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Offer from maniac

21 April, 2023 Friday
00:32

I really think about Russia's parallel world when I read how they try to present their 'peace initiatives' to the international community

What is most shocking is not the absolute unacceptability of this set of ambitious fantasies, but the cynicism in which they are wrapped, pretending that the 'special military operation' is the right of a feudal lord to put things in order in his own land.

It would seem that after the unequivocal international reactions, sanctions, and statements by world leaders, Peskov and Medvedev should have shut up and stayed quiet in their swamp. But no, what they are spreading is not even propaganda, it is rather a stream of subconsciousness from the mouths of not very adequate characters.

When the deputy head of Russia's Security Council threatens Seoul with a fist for its promised military assistance to Ukraine, he is, of course, hiding the fact that an entire branch of Moscow's industry, and a critical one, the export of liquefied gas, depends on South Korea. And the Koreans are not looking forward to Russian deadly hardware, since they have plenty of their own. But Medvedev has to say something, otherwise he will lose sight of his Fuhrer…

“Peskov intensively develops the idea voiced by the 'sad horse' Lavrov about Russia's strange desire to end the war.”

Peskov intensively develops the idea voiced by the 'sad horse' Lavrov about Russia's strange desire to end the war. “We have repeatedly explained the reasons for what is happening and the goals we are pursuing in this regard,” the Russian foreign minister said. But, apparently, not in too much detail, because the bunker's spokesman decided to clarify: Moscow is “ready to listen to any ideas for a settlement in Ukraine that take into account Moscow's interests (italics by Author).”

The issue is not even that 'Moscow's interests' are unacceptable to either Ukraine or its partners. Especially when it comes to “Ukraine's non-participation in NATO” – today in Kyiv, the Alliance Secretary General buried Moscow's pink dreams in this regard. The question is about the audience to whom these 'doves of peace' messages are addressed. Both Lavrov and Peskov were referring to Brazil, a country whose president has stated categorically and in unison with the Kremlin that Kyiv could easily end the conflict by giving away the territories which have been seized by the aggressor.

I doubt, however, that the leader of a Latin American country is unaware of what the occupying Russian forces are doing on these Ukrainian lands, just as I am convinced that Lula is aware that his rhetoric does not fit into any gate of international rule and order. To attribute everything to traditional Latin American leftism is to recognize the fact that Brazil is acting in opposition to America, first and foremost, in an attempt to undermine its role as the leader of the free world. If this goes on (although Lula has recently adjusted his statements), the 'axis of evil' currently associated with Moscow, Beijing, and Hungary will spread to the Global South. In fact, this is probably Putin's idea – to turn the 'special military operation' into a global confrontation between democracies and autocracies.

“Lula realizes that his rhetoric does not fit into any gate of the international order. To attribute everything to traditional Latin American leftism is to recognize the fact that Brazil is acting in opposition to America, first and foremost, in an attempt to undermine its role as the leader of the free world.”

Not only old politicians financed and corrupted by Moscow are being drawn into the maelstrom of this still raging war. Lula's statements did not come out of nowhere – after a conversation with Emmanuel Macron, he announced the existence of a special Brazilian-French peace plan. Given that the Parisian politician recently spoke with Xi Jinping, there is no doubt that this 'plan' is based on the well-known 'Chinese peace formula.'

It would seem that after long cordial conversations with Putin, Macron should have understood everything: Russia's demands are not even those of a terrorist, but of a maniac who is masking his preparations for the next crime with pacifist rhetoric. But some strange stubbornness, multiplied by the sacralization of so-called real politics, pushes him to make reckless gestures.

“After long cordial conversations with Putin, Macron should have understood everything: Russia's demands are not even those of a terrorist, but of a maniac who is masking his preparations for the next crime with pacifist rhetoric. But some strange stubbornness, multiplied by the sacralization of so-called real politics, pushes him to make reckless gestures.”

It is quite possible to predict that Pope Francis, who is going to have an audience with Viktor Orban, will also talk about 'peace in Ukraine.' Tell me, what kind of 'peace' is the Hungarian leader, who denies Ukraine the right to statehood, authorized to speak about? Amendments to the missionary nature of the Pontiff's visit do not work here – the pacifist from Rome, with the stubbornness of a biblical donkey, does not see the difference between the aggressor and the victim. And the constant hints that the Pope does not prepare scenarios, that his entourage does, are becoming a mere slang term. The Roman Curia probably knows what Peter's heir wants, and they are zealously pleasing him.

Thank God and the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as adequate politicians, the maniac's rhetoric does not work. Firstly, because the world is well aware of what and whom Ukrainians are defending against, that Russia’s world is incompatible with the realities of the 21st century, and it must be stopped and isolated. Secondly, negotiations with terrorists and maniacs are excluded a priori. Thirdly, in terms of war crimes, Putin and his henchmen have probably surpassed the German Nazis in World War II. And unpunished evil threatens not only material relapses but also value pathologies.

Therefore, only a joint victory of Ukraine and our allies will guarantee peace and development for the peoples of the world.

About the author. Ihor Hulyk, journalist, editor-in-chief of the Espreso website. 

The editors don't always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs.

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