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Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick

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Establishing peace in Ukraine requires the use of the carrot and stick method, says Anders Fogh Rasmussen, chairman of Rasmussen Global, former NATO secretary general and former prime minister of Denmark.




Anders Fogh Rasmussen has just returned, he said, “from the line of contact” between Ukraine and Russia, that is, from the line that “separates free Ukraine from the regions of Donbass occupied by Russia”. Rasmussen Global spoke about his impressions in the Canadian edition "Globe and Mail".

Rasmussen concluded that Europe, Canada and the United States have the ability to contribute to a political settlement of the situation. There are two possibilities: 1) to give defensive equipment to the Ukrainian military; 2) deploy the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Donbass region.

The question is whether the Western world has the courage to make such a decision. Or shyness will allow to "float by"?

The “window” for the peacekeeping mission was opened last month by Vladimir Putin himself when he announced a proposal for UN peacekeepers, the author notes. The draft resolution for the UN Security Council from Moscow “turned out to be a typical Putin bluff, contrary to numerous UN principles,” that is, “it cannot be accepted in its current form,” Rasmussen writes. But you don’t have to completely abandon it: the West is able to "rebuild the last trap of Moscow to the window for peace" using a combination of carrots and carrots.

For a start - a whip: the provision of defense systems to Ukraine. At meetings with Ukrainian senior commanders and soldiers on the contact line near Donetsk, Rasmussen asked what they needed to better protect themselves and protect the people. They gave a clear answer: protective equipment, night-vision goggles, equipment for signaling, radar for detecting enemy fire positions. President Trump just has an idea to supply such kits. True, many leaders, especially in Europe, fear that this will provoke an escalation of the conflict. But this technique is defensive! And the provision of protective systems "in no way disagrees with the efforts of the peacekeeping mission."

Putin should also be given a chance "to save people from the war he unleashed," writes Rasmussen. Given Putin’s “past inability” to “stick to ceasefire agreements,” Rasmussen proposes to deploy “reliable international forces” in the region that support peace. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko calls for such a mission from 2015 year.

In the Donbas - “a humanitarian catastrophe,” says Fogh Rasmussen. Near the area he visited, there is a "septic tank with toxic waste." He needs repairs. If a tank had broken through there, 80% of the region's drinking water would have been poisoned.

By agreeing to the presence of peacekeeping forces, Moscow will agree to de-escalate, the expert is sure. “The withdrawal of Russian soldiers and the removal of weapons from the occupied territory” will be, according to Rasmussen, “a prerequisite for the deployment of peacekeeping forces. The peacekeepers who control the border checkpoints will become “another guarantee” that Moscow will stop supplying “soldiers and weapon».

And here is the carrot: if Russia agrees "to the withdrawal of troops and the restoration of the sovereignty of Ukraine," the West "can offer" a softening of sanctions. Full exemption from sanctions can occur only when Russia fulfills “all obligations”. And for good reason the administration of Mr. Trump acknowledged that the path to better relations with Russia is going through Ukraine. Canada, too, would play a role in peacemaking - “as a transatlantic bridge.”

Mr. Rasmussen, we note, in the question of Russian “soldiers and weapons” appeals not so much to Mr. Trump and his Canadian counterpart, as to Mother Europe: after all, the Ukrainian conflict and tense relations with Moscow worry much more than its overseas hegemon. No wonder he hints that "escalation" in the Donbass can lead to a "European deadly conflict." You can’t name the good uncle of the former NATO member: no matter how he interprets Russia's actions, he suggests to start a conversation with her not with a carrot, but with a whip.

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  1. Neserg
    Neserg 17 October 2017 07: 51 New
    +7
    Everyone sees what he wants to see.
    And so it says ...... what you need to say.
    And how do they still need Ukraine.
    1. Logall
      Logall 17 October 2017 07: 54 New
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      Quote: Neserg
      And how do they still need Ukraine.

      They need a conflict in Ukraine! In order to declare a `` long-suffering '' aggressor ...
      And surround her with your military bases!
      1. Neserg
        Neserg 17 October 2017 08: 15 New
        +5
        It is vital for them to justify their own need.
        And therefore, if there are no such justifications, they will create them.
        1. cniza
          cniza 17 October 2017 08: 33 New
          +5
          They don’t know what to do, they only know one thing and dream of drawing Russia into a big war.
          1. Dezinto
            Dezinto 17 October 2017 08: 38 New
            +5
            One thing is clear - they don’t think of anything good. When the blue helmets arrived in Bosnia, everyone also hoped that - "Well, now there will be peace." How it ended we know. More precisely, nothing has ended except blood and not finished so far. But now NATO is not interested there; they switched to Ukraine.

            1. Air defense SSH
              Air defense SSH 18 October 2017 03: 35 New
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              A man from a small country, he was NATO's wedding chief - any American general had more authority, and is already building himself a level of GDP.
          2. Fylhtq
            Fylhtq 18 October 2017 09: 33 New
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            As long as they don’t have missile defense with 100% reliability, they don’t need a big war. They need usrain to sting the Russian Federation without a big war.
        2. iConst
          iConst 17 October 2017 08: 39 New
          +3
          Quote: Neserg
          It is vital for them to justify their own need.

          Exactly.
          These retired goat muppet drummers will be worn with fried themes until they turn blue. And when everything moves in a peaceful direction - the West will begin to concede (if the course of Russia does not change), then these clowns will become of no interest to anyone at all.
        3. The black
          The black 17 October 2017 08: 44 New
          +2
          The fact that in response he showed the GDP on serious sites do not print laughing
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          2. NIKNN
            NIKNN 17 October 2017 12: 25 New
            +1
            Quote: Black
            Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick

            Rasmussen showed Putin a stick and a carrot, Putin looked and said, “Wow ..., you got it ...” lol
    2. Finches
      Finches 17 October 2017 07: 56 New
      17
      Who is Rasmussen? Nobody! Well, I traveled to the Donbass as a tourist, something to speak out to a rural newspaper and what? You should not even pay attention, and even more so, sort it out ...
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 17 October 2017 08: 05 New
        +7
        Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick
        I mean, turned first before, and then backwards? lol
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      2. Kostyar
        Kostyar 17 October 2017 08: 18 New
        +5
        Who is Rasmussen?

        Grandma is old! Which to the last, like Brzezinski, will exude poison from his filthy mouth, against Russia!
        1. Knizhnik
          Knizhnik 17 October 2017 09: 04 New
          +1
          Before Brzezinski, he is too small to compare; he was a thoroughbred beast, but this one did not come out with either a sense of smell or ferocity.
      3. 11128
        11128 17 October 2017 08: 44 New
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        Bravo !!! We got these mongrel.
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    4. Baloo
      Baloo 17 October 2017 08: 13 New
      +6
      Quote: Neserg
      And how do they still need Ukraine

      Territory with raw materials, arable land for Monsanta (check out the list of shareholders and you will understand everything), cheap rabsila and cannon fat in the hybrid war against Russia.
      Donbass with Crimea want to return? And the Crimeans want to Ukraine, and the inhabitants of Donbass?
      So, Rasmussen can stick his stick and carrot along with his tongue in his back pocket.
      1. Normal ok
        Normal ok 17 October 2017 15: 27 New
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        Quote: Balu
        Donbass with Crimea want to return? And the Crimeans want to Ukraine, and the inhabitants of Donbass?

        Donbassers already do not care if only to return to normal life. Personally talked.
    5. 79807420129
      79807420129 17 October 2017 08: 14 New
      +9
      Quote: Neserg
      And how do they still need Ukraine.

      They only need Ukraine in the form of resources, chernozem and cannon fodder for the war with Russia, and then the meat will go to donor agencies. And it is desirable that Russia also contains this rabble. hi
    6. stolz
      stolz 17 October 2017 09: 08 New
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      Rasmussen showed Putin a carrot and stick, but what did Putin show him? Really, what do I think? Although with a young wife, he has something to show.
    7. iouris
      iouris 17 October 2017 11: 27 New
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      Quote: Neserg
      And how do they still need Ukraine.

      The opposite is true: they do not need Russia - neither single, nor separated into the Russian Federation and Ukraine.
  2. asbond
    asbond 17 October 2017 07: 53 New
    +1
    Fabulous ... storytellers !!!
  3. Stas157
    Stas157 17 October 2017 07: 54 New
    +4
    Nobody seems to need Ukraine and Donbass. Neither the United States nor Russia. Everything is clear with the Americans. The United States looks at Ukraine as a puppet with which you can fight with Russia. Russia looks at the Donbass just like a proxy. All this tramp can go on forever. Until Russia recognizes the Donbass, and does not accept in its harbor.
  4. Vard
    Vard 17 October 2017 07: 54 New
    +3
    "To begin with - a whip: providing defense systems to Ukraine. At meetings with Ukrainian senior commanders and soldiers on the contact line near Donetsk, Rasmussen asked what they needed to better protect themselves and protect the people. They gave a clear answer: protective equipment, night vision goggles , signaling equipment, radars for detecting enemy firing positions. " as practice has shown, all this will soon cross the front line ... for money or so ... for a bottle ... but the fact is true ...
  5. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 17 October 2017 07: 54 New
    +1
    Quote: Neserg
    Everyone sees what he wants to see.
    And so it says ...... what you need to say.
    And how do they still need Ukraine.

    The time has passed when the United States, all the more so, some NATO politicians spoke with Russia using a stick and a carrot. Now Russia has shown its stick and the result of this stick. And the gingerbread they offer turned out to be mold and zilch.
    1. Logall
      Logall 17 October 2017 07: 57 New
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      Quote: Mar. Tira
      Now Russia has shown its whip, and the result of this whip.

      In Syria, Yes, in Ukraine, no!
      Only the carrot in the form of Minsk agreements ...
  6. Masya masya
    Masya masya 17 October 2017 07: 57 New
    +8
    I caught glitches ... I swelled with Potroshenko ... wink
  7. Serg65
    Serg65 17 October 2017 07: 59 New
    +9
    If a tank broke there, 80% of the region’s drinking water would be poisoned

    belay And if they break through. Two tanks ???
    And here's the carrot: if Russia agrees "to withdraw troops and restore the sovereignty of Ukraine", the West "can offer" mitigation of sanctions

    laughing Rasmussen’s strange concept of gingerbread cookies !!!
    1. Vanek
      Vanek 17 October 2017 10: 17 New
      +1
      Quote: Serg65
      two tanks


      We know the mathematics. Yeah. The man made laugh good . I answer.
  8. andrewkor
    andrewkor 17 October 2017 08: 05 New
    0
    A "Bolt with a cunning thread" this Rasmussen do not need to show?
  9. captain
    captain 17 October 2017 08: 06 New
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    Well, Putin has one good character trait :-) to achieve his goals. And at the time, Illarionov, a former adviser to Putin who fled to the United States, said that Putin considers Southeast Ukraine to be our land. I hope that the land conquered by our ancestors from the Turks and donated by Lenin to Ukraine will return to us.
    1. sergevonsohrn
      sergevonsohrn 17 October 2017 12: 18 New
      +2
      let it be so!!!!
  10. Nemesis
    Nemesis 17 October 2017 08: 07 New
    +3
    Russia needs to be made clear to all these McCaines that Russia is not a country with which one can speak from a position of strength, if they still did not understand this in Vietnam ...
  11. evil partisan
    evil partisan 17 October 2017 08: 17 New
    +2
    Let him go to the border with Crimea, flawed. In the company of Mayor Genichesk Vorobyov, he would have looked very organic. yes Together they would shout: "Putin! Demon !! Come out !!!" and, you see, they would calm down for a while ...
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  13. Livonetc
    Livonetc 17 October 2017 08: 31 New
    0
    Let the Geyropeytsev attract with his knutik and pink gingerbread.
    Pervert.
  14. Малый
    Малый 17 October 2017 08: 36 New
    0
    Every trash is trying to cling to VVP, simply reminding him of his existence ... With the disappearance of II, the problem will disappear ...
  15. Cuba
    Cuba 17 October 2017 08: 39 New
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    Quote: Dead Day
    Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick
    I mean, turned first before, and then backwards? lol

    Such a “carrot and stick” should be shown to everyone in the Verkhovna Rada - everyone will like the carrot and stick too! ... especially the carrot stick!
  16. Fedorov
    Fedorov 17 October 2017 08: 40 New
    +3
    Oleg Chuvakin Hi-Vivat. ! If the memory does not change, you crushed Rasmussen with articles two years ago.
    Well, according to the article - You can’t take Russia with a whip. Yes, and there’s no "carrot" either. I know for myself, if it’s “painful”, wipe yourself, stand in the rack and jump hurray. He was young - he jumped. wink
    I’ll come on alert if clouds gather on Mother Russia.
  17. afrikanez
    afrikanez 17 October 2017 08: 54 New
    0
    As a result, Rasmussen will have to eat the gingerbread himself, but stick the whip into his “hitch”!
  18. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 October 2017 08: 57 New
    +1
    if Russia agrees ... the West "can offer" mitigation of sanctions.

    This Dane, who, more than once, was the NATO Secretary General, sank into a puddle after his remarks, according to his Western mentality, believes that it is possible to buy Russia for any non-binding promises and force it to make concessions? And they really have everything bad with an understanding of Russia.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 17 October 2017 09: 35 New
      +3
      it’s enough to buy / breed someone who is at the top of the state’s power !!! It was necessary to admit our mistakes \ troubles !!! Schaub no longer repeat such ... stupid things.
      It is good that at the moment, from these very peaks they will advise this demoniac former ... they will put that very carrot there ... well, he himself will guess, a gay man no matter how.
      And for the threats ... we can make fun of something else !!!
  19. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 17 October 2017 08: 57 New
    0
    Again this half-mad Rasmussen with his crazy ideas; that’s what the West’s habit of receiving from time to time from Russia! Yes, there seems to be a shortage of beds in European homes for the insane.
  20. Stalnov I.P.
    Stalnov I.P. 17 October 2017 09: 00 New
    0
    Yes, as it was dead wood, it remained so, only the brains dried out even more.
  21. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 17 October 2017 09: 15 New
    +1
    This clown is trying to put pressure (whip) on Putin V.V.? ....... Come on, who decided to have a PR again and still dares to think how he can bend or relax our President .... it’s a pity you sniper from I didn’t take the militia while you supposedly climbed the demarcation line there ... you would have cheated thighs ......
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  23. Alexander War
    Alexander War 17 October 2017 09: 39 New
    +2
    Rasmussen jogging white house protect against humane laughing
  24. ibn.shamai
    ibn.shamai 17 October 2017 10: 29 New
    0
    Kakelam well right balm for the soul! Yes, only an empty bazaar is all this, blah blah blah!
  25. Berkut24
    Berkut24 17 October 2017 10: 38 New
    0
    Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick

    I would have eaten the carrot and, as a thank you, flipped a whip of "this nasty" ...
  26. Old military officer
    Old military officer 17 October 2017 11: 44 New
    0
    Everything is exactly the opposite, that is, as it is beneficial to me, and I interpret what is happening. And everything is as if no people lived in the Donbass. The main thing is that Russia should bow to the demands of the USA and Europe. Ukraine is an occasion to cling to Russia. It itself is needed only as a market for cheap labor and cheap fertile land. Ukrainians still want to exchange themselves for lace panties ?.
  27. Cananecat
    Cananecat 17 October 2017 11: 51 New
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    Peskov on the report of the GDP ...
    DP: ... there's one more thing ... Rasmussen showed the carrot and the whip ...
    GDP: Rasmussen ... Rasmussen .... and who is it?
    DP: Ah ... well, yes ...
    GDP: What else do we have today?
  28. Altona
    Altona 17 October 2017 11: 54 New
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    Quote: cniza
    They don’t know what to do, they only know one thing and dream of drawing Russia into a big war.

    ------------------------------
    Rasmussen is generally an arch-stupid person. Can’t they see in NATO how Ukraine is famously tying IMF loans? They think they will get into / to Ukraine to defeat Putin. Let them fit in, it will be very useful. They will be defeated by a simple Ukrainian warrant officer Mykola Hapchuk. He will steal their uniforms, dry rations, ammunition, unscrew all the optics, displays and electronic components from the equipment, merge all fuel from the tanks. They will fly into the wild expenses of "maintaining combat readiness." So post anyone you want, Mr. Rasmussen. Then you will greatly regret your decision. We will come to this war, only you will meet us with dry tanks, expired food and empty shops. As now it demonstrates the APU.
  29. sergevonsohrn
    sergevonsohrn 17 October 2017 12: 12 New
    +2
    well, comrade Putin is unlikely to “be afraid” of any “whip”, especially from such a “lame duck” as ramunmunssen! and gingerbread can feed anyone he likes! and about the "sovereignty of Ukraine" you need to ask friends of the former NATO Secretary General, who organized a coup in Kiev and presented him with Ukraine "on a silver platter" .....
  30. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 17 October 2017 12: 15 New
    0
    What can this dialect solve? Why do we need to spread a meaningless chatter among people ??
  31. Seal
    Seal 17 October 2017 12: 39 New
    +2
    Rasmussen showed Putin carrot and stick

    Then Rasmussen was forced to urgently contact a proctologist. The proctologist, rummaging in the famous place of Mr. Rasmussen, took out two foreign objects from there: a carrot and a stick.
  32. Lelek
    Lelek 17 October 2017 12: 41 New
    +1
    And here's the carrot: if Russia agrees "to withdraw troops and restore the sovereignty of Ukraine", the West "can offer" mitigation of sanctions. Full exemption from sanctions can only come when Russia has fulfilled “all obligations”.

    And asks in connection with the said gallant Rasmussen joke with the unforgettable Jennifer on the occasion of the "sanctions":
  33. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 17 October 2017 13: 15 New
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    Moscow will stop supplying “soldiers and weapons” to the region.

    And let Rasmussen first stop supplying “soldiers and weapons” to the terrorists in Syria. To get out? Then we will learn from him
  34. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 17 October 2017 21: 38 New
    0
    Action plan:
    1. Select the gingerbread - because it’s sweet.
    2. Select the whip and shove the owner in .... - because the Russians prefer the club.
  35. Serge2068
    Serge2068 18 October 2017 10: 57 New
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    And why is Russia always defending? How many centuries have Western countries attacked Russia in any form - the Empire, the USSR, the Russian Federation? Yes, for a long time already. And what is Russia doing? Well, we came to Paris in 1814, and so we left from there. And why? Maybe it was necessary then immediately to London? How many problems could our country have avoided. Why are the Russians so good? Well, the Anglo-Saxons will never calm down. This is understandable. To live as well as before, there are already not enough resources. to rob. And whom? Of course Russia, we still have them. So the war seems inevitable! Maybe it’s time for Russia to become exactly what these scavengers portray it. We need to start rocking the Western world, creating color revolutions, only in our favor. We need to achieve the collapse of the EU NATO and help in the outbreak of a bloody civil war in the United States. And then, taking advantage of the weakness of the West, to take control of the endangered world of the West together with the PRC and DPRK. It’s already enough to defend. Well, they didn’t finish us in 1991, so, we will wait, when will it turn out again? So you’ll definitely finish it!
    1. vodkinmotors1
      vodkinmotors1 18 October 2017 16: 29 New
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      Ah, in Londo, she ain't no gondon. (in f
  36. Brave Schweik-2
    Brave Schweik-2 18 October 2017 16: 35 New
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    Well, dude! .. First, remove the vestments, and the hot mites will apply themselves ... ХХHAААА!