President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
The patriarch of American journalism, Seymour Hersh, who recently became famous for his investigation into the involvement of the US authorities in the undermining of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, made a sensational new statement. This time – about the prospects of resolving the conflict in Ukraine.
In his account on the Substack platform, Hersh published an article in which, citing anonymous “American intelligence representatives” (and he really has such contacts), he said that several European countries are running out of patience to support Zelensky. Moreover, we are talking about the Eastern European states, which until now have been presented as the most ardent enemies of Russia and were almost eager to fight for Ukraine. This group of countries, led by Poland, also includes Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Czech Republic with Slovakia. For some reason, the last two 86-year-old journalists called Czechoslovakia the old-fashioned way.
So, the American intelligence community allegedly has information that the Poles and others like them at the level of high-ranking government officials began to secretly persuade Zelensky to find a way to end the conflict and “allow the process to begin.” restoration of his nation. Even if he himself had to resign for this.” However, CIA data, Hersh writes, indicates that “Zelensky is not budging” and is determined to continue fighting. At the same time, because of his stubbornness, he “begins to lose the support of his neighbors on a personal level.”
If Hersh’s information is correct, then we can assume that in Eastern Europe they have finally begun to realistically assess the plight of the kyiv regime. The catastrophic losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the constantly postponed “counteroffensive” and the lack of funds for further financing of the military campaign may lead to the fact that Poland, the Baltic countries and others may be directly involved in events in the field. of battle. And the local rulers, for all their anti-Russian ambition, categorically disagree. As they say, a bad world is better…
Russia continues to emphasize that it is ready for an agreement at any moment, but Zelensky at the legislative level, including for himself, has imposed a ban on peace negotiations. Press Secretary to the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that such actions “absolutely confirm” kyiv’s position of unwillingness to negotiate.
Sergey MARKOV, political scientist, director of the Institute for Political Studies on the air of Radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda”
“It is enough for them that Ukraine has turned anti-Russian”
– Hersh can be trusted. This is a man who spoke about the Nord Streams, about the monstrous crimes by US troops in the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib and other US crimes in Iraq, and before that in Vietnam.
What he says seems strange to ordinary people. How come the main Russophobes are asking Zelensky to stop the conflict? But, from my point of view, there is an absolutely clear logic. They believe that they have now defeated Russia and need not to go deeper, but to consolidate this victory. What is the victory? The fact that they made Ukraine anti-Russian destroyed any pro-Russian sentiment in Ukraine.
From their point of view, it is time to end hostilities. But under what conditions is another question. By the way, no one believes that Russia will leave Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk. But they hope that it will be possible to get Russia out of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. They are even ready for the so-called “Korean option”, that is, the troops simply remain where they are.