Russia and Ukraine have a long history of being together—at least a thousand years. Yet, today, both these peoples are caught up in a fratricidal war: is it to create a new world order, as the French journalist Christine Bierre wrote for the Paris Academy of Geopolitical Research right from early 2016?

“Peace in Ukraine must go through the new Silk Road. This means that there is no other way out of this crisis without a profound change in the world order.”

Adding, “One of the most likely exits is made through Xi Jinping’s Chinese proposal to recreate a modern version of the ancient Silk Road linking China with Europe, through Russia, Central Asia, West Asia, restored continental roads, but with corridors of modern infrastructure for transport, communications, pipelines, water and energy projects.”

Thus, intellectuals like the editor of Nouvelle Solidarité knew in advance that this conflict was about creating a new world order even before the Russo-Ukrainian war took place. And that world order is the new Silk Road that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been promoting for a long time, also known as the “Belt and Road.” Moreover, journalist Christine Bierre firmly asserts that this war can only end when this new world order is established.

According to many geopolitical studies, such as an article published in 2021 by Raoul Bunskoek and Chih-yu Shih, the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) is nothing more than building the so-called “Community of Common Destiny” that the CCP has painstakingly reinforced.

Let’s review some facts and data to see that both Russia and Ukraine have stepped more firmly on the “magnificent” deck of the “Belt and Road” of the Chinese Communist Party in recent years. Then to answer the question of why, despite having the same “destiny,” both Russia and Ukraine are suffering from war with great losses in terms of human life and infrastructure assets.