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Zelensky fears peace pressure from West – NYT

The Ukrainian president has reportedly told his diplomats that benefactors may push for a negotiated truce with Russia

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is reportedly worried that Western nations may ramp up pressure to negotiate a peace agreement with Russia, ending a bloody conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Kiev’s troops in just the past two months.

“As furious battles raged across the front lines of Europe’s bloodiest war in decades, Mr. Zelensky told his ambassadors on Wednesday that things would grow even more difficult as pressure was likely to build in the coming months to find a negotiated path to peace,” the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The Ukrainian president described Wednesday’s gathering in Kiev with diplomats as an “emergency strategy session” heading into this weekend’s Ukraine peace summit in Saudi Arabia, the newspaper said. “The meeting is the starting point of what is expected to be a major Ukrainian diplomatic push in the coming months to try to undercut Russia.”

Zelensky told his ambassadors that they must use every available tool – “official and unofficial, institutional and media, cultural diplomacy and the power of ordinary human sincerity” – to convince both allies and neutral nations that “the only road to a lasting peace is complete Russian defeat,” according to the report.

However, many of the nations attending the summit in Saudi Arabia have resisted US pressure to take sides in the crisis, seeing the conflict as a “contest between superpowers” in which they want no part. “This is not only a conflict between Russia and Ukraine,” said Celso Amorim, an adviser to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Speaking remotely on Saturday at the Saudi-hosted summit, he added: “This is also a chapter in the longstanding rivalry between Russia and the West.”

Russian officials have argued that Kiev’s Western backers are only prolonging the bloodshed in Ukraine by continuing to send billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to the former Soviet republic. More than 43,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed since Kiev began a counteroffensive in the Donbass region in early June, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.

READ MORE: Zelensky decries ‘revolting’ military recruitment practices

Russian and Ukrainian negotiators were reportedly near a peace deal at talks hosted by Türkiyein March 2022, a little more than a month after the conflict began. “After we pulled troops back from Kiev, as we promised,” Ukrainian leaders “threw it all away, into the garbage dump of history,”Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with African leaders in July.

https://www.rt.com/news/580879-zelensky-fears-western-pressure-for-peace-talks/

 

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Brussels, Washington and Kiev are stepping up efforts to consolidate international support for a Ukrainian plan for hypothetical peace talks with Russia. Last Sunday it was announced that a major international meeting of around 30 states will be held in Jeddah this weekend, 5-6 August, to discuss the process. 

In addition to countries such as Indonesia, Egypt, Mexico, Chile and Zambia, the largest states of the 'global South' – India and Brazil – are expected to attend.

The fact that this is the second such meeting on a Ukrainian settlement (the first meeting in a similar format was held in Copenhagen at the end of June) shows that there isn’t unconditional support for the Ukrainian plan in the international community, and Kiev will have to compromise. On the other hand, Russia was not invited. This means that a common international position could be formed without Moscow’s participation, and it could find itself confronted with the consequences. 

Russian experts speculate on what this could mean. 

Ivan TimofeevProgramme Director of the Valdai Club and Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council: 

I am skeptical about this Saudi initiative, because any peace plan discussed without Russia is unlikely to be accepted by Russia. It seems that this is an attempt by the West to create a situation in which non-Western countries do not speak from a position of neutrality and impartiality, but instead directly, or indirectly, aligned with the West’s position. 

If we look at the situation from the point of view of non-Western states, it could be a means for them to diversify their foreign policy status. They can show that they are playing from both Western and non-Western platforms, and that they still have room for maneuver.

The Ukrainian crisis was caused not only by Russian-Ukrainian relations and contradictions, but also by security contradictions between Moscow and the collective West. And without resolving these contradictions, it is very difficult to expect a sustainable solution.

But there are also a number of problems in Ukraine itself that are perceived critically in Russia. In particular, one of these now is the rights of Christians and the attempt to split the Orthodox Church, which is gaining momentum and is accompanied by the seizure of church property and the persecution of believers, and so on. Just last week the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared a rather detailed report on this.

The problems associated with the Ukrainian crisis are not limited to the peaceful resolution of the conflict itself. It is a broader picture of relations between Russia and the West, the human rights situation in Ukraine itself and, in particular, the problems that Moscow is drawing attention to.

Dr Aleksey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences:

I assume that the format of the negotiations in Saudi Arabia did not envisage Russia's participation or, accordingly, an invitation for Moscow. 

The point is twofold: to work on consolidating the global South's peacemaking efforts in relation to the Ukrainian crisis and, secondly, to work specifically with Ukraine and its sponsors. In principle, it is clear that Kiev, not Moscow, is fundamental to any ceasefire and eventual settlement.

Everyone knows that it was the Ukrainians who withdrew from the [peace] negotiations in April 2022, not the Russians. And since then, Russia has repeatedly signaled its openness to pragmatic negotiations, while Kiev has fantasized about the return of all its former territories, including Crimea.

If this work bears fruit, Russia could probably get involved later. But a condition for Saudi Arabia's chances of success in this endeavor is 'quiet diplomacy' and complete confidentiality. 

If it turns out that Kiev and the West are just using it for another political show, then there will be no benefit.

Political expert Andrey Dubnov:

The goal of the conference is not to formulate "agreements acceptable to all parties." Russia has not been invited to this event, and this makes sense, because otherwise the meeting would have been doomed to failure. It is obvious that Moscow's position has been articulated; the last time it was expressed was at the Russia-Africa summit.

Moscow's main position is essentially an arrangement that can be called a ceasefire, based on Russia's retention of the Ukrainian territories now organized as four Russian regions. It is difficult to imagine that Moscow is prepared to abandon this as its main negotiating position. 

On the other hand, Kiev's stance on peace is articulated as being possible only if Russia withdraws its troops to the 1991 borders. With such positions of the parties, a general meeting would be pointless.

What is the purpose of the summit in Saudi Arabia? Since this initiative comes mainly from Kiev and is backed by the US, it is now about consolidating the whole wider world – not just the West, but the big South, including the BRICS member countries (India, Brazil and South Africa). It is an attempt to find a consolidated expression of support for the Ukrainian peace plan. Within this "formula of support" there are some limits regarding the flexibility of Kiev's negotiating position: under what conditions it is ready to give up its categorical demand to return to the 1991 borders and to compromise with Russia? Clarifying this kind of flexibility may be one of the ulterior goals of this conference.

But practice shows that such diplomatic conferences look first and foremost like big, big PR. Diplomacy needs silence and confidentiality. The Saudi initiative does not yet provide for this silence and confidentiality, so it is still more of a political meeting than a search for a diplomatic solution to the problem.

President Vladimir Zelensky's peace plan will be at the center of the Saudi initiative. Within this framework, an attempt will be made to somehow find acceptable windows in which Kiev, I repeat, will be prepared to make further compromises with Moscow. But at the end of the day, everything will depend on the outcome of the military operations on the ground, which are being actively pursued.

No peace plan for Ukraine can become a reality without China's participation. The meeting in Saudi Arabia could be a precursor to a financial and economic assistance plan to rebuild Ukraine. This is how the plan to help Afghanistan began at the Bonn conference many years ago.

Andrey Suzdaltsev, Political expert, Associate Professor of the Faculty of World Economy and World Politics of the Higher School of Economics:

The Saudi initiative is the second attempt at such negotiations to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. The first took place in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in early summer. It did not go well, as the organizers were unable to attract high-level representatives, particularly from the BRICS countries; the talks were attended by deputy foreign ministers and others.

Now they want a conference with higher-level representation, especially among the Indian representatives. That is why they chose Saudi Arabia, which has strong cooperation with New Delhi. They are using the existing experience of these big countries.

All this is happening because it has now been discovered that there are several factions of power on the planet and that the world is multipolar. The unipolar world that existed before was somewhat incomplete, but it still existed. Now, however, it has begun to fall apart.

A vivid example of this is the events of 2008, the Ossetian-Georgian war, where the West intervened when it was too late. French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived, the situation was stopped, and Russia was not even seriously sanctioned. 

In 2014, when Crimea returned to Russia, the West could do nothing about it and showed that the unipolar world was beginning to fail. The system started to collapse.

When the system of international relations collapses, it manifests itself in three aspects. The first aspect is the loss of various contacts, traditions of contacts, and traditions of discussions at the expert and diplomatic levels. This can be seen not only in relations between Russia and the West, but also those between China and the US with regard to Taiwan, and in the fraught relations of most African countries with the US and Western Europe. Contacts and relations built up over decades have begun to disintegrate.

The second aspect is that international organizations are becoming dysfunctional, losing respect, and being ignored. In the 1950s and 1960s, United Nations decisions were viewed almost as law in a bipolar world. However, when the world became unipolar, the largest international organizations became unnecessary as Washington made all the decisions.

The third aspect is that international law is canceled. Many agreements lose their force, though not all.

These three aspects show that the world system is changing. The US and the European Union want to stop this process. The Russian military operation in Ukraine was the turning point. The unipolar world has to make the other poles of global power – including China and India – support the West and stand firmly on the Western positions and on the side of Ukraine. There is no equality in this. The proposed negotiations are a conversation in the format of the traditional unipolar world, which can only offer coalitions, and of the feudal vassal type. 

This conference is being held to force Africa and India to side with the West against Russia.

https://www.rt.com/news/580871-false-dawn-or-real-deal/

 

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NO NATO IN "UKRAINE" (WHAT'S LEFT OF IT)

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yes to peace.....

BY SCOTT RITTER

 

On a normal summer's day, the road to Rabotino would be empty, save for the odd combine tractor and the vehicles driven by farmers and their families as they tend to the fields of crops they had planted in spring.

The summer’s heat would reflect off the horizon, creating glimmering mirages, while the still air would echo with the chirping of birds and the buzzing of insects. On a normal summer's day, the road to Rabotino would resemble paradise.

Today, the road to Rabotino can best be described as a highway to hell: the serene landscape scarred with craters made by artillery shells, bombs, and mines. Fields that once grew crops intended to feed the world now seem to produce another crop—the torn, burned-out hulks of Ukrainian tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, and other military vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

The air buzzes not with bees, but bullets, and the sky above is torn by the sound of shells passing overhead, on their way to their intended target, often consisting of a new crop of military metal waiting to be consumed by fire. The smell of fresh soil, young crops, and flowers of the field has been replaced by the fetid stench of rotting corpses, abandoned by their comrades who fled for their lives.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has assessed that, since the Ukrainian counteroffensive began in early June, the Ukrainian Army has suffered some 43,000 casualties, with more than 4,900 pieces of equipment, including 1,831 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles (among which are included 25 German-made Leopard tanks and 21 US-made M-2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles) having been destroyed.

Russian casualties, while unspecified, have been alluded to by President Putin, who stated that the kill ratio was 10:1 in Russia’s favor. That equates to 4,300 casualties: the brutal blade of war cuts both ways.

The casualties suffered by Ukraine roughly align with the casualties suffered by German forces during their offensive operations against the Soviet Army in the battle of Kursk, fought in the month of July and August 1943. The Kursk battle was one of the largest during the Second World War.

https://sputnikglobe.com/20230805/the-road-to-rabotino-1112407284.html

 

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IS UKRAINE AWAKENING TO THE LIKELIHOOD THAT IT WILL BE TOSSED UNDER THE NATO BUS?

 

BY LARRY JOHNSON

 

Foreigners who place their trust in the promise of the United States to have their back apparently are unaware of the fate of Vietnamese, Libyans, Cambodians, Afghanis and Iraquies who believed Washington’s promises. When the going gets tough, the U.S. says adios.

The following video cartoon is a canary in the mineshaft. While the West is scrambling to blame Ukraine for the failed counter offensive, some in the Ukraine are pushing back against that narrative by correctly noting that the pledge of Washington and NATO to give them the weapons systems needed to beat back the Russian offensive is nothing more than lip service. I’m providing two versions — youtube and Rumble (just in case youtube tries to quash the video).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkRx14kr2Ck&t=2s

 

With no success on the battlefield Ukraine is opting for the drone hail Mary — i.e., attacking a couple of Russian ships with maritime drones. These attacks are pin pricks with no strategic significance in terms of diminishing Russia’s military power. However, these attacks are likely to inspire the Russian General Staff to look at attacks on NATO ISR operating over the Black Sea because of the role played by Western aerial surveillance in providing Ukraine with intelligence needed to attack those two Russian vessels. In addition, these attacks are likely to stiffen Russia’s resolve to impose a de facto embargo on Ukrainian ports in the coming weeks. 

I wonder when the London bookies will start offering betting opportunities predicting Zelensky’s fall from power or the Ukrainian military’s withdrawal from the battlefield? That is another marker that is a better predictor of the course of the war in Ukraine than any of the nonsense being published by British intelligence or the Institute for the Study of War.

https://sonar21.com/is-ukraine-awakening-to-the-likelihood-that-it-will-be-tossed-under-the-nato-bus/

 

 

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CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

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BS professoring....

MAY BE I SHOULD NOT REFER YOU TO THIS VIDEO. IT TRIES TO EXPLAIN THE UKRAINE SITUATION WITH AN "ACADEMIC" VIEWPOINT (AND A MATHEMATICAL FORMULA!!!) DEVOID OF PROPER HISTORY AND OF EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE, VOID OF THE INFLUENCE OF AMERICAN POWERFUL PROPAGANDA. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iUohhHdvoE

Germany's Gamble: Why the Ostpolitik Putin Policy Backfired

 

William Spaniel

Check out my book "What Caused the Russia-Ukraine War": https://amzn.to/3HY5aqW. You can also read it for free by signing up for a Kindle Unlimited trial at https://amzn.to/3QMsBr8. (I use affiliate links, meaning I earn a commission when you make a transaction through them. Even if you read for free, you are still supporting the channel.) After Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014, Germany continued to follow an "ostpolitik" policy to increase economic integration with Russia. The theory was that doing so would give Russia a vested stake in European stability, which in turn would deter Putin from continuing adventurous foreign policies. Why did this strategy fail? Today's video explores why it was not crazy on the surface but that economic interdependence is more complex than it first appears. Also: sausage, borscht, and Zelensky goes to a McDonald's.

 

BROTHER! MATHS!!!! BS!!!!!!!!!!

SO. WHAT THE ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR FORGETS IS THE ETHNIC COMPOSITION OF UKRAINE. I MUST SAY, I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WATCHING THIS VIDEO TO THE END, BECAUSE IT IS SO ERRONEOUSLY BASED ON FICTICIOUS ARGUMENTS, INCLUDING THE WIERD MENTION OF LOGIC" AND THE EXCLUSIVITY OF TRADE.

AT NO POINT WILLIAM SPANIEL MAKES ANY MENTION OF THE NAZIS IN UKRAINE (SUPPORTED BY WASHINGTON), OF THE WEST BAITING RUSSIA INTO ATTACKING UKRAINE BY FAKING MINSK AGREEMENTS AND THE LIKES — INCLUDING PUTIN FIRM RED LINES — AND LET'S NOT FORGET, THE AMERICAN DESIRE TO DESTROY RUSSIA SINCE 1917, OR SO. NOR DOES SPANIEL MENTION THE NATO LIES. HERE WE HAVE A DOG, A LITTLE "ACADEMICUS" SPANIELii, BARKING GIANT STUPIDITIES FOR THE EMPIRE.

AND HELL NO, PUTIN DID NOT LOOSE ON THE OPERATION. 

HIS MILITARY IS WINNING AND UKRAINE IS IN TATTERS, GERMANY IS IN RECESSION PAYING FOUR TIMES THE PRICE FOR GAS, RUSSIA'S ECONOMY IS BOOMING, THE US DOLLAR IS TANKING.... 

 

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CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

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dead man walking?.....

New reports suggest NATO is getting ready to throw Ukraine under the tank. Ex-CIA Larry Johnson says western intelligence are looking for ways to get rid of Zelensky and make it look like a Russian missle strike. General Cavoli says Russia's military hasn't been degraded AT ALL by the conflict in Ukraine despite what CNN says. And how long until the weapons bound for Ukraine wind up in the hands of African countries rising up against the U.S. and France?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwQtwiPw15E

 

"The CIA has big PLANS for Zelensky" - ex-CIA Larry Johnson | Redacted News

 

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peaceful peace....

by Gilbert Doctorow

As I had expected, the with the BBC briefly reported this morning that the meeting held in Jeddah over the weekend to discuss Ukrainian proposals for peace ended without concrete results. This did not prevent the Financial Times, in today's edition, to call it a success because of China's participation and China's assertion that it will participate in such discussions in the future. I further expect the United States and its allies to attempt the same kind of false claim of victory in what is actually a blatant defeat, when the Russians retake Kharkov, Ukraine's second city, and seize all of Ukraine's remaining Black Sea coastline by invading Nikolayev and Odessa. This could happen in just a few months, given the near destruction of Ukrainian strategic reserves over the past two months and the Kremlin's plans to go on the offensive once the Ukrainian counteroffensive subsides. and before the start of the rainy season in autumn, which prevents large-scale military operations…

What rabbits will Jake Sullivan, Blinken and his State Department colleagues be trying to pull out of the hat at this point? What will happen then is taking shape. The Poles, with the encouragement of the United States, will enter Lvov and western Ukraine in what is called a defensive deployment of peacekeepers to prevent further Russian aggression and the United States will say that they have preserved Ukrainian sovereignty in the face of overwhelming Russian military strength and the incompetence of Zelensky and his generals. We can assume that Zelensky will have been physically “neutralized” by this time to prevent him from complaining about US betrayal in the world press.

The problem for the Biden administration is that it will push these transparent and bogus victory claims in the middle of the 2024 presidential campaign, when its Big Lie will be attacked head-on by Republicans Donald Trump and Ron Desantis on the one hand. and on the other hand by Robert F. Kennedy in the Democratic camp.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the cost to EU member states of their reckless subordination to Washington on sanctions against Russia, we can thank the Financial Times for his article today which quantifies the losses recorded by energy companies, banks and other large companies which have sold their Russian operations under cut-sale conditions or which have had them confiscated by the Russian state as compensation for Western seizures of Russian public and private assets in the European Union. In the best-case scenario, they retained their title, but had to declare the assets they still owned as “depreciated” for accounting purposes, since no dividends or capital can be transferred abroad . The figure given by the FT is more than 100 billion euros in losses. Add to this the economic losses suffered by the entire population of the EU due to the enormous increase in energy costs following the abandonment of Russian hydrocarbons. THE FT does not say anything about it, but I would say that they exceed 200 billion euros if we only take into account the improvement measures made public by Germany and several other EU countries to compensate the individuals and businesses from the energy price shock.

The net result of these Western losses approximates Russian financial losses in Europe and America. So where does the Western "victory" lie in the "sanctions from hell" applied to Russia?

source: Gilbert Doctorow

 

https://en.reseauinternational.net/post-scriptum-a-la-reunion-sur-la-paix-en-ukraine-a-djeddah/

 

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CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

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