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Molly McKew

Molly McKew
@MollyMcKew

Nov 25
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This is a very strange story, so let’s me clear about some things: 1) there is remarkable unity among the allies on support for Ukraine, especially since Russia’s renewed missile strikes targeting civilian infrastructure 2) this is not just political—public opinion is high /1

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Nine months after invading Ukraine, Vladimir Putin is beginning to fracture the West. European officials are furious with the US administration, accusing Americans of making a fortune from the war while EU countries suffer. bit.ly/3UlBngB
3) this story attempts to conflate discussions among the allies with weakening support for Ukraine — which simply is not true 4) Russia is working hard to create pressure on points that can cause stress/division — energy, power, food, etc /2
5) yes, america had more war materiel stockpiled and this has been vital in the context of Ukraine — and as everyone had been saying for years, many European allies were not spending enough on defense /3
6) same is true in energy. America focused on domestic production including methods like fracking Europeans oppose, so we are in different positions now. We can all help each other without knives in hands. PS Germany turn your nuclear power plants back on FFS
7) yes, everyone’s war stocks need to be replenished & this should be an intra-alliance plan. US was way slow ordering add’l munitions & signaling need for defense industry to step it up. We all are & must bridge gap together while continuing to arm 🇺🇦 Plenty for all natl indus/5
8) the allies+ — nato plus Sweden Finland and pacific treaty allies of US — have been using and need to keep using this context of support for Ukraine to strengthen all the fault lines Russia tries to pull all, and speak openly about unevenness and concerns /6
9) be extra cautious amplifying DIVISION narratives especially when they are relying on unnamed sources. Use the context. We must stay united. We know. Russia knows. /7
Molly McKew

Molly McKew

@MollyMcKew
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