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All your basic assumptions are FALSE ... bad start of any discussion. Much easier for you to reference clear quotes from either UK Liz Truss or Annalena Baerbock seeking meaningful dialogue in final 60 days before outbreak of hostilities.

Decision on war or a diplomatic solution was taken in Biden's war council [NSC] with advice fro the Pentagon. The rest, 2x Brussels, NATO members and EU Council, followed the war rhetoric of Joe and Jens .... Boris was just a nasty agent provocateur for war between NATO and Russia.

Naturally the Minsk agreements were torpedoed by Lviv Kyiv as per instructions from the White House. The U.S. were not participant in Minsk. Their vision on Minsk was quite aggressive equal to building Nord Stream

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 30th, 2023 at 04:40:19 PM EST
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My question wasn't addressed to you, but I have little hope that Cat will ever deign to respond, still less engage in honest discussion.

"engage in meaningful dialogue with Putin" : it's nice to think that might have made a difference to his plans, but can you suggest a list of concessions that any potential partners might have put on the table to avoid the invasion? Let's be specific. Given that he aimed (and failed) at regime change, before changing his mind and focusing on territorial gains, what might he have settled for instead?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Tue Jan 31st, 2023 at 10:23:17 AM EST
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