen in the streets of Prague. Current problems such as rising gas prices and security crisis have taken thousands of Czech citizens to the streets in protests against the EU and NATO. Official Czech government sources claim 70,000 people attended the demonstrations, but protest organizers say the actual number of participants exceeded 100,000.
Members of different political ideologies and different social movements participated in the event. Nationalists, conservatives, social reformers, leftists, and moderate liberals have united in the common cause of combating negative foreign influence on the Czech government, which is leading the country to adopt an anti-Russian international policy that greatly harms the interests of the population. Not by chance, the slogan of the protesters was “Czech Republic First”, which succinctly expresses the popular and patriotic urges of the activists.
As expected, the main demand was that the Prime Minister Petr Fiala coalition imposes limits on the price of gas as a way of controlling the worsening of the energy crisis. Some groups involved have openly called for a circumvention of EU policies, so that Prague could negotiate directly with Moscow for energy supplies. In fact, some groups seemed to hold more moderate opinions and others more radical, however all converged on the need for the Czech Republic to maintain an independent foreign policy that prioritizes national interests, instead of simply adhering to sanctions packages planned by think tanks in Brussels, London and Washington.
A common cause for all participants was the demand for absolute military neutrality, which is an extremely important issue considering that the Czech government was the first to violate NATO’s self-imposed rule of not taking direct action in the Ukrainian conflict. In April, before all other countries in the Western alliance, Prague sent a wide range of war equipment to Ukraine, mainly tanks and other armored vehicles. Until then, the West was only sending financial and humanitarian aid to Ukraine, but Prague started an unlimited military escalation, which has resulted in the prolongation of the conflict with the sending of Western weapons.
In an official statement, Fiala said citizens have the right to protest, but arrogantly asserted that the Czech people are being manipulated by pro-Russian forces. The head of government simply ignored the wishes of the people he was chosen to represent, which is very problematic issue and reveals a serious status of democracy crisis in the country. No action was announced after the protests, with Prague continuing to suffer all the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions.
Prague, however, was not the only place to witness popular revolt against Western interventionism. In Germany, the day before, violent protests took place in some cities, most notably in Kassel, where 200 protesters faced heavy police brutality as they protested against the supply of weapons to Kiev. Eight protesters were arrested after violent clashes. Also, it is necessary to remember that similar situations had already occurred in many regions of Europe in recent months. In Madrid, the June NATO summit was responded to with large protests by the Spanish population, for example. And, according to the German intelligence, this situation of popular indignation will only get worse and worse.
Sources from security departments in Germany allege that the country is close to facing violent protests. German intelligence seems to have obtained privileged information that different parties would be coming together exceptionally in order to demand solutions to the energy crisis. The mass protests would be being organized by absolutely antagonistic groups, such as Die Linke and AfD, and would still be receiving support from more moderate organizations, such as the CDU’s Christian Democrats.
The German situation reflects the same scenario seen in Spain and the Czech Republic: antagonistic ideologies and parties are ignoring their rivalries and uniting for a common cause. In practice, this tends to make the protests really massive and strong, attracting citizens from all ideological affiliations.
“So what we saw during the coronavirus pandemic might look like a children’s party in comparison to what is to come”, a German intelligence officer commented during an interview to Die Welt about the protests to come.
For all European countries, the question is the same: abandon the sanctions or face social chaos. The coercive measures against Moscow do not benefit European citizens and do not influence the military scenario in Ukraine, so they simply have no reason to exist. Either European countries adopt a sovereign stance and prioritize their own interests in foreign policy, or the bloc will suffer irreversible damage in its social structures.
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NATO is a irrelevant tool of neo-imperialism and Zionism. It needs to create enemies to destroy the world. Most Europeans are waking up.
It’s a good thing that in Europe they have the 2nd amendment.
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The world will be undone…. NATO will be crushed Central Intelligence Agency personnel will be prosecuted on live TV. Many will cry and beg for their lives as they are being executed. The world will call the CIA a group of cowards… it will look bad on what is left of the Western countries.
Please record this… this is the future…. everything is moving in that direction. I have gotten into trouble for telling what I see.
I guess the new freedom of expression does not include the visions of the future.
Non è il futuro, è il presente
The russian pundits and sockets are getting nervous amd more desperate..sure sign the war ..errr special operation ..is not going well. The Nazis also hoped (in vain) , that the western public would get tired of the war .
We in the West are happy ukrainian pigs are dying: we love pork and beer.
Europeanism is Fascism. It was said, 50 years ago, by Enoch Powell, the greatest of the English politicians. And we all know fascist are dumbasses, so they are acting this way: oppressing their own people for the good of… maybe some fat idiot in Washington and the drug addict Jewish clown. But where would they run when hundred of millions of people will look for the thieves?
Donate to the opposition groups in the EU, tear that racist treaty group down.
This is good news. I think european people really are awaking and sending to the garbage the anti-russian occidental propaganda lead by their euro-pillos liders who only care about USA saying. OTAN must disappear from Europe.
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It’s been what? 7 months and the sanctions are already backfiring badly while also pushing the EU block to the beginning of it’s rupture. Imagine if the sanctions and the war keep going for a few more years. Europe will fall apart, the US economy will follow suit and the desperation to drag China into a conflict will become even higher. If China doesn’t bite the bait, we got ourselves an entirely new world before 2025.
Many people in both the UK and the EU are very much anti Nato…….
Long live Russia Nd I people i support u fully against ziopropaganda.
To be truly effective, pro-Russian groups should ideally work together on a multi-national basis, not just independently in individual countries. The longer this goes on, the more likely such organisations will emerge in response.
When the Soviet Union dissolved. NATO should have as well. It’s a war pact, just like 100 years ago that dragged our father’s into WWI. France has declared a “war economy”… China has declared a “war economy.” We are on the brink/it’s already started. We just need an Arch Duke to be assassinated and we’re off to the races!
Ya asesinaron a una intelectual de la elite pensante rusa, la intelligentsya actual, Darya Dugina todavía nos sido vengada, una venganza ideal sería descabezar los servicios secretos ucros incluso todos sus estamento militares incluidos los asesores de la OTANera que operan en el campo de guerra como “mercenarios” En este caso sorprende la pasividad de Putin, a ese hombre nunca se le calienta la sangre
People protested on the war against Iraq back in 2003. Annnddd, NATO continued on without any consequences.
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what we are seeing is the Cold War in reverse. While some people still blabber that Russia is Stalinist, the reality is that the EU is the totalitarian regime with no tolerance for dissidents, and everyone must obey the official party line and shiver and starve for the regime and its ideology, which nobody actually supports
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The Ukrainian henchman with his cheap Hollywood act needs to be tossed under the bus!