Australia Commits $70m to Fund Ukrainian Defense

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    The Facts

    • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Monday that the country plans to send missiles, ammunition and other military hardware to Ukraine to help fight the ongoing Russian invasion.

    • The announcement appeared to be a sharp reversal from Australia's position last week, when it seemed to pledge humanitarian and military technical assistance only.

    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    We are witnessing a global conflict between authoritarian, autocratic regimes and liberal democracy, with Australia firmly on the side of democracy, sovereignty, and self-determination. This invasion is an egregious violation of international law. Putin's ultimate aim is to restore the Soviet empire, even if it takes massive bloodshed and false pretexts such as calling the 2014 Ukrainian revolution after a fraudulent election a "coup".

    Pro-Russia narrative

    NATO and the US have ignored Russia's security concerns by breaking its promise not to expand eastward in return for German reunification. These concerns are legitimate and taking them seriously would have avoided the Ukraine tragedy.

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