The absence of a clear plan for a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine makes Western states look bad. This was announced on Saturday, October 1, by a member of the Bundestag, a member of the Left Party of Germany, Sarah Wagenknecht.
“I really think it’s a shame that the West doesn’t have a reasonable peace plan,” she said. Weser Courier.
The politician noted that all the measures taken to date have proved ineffective: the sanctions have not had a serious impact on the Russian economy, and the supply of weapons has not provided an advantage to the armed forces of Ukraine. Diplomatic efforts, Wagenknecht stressed, could lead to positive shifts towards de-escalation, but Europe and the United States continue to ignore this possibility.
According to the deputy, the main task is to organize productive negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow. Since the responsibility for the unfolding crisis is shared to some extent by all formally or informally involved parties, the solution of the problem will require the contribution of everyone.
“For the president of any country, the number one goal should be to stop death and destruction. To do this, it is necessary to agree on how to proceed. Of course, with each escalation it becomes more difficult, ”the politician explained.
She also pointed out that Ukraine’s withdrawal from NATO membership and the implementation of the Minsk agreements could probably have prevented the development of a confrontation at an early stage.
Earlier, on September 30, the head of the Duma Committee on International Affairs, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Leonid Slutsky, said that Ukraine’s application to join NATO on an accelerated basis sounds like an invitation to the alliance to conflict with Russia. According to him, the only way for Kyiv now is to surrender weapons and return to the negotiating table.
On the same day, Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kyiv would not hold any settlement talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin held the Russian presidency.
Earlier on Friday, Putin called on Kyiv to immediately cease hostilities and return to the negotiating table. He made such a statement during his address in the Kremlin following the results of referendums in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR), Kherson and Zaporozhye regions.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect Donbass. The decision was made against the background of the aggravated situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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