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  • Draft settlement treaty - Ukraine

    06/13/2022 6:45:01 PM PDT · by delta7 · 14 replies
    Laura Meadows ^ | 13 June 22 | Laura Meadows
    Laurie Meadows 11 June 2022 [ last edited 13 June 2022 2040 UTC] This is a follow up article to the article I wrote on 19th of February 2022, 5 days before the launch of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. It was called 'Mutually Assured Destruction - the Prelude to Mutually Assured Security'. At the time, I didn't think Russia would move into the Donesk. I wrote: "The current lead that Russia has in missile and defensive systems might persuade the US to agree to verifiable arms control, but this is the work of years. In the meantime,...
  • Biden says Ukraine might have to give Russia land in ‘negotiated settlement’

    06/04/2022 12:53:43 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 104 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/3/22 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden on Friday declined to rule out Ukraine having to cede part of its territory to Russia in order to end Moscow’s more than three-month-old invasion.“Does Ukraine have to cede territory to achieve peace?” a reporter asked Biden after his remarks on the May jobs report.“But it appears to me that at some point along the line, there’s going to have to be a negotiated settlement
  • Russia Must Not Be Humiliated Despite Putin's 'Historic' Mistake - Macron

    06/04/2022 6:44:54 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 71 replies
    US News ^ | 6/4/2022 | Reuters
    French President Emmanuel Macron said it is vital that Russia is not humiliated so that when the fighting stops in Ukraine a diplomatic solution can be found, adding that he believed Paris would play a mediating role to end the conflict. Macron has sought to maintain a dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin since Moscow's invasion of Ukraine in February. His stance has been repeatedly criticised by some eastern and Baltic partners in Europe, as they see it as undermining efforts to pressure Putin to the negotiating table. "We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting...
  • Russia may be in Ukraine to stay after 100 days of war

    06/03/2022 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 65 replies
    AP News ^ | June 3, 2022
    When Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine in late February, the Russian president vowed his forces would not occupy the country. But as the invasion reached its 100th day Friday, Moscow seemed increasingly unwilling to relinquish the territory it has taken in the war. The ruble is now an official currency in the southern Kherson region, alongside the Ukrainian hryvnia. Residents there and in Russia-controlled parts of the Zaporizhzhia region are being offered expedited Russian passports. The Kremlin-installed administrations in both regions have talked about plans to become part of Russia. The Moscow-backed leaders of separatist areas in eastern Ukraine’s...
  • The unpalatable truth in Ukraine

    06/03/2022 3:43:07 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 69 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/02/22 | ANDREW LATHAM
    Once we have eliminated all the impossible scenarios, the least improbable outcome of the war in Ukraine is a Russian victory. Any conceivable Russian victory now will entail such a loss of blood and treasure that it will have to be judged Pyrrhic at best. But it will be a victory nonetheless — and we in the West had better come to grips with that hard truth. Let’s begin by eliminating the impossible. The first unrealistic endgame is the reduction of Ukraine to a vassal state of the Russian empire. The second impossible scenario is the total defeat of the...
  • How Does It End? Fissures Emerge Over What Constitutes Victory in Ukraine

    05/26/2022 8:57:38 PM PDT · by Cronos · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | 26th May 2022 | David E. Sanger
    Henry Kissinger, the 99-year old former secretary of state, suggested that Ukraine would likely have to give up some territory in a negotiated settlement, though he added that “ideally the dividing line should be a return to the status quo” before the invasion, which included the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the seizure of parts of the Donbas. “Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself,’’ Mr. Kissinger concluded. Almost immediately, President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine accused Mr. Kissinger of appeasement, retorting angrily that “I...
  • NATO countries: prevent war with Russia through agreements

    05/26/2022 11:01:30 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 21 replies
    Zeit Online ^ | 25 May 2022
    According to information from the German Press Agency, there are informal agreements among the NATO states to refrain from delivering certain weapon systems to Ukraine. As the dpa was confirmed in alliance circles in Brussels on Wednesday, the risk of a direct military confrontation between NATO states and Russia should be kept as low as possible. There are fears, for example, that Russia could officially see the delivery of Western battle tanks and combat aircraft as entering the war and then take military retaliatory measures. Weapon systems of this type have not yet been delivered to Ukraine. According to information...
  • Kissinger says Ukraine must give up land to Russia, warns West not to seek to humiliate Putin with defeat

    05/24/2022 5:58:13 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 132 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/24/2022 | Tom Porter
    Henry Kissinger said that Ukraine must concede territory to Russia to end the war, and warned the West that a humiliating defeat for Russia could result in wider destabilisation. The legendary statesman, now 98, made the comments in a conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Monday
  • Italy exposed for buying FOUR times more oil from Russia since start of Ukraine war

    05/20/2022 6:41:21 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 17 replies
    Express ^ | 5/20/22 | Jacob Paul
    In May alone, Italy reportedly imported 450,000 barrels of Russian crude oil per day. This is four times more than the country was buying off Russia in February, when Russia first invaded Ukraine, according to Kpler, a commodity data company. The move will see Italy become the EU’s biggest import hub for Russian seaborne crude.One EU diplomat told The Times: "It’s becoming clearer by the day that three sides are forming: Poland and the Baltic states, known as the Sanctionistas that want more and stronger sanctions."Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria — the Contras — that prioritise their own economic interests.”
  • Ten more European gas buyers open ruble accounts for payments

    05/16/2022 12:05:03 PM PDT · by JonPreston · 22 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5/13/22 | NDTV
    Ten more European gas buyers have opened accounts in Gazprombank JSC, doubling the total number of clients preparing to pay in rubles for Russian gas as President Vladimir Putin demanded.A total of twenty European companies have opened accounts, with another 14 clients asking for the paperwork needed to set them up, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential matters. He declined to identify the companies.
  • Gas Prices Go Parabolic, National Average Jumps to $3.84 as U.S. Oil Jumps Above $115 a Barrel

    03/04/2022 3:37:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/04/2022 | John Carney
    Gasoline prices accelerated at a stunning pace on Friday, jumping more than 11 cents from the day before. On Friday, the national average gas price jumped to $3.837. That is as much as they rose in the entire week through Thursday, when they rose to $3.72 from $3.62 a week before. A week ago, gas prices were $3.572, so Friday’s gas price is 7.4 percent higher over the week.
  • Biden CANCELS test of Minuteman III ballistic missiles to 'demonstrate restraint' and avoid angering Putin

    03/02/2022 2:08:14 PM PST · by fruser1 · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/2/2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Pentagon announced Wednesday it will delay its nuclear missile test scheduled for this weekend in the midst of Russian President Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine so he does not 'misunderstand' the move. Kirby said the U.S. did not put its nuclear forces on heightened alert in response to Putin's move.
  • Psaki: Calls to Enhance U.S. Oil Production a ‘Misdiagnosis’ — ‘We Need to Reduce Our Dependence’ [NOT Babylon Bee]

    02/27/2022 8:30:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/27/2022 | Pam Key
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that calls for the United States to increase fossil fuel production and open up the Keystone Pipeline in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a “misdiagnosis.” Anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “Senator Tom Cotton says the United States should be doing more to crack down on the Russian energy sector.”
  • Blinken: We’re Not Halting Gas and Oil Purchases from Russia Because We’re Trying to Minimize ‘Pain to Us’

    02/24/2022 5:19:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS Evening News,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken responded to a question on whether the United States will cut off purchases of oil and gas from Russia over its invasion of Ukraine by stating that we’re trying to ensure “that we inflict maximum pain on Russia” while at the same time, “minimizing any of the pain to us.” Host Norah O’Donnell asked, “Russia’s economy’s fueled by gas, and the U.S. is a consumer. So, would the U.S. consider cutting off oil and gas purchases from Russia?”
  • U.S. Nears Return to Iran Nuclear Deal

    02/21/2022 2:26:47 PM PST · by KingofZion · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 21, 2022 | Laurence Norman
    Iran, the U.S. and other world powers are nearing a deal to revive the 2015 nuclear accord, although negotiators are still wrangling over significant final demands from Tehran, including the scope of sanctions relief. An agreement could be finalized in Vienna within the next couple of days, said officials involved in the talks. President Biden has made restoring the agreement a top foreign-policy goal. The White House views an agreement restraining Iran’s nuclear program as key to Middle East stability, allowing the U.S. to focus on China and Russia. An agreement would set out the steps Iran and the U.S....
  • Russia Ukraine conflict 2022

    02/18/2022 9:46:27 AM PST · by Kevmo · 78 replies
    Conservapedia, et al ^ | Feb 2022 | Multiple Authors
    The purpose of this post is to promote discussion of Ukrainian accession to NATO as a way to engage an aggressive neutrality in their local region. ------------------------------------------------------------ Russia Ukraine conflict 2022 Conservapedia page The Russia-Ukraine conflict of 2022 included reports by the liberal media that Russia -- which Leftists despite because it opposes the homosexual agenda and is pro-life -- would attack Ukraine on February 16, 2022, which did not happen.[1] At issue is the Culture War as liberals in the West attempt to extend their agenda into Ukraine, which was formerly a member of the Soviet Union adjacent...
  • Resident Biden will address Russia and Ukraine tensions

    02/15/2022 12:18:18 PM PST · by JonPreston · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/15/22 | BRIAN NAYLOR
    President Biden will give remarks on Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday afternoon, the White House said.
  • Ukraine is considering no longer joining NATO

    02/13/2022 3:43:36 PM PST · by frankis4liberty · 150 replies
    BBC/twitter ^ | Feb 13,2022 | Stephen Nolan
    Ukraine’s ambassador to Britain has told @bbc5live Nolan show that his country might contemplate withdrawing its objective of joining NATO
  • Germany’s diplomacy to pivot toward fighting climate change

    02/09/2022 8:16:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2022
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s diplomatic priorities will tilt toward addressing the threat of climate change as one of the key global challenges of the 21st century, Germany’s foreign minister announced Wednesday. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, a member of the environmentalist Green Party, said Germany’s 226 diplomatic missions worldwide will become “climate embassies.” This will require some “reorganization and reallocation of resources,” she said, including with the appointment of a new German climate envoy, the former Greenpeace chief Jennifer Morgan. The announcement Tuesday that Morgan would take on a senior government position prompted some grumbling in Berlin, including from opposition politicians...
  • Russian Appeasement was a Left-Wing Monopoly

    02/03/2022 4:30:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 3, 2022 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One way of understanding the 2009-2014 Obama Administration policy of "reset" with Vladimir Putin's Russia is to recall two iconic incidents. The first was the 2009 "reset." Newly appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she would pursue a "reset" detente with Russia. America would relax the prior Bush Administration's mild ostracism of Russia after its 2008 invasion of Georgia and softly start anew. The second was President Barack Obama's hot mic moment in March 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. Obama got caught asking Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to reassure Vladimir Putin. Or as Obama put it: "After my...