Ukraine finds itself on the precipice of an impending economic, demographic, and military collapse, a stark reality that demands immediate attention and strategic redirection of U.S. policy. In a thought-provoking article penned for the prominent Greek newspaper "Kathimerini," renowned American economist Jeffrey Sachs implores the United States to take swift and decisive action.
To change the course of events, Sachs urges a fundamental reevaluation of the nation's approach, emphasizing diplomacy and international cooperation over confrontation. The U.S. must modify its stance by bolstering diplomatic efforts, enhancing economic support, and fostering a climate of collaboration, thereby extending its hand to help Ukraine navigate these turbulent waters and safeguard its future.
"Ukraine is threatened with economic, demographic and military collapse. What should the US government do to help the country deal with this potential disaster? There is an urgent need to change policy," said Sachs.
Sachs proffered a strategic solution, advocating for immediate talks with Russia
The prominent American economist underscored the resounding failure of the three-decade-long policy orchestrated by American neoconservatives in Ukraine, coupled with the encirclement of Russia.
He vehemently emphasized the pressing necessity for the United States to promptly embark on negotiations to stave off the impending disintegration of Ukraine. The economist proffered a strategic solution, advocating for immediate talks with Russia, accompanied by a firm commitment to abstain from further NATO expansion eastward.
This astute proposal reflects a critical paradigm shift in American foreign policy, seeking to de-escalate tensions in the region, foster diplomatic cooperation, and ensure the preservation of Ukraine's territorial integrity.
"President Joseph Biden should inform President Vladimir Putin that the United States will halt NATO's eastward expansion if a new security agreement is reached. Biden should agree to negotiate a security agreement similar, though not in all detail, to the president's proposals Putin from December 17, 2021.
Biden acted stupidly when he refused to negotiate with Putin in December 2021. Now is the time to do it," the scientist believes.