Brussels by Elijah J. Magnier –
The past year has seen many events that the Russian and American sides did not expect. Putin did not expect that Ukraine would fight fiercely and with coherent faith, ready to sacrifice everything, and Putin believed that the occupation of Kyiv would be easy. US President Joe Biden did not expect the Russian economy to remain on its feet and the US administration’s prediction that Moscow’s crushing defeat after months of war would be inevitable. The Russian president did not expect to lose Europe so quickly. The European group, led by Germany and France, took a hostile stance and decided to give money and weapons to Ukraine until Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said: “Russia and the European Union no longer have relations.”
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