Washington is not interested in establishing peace and tranquility in Ukraine
Hours after Russian President
ushered in a new phase to the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine with a partial nationwide military mobilization, his longtime top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, spoke with
Senior Foreign ...
... from all the territories taken over during the special military operation but also a restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity
within the 1991 borders
, including in Donbass and in Crimea.
Three Scenarios for the End of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Meanwhile, leaks of the latest one-and-a-half-hour
between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggest that the Kremlin is not going to make any concessions in the near future either....
... control – or face the consequences. Kiev refused, and hostilities began. Russia’s official reason for unleashing force was defending the two newly recognized republics which had asked for military assistance.
Shortly after the start of hostilities Russia and Ukraine began peace talks. In late March 2022 at a meeting in Istanbul, Moscow demanded that Zelensky’s government recognize the sovereignty of the two Donbass republics within their constitutional borders, as well as Russia’s own sovereignty over ...
... and support the implementation of concluded agreements. The
implementing role of the OSCE
was evident after, in July 2014, it followed the appeal of the foreign ministers of the Normandy group to deploy the OSCE observers on the Russian side of the Russia-Ukraine border by establishing the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk.
Following the Geneva meeting,
the United States
maintained relatively low profile, with the exception of a short period in 2017–2019 when its ...
Experts’ presentations drew upon proven international experience and precedents for resolving territorial disputes in international conflicts.
The following issues of territorial integrity in the conflict between the two countries were discussed: Ukraine's red lines in territorial matters; territorial goals of Russia; the role and the possibility of introducing international administration in disputed territories; the possibility of holding a referendum in the disputed territories and its consequences.
Like the first event, the second expert round table was ...
... that many in the Russian elite are asking for a definition of “victory.” What is your definition?
It is a moving target. The minimum is the liberation from the Kievan regime of Donbas, which is in its final stages, and then of southern and eastern Ukraine. Then, Russia’s aim should probably be that the territory left under Kievan control will be neutral and fully demilitarized.
Ukraine is an important but small part of the engulfing process of the collapse of the former world order of global liberal imperialism ...
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is the most radical international political change to date, and the most difficult political choice China has yet faced
When talking about external challenges for China–Russia relations, we should first clarify what ...
... key participant in the latter.
Long gone are the days when Moscow could straddle the divide between the West and the non-West. Following the 2014 Ukraine crisis, the G8 reverted to its previous G7 format; in the wake of the Russian military action in Ukraine last February, Russian-Western confrontation degenerated into a full-blown “h
complete with an actual confrontation – if so far a proxy one.
Having tried, after the end of the Cold War, to become part of the new West, and having failed at that endeavor,...
... powerful neighbor evokes sympathy for the former and condemnation of the latter. This attitude prevails worldwide, much stronger in the West, of course, but it is quite common in the East as well.
There was no reason to expect anything different. In Ukraine, Russia is working hard to solve its national tasks that stem from its interpretation of historical justice and appropriateness. For tactical reasons, Moscow denied the true nature of these tasks until the very beginning of the operation and disregards ...
... ties with the West. Around this same time, a Russia-aligned separatist insurgency erupted in the Donbas region and Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in an internationally disputed referendum.
As efforts to settle the conflict repeatedly stalled, Russia began amassing troops along Ukraine's borders last year and called for a reorganization of Europe's security order to roll back NATO activities in the former Soviet sphere of influence. When the U.S. and its Western allies refused these demands, Antonov said this was "the last ...