Partners persuade Kyiv to negotiate with Russia, seeking ‘favorable position’
The German BILD, citing sources in government circles, published Biden and Scholz's plan to persuade/force Ukraine to negotiate with Russia’
Since the main supply of weapons depends on these countries, they can regulate this flow: not to cut it off altogether, but to limit it to the amount that will ensure the preservation of existing positions, but not a counteroffensive. Other countries cannot or do not want to supply Ukraine with similar amounts of weapons.
At the same time, no one is forcing or persuading Zelenskyy to do anything: he must “come to the realization” that a military victory is impossible. And “explain to his people that negotiations are necessary.”
But at the same time, Germany and the United States are allegedly going to put Ukraine in a "strategically advantageous negotiating position": which looks rather paradoxical next to the statement about the reduction of arms supplies and the ability to confront Russia (amid consolidating a foothold on the left bank of the Dnipro).
This is a simple plan to get rid of the problem of the war in Ukraine, allegedly agreed upon by the White House and the Bundestag. In a strange way, this echoes the recently released "Odarchenko tapes": that Zelenskyy will rush the election because he will have to go to negotiations.
“If the elections are postponed "until after the start of negotiations," his rating will be "zeroed out." The election will be a priori meaningless for him. He already has General Zaluzhnyi as a serious competitor with a high rating and no anti-rating.”
Was the simultaneous dissemination of information from so many different sources about "imminent negotiations" accidental? I am not sure. Probably, behind the scenes, the process of finding a way out of Russia's war against Ukraine through negotiations has been going on for some time. Negotiations initiated by Kyiv.
The initiative and possible prospects look doubtful. But the process is obviously underway and is unlikely to stop without serious changes in the global agenda (in particular, in the situation in the Middle East).
About the author. Oleksiy Holobutskyi, political scientist.
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