America Tells the Ukraine to Stop Publicly Refusing Peace Talks With Russia (Bad Optics)Elvis Dunderhoff November 6, 2022
another $400 million to ZELENSKY from Biden ( $18.2 BILLION to date!) Should he be given a BLANK CHECK? why no PEACE TALKS? WHERE have all the peaceniks gone?
— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) November 5, 2022
The US is apparently acknowledging that the rest of the world thinks they are unhinged for purposefully setting up a unresolvable crisis in the Ukraine.
Zelensky has gone a bit too far grandstanding about how he is planning to overthrow the government of Russia.
The Biden administration is privately asking top Ukrainian officials to show openness to peace talks with Russia, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.
Kiev’s public refusal to negotiate with Moscow unless President Vladimir Putin is removed from power in Russia must be abandoned, people familiar with the discussions told the paper.
However, the encouragement isn’t aimed at pushing Ukraine to engage in actual peace talks with Moscow to put an end to the fighting, which has been underway since late February, the sources pointed out.
The move is more of a “calculated attempt” to make sure Vladimir Zelensky’s government retains the support of foreign nations in which the public have become increasingly concerned about the prospect of the conflict continuing for years, they explained.
“Ukraine fatigue is a real thing for some of our partners,” an unnamed US official told the WaPo.
Last month, Zelensky signed a decree, which officially made it “impossible” for him to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Russia, which has repeatedly invited Ukrainian authorities to come to the negotiating table in recent months, has blamed Kiev for undermining any potential for a peaceful settlement of the crisis.
“How can we discuss any possible agreements when there’s no willingness to even talk to us from the other side?” Putin said on Monday. “So, we’ll wait. Maybe the necessary conditions will come about.”
The decree said that even if Russia wanted to retreat or surrender, the Ukraine would not be legally allowed to talk to them about it. It’s actually unprecedented, and people who are educated about the way these things work recognized it as such.
We’re going to be approaching the one year anniversary of this conflict, and so far the Ukraine has burned through tens of billions of dollars while the war has cost Western countries trillions of dollars and the whole project has failed to accomplish anything at all.
Someone is going to eventually complain about this, surely. The Germans or the Swedes or the French are going to have to say “okay, guys, let’s wrap this thing up.”