There’s mounting proof that the war in Ukraine could have been over by this point, but key Western backers of Kiev sought to sabotage the potential for peaceful arrangement through negotiations.
That’s exactly what regional Ukrainian media reports concluded as early as May, soon after the UK’s Boris Manley showed up in the capital on a “ surprise” visit to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky initially the month prior
This is what a bombshell story in Ukrainska Pravda said at that time, but which was almost completely ignored in Western mainstream media :
According Ukrainska Pravda resources close to Zelenskyy, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, who appeared within the capital almost without warning, introduced two simple messages. The foremost is that Putin is a battle criminal, he should be pressured, not negotiated with .
And the second will be that even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they [the UK and US] are not . Johnson’s position was that the collective Western, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should give up and flee, now experienced that Putin was not really as powerful as they had previously imagined, and that right here was a chance to “ press him. ”
The Ukrainian media English-language report continued to emphasize that 3 days after Johnson remaining for Britain, Putin went public and said discussions with Ukraine “ had turned into a lifeless end” .
At the time the Turki peace talks, which saw top officials from every warring side gather within the Turkish capital, was hailed in some corners as “ the quickest way to end the war in Ukraine” – according to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s words, who was seeking to mediate between Moscow and Kiev.
Yet as the invasion ordered simply by Putin pressed on, The uk especially was the earliest out there front in making large weapons and munitions deliveries to Ukraine via military transportation planes a high priority. UNITED KINGDOM press reports also had taken note of the ‘ convenient’ timing of London going all-in hawkish on Ukraine given Prime Minister Johnson’s enduring ‘ Partygate Scandal’ at home .
Again, remember the tone of Ukrainian media following the arrival of the British prime minister within Kiev (and it should be observed Johnson was the first innovator of a G7 country to go to, coming two weeks after Ruskies forces withdrew from and surrounding suburbs around Kiev) on April 9 :
Following the arrival of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv, a possible meeting between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become less likely .
Today, this week there’s been yet more bombshell smoking gun verification to emerge on the role of powerful Western countries in thwarting the potential for ceasefire between Russian and Ukrainian forces…
Former official at the US Nationwide Security Council Fiona Hill has co-authored a lengthy article recounting key moments in Russia’s war and Western efforts to aid Ukraine so far.
The girl let slip the following essential confirmation in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-run Foreign Affairs journal :
According to multiple former senior U. S. officials we spoke with, in 04 2022, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators appeared to possess tentatively agreed on the outlines of a negotiated interim settlement: Russia would pull away to its position upon February 23, when it controlled part of the Donbas region and all of Crimea, and in exchange, Ukraine would promise not to look for NATO membership and instead receive security guarantees from a number of countries. Yet as Russian Foreign Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Sergey Lavrov stated in a July interview with his country’s state media, this bargain is no longer an option.
This disclosure and confirmation from the ALL OF US side – that there was a tentative agreement on the table regarding Russia-Ukraine peace is a huge thought, again which will likely move largely missing from popular mainstream media coverage.
And of course, the glaring omission in the International Affairs essay is definitely Boris Johnson’s aforementioned immediate role in scuttling the potential for peaceful settlement at exactly what looked to be a ‘ finish line’ moment. Whether or not serenity would have ultimately held up will never be known.
What remains clear here is Ukraine’s “ path to NATO” seems to have already been let go being a key talking point among Ukrainian leadership and in Brussels for now. And yet, there are currently no signs of peace or ceasefire negotiations anywhere coming, also as the Kremlin looks poised to possibly expand its war aims into annexation of territory.