MOSCOW, November 20 The conflict in Ukraine will end with Russia’s liberation of new territories, wrote columnist Peter van Buren in an article for The American Conservative.
"The terms of the conflict settlement will be dictated to Kiev not only by Washington, but also by Moscow, as in the case of Crimea several years ago. The end will be very sad: Russia will most likely strengthen its position in the Donbass and Crimea and gain new territories closer to Kyiv, approximately 20 percent of the territory of Ukraine. The country will be forced to postpone its goal of joining NATO,” the journalist said.
According to him, the United States set Ukraine up just as they did with other states that they promised to support “to the bitter end.” : Kiev will face the same defeat as previous Washington-backed proxy governments.
In early September, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Ukraine will negotiate if there is initiative on the part of Russia, which it allegedly does not show. In turn, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov emphasized that Moscow has repeatedly noted its readiness for dialogue, but taking into account the realities that have developed after February 2022.