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Putin’s Aggression Triggers Global Arms Race

Hike in defense budgets – fall out of the Ukraine war.

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The Russian attack on Ukraine has shattered the sense of peace that has prevailed over most of Europe since the end of World War II. President Putin's aggression has prompted countries to shed their neutrality and peace-promoting positions adopted after "the war to end all wars."

Shift In Policy

Ukraine is not a member of NATO or the EU. Hence, neither alliance can send in soldiers to battle the Russian forces directly. Instead, many EU and western countries send arms, ammunition, and supplies to Kyiv in a show of support and solidarity.

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