On Monday, Vladimir Putin told French President Macron that conflict resolution depends on if Russia’s legitimate security concerns are recognized and accepted.
The include demilitarization of Ukraine’s war machine.
DeNazification of the country.
Transforming it to neutral status.
Recognizing the independence of Donetsk and Lugansk in Donbass.
Acknowledging the Crimean Peninsula to be legitimate Russian territory.
Early afternoon on Monday, Russian and Ukrainian delegations began conflict resolution talks with both sides miles apart.
On Monday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov explained the following:
“Hostilities by the regime in Kiev and the systematic extermination of the inhabitants of the Donbass went on for eight years.”
“In the course of this war, over 14,000 people, including hundreds of children, were killed.”
“This had to be stopped.”
“It was necessary to put an end to the endless threats from the regime in Kiev against Russia.”
“And Russia will do so.”
“(S)ettlements (in Ukraine) under the control of the Russian military are continuing life as normal.”
Their residents are protected, not harmed.
Russian and Ukrainian forces are engaged cooperatively to secure the inactive Chernobyl nuclear plant north of Kiev.
Russia gained control over the operational Zaporozhye nuclear power plant to achieve the same objective.
After years of blockage by Kiev fascists, Russia unblocked the canal north of Crimea to restore normal water supplies to the peninsula.
Russia’s Defense Ministry said its forces suffered casualties over the past 5 days with no further elaboration.
Casualties on the Ukrainian side have been substantially greater.
At the same time, large numbers of its forces laid down their arms and surrendered.
Along with guaranteeing their safety, Russia’s military promised them safe passage home to their families.
Russia has no intention of occupying Ukrainian territory, no intention to replace Zelensky with a pro-Russian leader.
Because of menacing statements and actions by Western officials, Russia’s nuclear deterrent forces are on high alert to be ready in case of aggressive actions by the US-dominated West.
On Monday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stressed that Russia didn’t launch war.
It’s ending belligerence launched by Kiev.
For the past 8 years, millions of Donbass resident endured the risk of losing loved ones.
Many hunkered down in basements or sought shelter elsewhere to be safe from Kiev’s shelling.
“Where were all these countries and their public during these eight years that the war continued, and (why) did they (fail to) condemn (Kiev’s slaughter of) at least 13,000 people throughout these years,” Zakharova asked?”
None bashing Russia’s liberating mission expressed support for long-suffering Donbass residents.
“The world was silent.”
“Submissive silence of the global community and their disregard for the bloody catastrophe resulting from the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine in 2014, staged with the direct participation of the US, the EU, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and other NATO countries, simply encouraged the Kiev regime to continue to destroy their own population.”
Five hours of talks on Monday between Russian and Ukrainian officials in Gomel, Belarus ended.
A Russian statement said both sides agreed to continue negotiations.
“The next meeting will take place in the coming days on the Polish-Belarusian border.”
“There is a corresponding agreement on this.”
“Until then…the leadership of each delegation will consult on each of the negotiating positions with the leadership of their respective countries.”
A Ukrainian statement said:
“The two sides identified a number of priority topics on which certain decisions have been outlined.”
“In order for them to have an opportunity to be implemented…the parties are leaving for consultations in their respective capitals.”
“The possibility of a second round of negotiations in the near future was discussed, during which these topics will receive concrete, practical development.”
Both sides saying that agreement is possible on some issues is far removed from achieving conflict resolution that’s durable to include Russia’s demilitarization, deNazification, and related aims.
More on this when new information is available.
A Final Comment
The Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 Maidan coup could have been prevented if Russia intervened at the time to protect its legitimate government as it did to foil the US-orchestrated coup attempt in Kazakhstan weeks earlier.
Had Putin acted for President Viktor Yanukovych in Kiev as he did to help Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev, the transformation of Ukraine into a US-controlled, Nazi-infested, Russia-hating fascist police state could have been prevented — along with 8 years of war on Donbass and need for Moscow’s ongoing demilitarization and deNazification campaign.