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What military advantage would that be? They have lost the flower of Russian youth on Ukrainian battlefields because of gross incompetence by military and political leaders. Yes, Putin has a large population from which to conscript more victims for the slaughter, but what about equipment and armaments? He can't magic those up and the only country that could really make a big difference, the PRC, won't because of its own political and economic requirements. Ukraine is holding their own at worse and advancing at best. At the present point in time Ukraine has the upper hand and since it appears that rasputa has started to make an appearance we will have to wait and see.I'll be very curious to see how the next 6 months play out. If the battlefield situation deteriorates there will be a lot of pressure from the West for Zelensky to negotiate, but the window of a reasonable deal may have passed. I would expect that Russia's terms will get progressively more hardline if they feel they have a major military advantage.
The Russians have committed atrocities including the murder of women and children. That's also known as war crimes and one day Russia will be held to account. The Russians have kidnapped Ukrainian children and have refused to return them to their parents in Ukraine. That is another war crime. What else, we have known for months that Russian soldiers do not get the appropriate or enough rations and medical treatment. Of course, that is understandable because the Russian govt and military leadership don't value human life. They never have and are just continuing with their barbarism; what's new. There's plenty of reputable sources to support this statement. But then actual facts don't concern you do they? That's unless they come from RT or some other Russian source.In my opinion, the best deal type of thing was left behind when they wrapped up the negotiations in 2022. I do not see Russia giving up any of their current holdings and there is potential that their territorial gains will only increase. In my opinion the probability of that happening is definitely higher than them losing much ground. And I am not even talking about tens or hundreds of thousands of lives lost to only arrive where they left of. No one can state with certainty, of course, but I believe Russia would give up the territory Ukraine retook last year as a part of the deal. I don’t see how they would give up anything they are currently controlling without being forcefully removed, which clearly isn’t happening.
Zelensky’s interview at NBC:
During an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discusses how the war has changed since Russia invaded Ukraine more than 600 days ago.www.nbcnews.com
Did he just say that the Russians cut heads off children? Yes, yes he did.
I am not really sure what he is thinking. The ten-point peace plan he keeps bringing up has no relevance to anything of what is going on. He keeps talking about Russia attacking the NATO countries after they “kill all Ukrainians” and Americans having to bring their troops to the fight, of which Russia has no geopolitical or otherwise interest. Neither do they have the capabilities. He keeps denying the corruption that his office is accused of (see the article cited in my previous post). And so on. He talks about questionable 5% GDP growth after the country lost about 50% the year prior. He says he is OK with confiscating the Russian assets abroad without any regard for international and internal legal consequences. He then talks about the $40 billion gap they have in their budget that needs to be filled and says that if the money aren’t donated they would be OK with loans that they would repay after the war. That would be a $40 billion loan in just one year for a country with $160 or so billion GDP. Any reasonable person should realize that the repayment is at the very best questionable. Furthermore, Russia will never let Ukraine prosper if they do not come to terms. This isn’t happening. He also talks about having a frozen conflict in Donbas since 2014-15 and blames Russians for the accords falling apart, while earlier admitting himself that he/Ukraine was never going to follow through on any of it because that was not in their interests. Then he says that they defeated the Russian Black Sea fleet. Just a collection of rubbish, really.
I am not sure if he actually believes what he is saying or he thinks that people he is addressing have below average intelligence. In either case, it is delusion. I understand what he is saying and why, especially in regards to giving up land and no tribunal and whatnot. You can also see and hear he is desperate. But I also think he realizes that the USA has much higher interest snd priorities in the Middle East. In fact, I believe that the Americans have been acting against their best interests in Ukraine for a very long time now under the guise of delusion of victory, which is more or less has now been lifted and the reality needs to settle in sooner or later.
What the solution is I do not know. Implementing Minsk, in my opinion, was clearly the best possible option. The next best was to continue with the negotiations in 2022. The latter would obviously be a complete defeat that he isn’t willing to accept, it seems at any cost. And the cost is astronomical for achieving basically nothing since, losing millions in population, as well as hundreds of thousands in killed and mutilated or otherwise injured and handicapped., the country and its economy in ruins. How do you tell this to people though? The people you have been saying to that the complete victory is just weeks away. Not really sure.
Are you another Russian troll?