The western countries were fine with a weak Russia. However, as soon as a revival of the Russian economy started and the country announced its status as a global power, it was accused of human rights violations, interference in domestic affairs of the US, Ukraine, and other foreign countries, cyberattacks, etc. The saying "Carthage must be destroyed" has been converted into "Russia must be destroyed" which has become an integral part of US politics and ideology.
Poland is accused by the leading American politicians such as Barack Obama of being an undemocratic country. The USA makes strategic decisions such as the Nord Stream 2 sanctions over the head of Poland. We know well that the German sanctions imposed on Russia are being evaded – their trade is booming in such strategic spheres as energy. The Polish President Andrzej Duda did not have official meetings at the recent NATO’s summit what was a big blow to Polish diplomacy. The Polish Foreign Minister found out about the withdrawal of the Nord Stream 2 sanctions from the media…
All these developments confirm the process of return of the “concert of powers” concept and the division of the regional spheres of influence.
This message presents the idea that the United States and Russia decided to “divide” the world into their “spheres of influence” as it was during the Cold War. It also promotes the idea that the USA and Russia will decide the “fate” of smaller countries by themselves (as it was assumed by the concept of the “Concert of Powers” in the XIX century).
For years, the Kremlin has tried to convince the USA to return to the Cold War practice of division of the regional spheres of influence (calling it a “big deal”), but this demand is rejected by the USA and EU. According to US State Secretary Blinken, the concept of having spheres of influence should have disappeared after WWII – the USA does not recognise such a concept and the Russian claims for “control” over post-Soviet countries.
The recent true or imaginary misfortunes of Polish diplomacy do not create any ground for the claim that the USA decided to divide the regional spheres of influence with Russia. The recent Putin-Biden meeting did not end in any visible breakthrough. The US President confirmed all the previous demands to Russia, such as the need to observe international law and Human Rights and to stop the aggressive Russian policies.
The claim that Germany does not observe the introduced economic sanctions against Russia is ungrounded.
Read other cases promoting the idea that the USA will not defend its Eastern European allies: the US always abandons its allies; US troops will not defend Poland in case of a Russian attack and the USD will fulfil NATO’s Article 5 only if it is required by its national interests.