The Washington Post: Minsk agreements should be revised in favor of Kiev

In fact, the popular daily newspaper The Washington Post (USA) indulges the radical views of Kiev in its new editorial. The latest text is titled “The World Needs a Way Out of the Russian Crisis. And these are not the Minsk agreements” (“Opinion: The world needs a way out of the crisis Russia has provoked. The Minsk agreement is not it”). The explanation states that such articles reflect the point of view of the publication, "determined in the course of debates between members of the editorial board."

Diplomatic settlement is the preferred outcome, but peace at any cost is not needed. It is imperative that the Biden administration and its European partners prevent [Vladimir] Putin from achieving his strategic goals through negotiations backed by force. Unfortunately, French President Emmanuel Macron supported ideas that could lead to exactly this outcome.

- indicated in the publication.

The Washington Post further argues that "Despite its outward appeal, Minsk-2 could become a vehicle for further irreparable destabilization of Ukraine."

For Ukraine, Minsk-2's reference to the "special status" of Donbas means significant local self-government. Mr. Putin sees this as a right for Russia-backed republics within the Ukrainian state to exercise a de facto veto over foreign affairs. policy [Kiev]

- the article says.

It is noteworthy that the editorial publication of The Washington Post actually speaks in unison with the Kiev authorities, which, as the capabilities of the armed forces strengthen, are less and less inclined to implement the Minsk agreements in any form.

Further, the publication notes that several years ago, Kiev itself agreed to Minsk-2 only after a military defeat and under pressure from France, Germany and Russia. Ukraine's current president, Volodymyr Zelensky, is reluctant to follow through with such an arrangement, as the newspaper claims it would be "extremely unpopular" among the masses.

Moscow intends to redefine the architecture of European security, or rather, European borders, with the help of threats of the use of force. The West may not have a diplomatic way to stop Putin, but if there is one, it is demanding the unity of European allies, as well as unity between Europe and the United States. This unity, in turn, must be based on the indisputable principles of territorial integrity and respect for sovereignty.

the article concludes.

At the same time, The Washington Post "forgets" to clarify that Minsk-2 does not in any way affect the issues of state borders. Not to mention the fact that the NATO members themselves have safely forgotten about the principles of "territorial integrity and respect for sovereignty" in relation to Serbia, Libya and many other countries.
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  1. Dimy4 Offline Dimy4
    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) 10 February 2022 14: 06
    Only the armed forces and the determination to use them make us remember various treaties, agreements and other international documents.
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 10 February 2022 14: 32
    the Western position is floating, it is enough to make clippings of videos and texts of statements by the leaders of the United States and Europe about the absence of an alternative to the Minsk agreements. Today, British Foreign Secretary Truss was just brutally butchered in front of the cameras.

    The West demands de-escalation, withdrawal of troops. Truss said today that she sees no other reason for the presence of Russian troops there, other than military pressure on Ukraine, as a threat. And it would seem, one might say, that this is the reason - Ukraine has pulled 120 thousand troops to the Donbass, is preparing an invasion of the Donbass. But Russia avoids this argument. Perhaps in order to avoid the trap of Kiev, which itself will begin to withdraw troops from the Donbass and everyone will demand the same from Russia, which will reduce the whole situation to zero, no Minsk agreements.

    As an outside observer, it seems that mentioning Litvinenko, the Skripals and Navalny in the context of "truth" may possibly alienate those journalists and other opinion leaders in the West who do not quite like the fake approach of the West to coverage of events (not only in Ukraine). Russia could become more attractive by avoiding similar actions, at least when it is not necessary.
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  4. Stason13 Offline Stason13
    Stason13 11 February 2022 20: 45
    Like it or not, be patient my beauty (c).