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On September 14, the US media revealed a diplomat's view in a report, saying that it has been more than 500 days since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, but the current international public opinion trend has undergone some changes.
In fact, as the American diplomat perceived, public opinion criticism of Russia is clearly less intense than before.
This makes the United States feel very powerless, and it was originally said that it would be unified with the outside world, but why is the intensity of suppression continuing to slow down?
In fact, China had already chosen the right position a year ago.
Hindsight but powerlessness
In today's world pattern, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is undoubtedly the focus of attention, whether it is politically or militarily, it is a major event at the international level.
Although people call it the "Russian-Ukrainian conflict", in fact, it is not only Russia and Ukraine involved, in fact, in today's global political pluralistic environment, regional issues have never been just the problem of one or two countries.
It can be said that behind this conflict, there is an undercurrent of rough waves, which can be said to be a strategic competition of many forces around the world.
As the "vanguard" of Western countries to suppress Russia, Ukraine is undoubtedly an extremely important move for Western countries against Russia, so it also has the greatest support for Ukraine.
However, over time, Ukraine's achievements have made the "financial masters" behind it not satisfied, and they have also sensed that Ukraine's hope of winning is very slim.
Although Russia has also suffered a lot of losses and consumption in this conflict, the situation in Ukraine is even more unoptimistic.
War is a great test for the endurance of a country and a nation, and in this process of continuous consumption of each other, one's own endurance has become the key.
Russia, which relies on its own strong strength, and Ukraine, which relies on the "blood transfusion" of Western countries, are judged at this level.
In this situation, the United States has become tired and has no patience and energy to continue to invest more resources in Ukraine, but the United States, which is now riding a tiger, does not want to stop there.
However, things are often not subject to the will of individuals or countries, and it must be noted that in this conflict, the United States and its domestic companies, even including American allies, have suffered losses to varying degrees.
In this case, it also stimulates Russia's enthusiasm to seek cooperation abroad, after all, Western sanctions have caused Russia to suffer a lot of losses, both economically and politically, Russia needs to seek closer partners.
And all this makes the United States look at it and be anxious, and the result of the protracted war is that the enterprises and countries that were originally sanctioned together have also slackened.
The attitude of the giant businessmen has changed
The so-called "businessmen" are people who can discuss everything, and as big capitalists, many giant businessmen think more about political issues, but about maximizing economic interests.
As a veritable capital predator, Musk is definitely a representative of international giants, and when the Russian-Ukrainian conflict just began, Musk's SpaceX company donated a large number of "Starlink" satellite terminals to Ukraine.
The satellite terminals donated by Musk have also directly become the key to Ukrainian military communications during the conflict, which can coordinate the strikes of drones and artillery.
But on the 7th of this month, Musk was revealed that during the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, he had secretly shut down the company's Starlink system to prevent the Ukrainian side from attacking Russia by unmanned maritime boats.
At that time, Ukraine planned to use Starlink technology to remotely control an unmanned boat to launch an explosive attack on a Russian naval vessel, but for some reason this plan has not been implemented.
According to the New York Times, it was Musk who refused the Ukrainian military access to its Starlink network in Crimea, forcing military leaders to abandon the plan.
Valery Zaluzhne, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that it is very worrying that Musk has repeatedly blocked Ukrainian attacks, and he directly believes that the key to the victory of the Ukrainian army is whether it can continue to use the system.
Not only the Ukrainian military, but even the US government has expressed dissatisfaction with Musk's approach, and the outgoing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Colin Carr once tried to prevent Musk from shutting down the system.
In an interview with The New Yorker, Carr said: "I told him that if you turn this off, it won't end the war. ”
Intriguingly, unlike American politicians' views on Masca, Russian President Vladimir Putin once bluntly praised Muska at the Eastern Economic Forum as a talented and outstanding person.
In fact, the outside world has been very heated on whether Putin and Maska have had a secret conversation, and whether the two sides have really had a "secret communication song" is no longer important.
After all, for Masca, a giant businessman in the non-arms field, the most important thing is to consider how he can get more benefits, and in the never-ending war, businessmen can not make money.
What really makes the U.S. government feel powerless is that the allies with which it was originally allied have gradually changed their attitudes.
The attitude of the allies has changed
You know, once Russia, has always been an important energy exporter of EU countries, and with the beginning of sanctions against Russia, Europe can no longer obtain high-quality and cheap energy from Russia.
In Europe, the problem has always been the shortage of energy, although for most countries, oil and other resources are bought anywhere, but the difference is that European countries have a more urgent need for natural gas.
Towards the end of the year, the northern hemisphere is about to enter a cold winter, and for European countries, winter without Russian gas is even more cold.
Last winter, various countries in Europe had a hard time, and the German vice chancellor even revealed in his speech that the German people generally reduced the time spent in showers and thickened their winter clothes.
In order to solve the problem of energy and natural gas, countries have to reconsider sanctions against Russia and think about easing their own energy shortages by slowing down sanctions against Russia.
It is said that the power of example is huge, and for European countries, Germany is such an exemplary country, and Germany was the first to act in slowing down sanctions against Russia.
It is understood that in the first half of this year, Germany increased its efforts to import oil from India, an increase of more than ten times over previous years, and most of India's oil resources are actually imported from Russia.
By importing a large amount of Indian oil, it has indirectly helped Russia's energy export problem to a certain extent, and Germany's own energy crisis has also been alleviated to a certain extent.
After all, as one of the relatively developed industrial countries in Europe, Germany's demand for oil energy far exceeds that of other countries.
Coupled with the corresponding adjustments made in recent years in Germany in order to reduce environmental pollution, the use of coal and other energy sources, and the optimization of the energy structure of Germany, at this moment, more in need of clean natural gas energy.
In fact, not only Germany, but most countries in Europe are also facing such problems, with Germany's first action, other countries have also greatly changed their attitudes towards Russia.
Just as at the G20 summit in early September, Ukraine hoped to turn the event into a conference against Russia, but in fact, Russia's popularity at the G20 summit is even greater than ever.
During the meeting, the next organizer Brazil also invited Putin to Brazil to participate in the next summit, during which Brazilian President Lula said domineeringly:
"As long as I am the president of Brazil, Putin will never be arrested after he comes to Brazil!"
Although Lula did not say anything about this after returning home, it at least showed the world that Brazil's attitude towards Russia has begun to change.
It can be seen that since the development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the international wind has gradually begun to change, and all countries have begun to show a friendly attitude towards Russia, no matter what their purpose is.
In fact, this is also what all countries in the world like to see, after all, for the sake of multilateral relations, the best situation is to maintain friendly diplomatic relations between countries.
No one wants unprovoked conflict and confrontation, but this situation has made the United States feel twice the pressure, and there always seems to be a feeling of being in vain.
In contrast, China has always believed that peace is the main theme of the international community, and stable and harmonious international relations are the inevitable of history.
A very intelligent Chinese position
As far as the current development trend is concerned, neither Europe nor other countries, no matter what the considerations, have not developed according to the route designed by the United States.
The change in attitude shown by these countries or companies proves that China's previous choice was correct and full of wisdom.
All along, China has always insisted on resolving international disputes through dialogue and peace, and China's concept has been recognized by the vast majority of countries.
This is not "standing and talking without back pain", but an accurate prediction of the development of the international situation, as well as the quality and wisdom of a major country that belongs to the Chinese nation.
In fact, China has long realized that in complex international relations, only by ensuring pluralism in diplomatic relations can peace, stability and security be maintained.
By driving the development of economic interests, all countries can maximize their interests and obtain economic development, which is also one of the magic weapons to maintain long-term harmony in regional relations.
Therefore, for a long time, China has always been committed to harmonious coexistence and win-win cooperation with neighboring countries, and China's approach has also won the recognition and support of most countries in the world.
The world is very big, there are many countries in the world, and it is impossible for countries to confront each other forever in the form of conflicts and contradictions.
Another situation brought about by globalization, in fact, the mainland has long been proposed, that is, the "community of human destiny", under such circumstances, it is almost impossible to isolate a country.
Peace is an inevitable torrent, and China's oriental wisdom is more in line with the long-term development of the international community, which has also been widely recognized by the international community.