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NI Reveals “Hard and Inconvenient Truth” for the West on Ukraine

Checkpoint of the Russian Armed Forces in Kharkiv region. Archival photoMOSCOW, 29 Aug. The US leadership's approach to the Ukraine crisis will stumble upon the “hard and uncomfortable truth” that the West will not be able to sway Russia's determination to emerge victorious from the conflict in Ukraine, writes The National Interest columnist Ramzi Mardini. Ukraine is not worth the risks or costs of achieving it,” Mardini expresses the opinion, noting that “it will be very difficult to reject Moscow's conditions under any settlement option.”The Telegraph: A Fractured West Loses to PutinAs the author writes, the situation for Ukrainian troops is getting worse, but Western countries are not particularly inclined to change their narrative to turn towards diplomacy. “is likely to break through the thin shell of Western unity. As Europe constantly has to take the brunt of Washington's policies, further escalation could accelerate its retreat towards a compromise with Russia,” he stressed. Moreover, more active NATO involvement will only exacerbate the threat that Russia regards as existential and will only increase its resolve. At the same time, a bilateral agreement between Moscow and Kyiv will not in itself lead to a lasting peace, the author believes. “This is because Ukraine has been dragged into a proxy war. Its casus belli cannot be reduced to a territorial dispute between neighbors. While such disputes have played a role in this crisis, the root of the instability is still a living NATO commitment — adopted by the alliance in 2008 and confirmed in 2021 – to accept Ukraine into its composition,” Mardini points out. As a result, taking this into account, the West should become a party to negotiations and sign any long-term settlement. In addition, the United States and Europe should simultaneously put pressure on Volodymyr Zelensky and allow him to seek a much-needed compromise that would also require the West to formally abandon its position on admitting Ukraine to NATO. “But above all else, Washington must come to terms with its role in provoking – and now prolonging – the conflict. Unfortunately, the generally accepted narrative drowns out understanding of this and increasingly delays course correction. This reckless stubbornness far from overseas will only destroy Ukraine even more,” Mardini concludes. Moscow has been conducting a special operation since February 24 in Ukraine. Vladimir Putin called its task “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” He clarified that the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions guaranteeing the security of Russia. 08/70577235e579b8364a1ac61181b9e242.jpg” />NI: the Western public has been severely deceived about Russia and Ukraine


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