The US weekly journal called the hawks a "war party," comprising American legislators, government officials and their allies in the media from all walks of political life but united in their fierce anti-Russian and anti-peaceful vision.
The war party is "ginning up the anti-Russian hysteria in both Kiev and Washington" in pursuit of three separate but interlinked goals, the Nation explained.
- Yes. I believe sending arms to Ukraine is necessary to resolve the crisis as soon as possible7.1% (121)
- No. Providing the Ukrainian army with lethal weapons will only escalate the violence92.9% (1582)
Another goal is to force the European Union to extend the anti-Russian sanctions, imposed under the false pretext (albeit very popular in the West) that Moscow is involved in the Ukrainian civil war. The EU leaders will discuss the fate of the restrictive measures later this month during the European Council summit.
"The renewal of sanctions in Europe at the end of this month, combined with the continuing calls in the US to arm Kiev, will do little to bring about a peaceful denouement to the [Ukrainian] crisis," the media outlet noted.
Notably, the United States had nothing to do with the Minsk peace process, endorsed by Russia, Germany and France. The latest Minsk accords were signed in February. Many, including Moscow, believe that the crisis in Ukraine could be peacefully solved through the full implementation of this deal.
But this is not what the US party of war wants and works tirelessly to achieve. Hence, their latest efforts point "to the very real danger of a renewed outbreak of hostilities in eastern Ukraine," the Nation said.