Some simple questions to German, Polish, Romanian, Italian…. politicians:
Which country will do what, if the Ukrainian state collapses as a result of the current Russian escalation?
If, for instance, a mere 20% of Ukraine’s population decide to flee to the EU: Which country would take how many of these 9 million refugees? Would, for instance, Romania take one 1 or 2 million? Germany 3 or 4 million? Where would these refugees be housed and who would feed them?
Or would the EU encourage Polish, Slovak, Hungarian and Romanian border guards to shoot Ukrainian refugees trying to pass the EU-Ukraine green border?
Or an even more “funny” scenario: If Europe’s largest nuclear power-plant in Zaporizhzhia (less than 300 km away from the current fighting zone) explodes, what would the EU’s politicians do? Introduce strict visa regulations for radio-active particles?
PS: A large part of the Russian state budget still consists of Euros paid by EU countries for large amounts of daily Russian pipeline oil. This West Siberian crude can be easily replaced with oil from other exporters than Russia. Moscow does currently not have the infrastructure to export large amounts of Siberian oil to other destinations than the EU and by other means than its European pipeline system.