Friday 14th of June 2024

negotiations between germany and russia are possible....

Negotiations between Germany and Russia are possible but only after Moscow gives up on its goals in the Ukraine conflict, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Saturday. The German leader told the newspaper TAZ that he would only talk with President Vladimir Putin if Russia “abandoned” its campaign.

When Russia started its military operation against Kiev in February 2022, it cited the need to protect the people of Donbass, eradicate Nazi ideology in Ukraine, and prevent Ukraine from joining NATO.

On Saturday, Scholz reiterated his pledge to “support Ukraine for as long as it is necessary.” When asked about when he thinks the conflict could end, the chancellor replied that “nobody can answer this question.”

When further pressed on whether the West should “push harder for negotiations and compromise,” the chancellor hit back by saying that “Russia must not win this war.” Asked by TAZ when the last time he talked to Putin was, Scholz said it was in December 2022.

The interviewer noted that “many people, particularly in eastern Germany” would like to see an agreement with Russia and asked why Scholz had not tried talking to the Russian president since late 2022.

“Such conversations are useful when you feel like you can make a difference,” Scholz replied, adding that he would do so “when the time comes.” When asked to provide more details about a potential time frame for negotiations, the chancellor said that any talks could take place only after “Russia realizes that there will be no dictated peace” and “Putin understands that he has to abandon his campaign and withdraw troops.”

In March, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the newspaper Argumenti i Fakty that Moscow has new regions that need to be protected against encroachments by Kiev and that it cannot allow a state on its borders that has a stated aim of seizing Crimea and the new territories, he said, referring to the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.

Moscow has never stated that it planned to seize all of Ukraine but has explained that it sought to ensure that the Ukrainian military could not pose a threat to Russian citizens or territory. Russian officials have also repeatedly expressed a willingness to engage in peace talks at any time as long as the reality on the ground was taken into account.

Kiev has repeatedly insisted that it would only consider any peace talks with Moscow after Russia withdraws its troops from all territories that Ukraine claims as its own. The Kremlin has brushed those demands off as absurd.

On Saturday, Scholz also said that many Germans were afraid of a potential escalation and called such fears “understandable.” But Berlin still would not abandon its support for Kiev, he said, adding that Germany “cannot accept” Russia prevailing on the battlefield.

https://www.rt.com/news/595866-scholz-conditions-talks-putin/

 

MEANWHILE:

Ukraine's commander-in-chief Oleksandr Syrskyi warned on Saturday that the situation on the eastern front had "deteriorated significantly" in recent days.

The comments come after Russian forces began to make inroads in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk this year.

The gains come after a year of the front line being mostly frozen and against a Ukrainian army dogged by manpower and ammunition shortages, amid delays in Western aid. 

 What the commander-in-chief said

Syrskyi said the fighting had intensified after Russia's presidential election, in which President Vladimir Putin triumphed against his permitted opposition.

"The enemy is actively attacking our positions in the Lyman and Bakhmut sectors with assault groups supported by armored vehicles. In the Pokrovsk sector, they are trying to break through our defense using dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers," the commander-in-chief said.

Kyiv has said the situation around the eastern frontline city of Chasiv Yar is "difficult and tense" with the area under "constant fire."

Chasiv Yar lies 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Bakhmut, which was flattened by months of artillery fire before being seized by Moscow's forces last May.

https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-says-eastern-front-has-deteriorated-significantly/a-68809455

 

 

MAKE A DEAL PRONTO BEFORE THE SHIT HITS THE FAN:

 

 

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

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

THESE WILL ALSO INCLUDE ODESSA, KHERSON AND KHARKIV.....

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

TRANSNISTRIA WILL BE PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

A MEMORANDUM OF NON-AGGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

EASY.

 

THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

READ FROM TOP

 

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW....

 

it's time for being earnest.....

 

SEE ALSO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUKIo7D8Yg0

 

more useless weapons....

The delivery of the air defense system by Berlin follows a recent increase in Russian airstrikes on Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia claims it has captured a village near Avdiivka in Ukraine's Donetsk region. DW has more.

 

What you need to know

The German government said Saturday it would send an additional Patriot missile system to help Ukraine's military fend off increased Russian airstrikes.

Kyiv relies heavily on Western Patriot systems as it does not have sophisticated air defenses of its own.

Ukraine's commander-in-chief Oleksandr Syrsky has warned the conditions on the eastern front had "deteriorated significantly" in recent days as Russian forces stepped up their attacks.

Meanwhile, Russia said it had captured a village near the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka.

Here's a look at the latest on Russia's invasion of Ukraine for Saturday, April 13.

 Skip next section Ukrainian shelling of Russia-controlled town kills 10, official says16 hours ago16 hours agoUkrainian shelling of Russia-controlled town kills 10, official says

Ten people were killed during shelling by Ukraine's army in a Russian-controlled town in the southern Zaporizhzhia region, a Russia-installed official said.

Among the dead were three children. Yevgeny Balitsky, the top Moscow-installed official in the Zaporizhzhia region wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

He said a further 18 people had been wounded in Friday night's shelling.

"Two people are reported missing. Debris removal and search continues," he continued.

Another local official installed by Russia, Vladimir Rogov, writing on his Telegram channel, said that five houses had been partially destroyed.

Zaporizhzhia is one of four Ukrainian regions that have been partially occupied by Russian forces and formally annexed by Moscow since the February 2022 invasion.

https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-updates-germany-to-send-additional-patriot-system/live-68811631

 

 

READ FROM TOP

 

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW....

no point....

There’s no use for Russia to sign a peace agreement with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky as his term in office is nearly over, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has suggested.

During a meeting with Lukashenko on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a peaceful end to the Ukraine conflict is “exactly what we’re inclined to do,” but stressed that Russia would not accept any imposed agreements that ignore its interests.

At a press briefing on Friday, Lukashenko noted that the Ukrainian president’s term ends in May, which means that any deal reached with him would be futile because it could easily be overturned by the new administration.

“A situation may arise when Putin says: ‘Guys, who should we sign an agreement with?..’ The powers of the president of Ukraine have expired,” Lukashenko stated, adding that it would actually be unwise to ink a deal with the Ukrainian leader.

“Today we will sign with him, let’s say, some kind of agreement, tomorrow you will come to power, become president, you won’t like it... You will discard this: it was signed by an illegitimate president, and I don’t condone this at all, the new president will say,” he told journalist Pavel Zarubin.

Lukashenko added that Ukraine’s Western backers could also force a new president to abandon any peace deal reached between Moscow and Zelensky. According to Lukashenko, this is what happened with the now-defunct Minsk accords. Former Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko and ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both admitted that the agreements brokered with Moscow in 2014 were reached to allow Kiev re-arm its forces in the aftermath of the hostilities triggered by the Maidan coup.

It is currently unclear what will happen after Zelensky’s first five-year term is over, as he has repeatedly ruled out holding a presidential election, citing martial law. Kiev’s Western backers have urged Zelensky to hold the elections within the mandated time frame, but the Ukrainian president has said he would only do so if Western nations were willing to fund them.

In 2022, Zelensky signed a law which declares peace talks with Russia illegal as long as Vladimir Putin remains in power. According to a peace formula presented by Zelensky the same year, negotiations also can’t be held unless Russian forces withdraw from all territories that Kiev claims as its own.

Russia has repeatedly said it was ready to engage in peace negotiations with Ukraine but considers Zelensky’s demands unrealistic.

https://www.rt.com/russia/595855-zelensky-term-over-lukashenko/

 

MAKE A DEAL PRONTO BEFORE THE SHIT HITS THE FAN:

 

 

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

THE DONBASS REPUBLICS ARE NOW BACK IN THE RUSSIAN FOLD — AS THEY USED TO BE PRIOR 1922. THE RUSSIANS WON'T ABANDON THESE AGAIN.

THESE WILL ALSO INCLUDE ODESSA, KHERSON AND KHARKIV.....

CRIMEA IS RUSSIAN — AS IT USED TO BE PRIOR 1954

TRANSNISTRIA WILL BE PART OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

A MEMORANDUM OF NON-AGGRESSION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE USA.

 

EASY.

 

THE WEST KNOWS IT.

 

READ FROM TOP

 

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE NOW....