The Kremlin "nullifies" Zelensky. What signals did Putin send to Ukraine at a press conference

The current traditional press conference of the President of Russia passed without much excitement, sensations and scandals. Some even considered it "boring". Nevertheless, for those who know how to draw conclusions based on the minimum amount of information, and especially from the general context, it is quite capable of providing food for the mind. In particular, regarding the topic, questions on which have been heard at every such event for many years - relations between our country and Ukraine.

Little has been said, but enough for the clever, as they say.

We lived and saw ...

First of all, it is worth noting that when answering a question about the prospects for a dialogue between Moscow and Kiev, as well as the settlement of the situation in Donbass, Vladimir Vladimirovich carefully avoided calling the president "non-existent" by his first name and patronymic, or at least last name. It seems to me alone that in the case of our leader, this, to put it mildly, is not the best sign? However, these are particulars. Putin made it quite concretely that he no longer has confidence in any of the representatives of the Ukrainian government, who, in his words, “come based on the confidence of the majority of voters”, which they receive “using the slogans of uniting the country”. The problem is that in reality something completely opposite happens next. Our president sees the reason for this "lack of courage", which makes the winners of the Ukrainian elections "look back at the nationalists." The issue of resolving the crisis in the East of Ukraine, according to Vladimir Vladimirovich, "depends on its power."

However, here's an interesting nuance: not completely, but only "in many ways." With this reservation, Putin either once again emphasizes political lack of independence of Kiev, or makes it clear that the local authorities will not be allowed to decide the fate of the inhabitants of Donbass on their own in any case. Moreover, the president expressed himself more directly on this score, stating that the Ukrainian politicians who are clearly following the path of rejecting the Minsk agreements "will not be able to reconsider anything unilaterally." Our president sums up the outcome of the Paris meeting in the "Normandy format" clearly and concretely "from what was agreed, nothing has been done or unlocked." Especially - "in terms of political settlement." Consequently, this "read between the lines" more than clearly, neither new meetings, nor new conversations are completely inappropriate.

It is high time to recall exactly how Vladimir Putin spoke about Zelensky a little over a year ago - after he was elected president of the "nezalezhnaya". For the first time, he spoke more or less in detail on this topic during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which took place less than a month after this "epoch-making" event. It should be noted that even then Vladimir Vladimirovich, apparently, did not experience any special illusions about his newly-made "colleague." He characterized him, first of all, as a "talented actor", quite transparently hinting that the former comedian would need "completely different qualities, experience and knowledge" to lead the country than those that he has. At the same time, he added that the main indicator will be whether "the new head of state has enough courage to make decisions and take responsibility for their consequences." Then Putin explained that he was in no hurry to congratulate Zelensky on his election due to his "contradictory statements, in which Russia is still referred to as an enemy and aggressor."

However, the Russian leader expressed the hope that the new Ukrainian president "will determine what he wants to achieve." At the same time, Putin said that he "did not refuse contacts" with him, adding to this the sacramental: "wait and see." Lived. We saw ... In the very near future, the rhetoric of the Russian leader regarding Zelensky became noticeably harsher: he advised Zelensky "to understand that he is not in a comedy, but in a tragedy," and finally begin to fulfill his own election promises regarding the establishment of peace in Donbass ... Then there was the Paris summit - the first and last meeting of the two presidents. The one that, at this press conference, Putin, in fact, described as completely ineffectual.

From words to deeds

No matter how brief Vladimir Vladimirovich's speech on the "Ukrainian-Donbass" issue was, concrete conclusions can be drawn from it. The Kremlin has finally become disillusioned with the Ukrainian side, its negotiability, and, most importantly, the ability to really change something in the key issues that determine the agenda in relations between the two countries. For almost a year after the Paris meeting in the "Normandy format" Kiev managed to engage in imitation of violent activities to implement its decisions. However, when it became clear that no one was going to take the fooling around of the Ukrainian side at face value, one after another, extremely hostile and even somewhat threatening statements began to sound from the “non-profit”. It was "Kravchuk's plan", completely contrary to "Minsk" and, therefore, completely unacceptable neither for the DPR and LPR, nor for Russia. That statement by the same figure who began to demand that our country be “disconnected from SWIFT”. A real sensation was the revelations of the speaker of the Ukrainian delegation in the Minsk TKG, Oleksiy Arestovich, who openly admitted that "the policies of Poroshenko and Zelensky towards Donbass coincide almost completely." The Ukrainian presidential administration intends, in spite of everything that was agreed both in Minsk and in Paris, to demand an unconditional transfer of the border and the entry of a "UN peacekeeping contingent" into Donbas. Essentially, NATO troops.

Moreover, now Kiev, most likely, will be very active in seeking entry into the "Normandy format" also for the United States and Great Britain. That is, the transformation of this already, frankly, not very effective negotiating platform into a meeting of the most inveterate Russophobes. With a great deal of confidence, we can assume that our country will not take part in this kind of “get-togethers” under any circumstances, which will reduce their meaning and value to zero.

The “zeroing” of Zelensky and his “team” in the eyes of Moscow is caused not only by the above-mentioned points, but also by a number of others, which no less clearly and unequivocally indicate Ukraine's unwillingness to go along the path of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbas and at least a relative normalization of relations with Russia ... The provocative maneuvers with the participation of foreign servicemen that did not stop all last year on the territory of the "non-railway", the increasingly concrete talks about the construction of military bases in the country for NATO countries (the same Britain) and the like, speak for themselves. Add to this the incessant Russophobic demarches of politicians and government officials at various levels and the legislative "delights" of Kiev, aimed at persecuting not only Russian citizens, but also its own Russian-speaking population.

As examples, we can mention the bill submitted by the Cabinet of Ministers to the local parliament on the "internment" of Russians who find themselves on Ukrainian territory, or the total ban on the use of the Russian language in any public sphere, from medicine to the service sector, which comes into force on January 16 next year. The unhealthy activity of the "non-profit" at the international level does not subside either - let me remind you that, for example, on April 30 of this year, the local Verkhovna Rada adopted the notorious Resolution No. 3068, in which it called on the "international community" to recognize Russia as an "aggressor country", to condemn it, and, most importantly, in no case should the previously imposed sanctions be lifted. By the way, every single MP from Zelensky's Servant of the People party who voted for this masterpiece of Russophobia was subsequently included in the expanded list of persons against whom our country imposed personal sanctions. Weak, of course, but at least something.

In truth, what is most intriguing in Putin's recent words is the passage that Russia intends to "continue to help Donbass", and "not only in the humanitarian field, but also through direct cooperation." Moreover, according to the president, "support will continue to grow." You know, the thesis of "direct cooperation" can be interpreted very, very broadly. Of course, only Vladimir Vladimirovich himself knows what exactly is meant by these words. We can only guess. What are the next steps to grant Russian citizenship in the DPR and LPR to everyone? Official cooperation of the Russian state with the local authorities, from which the recognition of the Republics themselves is a stone's throw? Something suggests that in this case the matter will not be limited to a couple of new humanitarian convoys. And here Kiev really has something to worry about.

By his speech at a press conference, Vladimir Putin made it clear that Moscow no longer intends to correlate its actions either with Ukraine itself or with the “world community” looming behind its back, giving more and more new carte blanches to the “non-profit” to drag out the peace process. settlement. Those who persistently continue unsuitable attempts to shift the blame for the civil war going on in the country since 2014 to Russia should heed the presidential answer to the question of an Air Force representative: “Yes, we are white and fluffy! In comparison with you ... ”By the way, the fact that Putin practically did not communicate with representatives of foreign media also testifies to a lot. Russia, it seems, is really ready to get rid of the humiliating and perhaps the most harmful habit in its entire history - to live with an eye to the West. Whatever they think and say about us, this, by and large, is their own business. The country does not withdraw into itself - it simply returns its self-esteem.

Incidentally, the representative of Ukraine, Roman Tsymbalyuk, who was present at the event, understood everything very correctly. In his express interview, published hot on the heels of the presidential press conference in one of the Ukrainian media, he said so: “Putin made it clear that all Zelensky’s initiatives on“ de-occupation ”have nothing to do with life ... Russians ready to negotiate with us only on concessions and surrender ... ”Well, it even came to that at last. Better later than never.
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  1. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 18 December 2020 10: 12
    If the leader of a country repeats the same phrases for five years, and everything said about new events has nothing to do with reality, the citizens of his country should probably think about the future. If not the country, then at least our own. Since the loss of the ability to notice reality often leads to a fatal ending.
    On the whole, absolutely everything that Putin said today fits perfectly into just three general theses. The world does not like Russia. All the problems of Russia and the Russians are temporary and will soon be resolved. There are no alternatives to the current government and cannot be.
    1. Vall eremkin Offline Vall eremkin
      Vall eremkin (Vall Eremkin) 18 December 2020 13: 46
      You read inattentively, and you turned everything upside down.
    2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
      ODRAP (Alexey) 18 December 2020 16: 22
      He sees reality.
      That's just a parallel ...
    3. Taisiya Offline Taisiya
      Taisiya (Taisiya) 19 December 2020 18: 23
      Igor Berg,

      ..... Russia is not loved in the world.

      Thank God. Even if they don't like it further. We certainly do not need their love and is even deadly.
      We were already loved in the 90s - they almost lost our country. They love Ukraine. How does it feel? Do you like to be loved?
      What is love in politics? Why are these sentiments? Any policy is a continuation of the economy. And in the economy there are only interests, methods of using these interests and the means of delivering these interests. All. There are only two criteria: profitable / unprofitable. Let them keep love.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 18 December 2020 10: 47
    Ukraine does nothing and we will not do anything. People do not die of hunger and that suits us. This is the meaning of what was said about Donbass. In Russia we live by the principle: "If only it weren't worse." And then Donbass is another problem. The main thing of Nabiulin in the USA "babosy" constantly sends $ mlr every year in Russia more and more, athletes without a coat of arms and a flag agree to perform. In general, Putin is happy with life, but how else, after all, white and fluffy!
    1. Vall eremkin Offline Vall eremkin
      Vall eremkin (Vall Eremkin) 18 December 2020 13: 51
      Who is dying of hunger? Do you get information from the comics? They help as much as they can, or go to war against Ukraine.
    2. polev66 Offline polev66
      polev66 (Alexander) 18 December 2020 18: 46
      yeah. left for the sake of the commentator's wishlist on the yellow website of Russian soldiers to send to die. while someone sitting in the kitchenette and scratching their beer belly scribbles them interspersed with slogans from handkerchiefs and sic.
  3. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
    syndicalist (Dimon) 18 December 2020 11: 33
    Cool Header - Zero Zero laughing
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 December 2020 11: 37
    Another ukrosliv. "Zero" every day, and life goes on by itself.
  5. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 18 December 2020 13: 09
    GDP really looks at the whole situation. He has no interest in pragmatism. Just what will Kiev do next in connection with such an internal situation in the country? The further into the forest, the thicker the Nazis and the income of the Euro-bourgeoisie. And Zelensky will pull him to the west, but they will kill him there too, his own people.
  6. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 18 December 2020 15: 27
    If we remove the demagoguery that is repeated from month to month, then the rest of the Kremlin encourages the Kiev authorities to build a Nazi state - both by trade and investment, and by the indulgence issued by the Minsk agreements for the murder of Donbass citizens. Self-esteem does not allow to admit that the "partners" have cheated Putin like a child by agreements.
  7. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 18 December 2020 16: 14
    When this attitude of the Russian president fell on Yushchenko, the first "black swan" flew over Ukraine. The economy shook but did not fall. Now a similar (even worse) attitude towards Zelensky. - Is this the second call?
  8. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 18 December 2020 16: 26
    Not a day without Ukraine.
    How long did the dryness last?
    The author noticed only one question.
    Either the most important, or the rest is so much that it is not worth talking about.
    By the way, control over the border is spelled out in M2. But, sometimes we have someone ...
    Meanwhile, in 2021, the financing of Coal Switzerland has been reduced by a third.
    Probably, they began to make good money.
  9. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 18 December 2020 20: 48
    It is high time for Russia to live without looking back at foreign countries, but for this the Chubais must be hanged for the genocide of the Russian population committed by them on the first bitch, and not appointed as presidential advisers !!! Putin completely disappointed me. Tell me who your friend is and I'll tell you who you are!
    1. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
      ODRAP (Alexey) 19 December 2020 12: 25
      Simply, you need to start dealing with your country, and not go to your neighbors.
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 23 December 2020 19: 52
        So no one comes to you, to Lviv. Now you are fighting with the Poles for him until the second coming of Christ. But from the lands that you stole from Russia, sooner or later, you still have to get out of the Donbass in the first place.
  10. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 19 December 2020 07: 20
    The war must be financed, fed, put on shoes, clothed, armed, thereby increasing one's capital and influence.
    By fulfilling the Minsk agreements, the Nazis will receive the opposition and opposition media, which can become that critical mass that can become the center of unification of the entire Russian-speaking Ukraine, but does the ruling class of Ukraine need this?
    Cooperation with the DPR-LPR does not mean recognizing their state status and not considering their repeated official requests for inclusion in the Russian Federation. Based on this, it can be assumed that the DPR-LPR is a bargaining chip in exchange for the neutral status of Ukraine and the non-deployment of foreign military bases on its territory.

    every single MP from Zelensky's Servant of the People party who voted for this masterpiece of Russophobia was subsequently included in the expanded list of persons against whom our country imposed personal sanctions

    So it would be with regard to MEPs, US congressmen, UN apparatchiks and all others.
  11. bzbo Offline bzbo
    bzbo (Black doctor) 19 December 2020 11: 37
    With LGBT democracy, you need to talk as with LGBT people. Given their shameless nature. In general, if someone did not teach, the ancient Greek democracies assumed participation in meetings of free citizens who participated in hostilities to protect their city-states. Any LGBT evil spirits, slaves, foreign workers, dependent peasants, immigrants, women, etc., were not such
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  13. Kuznetsov Offline Kuznetsov
    Kuznetsov (Kuznetsov Alexander) 20 December 2020 21: 42
    Well, the territory of the former. The Ukrainian SSR is not a country, not even Somalia. This is a testing ground for conducting biological and other experiments of the owners over the population of the testing ground and preparing human meat there for the war with Russia.
    As one of the classics of one of the owners of this test site said: "There is no story sadder in the world" than this story.