Maryna Bahrova: Idea of creating an EU army appeared due to the military challenges from Russia
Maryna Bahrova, a member of the board of the “Institute of National Policy” international union, is convinced, that the idea of creating an EU army appeared due to the military challenges from Russia. After all, on the example of Ukraine, Western leaders were able to realize how NATO, the United States, and the United Kingdom are “fulfilling” their international commitments.
“The leaders of the European Union countries realized, that international public law became elusive. In modern realities, this right remains only on paper, but it isn’t actually performed. In 2008, Russia attacked Georgia. Later in 2014, Russia attacked Ukraine and occupied part of the sovereign Ukrainian territories. International legal practice has shown, that the Budapest Memorandum, which is intended to guarantee the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Ukraine, is violated by all its signatories, by Russia – in the form of aggressive hostilities and aggressive foreign policy, by the United States and Great Britain in the form of inaction, connected with the inability to fulfil the above-mentioned commitments to Ukraine. It is for this reason, that the United States has to withdraw from the INF Treaty, because of the necessity of taking measures to deter Russian aggression. In this regard, the legal foundations of the guarantee of international security (including nuclear) are destroyed, in reality, they don’t exist. We will be back to the era of the arms race.
Western leaders realized, on the example of Ukraine, how NATO member states, the United States and the United Kingdom “fulfill” the international obligations, that they have undertaken,” the expert says.