Time and again, when Russia engages with the empire of lies and its Western vassals diplomatically, betrayal follows.
It’s notably been a disturbing pattern since the Soviet Union dissolved in December 1991.
So why do Vladimir Putin, Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials continue to believe that diplomacy with the US-dominated West is a legitimate option — knowing the failed history of this approach.
Lavrov admitted what’s indisputable, saying the following:
The Nazi-infested “Ukrainian regime and its Western (paymasters) descended to staging bloody incidents to demonize our country in the eyes of the international community.”
Made-in-the-USA/Kiev implemented false flags in Bucha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, and Kremenchug” are four examples among many others.
So was Kiev’s flagrant breach of Minsk I and II conflict resolution agreements — to halt aggression by the US-installed regime against Donbass civilians.
Former Obama/Biden regime-installed Ukrainian despot, Petro Poroshenko, admitted the following last month, saying:
“Minsk Agreements did not mean anything to us, and we had no intention to carry them out” — as ordered by his US master.
Puppet Zelensky operates the same way, serving hegemon USA’s interests and his own exclusively — at the expense of regional peace, as well as long ago abandoned rights and well-being of ordinary Ukrainians.
“Russia’s Defense Ministry…regularly issu(es) warnings…about upcoming staged incidents and fakes” — based on indisputable evidence, Lavrov explained.
The disturbing pattern began long before Russia’s liberating SMO in Ukraine and Donbass was launched — against one country after another, ones free from imperial control.
Lavrov explained in great detail how the scourge US/Western imperialism operates extrajudicially.
And he quoted so-called EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s remark about defeating Russia’s SMO “on the battlefield” — by the US-dominated West, eschewing diplomatic resolution.
And this from puppet Zelensky, calling Donbass civilians “species,” not people.
Dismissively on the scourge of Azov Nazi thugs, he said: “They are what they are (sic).”
And notably after Russia and the US signed the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation on May 27, 1997 — vowing no alliance expansion by the empire of lies — it grew from 12 to 30 nations.
And despite vowing to refrain from force, as well to respect the sovereignty, borders, and territorial integrity of other nations by the US — one war of aggression after another followed against invented enemies.
The rape and destruction of the former Yugoslavia for 78 days in 1999 was followed by more of the same against Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Syria — and now proxy war on Russia.
All of the above and what relates to it begs the question.
Why does Russia maintain the illusion of a diplomatic option in dealings with the US-dominated West — knowing that toughness is the only language that their ruling regimes understand.
While I greatly respect Russia’s concern about avoiding civilian casualties in Ukraine and Donbass, why does the Kremlin continue to aid mortal enemy European regimes?
Why does Moscow benefit them economically and militarily by selling them oil, gas and other commodities — trading with the enemy instead of the other way around?
Why haven’t they been cut off entirely to bring their economies to their knees — along with weakening their pro-Nazi/anti-Russia war machine?
The US-dominated West is at war with Russia.
Using Ukrainian troops as proxy foot soldiers, they’ve been supplied with billions of dollars worth of weapons, munitions and equipment to kill Russians and Donbass civilians.
Their ruling regimes are mortal enemies of Russia — not partners, their officials not colleagues.
So why doesn’t the Russian Federation treat them accordingly?
Why doesn’t Moscow abandon the depraved, decadent, hostile West as a lost cause?
Why was tough-talking Roscosmos head, Dmitry Rogozin, replaced by accommodative to hegemon USA, Yury Borisov, on issues related to the international space station?
Why hasn’t Russia severed relations with the empire of lies and its Western vassals across the board?
Accommodation with the enemy is self-defeating.
The same goes for diplomatic outreach to the dangerously deranged West when toughness alone gets the attention of its ruling regimes.