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"Zelensky's deescalation initiative ..."

Can you provide a link, or just hearsay?

Power of neo-nazi's from Odessa ... Sternenko

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 07:27:15 AM EST
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I was specifically talking about this:

"I'm not some loser!": Zelensky to volunteer during visit to disengagement area | UNIAN

"He did hand it to me, and I'll read it. Listen, I'm the president of this state. I'm 42. I'm not some loser. I came here to you, telling you 'take away your weapons'. So don't you flip this all to rallies," Zelensky said.

"I sought to see understanding in your eyes. But what I'm seeing is a guy who thought he's talking to some softie, trying to shift topics," Zelensky added, once again vowing to read the letter.

As reported earlier, disengagement of troops in Luhansk region was agreed during the round of Minsk talks Oct 1.

Disengagement was supposed to start on Oct 7, but it was postponed due to constant shelling by Russian occupation forces. The last time the enemy opened fire at the positions of Ukrainian troops in the disengagement near Petrivske was on Oct 25.

Note the source here explains the failure of deescalation by Russian violations of the ceasefire, but in the actual video you see the "volunteers" giving Zelensky the runaround. And those "No Surrender Rallies" mentioned in the text seem to be what forced Zelensky's U-turn. I'm not aware of any initiatives during the war after the first peace conference was abandoned, if that's what you were asking for.
by generic on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 08:34:26 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 02:32:27 PM EST
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This event took place on 28 October 2019.

Excellent article, I do recall this effort and Zelensky made no headway because the Minsk agreement needed a constitutional change. Such a change has happened quite frequently ever since the coup d'état of February 2014.

Instead, Kyiv and the government made life for Russian speaking Ukrainians unbearable. See the many human rights violations documented by the UN and others.

Participants in "No Surrender" march in Kyiv voice demands to Zelensky | Oct. 14, 2019 !

Activists who are taking part in a "No Surrender" march in Kyiv on Defenders Day demand that President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky either pursue victory in the Donbas war or resign, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Organizers of the march, participants in the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbas, addressed the crowd at the "viche", or a popular meeting, that took place at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square downtown Kyiv.

After that, a rally was held outside the President's Office.

Speaking at the rally, a Ukrainian historian and TV host Vitaliy Haidukevych expressed the opinion that the so-called "Steinmeier formula" for the Donbas settlement is designed to "surrender Ukraine."

He cited a historical analogy between today's developments with the approval of the Steinmeier formula with the events of 1938, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler signed the Munich Agreement.

"This Steinmeier formula is essentially a Munich conspiracy-2. This time, when they want to strike a deal with Putin, they are ready to kill Ukraine," said Haidukevych.

At the same time, a veteran of the Azov regiment, Dmytro Kukharchuk, raised concerns that, if today the Ukrainian Armed Forces withdraw from Donbas, then "the enemy will be in Kyiv tomorrow."

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 04:20:08 PM EST
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Ukraine: Martial Law Introduced in Response to Russian Invasion, Apr 2022
CONSTITUTION OF UKRAINE as amended a/o 6 Aug 2022
UNGA votes to condem Russia's annexations, 12 Oct

NEW! Armageddon & Forced Deportation Watch
Sputnik | Putin Declares Martial Law in New Russian Territories Amid Kiev's 'Terrorist' Shelling, 19 Oct inna war zone

..."The constitutional laws on the admission of four new regions into the Russian Federation have come into force. The Kiev regime, as you are aware, has refused to recognize the will and choice of the people, and has rejected any proposals for negotiations. On the contrary, shelling continues. Innocent people are dying," Putin said. "The Neo-Nazis are using openly terrorist methods, sabotaging critical infrastructure, assassinating representatives of local authorities," the president added...
-- Exec Summary: What Restrictions Will Martial Law in New Russian Territories Entail?
kremlin.ru | Decree on the introduction of martial law in the territories of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozh*[,] and Kherson regions
by Cat on Wed Oct 19th, 2022 at 05:11:36 PM EST
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