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Sooo much easier to resolve in January 2022, but oh no, there are big bucks to be made and "fear" of pariah state Russia is an easy propaganda gambit. Fuck the EU ... fuck the toothless Germans w/o Merkel.


  • In May 2022, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, said that Ukraine should surrender part of its territory to Russia to end the war.
  • Then Volodymyr Zelenskyy responded to the former US Secretary of State, "It seems that Mr Kissinger's calendar is not 2022 but 1938, and he thought he was speaking to an audience not in Davos but in Munich at that time".

Details: Regarding NATO, Zelenskyy said that security guarantees for Ukraine are one of Ukraine's top priorities.

Details: Regarding NATO encroachment, Putin said that security guarantees for Russia is his only and top priority.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 19th, 2023 at 04:58:23 PM EST
Russia issues list of demands it says must be met to lower tensions in Europe | The Guardian - Dec 17, 2021 |

Russia has also demanded that NATO rule out further expansion, including the accession of Ukraine into the alliance, and that it does not hold drills without previous agreement from Russia in Ukraine, eastern Europe, in Caucasus countries such as Georgia or in Central Asia.

Those proposals are likely to be viewed extremely negatively by NATO countries, in particular Poland and the Baltic states. A senior US official said that the Kremlin knows that some parts of its proposals were "unacceptable".

The NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg, has already ruled out any agreements denying Ukraine the right to enter the military alliance, saying it is up to Ukraine and the 30 NATO countries.

Of course the alliance repeatedly state it's up to Ukraine and their decision on negotiations ... or enduring war.

Live news: Xi offers to help Central Asian countries on defence

President Xi Jinping Chairs the Inaugural China-Central Asia Summit and Delivers a Keynote Speech | 6 hrs ago |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 19th, 2023 at 04:59:25 PM EST
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Related reading ...

China Warns NATO Not To Interfere In Asia | May 15, 2022 |

"NATO, a military organization in the North Atlantic, has in recent years come to the Asia-Pacific region to throw its weight around and stir up conflicts," said Wang Wenbin, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said in late April. "NATO has messed up Europe. Is it now trying to mess up the Asia-Pacific and even the world?"

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 19th, 2023 at 05:00:00 PM EST
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