“Nothing will happen without Russia's victory”
A petition has appeared on the website of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky calling for the resumption of peace talks with Russia, which has already been signed by more than 30,000 people, with the necessary 25 thousands. Political scientist, journalist Yuri Svetov believes that something real will not follow.
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In an interview with the 360 TV channel, Svetov wondered when the Ukrainian authorities were interested in what her people want and their attitude towards something. According to the political scientist, Kyiv itself knows what to do, and this information appeared due to a large number of conversations on this topic.
The expert recalled that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia was open to negotiations, but there was no such desire on the part of the Ukrainians, and the Americans and the British did not allow them to start negotiations. Svetov doubts that something real will follow, recalling that at the talks in Istanbul, held at the request of the Ukrainian side, Ukraine refused to communicate with the Russian delegation.
The specialist specified that the document was signed first by Russia, Turkey and the UN, and then by Ukraine, Turkey and the UN, and there was no direct contact. According to the expert, if the Ukrainians see the negotiations in this way, then they will last forever. In addition, Svetov wondered what conditions the parties would approach the start of negotiations.
The political scientist stressed that Russia's conditions were formulated at the very beginning, and they include the recognition of Crimea as Russian, the recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and denazification and demilitarization. Ukraine, as Svetov noted, demands that Russia withdraw its troops from all territories, including Crimea, pay reparations, “repent and kneel”, after which negotiations will be possible.
The expert is convinced that this “dead end”, and nothing will happen without Russia's victory. According to the political scientist, there will be “air tremors”, big words, and Ukrainians will pretend to be peacekeepers in front of the whole world, but nothing will be real.
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