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Former US Ambassador to Kiev named five options for "how to stop Moscow and Russian troops"

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The Western press continues to discuss the pulling together of Russian troops to the western borders of our country. Earlier, Angela Merkel and Joe Biden, referring to Russia, "urged" Moscow to withdraw its troops from the "border with Ukraine." Moscow's reaction is discussed in the German and American press, including the Kremlin's response to the new anti-Russian sanctions.


Some time ago, the Russian Foreign Ministry "advised" the American ambassador to "leave for Washington for consultations." Translated from diplomatic into ordinary language, this means the expulsion of the ambassador from the Russian Federation.

The German edition "Süddeutsche Zeitung" quotes the statement of the former US ambassador to Kiev Steven Pifer. According to the American diplomat, "The Kremlin needs to be helped to weigh all the options so that they understand what price will have to be paid for starting the war."

Pifer, meanwhile, gives five options for "how to stop Moscow and Russian troops."

Option One: to involve more Western politicians in the conversation with Vladimir Putin. Material:

Merkel spoke with Putin, let others do it too.

Option two: It is necessary that Merkel and other Western politicians talk to Zelensky and promise him some support.

Option Three: Berlin and other European countries could send specific military aid to Ukraine.

At the same time, Pifer declares that "flights are needed to monitor the activities of Russian troops on the border." I wonder what flights are we talking about after Russia, without waiting for the US to return to the Open Skies Treaty, withdrew from the treaty? The former US ambassador to Kiev called "Flights over Russian troops" fourth way "Stop Moscow and the Russian army."

Fifth option Mr. Pifer considers pressure on Russia over the Nord Stream 2 issue. According to him, the West should "explain to Russia what its project expects in the event of the outbreak of hostilities." An interesting statement ... And what does the project expect? .. If hostilities begin, then neither Russia nor Germany will need the SP-2 gas pipeline, since the Ukrainian GTS "in full force" will come under control, which at least will not allow Kiev to continue blackmailing Moscow and the European Union.

But, according to Pifer, all these steps can "cool the ardor of Russia." Does this mean that if Russia is "hot", then the Biden administration is "hot"?

Meanwhile, the West is reacting to the decision of the Russian Federation to expel the US ambassador. The liberal Western press writes that Russia "is escalating the situation and refusing the proposed de-escalation." In general, the rhetoric resembles the plot of the well-known anecdote with the phrase "What for us?"
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  1. hrych
    hrych April 16 2021 19: 55
    +20
    What a childish deceit wassat
    1. hirurg
      hirurg April 16 2021 20: 01
      +16
      Not a single prostitute has the right to tell Russia and the Kremlin.)
      1. NIKN
        NIKN April 16 2021 20: 09
        +4
        Quote: hirurg
        Not a single prostitute has the right to tell Russia and the Kremlin.)

        Yes, let them shout, I don't remember anything else, the difference is only in the volume, but the essence has not changed. They will break through, then they will rest and start yelling again, well, as always ...
        1. Anatoly 288
          Anatoly 288 April 16 2021 21: 58
          +4
          And the Englishwoman crap again ...! Unfortunately, this is not the end, but the beginning - the first steps of a new world order. How will it end? I really hope that everything will be fine for us!
        2. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov April 17 2021 21: 00
          +1
          Seems like everyone in the West now one puzzle: how to stop Russia when the APU advances? lol
    2. xorek
      xorek April 16 2021 20: 02
      +1
      Quote: hrych
      What a childish deceit wassat

      Fear just experienced during the Cold War with the USSR! They are terribly afraid of this.
    3. RealPilot
      RealPilot April 16 2021 21: 58
      +4
      How to stop?
      No way!
      Russian troops will stop where they see fit. Up to the Polish border ...

      Or they will not go at all, that such "former" ones will call them their victory-overcoming.
      Moreover, not on the basis of threats and blackmail, but as a result of the decision of the Russian leadership. For example, I am not aware of the real strategy for Ukraine, this question is not about my salary. However, I personally did everything that depends on me, having voted for our president, whom I trust to make a decision!

      And the troops will be greeted with flowers, almost everywhere! By the way. And in 2014, everything would not be so simple, the Eurodream attracted with the Viennese opera and lace panties.
  2. xorek
    xorek April 16 2021 19: 58
    +9
    Sixth option; In Ukraine, they will do everything themselves, they will kill the riffraff who is needed and the advisers of the West, including especially the hunt, will be ..!
    Russia will not need to do anything, so little things .. That's what the US is afraid of!
    PS And we will complete the construction of the Nord Stream, no matter what and what happened ..
    We need Germany, it owes us a lot ..
  3. Installer
    Installer April 16 2021 19: 59
    +10
    "The Kremlin needs help to weigh all the options so that they understand what price will have to be paid for starting the war."
    Already helped in the 90s, weighed ourselves, destroyed the country. Help yourself.
  4. Pereira
    Pereira April 16 2021 20: 00
    +1
    The man is incredibly cool and incredibly smart. This svidomity influenced him so much.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 April 16 2021 22: 22
      +1
      This svidomity influenced him so much.

      Not. They got infected from him. Mind. bully
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 16 2021 20: 01
    +6
    There is only one correct option, this is when the United States and NATO stop pushing Zelensky to a war against Donbass, and will only deal with their internal problems, forcing the Ue-Roin authorities to strictly abide by the Minsk agreements! Otherwise, uk-roina will simply disappear without becoming a state.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 16 2021 20: 06
      +5
      Biden minus wassat Fifth column in action am
  6. Tank hard
    Tank hard April 16 2021 20: 08
    +4
    But, according to Pifer, all these steps can "cool the ardor of Russia." Does this mean that if Russia is "hot", then the Biden administration is "hot"?

    All these steps are a shot in your own leg. for example, the stop of the SP-2, this is a sadness for the European economy. But what is this for the US ambassador? The US spat on the interests of Europe. But why gas from Russia goes through Ukraine is a question. It's time to close this shop for a long time.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky April 16 2021 23: 00
      +4
      Quote: Tank Hard
      But why gas from Russia goes through Ukraine is a question. It's time to close this shop for a long time.
      Yes, this issue has already been discussed 100 times. Simply because today, there is no alternative route to deliver gas to Europe, for which the SP-2 was started. Ukropostan shamelessly used his monopoly position and every year he danced with a tambourine, demanding special conditions and discounts for himself at the same time putting pressure on Europe and Russia. Now these dances are coming to an end, and in the event of the completion of the SP-2, they can only yell into the trumpet and listen to the echo for free, i.e. at your own expense.
      Quote: Tank Hard
      for example, the stop of SP-2, this is a sadness for the European economy. But what is this for the US ambassador? The US spat on the interests of Europe.

      Nothing for the ambassador. Along the way, he was put on skis not at all because of the Nord Stream, but as a confirmation of the seriousness of Russia's intentions in demonstratively imposing a GRAND BOLT on US sanctions, which indicated that all further steps of mattresses to "contain and influence" lose all meaning ...
      Quote: Tank Hard
      The US spat on the interests of Europe.
      For a long time and demonstratively yes hi
  7. mister-red
    mister-red April 16 2021 20: 09
    +3
    The degradation of US politicians is evident. There would have been such people in the 60-70s, from the world there would have been some headaches
  8. Tusv
    Tusv April 16 2021 20: 13
    0
    They say there are 7 ways to argue with a woman and none of them work. And here there are only five, but they also do not work.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 16 2021 20: 19
      0
      Quote: Tusv
      They say there are 7 ways to argue with a woman and none of them work.

      I don’t know about seven ways, but one works fine.
      1. Pereira
        Pereira April 16 2021 21: 04
        0
        Is that all you wanted to say about this?
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine April 16 2021 22: 53
          +1
          Quote: Pereira
          Is that all you wanted to say about this?

          Well yes. Learn from the gypsies.
  9. xorek
    xorek April 16 2021 20: 17
    +7
    Hold on, Volodya, the persecution is gaining momentum .. The majority in Russia is for you, let's get tougher in domestic politics, otherwise the liberda got loose on the grubs of Western grants .. Over there Leshik, he imagines himself a "king" in the zone .. Well, you can't get carried away with tolerance .. angry
    1. Hagen
      Hagen April 16 2021 20: 28
      +4
      Quote: xorek
      Vaughn Leshik, imagines himself a "king" in the zone

      I don’t know who he thinks he is, but interest in him in the country fell to 1%. And this is three months after landing ... What will happen by the New Year? This means that the millions of dollars invested under it by the State Department were burned up without any practical return ... request
    2. Pereira
      Pereira April 16 2021 21: 04
      -5
      xorek
      Today, 20:17 Hold on Volodya, bullying is gaining momentum.


      What Volodya are we talking about? Who it? Why dont know? Is this a decent person? Where does it work?
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 16 2021 22: 55
      +2
      Quote: xorek
      Vaughn Leshik, imagines himself a "king" in the zone

      Not a king but Dunka.
    4. Sergey M. Karasev
      Sergey M. Karasev April 18 2021 07: 09
      +1
      Vaughn Leshik, imagines himself a "king" in the zone

      Yes ... The wrong urka has gone today ... There is no one to cock the fry fryer!
  10. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 16 2021 20: 19
    0
    According to the American diplomat, "The Kremlin needs to be helped to weigh all the options so that they understand what price will have to be paid for starting the war."

    Europe must first think about the price of this, and the states must turn on their brains.
    It is thought that in any war the states will lose more than 418 (losses in WWII.)
    Is the US "people" ready for this ???
    1. boni592807
      boni592807 April 16 2021 21: 33
      +4
      tihonmarine (Vlad), Today, 20:19, NEW - Europe must first think about the price of this, and the states must turn on their brains. It seems that in any war the states will lose more than 418 (losses in WWII.) But is the US "people" ready for this ???

      Thank you for making me happy. Finally, a serious thought. hi
      Need to "help" and remind:
      "Panama" world - (USA),
      and separately taken vassals (claps) of the USA (France, Germany and ...) What is war, (figures - photos and videos, old cinema documents from the USA, England, Germany ...)
      There was a good movie, like the American "Forgotten War" 70-80s. THE USSR.
      It should be in the same vein, to remind old Europe, why Hitler and Napoleon also had problems with the "approach" of the troops of Ingushetia, the USSR to the borders of the territories under their control.
      Why, RI (legal successor of the Russian Federation) "visited" Paris after 1812, why Russia has been to Berlin more than once = the final time in 1945
      Remind France, how she "heroically" surrendered to Germany (3 Reich), "suddenly" was among the winners of the World Cup 2, Yes who (according to the list), both in Europe and overseas, were reinforced with supplies from the 3rd Reich VERMACHT.
      "Suddenly" in the Russian Federation they "discovered" the MENTAL war being waged against the Russian Federation. sad Pleased! crying
      The West has NEVER stopped a psychological, moral, ideological warthat with RI, that with the USSR and now. The opposition to IT under the USSR was more successful.
      Maybe it's time to "work out" the sanctions of the US and the EU, so that from each "iron" on the common man in the street the figures of benefits from the Nord Stream and LOSSES from the "democratic" supplies of the United States would fall. The magnitude of the losses of the US and NATO, if desired, to repeat 1812 and 1941.
      US elite AND NATO, IT doesn't matter. For them, only an increase in profits, and the "meat" will be the citizens of these countries.
      Remind THEM citizens of the US "successes" in Vietnam, It's one thing to kick kneeling cops in the USA... And another one-way trip. And then the "saechka" can "fly in" for excessive rudeness. Etc. And their ordinary citizens need THIS? crying
      THEY (USA and NATO) "work" for us - incl. ... "foreign agents". Why can't those who communicate with the citizens of THESE countries run simple statistics on the above while "our" MFA is slowly moving from CARE to "their (partners) stupidity. The RF Ministry of Defense is doing its part in" explaining ".
      It used to be the definition of people's diplomacy.
      You can not trust the state of the "partner", but it is possible to listen to the arguments of a friend.
      Repeat Vietnam was turned into the USA not only unacceptable losses, but also massive discontent of US citizens.
      NO, of course, whoever has a villa in Europe or Florida is certainly not worth it. The villa will be taken away or the account in a foreign bank. And the question of Brzezinski, about "... if the money of" YOUR "citizens (RF) is from THEM (the US and the EU), then, in fact, whose citizens are they ... ???"
      Good luck. hi
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 16 2021 22: 57
        0
        Quote: boni592807
        And the question of Brzezinski, about "... if the money of" YOUR "citizens (RF) is from THEM (the US and the EU), then, in fact, whose citizens are they ... ???"

        I don’t know whose, but definitely not Russia.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 April 16 2021 20: 23
    +1
    Former US Ambassador to Kiev named five options for “how to stop Moscow and Russian troops
    Give him the "bamboo" that the boy ZE smoked and he will give you a dozen other "ways"!
  12. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav April 16 2021 20: 24
    +2
    This person probably graduated from Harvard or an analogue there, the question is there they specifically release not very literate ones?
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 16 2021 21: 36
      +3
      All these screaming pussies remind me of this flock

      The names of countries corresponding to the birds are at your discretion. laughing
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 16 2021 22: 57
        +1
        Quote: Mitroha
        The names of countries corresponding to the birds are at your discretion.

        Really - ???
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha April 17 2021 07: 24
          +1
          Only t-ssss wink
  13. 1536
    1536 April 16 2021 20: 25
    +5
    It seems that the transfer of Russian troops to the western borders prevented an attack by the international coalition led by the United States on the Donbass? So the "neo-fascists" are furious that because of this their plans were postponed indefinitely.
  14. Reviews
    Reviews April 16 2021 20: 26
    +12
    Pifer, meanwhile, gives five options for "how to stop Moscow and Russian troops."

    I give my version:
    1. Washington to stop drinking.
    2. Kueva is a drug addict.
    3. Parisian - take a closer look at the varieties of mushrooms.
    4. Brussels - less contact in the smoking room with the Dutch.
    5. Berbulin - to increase the degree of purification of schnapps from booze.
  15. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 16 2021 20: 29
    +2
    Option from me "fantasy", In a couple of days from us there will be a statement: Macron, Merkel and the OSCE sided with Ukraine, violating the Normandy format. Russia will withdraw the wax only if the Ukrovermacht withdraws troops from the front line, control of the withdrawal will be carried out by Russia, By plane DON, if equipment is found on the front line! Ukraine will face the consequences! Well, is this option better?
  16. businessv
    businessv April 16 2021 20: 46
    +3
    The ex-US ambassador to Kiev called "flying over Russian troops" the fourth way "to stop Moscow and the Russian army."
    Well, if mattresses are sent to Kiev by ambassadors who believe that you can fly over Russian troops with impunity, then what can you even talk about ?! Stupid ambassadors - to the appropriate country.
  17. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev April 16 2021 20: 48
    +1
    There is a sixth option - kill yourself against the wall and stop powdering the brains of Ukrainians and Russians.
  18. bald
    bald April 16 2021 20: 53
    +1
    They forgot the Nuremberg process and the verdicts passed there - the conclusion is unambiguous - to extinguish and judge. Everyone put their signatures, not observing the verdict, unties our hands.
  19. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 16 2021 21: 02
    0
    That's really really with whom you will lead. winked And this one got hooked on variant creativity and pink-unified mriya.
  20. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 16 2021 21: 33
    +3
    The Südeuch Zeitungs know best how to win Russia. How many times have we taken Berlin there? Three times?
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  22. Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev April 16 2021 21: 47
    0
    Why five? One: to shoot all the old Russophobic evil spirits in the United States.
  23. Alexander Betonkin
    Alexander Betonkin April 16 2021 22: 44
    +1
    Stephen Pifer was ambassador to Ukraine in 1998-2000. So much time has passed since those times - oh-ho-ho. And age 67. So all of its items are for internal use. And by and large with the mention of Merkels and SP 2 - stupidity, which all sorts of "politicians" repeat like parrots.
  24. faterdom
    faterdom April 16 2021 22: 46
    +1
    The ex-US ambassador to Kiev called "flying over Russian troops" the fourth way "to stop Moscow and the Russian army."

    A fun way to sepukku.
    Is he personally ready to fly?
  25. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 16 2021 22: 49
    0
    Will reach SP-2, transit will be stopped through Ukraine ..... I think the situation will return.
  26. TerraSandera
    TerraSandera April 16 2021 22: 51
    0
    There is only one condition - do nothing. And this uncle knows him. But he won't tell us that.)
  27. sleeve
    sleeve April 16 2021 23: 41
    0
    Intellectual power! However, the reasons for such statements are clear. If you act in a paradigm invented by yourself, then statements and "advice" will be abstract. The "field for trade" that the ex is looking at is exactly what will be erased by the war. And war is exactly what the entire NATO mechanism breathes now. Moreover, he "breathes" out of pride and stupidity, simply rejecting other people's interests in principle. Yes, and exchanged their own from the allies for vassals.
  28. Keer
    Keer April 16 2021 23: 47
    -3
    They try to "weak", if, they say, twitch, it means that we warned about this, the country is the aggressor, etc., if not, then crap, exaggerated champions. A trashy situation in the "multi-move".
  29. lopvlad
    lopvlad April 17 2021 01: 12
    +1
    Pifer, meanwhile, gives five options for "how to stop Moscow and Russian troops."


    and none of the five options stipulates that American soldiers should go to die in Ukraine and for Ukraine.
  30. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 April 17 2021 04: 08
    +2
    I forgot to name the most important option !!! -Stop the penguins poking your nose into other people's business!
  31. ♔Andrey♚ ♕Viktorovich♛
    ♔Andrey♚ ♕Viktorovich♛ April 18 2021 12: 57
    0
    Strange! The text says about five options, and only four are listed (1,2,3 and 5 options). I would like to know about the 4th, maybe it will be decisive for Russia!
  32. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 20 2021 21: 51
    +12
    Former US Ambassador to Kiev named five options for "how to stop Moscow and Russian troops"

    There are two ways.
    1st way: Surrender
    2nd way: Observe the terms of negotiation.
  33. Graduate student
    Graduate student April 20 2021 21: 52
    +11
    Angela Merkel and Joe Biden, addressing Russia, "urged" Moscow to withdraw troops from the "border with Ukraine"

    This is our land. This is our country. Where we want there and keep our army. And the West is not a decree for us.
  34. Tramp
    Tramp 19 May 2021 20: 39
    0
    ok it would be better if he stopped his troops.