MOSCOW, Nov 9 Western countries are getting more and more tired of Ukraine and send her disappointing signals, demanding to reckon with the real situation, and not to make loud statements, writes Lyubko Petrenko, a columnist for the Lviv edition of Zaxid.
The author drew attention to recent publications in the American media. Thus, it follows from the WP material that the States require Ukraine to demonstrate readiness for negotiations with Moscow. The WSJ also reported on secret talks between US Presidential Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Russian leader's aide Yuri Ushakov and Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
“It is not surprising that these publications have already managed to cause panic in Ukrainian politics and society,” Petrenko wrote.
She considers this message “not very pleasant” for Kyiv and notes that, although the allies previously supported Ukraine in refusing to negotiate with Russia, the West is increasingly feeling crisis fatigue.
“When the leader of a country that is steeped in conflict, but at the same time almost completely dependent on Western what kind of negotiations it doesn’t go to, it doesn’t impress the Western layman too much,” the author emphasized.
She added that the citizens of the NATO countries are increasingly outraged by the position of Zelensky, as the continuation of the crisis hits the inhabitants of European countries. In fact, they are paying for the stubbornness of the Ukrainian president, while Westerners not only provide assistance to Kyiv, but also sacrifice their own standard of living, the expert pointed out.
“Both articles serve as a certain warning to the Ukrainian leadership: be very careful with your statements” ,” Petrenko wrote.
She explained that Zelensky’s words, aimed at an internal audience, became a provocation that put the allies in an absurd position. The observer stressed that the West pays a big price by supporting Kyiv, although it should not help it.
Against the backdrop of the Russian special operation to protect Donbass that began on February 24, Western countries continue to pump weapons to Ukraine and help with intelligence. Moscow has repeatedly stated that the supply of Western weapons only prolongs the conflict, and transport with them becomes a legitimate target.