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Western press: The tough position of Ukraine and Russia regarding the Ukrainian crisis significantly reduces the chances for peace talks

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Western press: The tough position of Ukraine and Russia regarding the Ukrainian crisis significantly reduces the chances for peace talks

The special operation has received a large scale, fierce fighting continues, and the chances of sitting at the negotiating table in the near future are significantly reduced.


In this context, it would not be superfluous to recall the plan proposed by Kyiv this week to hold the so-called “peaceful” summit by the end of February 2023. The Ukrainian authorities allowed Russia to participate in it, but only after the completion of the investigations by the military tribunal of all the "crimes" committed by the Russian military. These statements by the Ukrainian leadership did not go unnoticed by the Kremlin. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Kyiv would have to accept all the demands of Moscow, including the regions that recently became part of the Russian Federation as a result of the will of the people during referendums.

The day before, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the peace plan cannot be agreed upon without taking into account the 4 regions that became part of Russia after the plebiscites held in these territories, as a result of which people expressed their desire to be together with Russia.

The tough stance of Ukraine and Russia regarding the Ukrainian crisis does not mean the parties' immediate desire for a peaceful settlement of the conflict, but rather their final phase of the war on the battlefield. This position reduces the chances of negotiations

Marnie Howlett, lecturer in Russian and Eastern European politics at Oxford University, says. His words are published by the Western press.

While the Ukrainian army takes a wait-and-see attitude, trying to recapture the territories controlled by the Russian military, significant areas in the southern and western directions are under the control of the RF Armed Forces. Moreover, the Russian army is constantly increasing the number of its troops in the war zone, enjoying air superiority, as evidenced by high-precision strikes against Ukraine's critical civilian infrastructure. weapons.

Recall that last week, during Zelensky’s visit to Washington, the Ukrainian president expressed confidence that the weapons supplied by the United States to Ukraine will allow it to withstand Russian troops over the next year, stressing that the Kremlin needs to defeat on the battlefield.

As for Vladimir Putin's statements about the Kremlin's openness to negotiations, Western politicians call them unfounded. In their opinion, the position of the Russian state lies in its [RF] quick victory, which will force Ukraine, ultimately, to capitulate.

The West also acknowledged that the Russian government managed to cope with the negative effect of harsh economic sanctions. It is also noteworthy that Zelensky’s “peace settlement” proposals were received with extreme caution by the United States, and Biden himself did not comment on them, adding only that the United States and Ukraine share the same views on the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 29 December 2022 10: 50
    +1
    The tough position of Ukraine and Russia regarding the Ukrainian crisis significantly reduces the chances of peace negotiations
    But Russia is doing well, we don’t need negotiations, “we have wine, we have food, .... and there is water on the floor for a long time,” but it’s sad that all sorts of things don’t let us live ... fool
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 29 December 2022 11: 18
      +1
      What are you smoking in there you bastards? what kind of negotiations? my grandfather did not agree with you, my grandmother did not agree! Have you tried reading history?
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 29 December 2022 10: 51
    +3
    The most important thing is not happening, the awareness of what is happening. The West benefits from the conflict, but Zeliboba simply does not understand that the country has ceased to exist and the nation is at stake
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 29 December 2022 11: 20
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      The West benefits from conflict

      One American economist said: We see two wars. Physical: the United States against Russia to the last Ukrainian. And economic: the United States against Russia to the last European And it seems to me that this is the most accurate description of what is happening. And amers do not care about the fate of nations, Zelensky and all sorts of Scholz
  3. wandlitz
    wandlitz 29 December 2022 10: 51
    +7
    No negotiations! Another Khasavyurt cannot be allowed.
    1. Commissioner_Wolf
      Commissioner_Wolf 30 December 2022 12: 48
      0
      In this case, it is required to dismiss the Incompetent Ministry of Defense, to finally force the MTO of the RF Armed Forces to work (We still have volunteers performing their duties) Equip all soldiers with high-quality weapons and equipment, introduce UAVs right up to the rifle squads, give the right to make a decision to strike in including the junior command staff, TO FORCE THE MILITARY TO TRAIN MILITARY SERVICES (WE HAVE ALREADY FINISHED WITH KANTIKOM). Stop disbanding military-industrial complex enterprises. And there are 1000 more points.
  4. Matyushenko_Andrey
    Matyushenko_Andrey 29 December 2022 10: 56
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    And further. The conclusion is fundamental and elementary, quite obvious, arising from our entire history, as well as from the history of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Syria, etc.
    In 1240 and 1242 (Alexander Nevsky), in 1380 (Sergius of Radonezh and Dmitry Donskoy), and in 1480 ("Standing" on the Ugra: "standing", because the adversary DID NOT DARE to attack: Mother of God defended us), in 1612, and in 1812, and in 1941, and in 2008 (Saakashvili's attack on South Ossetia and our peacekeepers there), our country DEFENDED or DEFENDED OWN, and did not attack first. And "whoever comes to us with a sword, he will die by the sword"
    (Alexander Nevskiy). And Valery Gerasimov, the chief of our General Staff, is deeply right when he insisted that it was necessary to go ONLY to the Donbass and defend OUR PEOPLE in the Donbass. But if the United States and NATO members were the FIRST to climb from Ukraine to the territory of Russia, only in this case they would "gasp", and, in my opinion, not in Ukraine, but immediately on US aircraft carriers and US military bases in Europe. And there would be no response from them. They would guess and not answer.
    And so it turned out what the United States wanted: a war to the last Ukrainian and the last Russian, that is, in fact, mutual genocide.
    It seems that our leadership has finally begun to understand this: in fact, a new task has been set. Not "demilitarization" and "denazification" of ALL Ukraine, but PROTECTION - protection of OURS, OURS - in the Donbass and Crimea. Thus, we are from supposedly "aggressors" becoming obvious DEFENDERS. That means God is with us!
    AM
    1. bk316
      bk316 29 December 2022 11: 41
      0
      It seems that our leadership has finally begun to understand this: in fact, a new task has been set.

      It's you who misunderstand leadership. The task of protecting the Russian population of Novorossia was set from the very beginning. Putin said this repeatedly. Denazification, demilitarization and liberation of the territories are the conditions for the fulfillment of this task. If you go, this is task decomposition.
    2. yuriy1863
      yuriy1863 29 December 2022 11: 42
      +1
      "And so it turned out what the United States wanted: a war to the last Ukrainian and the last Russian, that is, in fact, mutual genocide."
      June 24, 1941, The New York Times Senator Harry Truman: "If we see that Germany is winning, then we should help Russia, and if Russia is winning, then we should help Germany, and thus let them kill as much as possible more...". Nothing in this world changes.
  5. oleg-nekrasov-19
    oleg-nekrasov-19 29 December 2022 10: 57
    -1
    Russia will not talk to anyone on the basis of the "peace formula" proposed by Zelensky, it is obvious that Kyiv itself is not ready for dialogue, Sergey Lavrov said. He also called Zelensky's idea to achieve, with the help of the West, the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Donbass and Crimea and the payment of reparations, an illusion.
    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 29 December 2022 11: 09
      0
      Now we are cleaning the ears for the time being, for the good of health (According to Lavrov). So, I seem to have succeeded in two lines of the poem. hi
  6. thepuppeteer
    thepuppeteer 29 December 2022 11: 08
    +1
    There is no Western press!
    80% is scripted and controlled
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 December 2022 11: 08
    +1
    Surrender on our terms after the defeat of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the resetting of the Ukrainian infrastructure is the only option for negotiations. The West longed for "victory on the battlefield" over Russia, but it will receive the defeat of the Nazis' coming out as proof of its political insignificance.
  8. Uprun
    Uprun 29 December 2022 11: 13
    0
    Why is there such a fuss? We have nowhere to retreat, the NATO bloc has already been backed up, the Donbass has been a nightmare for 8 years .... and there is nowhere to retreat, the country is destroyed, thousands of lives have been ruined, if it reconciles, they will remove "allowance" from "allowance" and no one will give anything for restoration ...., and then they will also be put on trial with the freezing of everything acquired by overwork. That's it, oil painting.
  9. Egeny
    Egeny 29 December 2022 11: 15
    +3
    The Russian government managed to cope with the negative effect of harsh economic sanctions.

    There are moments, but for the most part, yes, we managed.
    A couple of weeks ago, the GDP complained that this operation should have started much earlier.
    But better late than never.
    1. bk316
      bk316 29 December 2022 11: 43
      0
      A couple of weeks ago, the GDP complained that this operation should have started much earlier.

      Complaining about yourself is not the best thing to do.
  10. Egeny
    Egeny 29 December 2022 11: 18
    +1
    The people, why the notifications were removed, who knows?
    At least it was always possible to understand, "if a friend suddenly turned out to be not a friend, and not an enemy, but like that ..."
  11. Pavel73
    Pavel73 29 December 2022 11: 27
    0
    When a wooden pinocchio is impaled with its bare backside on a Bandera-fascist pitchfork, it is difficult for it to take a non-rigid position. For this, like any fascists, in the oven!
  12. sanik2020
    sanik2020 29 December 2022 12: 18
    0
    Russia will be satisfied with only one position, the unconditional surrender of Ukraine with the recognition of new territories for Russia. And this is not ostentatious patriotism and not bravado, this is a matter of Russia's security in the western direction. And Ukraine, which is generally a colony, cannot have its own opinion by definition.
  13. Ezekiel 25-17
    Ezekiel 25-17 30 December 2022 12: 39
    0
    Bellona is easy to release into the open, but to drive back ...