To Achieve Peace, both Russia and the West must Compromise

As somebody who posts often on social media, I have noticed that there are many South Africans who do not understand how destabilizing the Ukraine-Russia war is to the global economy, and how damaging it could be to the whole world if the escalation continues.

These South Africans see the Ukraine-Russia war as something very remote and that does not impact South Africa in any way. This is a fallacy. Because what happens in countries that are part of the international trade system and produce crude oil, will affect us.

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia should not be surprising to those who follow international politics. The Russia-West relations deteriorated over the years, and Ukraine became a battleground for the two worlds. How this crisis evolves in the next few days, or weeks, is dependent on whether the interested parties elect diplomacy, or a continuing war…..

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