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WEST STRENGTHENS ANTI-RUSSIA RHETORIC
In what marks a further escalation of the war of words between the pro-Ukraine and Russian Federation factions, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Moscow wanted “to start World War III.” The comment came after Russian President Vladimir Putin increased military exercises along the border following yesterday’s deadly fights in Eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry also launched a blistering attack against Russia, saying that the country’s leadership had “put its faith in distraction, deception and destabilization.”

  • Kerry also accused Moscow of “continuing to fund, coordinate and fuel a heavily-armed separatist movement in Donetsk” in order to “actively sabotage the democratic process” ahead of next month’s elections in Ukraine, the BBC reports. Kerry also took a swing at state-backed television network RT: “The propaganda bullhorn that is the state-sponsored RT network has been deployed to promote President Putin’s fantasy about what is playing out on the ground.” His Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov replied that Kerry’s comments on the Russian media organization were “not civilized” and accused the U.S. of “trying to pervert everything that is going on in Ukraine.”

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Our 'Emotional' Divide: How The Ukraine War Reveals A World Broken In Two

Russia's invasion has created a stark global divide: them and us. On one side are the countries refusing to condemn Moscow, with the West on the other. It's a dangerous split that could have repercussions far into the future.

Protesters against the war in Ukraine demonstrate in front of the Russian embassy in London

Dominique Moïsi

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PARIS — "The West and the Rest of Us." That's the title of a 1975 essay written by Nigerian essayist and critic Chinweizu Ibekwe. I've been thinking about his words as the war in Ukraine both reveals and accelerates divisions of the world that I believe are ultimately "emotional" in nature.

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With war returning to Europe and the risk of escalation, there is a gap between the Western view and that of the "others," a distinct "us and them." This gap cannot be explained in strictly geographical, political, and economic terms.

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