Would Ukraine Consider Trading Land for Peace?

Would Ukraine Consider Trading Land for Peace?

Ukraine May Offer A “Deal” For Putin – Some Say It’s Too Far

(NewsBroadcast.com) – The current battles in Ukraine began when Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his military forces across the border to rid the country of the Nazis that are currently in charge — at least, that is the story he’s trying to sell the world. That was on February 24, 2022, but the world needs to remember that this has been going on for close to a decade. Specifically, since 2014 when Putin “annexed” the Crimea region and Russian-backed “separatists” took control of the Donetsk and Luhansk (collectively known as Donbas) regions of the country.

Back in the USSR

When Adolf Hitler released “Mein Kampf,” most considered it the ravings of a madman if they considered it at all — it’s not that they were wrong, just that it took World War II to get rid of him. In 2014, the BBC published an article that declared that Putin had a plan to reassemble the Soviet Union. Almost a decade later it seems that’s what he’s trying to do.

Land for Peace?

In an interview on Newsmax, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy downplayed the idea of essentially buying off Putin by ceding over the swaths of his country’s sovereign territory for a promise of peace. First Lady Olena Zelenska echoed her husband’s feeling that handing over parts of their country is equivalent to “conceding freedom.”

In Zelenska’s opinion, even if her husband was willing to make such concessions, the Putin regime would keep coming and continue aggression against Kyiv. For their part, the Russians have kept one Soviet tactic alive: they signal one thing to the West and then a completely different line of… well, you get the drift… to their citizens.

According to Russian upper Parliament House Speaker Valentina Matviyenko, the country is ready to head to the negotiation table and get an agreement signed but shifted the blame for the lack of talks onto President Zelenskyy. However, the state-run news agency Tass put a more hardline spin on it, saying that the speaker said Ukraine must bend the knee to their will and that negotiations would take place on their terms alone.

In an ongoing effort to supply weapons and money to Ukrainian forces fighting to repel the invaders from their country, the United States announced that they would be sending advanced rocket systems to bolster their military. Russia has accused President Joe Biden and his administration of “adding fuel to the fire” by sending these more advanced weapon platforms to the defenders.

It doesn’t appear peace is in the near future.

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