Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Russia would capitalize on any ceasefire to give its troops rest and to re-equip its military. He claimed that a break in fighting would prolong the war.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Zelensky said, "Freezing the conflict with the Russian Federation means a pause that gives the Russian Federation a break for rest. They will not use this pause to change their geopolitics or to renounce their claims on the former Soviet republics."
Zelensky predicted a ceasefire would only last a few short years, then Moscow would resume its offensive. Russia "will rest and in two or three years, it will seize two more regions and say again: Freeze the conflict. And it will keep going further and further. One hundred percent," he said.
The statements by Zelensky come as Russia has slowly captured a fifth of Ukraine’s territory. The US and its allies have sent billions in increasingly advanced weapons to Kiev. However, even long-range rocket systems have proven inadequate in aiding Ukrainian forces to retake territory.
Zelensky believes his forces will turn the tide and drive Russian troops out of Ukraine. He said, "The society believes that all the territories must be liberated first, and then we can negotiate about what to do and how we could live in the centuries ahead. Our people are convinced we can do it. And the faster we do it, the fewer will die."
Russia President Vladimir Putin said last week that Ukraine proposed a workable offer in March, but Kiev broke off talks in April. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Zelensky in Ukraine shortly before negotiations ended. Ukrainska Pravda reported Johnson discouraged Zelensky from making an agreement with Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced last week the Kremlin plans to seize more of Ukraine’s territory because of the Western arms transfers. "Now the geography is different, it’s far from being just the DPR [Donetsk] and LPR [Luhansk], it’s also Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions and a number of other territories," the Russian foreign minister said.
Kyle Anzalone is the opinion editor of Antiwar.com, news editor of the Libertarian Institute, and co-host of Conflicts of Interest.
130 thoughts on “Zelensky Rejects Any Ceasefire With Russia”
I respect this guy but he is probably being given bad intelligence. Even ifhis assumptions r correct A few years of respite is a good thing based on how the war is going. Maybe he fears he will be the scapegoat and killed because of how the war went after a peace treaty is signed, I still think the man is a patriot and should do right by his country.
He‘s a drugged out puppet in way over his head. He was elected on a platform of Neutrality, Respect for Minority Rights, and Full Autonomy for various regions.
Instead of fulfilling his campaign promises, he escalated the brutal ethnic cleansing campagin, he threatened nuclear weapons, and planned further wars of aggression.
He tried to do that he simply didn’t have any backing and a man with no muscle of his own couldn’t do much. It is continuous us machinations and miscalculation by Russia that caused this
Honor then says to resign
He was afraid of the neo Nazis. He had plenty of “backing,” having been elected by a large majority, the majority that wanted peace and reconciliation with the Russian speakers within the Ukraine and with Russia generally. Backing, but no guts. No guts to deal with the neo Nazis, nor the NATO war mongers. A weak, cowardly puppet, and a clown.
We are feeding the NAZIs weapons, so what does that make us?
Neo Nazi enablers? Same as we’ve ever been? That is, ready to arm anyone who will fight our chosen enemies, no matter how odious they are?
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians will die. Ukraine will be partitioned or wiped off the map. Whatever remains will be devastated and impoverished.
This is what that “patriot” will be remembered for. If the Nazis don’t assassinate him, an angry mob might.
Well, he’s got his mansions, villas, and whatnot in Florida, Israel and London, where he can hide out with his body guards.
Well as consolation, thousands of Russians will die, the Russian Army will be reduced, Russia will be further impoverished, NATO will have expanded to be on all the borders of Russia except where Russia has expanded to be on the borders of NATO.
What kind of human finds “consolation” in the death of other humans?
A typical necon boot licker trolling this site
I do, when those other humans are invaders.
That would be righteous of you if it weren’t for the fact that more will die from the other side and their country will be destroyed. But good to know you can accept that.
Italy. Money stashed in Chile.
You’re not a patriot when you hide in a bunker for months while your own people die by the hundreds every day in a war that could’ve been prevented by you and one where you can end the bloodshed by just agreeing to talks.
And his people—what are left of them—-struggle to survive in their burned-out country (thanks to his refusals to negotiate), while he flees to one of his million-plus dollar mansions.
Let’s face it; ZelBoy himself has little to be concerned about.
In the early days no one was sure if Russia is going to kill him by sending in a special op team or by a missile, yet he stayed. All though kiev would fall by 48 hours but he stayed and his staying did play a part in shoring
up ukrainian resolve. now it is pretty certain the Russians r not going to kill him but they can do it anytime they want and he is still there more importantly he has kept his family there (I might be wrong about that but that’s what I gather). The man is not a coward like Dumbo bush
Russia had no intentions of taking Kiev. The thrust by the Russian army was a feint to draw Kiev troops and tanks, allowing the Eastern and Southern flank to be taken by Russian troops and tanks.
U guys have far too little respect for putin. I admire his patriotism and intelligence. Putin ofcourse couldn’t guess how us would turn into a bandit and Europe would commit suicide to hurt Russia but he had to know some serious troubles coming his way and the war if it is a grinding war would be costly. NO WAY he would’ve gone for it if he thought the war would be like this. He was fed s….. Intel leading him to believe Kiev would fall in quick allowing Russia to dictate the terms on the ground. This is plan b in action.
Zelensky backed down when he was elected on a dovish platform, and the neo Nazis told him who really ran the show. He is far more afraid of them, and the NATO war mongers, than he is of the Russians. If and when the Russians ever get to Kiev, little cosplay Churchill will be long gone, hiding in one of his many mansions far, far away. He sends fathers and grandfathers to their certain deaths, armed with rifles against artillery, rockets, and missiles, while he lives his best life cavorting on the world stage in his ridiculous “tacticool” military t shirt, playing the moral scold. He is a cynical, depraved coward.
Actually, he was told he would be hanging from a lamp post like Mussolini.
Emerging for photo-ops.
Respect? He sends thousands to their deaths, tosses out all opposition Parties and media, begs for money and weapons, sets up “atrocities” using his comedy team and scriptwriters to blame Russians, allows only his “reps” to explain every event in the war (no alternatives). Intelligence is not a word to use here at all!!
The west has almost entirely stopped parroting Cocaine Zelensky’s statements by now for obvious reasons….
Make peace and the money and attention stop.
-‘can’t have that.
Peace is an option, the Russians have to find the reverse gear on their tanks. Other than that it looks like this is going to drag out a bit.
Not without diplomacy. The headline didn’t say Russia rejects any cease fire. And it was the US state department that refused diplomacy before any invasion began.
Russia has the same proposal on the table. It is called Minsk. Which expired on 2/21/2022. About that time Ukraine army was poised for a push into Donbas.
Zelensky is rejecting the ceasefire, not Moscow.
They’re both rejecting any “ceasefire” until and unless they achieve their objectives.
Of course, the $64 question is what their real, as opposed to declared, objectives, are.
If the Ukrainian regime’s real objectives are the re-acquisition of the Donbas and Crimea, those objectives are extremely unlikely to ever be achieved.
If the Russian regime’s real objectives are “the demilitarization and de-Nazification of Ukraine,” those objectives are likewise extremely unlikely to ever be achieved.
Fortunately, the Russian regime seems to be sane, and is in control of its actual policy, which means its real objectives are probably limited to the Donbas and a land corridor connecting the Donbas to Crimea.
Unfortunately, the Ukrainian regime’s real objectives seem to be whatever its US/NATO funders/backers/overlords decree, which means its real objectives are probably to drag the war out for as long as possible on the premise of taking back the Donbas and Ukraine so that NATO expansion (and the attendant larger military and arms spending) can be maintained.
Agreed that the US wanted a proxie war and is OK with it for years to come. Trillions in LNG revenue on top of the weapon spending, on top of:
“Exxon made more money than god”
My eyes are on Odessa, in terms of Russian goals, but that would be no walk in the park.
Biden is in charge and he and Austin told the whole world, Putin must go, regime change, and a weak Russia. That is his declared goal.
NATO is not mentioned anymore, they know after they deindustrialize Germany there will be no EU and no NATO left.
Putin has said “there will be no world without Russia”.
Putin does not bluff, he means what he says.
Did our senile president get the message?
He does not act as if he did.
“Unfortunately, the Ukrainian regime’s real objectives seem to be whatever its US/NATO funders/backers/overlords decree. . .”
True only if you recognize that the resistance is based on support by the “Ukrainian People” and not controlled by the “Ukrainian Regime.” Even if Zelensky and NATO surrendered, the resistance that will inevitably defeat the Russians is powered by a popular indigenous refusal to accept reconquest and domination by the former Russian overlords of the Ukraine. US and NATO are opportunistically supporting a genuine nationalist resistance that they did not create and ultimately cannot control. Where a regime has widespread popular support, like Venezuela, Cuba or Iran, US/NATO efforts to support a resistance fail. And where leaders of a genuine national resistance movement capitulate, like the PLO did, the people turn to new leadership. Zelensky may be the man of the hour, but if he gave up Ukrainian territory the resistance to liberate the Donbas would continue. On the other hand, there is no effective resistance to the Russian takeover of Crimea which is more Russian than Ukrainian, unlike the Donbas, where the majority of th people are Ukrainians, not Russians.
The thread is about a ceasefire to be negotiated by regimes, not about how non-regime persons would comport themselves after such a ceasefire.
My point is that the Ukrainian regime has no more authority to agree to a cease fire than the PLO had to stop the intifadas or the official IRA had to enter the British and Northern Irish Parliaments or the Republic of Ireland had to stop the IRA. The Russians started something that the Ukrainian people are determined to finish. US and NATO encouraged Ukrainian nationalism since the 1970’s just like the US encouraged the mujahideen in Afghanistan. Both movements were fundamentally anti-imperialist resistances to foreign invaders. The Russian invasion awakened Ukrainian resentment of 800 years of Russian attempts to dominate the Ukraine culminating in 150 years of forced assimilation. Like the Irish or the Palestinians, who were united by foreign invasions, the Ukrainians will fight as long as it takes to drive the Russians out. Zelensky can march at the front of the parade, but he can’t stop it.
“Fortunately, the Russian regime seems to be sane, and is in control of its actual policy, which means its real objectives are probably limited to the Donbas and a land corridor connecting the Donbas to Crimea.”
Yesterday:”Ukraine latest updates: Russia says aim is regime change in Kyiv”
Regime change in Kyiv (“demilitarization and de-Nazification”) was among the Russian regime’s original announced aims.
It’s questionable whether it was ever an ACTUAL aim, or whether it was part of the psychological element accompanying all wars. And that’s tied in with the question of whether the Russian advance toward Kyiv was an actual attempt to take Kyiv, or a strategic feint to tie down Ukrainian troops that might otherwise have moved to reinforce the Donbas. I always thought it was the latter, because I assumed that Putin and his military advisors weren’t idiots.
As to it being an actual aim now, I still assume that Putin and his military advisors aren’t idiots, and that therefore the claim that it is an actual aim is Baghdad Bob style bullshit propaganda, just like the Ukrainian/US talk of taking Crimea.
Russia walked back from regime change rhetoric after its disastrous attempt to take Kyiv. That was a colossal failure, not a feint Denazification was
a euphemism for regime change. But in April Lavrov was claiming that Russia was not interested in regime change. Now he has walked back from that.
FWIW, I suspect the Russian thrust toward Kiev was a strategic feint that had the additional objective of seeing if the government would collapse or be spooked into fleeing.
Yep cause Russians are on his land
Meh. That’s debatable.
Of course the Obama, Biden, Clinton, Nuland, Jaret coup plotters who set in motion this war in Ukraine will retain their control of U.S/NATO policy to isolate and weaken Russia! How is this working out for them…?? To find out they tell us we must wait till the comedian unveils his “Million Man” army to liberate his lost territory. Are London bookies are making book on this projected miracle..?? If so, one can only wonder what the odds will end up being…???
Putin set this war in motion. You are using the “wife beater” defense, look what she made me do!
No, Biden set this war in motion.
If the wife is waving a gun, someone will take it away from her. That is not wife-beating.
Ukrainians started tripling the artillery shelling of Donbas in the middle of Feb, the Russian military action was not a surprise, also in Dec. 2021 the Russians had informed them what they wanted and they did not respond. We can be sure that Biden encouraged a no response, as they did to not implement Minsk II.
It is Biden’s war.
So the CIA/State Dept coup in 2014 doesn’t count?
How about 15,000 killed by the neo-Nazis in the East?
Of the 14,000 killed in the East, the largest group WAS the supposed “neo-Nazis” (Ukrainian regime troops).
Please be more specific in terms of time frame and post a source, if you have one.
Interesting — the previous numbers I had appear to have been incorrect according to the UN Office of the Commissioner of Human Rights.
Time frame: 2014-2021.
Total killed: 14,200-14,400
Civilians: 3,400 (including 306 foreign)
Ukrainian forces: 4,400
DPR/LPR forces: 6,500
They were resistance fighters and many civilians and Asov people. Many regular Ukrainian soldiers left the army and joined the Russian speaking Ukrainians.
Well there are some tough internal issues in the Ukraine helped by Russian operatives but this is an internal matter, the world didn’t say much when the Russians obliterated Grozny.
Internal matter? Nonsense, The CIA and the State Dept were heavily involved in the 2014 coup against democracy and multi-culturalism.
The aggression against the Ethic Russian areas was a violation of the Minsk Treaty.
But the USA interfered where they shouldn’t. They now are the warmongers pushing for more war and prevent any diplomacy to end it and bring peace to the tortured Ukrainians.
Biden/Blinken, Sullivan and Nuland and the other morons are isolating and weakening and destabilizing EU and NATO allies, proxies, with their sanction phobia. EU and NATO nations are not immune to sanctions caused destabilization.
bojo and Draghi are gone, Macrone and Scholz are shaky and Biden is toast already.
Biden has 2 1/2 years left in his term. He’s not toast.
He has no congress behind him to accomplish anything. The war in Ukraine is a catastrophe, and his administration consists of morons, it is a rudderless government, and on top of that he is provoking China with help of a just as senile Pelosi. What a mad house the WH is. He is getting older not younger, what will he be like 2 years from now? 1 1/2 year in and he accomplished what? The Afghan retreat, a disaster, and the mess in Ukraine, a war that would have been avoided with competent people in government, but not with neocons like Blinken, Sullivan and Nuland and a senile old warmonger president. What kind of people does he have in the Pentagon? What kind of professional advise did he get there? The domestic policies are equal failures. His policy is to deindustrialize Germany, breaking the back of the EU with sanctions and demands for the corrupt Zelensky, even that clowns wife comes to make politics and get more money while we have no funds for education, health care or even the infrastructure. That is third world politics, wake up. It is not get any better, the Republicans are a bunch of morons too, all they care about is other people’s sex life. Disgusting.
I agree with most of your critique, although this is the first I’ve encountered the de-industrialize Germany argument.
My crystal ball is cloudier than yours regarding the midterms. The SC may have given the D’s a leg up.
They talk about destroying the German economy and don’t dare call it what it is, deindustrialization, Germany would not recover and end up like Japan.
Germany relies on energy imports, in Germany, without energy all wheels will stand still. It is an industrial export nation cutting energy is the noose to choke their industry, the motor of the EU. That would eliminate a market of about 500 million people. Without Russian gas, Germany is open to US energy extortion. Russia has always delivered and has honored all agreement never used energy to blackmail to get their way, that can’t be said for the USA. The USA has opposed all energy deliveries it always it is blocking the finished NS2 pipeline knowing exactly what it will do to Germany, it will intentionally deindustrialize Germany and force Germany to buy expensive fracking gas at least 7 times as expensive. The purpose of NATO from the start was to keep Germany down, they did not expect that Germany would rise again as an industrial giant. Like Maggie Thatcher said when the UK became an EU member “we finished you twice, and here you are again” she referred to the 2 WW. The goal was to eliminate the German industrial competition, it goes all the way back to 1648.
The USA is denying sanctioning energy for Germany, not Russia. USA, the friendly ally, sanctions the Germans NOT Russia. The USA is choking the German economy with sanctions to get their way.
When Trump broke the multilateral contract with Iran the USA sanctioned EU companies for honoring the business contracts they had with Iran. You don’t want to deal with the USA if don’t have to.
Senator Cruz and 2 other R. senators threatened the Mayor of a German city in the Baltic to destroy the local construction company if they did not stop the construction on the NS2 PIPELINE. ILLEGAL SANCTIONS WHEREEVER YOU LOOK, ECONOMIC WAFARE AGAINST ALLIES. Germany is still an occupied country, it does not have full sovereignty yet. But it is taboo to say it.
“Zelensky predicted a ceasefire would only last a few short years, then Moscow would resume its offensive. Russia “will rest and in two or three years, it will seize two more regions and say again: Freeze the conflict. And it will keep going further and further. One hundred percent,” he said.”
Yes, and they will repeat this for the next 30 years until Ukraine is all theirs. One hundred percent. Then in 150 years after several “break for rest”, they will do the same with all the former republics and the Soviet Union will again be reconstituted back to its previous glory. One hundred percent. Now, during those “break for rest” periods, the rest of the world will have to allow Russia to “re-equip” its military in order for this fantasy to be fulfilled. That shouldn’t be a problem though since the west has been seeking peace with Russia since the cold war ended. But it’s Russia that just won’t accept our friendly gestures of surrounding them with hostile NATO countries, conducting war games on their borders or our recent suggestions of regime change and labeling them as state sponsors of terrorism.
The color revolutions, including the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, and the Euromaidan coup have helped convince Russia that the US intends to continue its encroachment with the goal of taking down Russia itself. The same strategy is being applied to China, and can be traced back to the Indian Wars in the US during the 1800s.
It’s not unreasonable to ask which country benefits most from the breakup of the European Union, which already seems to be happening.
I think this war has convinced Putin that Europe is an unreliable partner. Russia is now looking eastward, and its energy and other resources could well be the foundation of the rise of India and the boost China needs to surpass the US as the number one economy.
The idea that Russian forces could need a breather more than the Ukrainian forces is too ridiculous even for Zelensky. The neocons want to keep the war going so they can 1) keep selling weapons and 2) actively intervene at some point. The Russians are going to time the campaign around the coming winter so they can hand the EU a choice between being warm neutrals or the neocon’s frozen bitches. Stay tuned.
My bet is on the latter, Ted.
No telling what the reaction of the people will be when the sanctions really hit home in the EU. We don’t know what is really going on, we do have a censored and coordinated international press.
As I’ve said before, Renate: plenty of firewood in the Black Forest 😉
Gypsy, they use sanctions to destabilize societies and regime change., it never occurred to them when they put sanctions on their allies, like blocking NS2 and more, it will destabilize the EU nations, NATO member states.
The allies in the EU and NATO are not immune. Boris is on the out, Macrone and Scholz will follow, Draghi resigned and Biden is really toast already, a dead duck in the water. Hungary and Serbia are likely to bail out too.
It is not a united front, it never was, sanctions will do their part, destabilize.
Sad, really. This thing could have been settled with much less death and damage. First, before the war even started if Russia’s requirements had been taken seriously. Then in March.
But that does not seem to be mr Z’s instructions. So, fight on, I guess.
Go back a little further, like, last November/December.
ZelBoy had best be careful what he wishes for.
The very idea that the Ukrainazis—-despite all their “support” from Amerikkka and NATO—can defeat the Russians is just ludicrous. Why this pudgy boy in a too-tight t-shirt cannot fathom this is beyond me…
Oh wait. Might be what’s going up his nose.
As ludicrous as a few Afghans defeating the mighty Soviet army, 0r indeed the mighty US army.
The Afghans would have been annihilated if the Soviet Union or the US thought their existence was threatened. And whether you like it, or want to admit it, that is how Russia views this war.
He really is a comedian
That’s a good point. Maybe he actually thinks his military can beat the Russians. How much is a TV comedian expected to know about leading a war effort? I watched several seconds of him dancing on YouTube in spiked heels and what can you say? Every news channel should keep that video playing in a corner of the screen in every story about Ukraine. I’m reluctant to type it, but how much weirder can it get? I mean, JHC, at least Reagan played military men.
“How much is a TV comedian expected to know about leading a war effort?”
More importantly, how much can our leaders be expected to know about leading a war effort? This is what Martyanov talks about every single day. They simply don’t – which is extremely dangerous since their adversary now actually does know and is more than capable of winning a war.
Like I posted a few hours ago elsewhere on the site-
“The neocon’s MO is taxpayer funded mayhem in Wherethef*ckistan. They’re in over their heads.”
We had our own actor. His name was Reagan.
And why couldn’t they? The advantage goes to the home team, the Taliban beat the Soviets, and they were no where near as well supplied with advanced Western weapons. The problem is the Ukrainians can’t really go anywhere their best option is to fight. The Russians can leave anytime they want to.
Again, the Soviet Union could have, and would have, annihilated Afghanistan if they thought their existence was in danger. And, again, this is how Russia views this war. In their minds, they can’t go anywhere either.
Well they will have to be killed then
They will kill more. Ukraine will lose this war. If not, we have WW3.
And next the Taliban proxies turned on the Americans too, the same happened in Vietnam, the Vietnamese people, the Vietcong beat the Americans.
Ukrainian proxy has plenty of weapons just not enough proxies to use them. The people voted for peace when they elected Zelensky, he said he wanted peace and then he turned on them.
The Vietcong helped beat the Americans by effectively liquidating itself in the 1968 Tet Offensive, although the purpose of that offensive was seemingly less to beat the Americans per se than to ensure that southerners didn’t have any indigenous force get uppity versus direct rule from Hanoi with when the PAVN finally conquered the south.
“Zelensky predicted a ceasefire would only last a few short years, then Moscow would resume its offensive.”
He either mocks or misunderstands the word, disproportion.
I would say that is an entirely reasonable view of what the Russians might do. What the Russians need is a solid defeat so that they won’t do it again.
Unless, in the period of those “few short years” the west decided to treat Russia as a legitimate country instead of a pariah, then maybe diplomacy could magically appear and this war that should never have happened, could end. But those years would be just more of the same with more NATO expansion(in the works), more war games and more belligerence. Of course, it’s never the US/NATO that needs a solid defeat so “they don’t do it again” since it’s always the one that takes the bait that is at fault. China, pay attention.
Extremely violant comedian, probably he let it happen because he is not related those people.
Well, Devil 😈 told me to say that, although it’s iñconvinient truth.
A pretty sardonic one at that.
The clown doesn’t get it, The Americans, Biden administration and neocons in the state department and the think tanks, the leading elite, are backstabbers, they can’t be trusted. The Europeans are just finding it out too, the US has no friends only proxies and cannon fodder. It has always been America first and only.
On second thought, more likely he does get it, but war is very profitable so they will continue with war as long as the money roles in.
To be fair, the job of an American president isn’t to put the interests of other countries first.
I don’t think Biden is putting our interests first, he takes care of the MIC and impoverishes the working middle class.
The job of any president is to put the interests of his/her country first, that is even true for a Russian president like Putin.
Putin is looking after the Russian speaking Ukraine citizens in the Donbas, who have been shelled for 8 long years.
AND legitimate Russian security interests, I think. I also believe that the Russians want a peace settlement which is in the best interests of the region and Europe and Biden and his neocons oppose. Their goal it regime change and a weak Russia.
Proven by the agreements, treaties that have been violated. I guess they don’t listen to Native Americans with their treaties broken by the U.S. government.
Zelensky’s fantasies have been fed by BoJo and Biden etc and defy all reality. Those pretending to “support Ukraine” in its pointless continuation of the attempt to stop the strong, professional, well- supported Russian military achieve their stated aims after 8 years of Ukrainian refusal to solve the Russian demands by the Minsk agreements are NOT helping Ukraine. Ze’s cruel policy of sending thousands of men to be slaughtered rather than agreeing to allow fair treatment of Russian minorities and others in Ukraine, caused a needless conflict which will leave Ukraine destitute and tiny. What is wrong with neutrality if you choose to call your next door neighbour an enemy???
Of course, Russia is so far ahead now, why on earth would it want “peace talks”? I t makes the rules.
and of course nobody points out to zelensky the fact that if he hadn’t been a dick with uncle sam’s help, then none of this would have happened in the first place
Z cares nothing about his people, he’s obviously taking orders from Wash. who in turn takes orders from Tel Aviv. Zionist Israel is destructive and a weak and ineffective Russia is also in their favor. Remember the new axis is US/UK/Zionist Israel.
And not to forget how corrupt he really is. But as they say, birds of a feather flock together.
Thanks for the link. It’s a real eye opener
Very interesting. Behind every politician is the money man.
Pepe Escobar’s latest, a must read, as the man “who goes everywhere, knows everyone and explains it all” once again lays it out.
For those about to rock, NAM 2.0 salutes you
Re-posting as the censors removed this once: Currently there is a calm before the storm as Russia rests and regroups. When freshly supplied Russia will take Odessa and Kiev.
In August a major Russian push will defeat Ukraine in the East and the west will fall to Poland and Hungary.
No such comment was removed.
In September Zelensky and his band of clowns will be running for an exit.
Late night flight to South Florida.
Gonzalo Lira makes the case that the US is going to assassinate Zelenskyy themselves and blame it on the Russians, throwing Ukraine into further chaos in an effort to blunt the Russian advance. He makes a good hypothetical case. I don’t know if it will happen, but nothing would surprise me at this point.
2022 07 23 Zelensky Is About To Be Assassinated By The Americans
I posted pretty much this same analysis on the RT site earlier today and they took it down. I’ve been saying all along Zelensky is potentially a target of the US.
Oh, h*ll, everyone is a potential target.
It would be unsurprising. History (e.g. Diem) shows that a US satrap’s rule and even lifespan are closely tied to the satrap’s loyalty and obedience.
Pretty confident move, now what is the basis for Russia’s new land claim? Merely that their victim is resisting?
Russia hasn’t made a land claim. It has suggested that US/NATO efforts to prolong and escalate the conflict may mean it will want control of more territory to protect its security and that of the Donbas. It should be easy to understand why any nation in a similar situation might want that.
Stubborn refusals to accept that Russia means what it says have helped to land us in this mess the world is in. Defiantly continuing to refuse is just doubling down on dumb and dangerous.
Had the Minsk agreement been implemented by Ukraine,
Zelensky would not be in a position where Lugansk and Donetsk have been
permanently lost from Kiev’s authority. Instead, Zelensky opted to continue
with the aggressive Ukrainization of all minority groups in the country (with
European silence). This left Putin no choice but to recognize the republics to
ensure the security of all Russian-speakers, which are of all ethnic
backgrounds. If Putin had not made this step, non-Ukrainian minorities would
continue to be targeted by Kiev’s racist military and paramilitary forces
Minsk II expired on 2/21/2022. Kiev was massing troops for the big push into Donbas. Shelling of Donbas continued. Enter Russia on 2/24/2022, without the “shock and awe” that we utilized against Iraq.
“Had the Minsk agreement been implemented by Ukraine,
Zelensky would not be”….Alive?
The goon squads would have come for him.
I don’t think implementing Minsk was ever in the cards. Zelensky is too much a puppet of the Oligarch Kolomoisky, and too corrupt himself. https://popularresistance.org/servant-of-the-corrupt/
Another good discussion with Andrei Martyanov by George Szamuely and Peter Lavelle about Ukraine. A must watch.
Zelensky is a disease!
Ukraine denial of cease fire is a blessing in disguise for Russia since Russia found out they were not war prepared. They will adapt to be better prepared for the future.
Volodymyr Zelensky translated to English is Voldomort Zelensky the evil liar.
LOL.. Russia will decide if and when and where to stop, and that worm/puppet, who plays the piano with his chopped dick, has nothing to say in the matter. Nor do his masters in DC.
Well Azov told Zelensky to his face and on camera that they would hang him from the nearest tree if he supported peace like he did when he ran for office, so this is no surprise.
Just as well, because Russia would not give him a ceasefire. Why? Same reasons: the West would use the pause to rest and refit and re-equip the Ukraine Army, then just start up the fighting again.
So would Ukraine…!
Z takes his orders from Wash., and Wash., takes its orders from Tel Aviv. The new Axis of US/UK/Zionist Israel wants all the goodies there in Russia for themselves, but forgot the commandment: ‘THOU SHALT NOT COVET.’
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