Political analyst explains why Kremlin will not hold peace talks
Viktor Shlinchak, Chairman of the Board of the Institute of World Policy, notes that in the next two years 70 countries will hold elections, suggesting the potential for a reset in global politics, the economy, and geopolitical influences
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
"There are numerous discussions about potential negotiations, but frankly, I don't believe in them. I lack any compelling reasons to explain why Putin would engage in talks at this moment. For him, the end of next year and 2025 will be just the right window of opportunity if the US government changes. Moreover, in the next two years, elections will be held in 70 countries. So you can imagine the scale of the reset in global politics, economics, and influence. Why should Putin be in a hurry? And I don't have a single argument why he should do it yet," said the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of World Policy.
Viktor Shlinchak added that when considering peace talks, delineating specific zones, Ukraine's potential accession to NATO, and assuming that Russia will not oppose it in this matter, one crucial aspect is often overlooked - Russia's stance. Therefore, from Russia's perspective, next year, unfortunately, is anticipated to be a continuation of the current intense phase of the war.
On October 21, Reuters reported that the US intelligence community had handed over a report to 100 countries that Russia was using spies, social media, and its state-run media to undermine public confidence in democratic elections in various countries.