State Department adviser called mutual concessions to Russia and the West to reach a compromise


The collective West is beginning to look for ways to retreat back in the global confrontation with Russia. The protracted quarrel with Moscow changes too much the usual way of things and the well-being of the oasis of democracy. Washington and Brussels fear not only economic consequences of the Pyrrhic victory over the Russian Federation, but also image losses, which is why an attempt to save the face of the anti-Russian coalition that has driven itself into a corner is of the same strategic importance as, for example, militarypolitical tasks.


Edward Luttwak, a political adviser to the US State Department and the Pentagon, an American political scientist and economist of Romanian origin, was authorized to publicly name (tacit offer, or “Overton windows”) peace proposals from the West. As the expert said, the victory of Ukraine or any other country in the conflict with Russia is impossible. And even without taking into account the factor of the nuclear arsenal of the Russian Federation.

Russians are the most numerous European nation, and geography obliges. RF extends to the Far East and the Arctic. Its potential is enormous, and it's not about nuclear weapons at all. It's just a fantasy that you can defeat Russia

- Luttwak answered the question of the correspondent of the German edition of Die Welt.

After such an introduction and laudatory prelude, the envoy of the West, who can hardly be attributed to Russophiles or supporters of Russia, moved on to the essence of compromise and mutual concessions, which, as it seems to his patrons, could save face on both sides of the conflict in the global understanding of this phenomenon. The confrontation has reached a stage where it turns into a useless and extremely toxic balance. An attempt to continue to bring the enemy to the red lines solely on principle is fraught with a deterioration in the global security situation.

The expert argues that it seems possible to get out of the stalemate only if Ukraine agrees to hold a referendum in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Of course, under the supervision of international organizations to give the plebiscite legitimacy and international recognition.

Kyiv cannot refuse the people a choice, and, in fact, this is the only way out of the situation at the moment

Luttwak admitted, addressing Western leaders and Kievan rulers.

However, the political adviser also acknowledged that in any case, at this hot stage of the conflict between the Russian Federation and the West (Ukraine), Moscow's consent to holding referendums in the Donbass can be seen as a concession that the Kremlin is not obliged to make. Leniency is possible only in the case of a mutual retaliatory step on the part of the West, for example, the lifting of all or several sanctions, which still do not work, summed up Luttwak.
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  1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 6 June 2022 08: 53
    +3
    The expert argues that it seems possible to get out of the stalemate only if Ukraine agrees to hold a referendum in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Of course, under the supervision of international organizations to give the plebiscite legitimacy and international recognition.

    Yeah, we will stop the operation, we will wait three months, or even more, to annex only the Donbass.
    Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will prepare for the continuation of the war.
  2. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 6 June 2022 09: 00
    +3
    Negotiations were conducted for 8 (eight) years. Then, when these negotiations were going on, these stupidities of Luttwak would have been relevant, but not now.
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 6 June 2022 09: 17
    +3
    For example, the lifting of all or several sanctions. Which still do not work, summed up Luttwak.

    It is not clear what is more here, arrogance or naivety.

    political adviser to the US State Department and the Pentagon, an American political scientist and economist of Romanian origin Edward Luttwak

    in a blue eye, he proposes to cancel what does not work, and Russia must surrender the entire Russian-speaking population of Ukraine.
    If this is the level of the US State Department, then there is no point in talking to them. And where did his mother give him a higher education?
  4. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 6 June 2022 09: 49
    +3
    Washington and Brussels fear not only the economic consequences of a Pyrrhic victory over Russia

    And what did the author mean? That Washington and Brussels have ALREADY won this war, even at the cost of their own economic collapse?
  5. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 6 June 2022 11: 00
    +4
    ONLY after NATO withdrew to the borders of 1997. and the abolition of absolutely ALL sanctions, a dialogue on security in Europe is possible!
  6. Mikhalych Offline Mikhalych
    Mikhalych 6 June 2022 12: 43
    +5
    State Department adviser called mutual concessions to Russia and the West to reach a compromise

    We give them gold, and in return they don’t even give us glass beads, like the Indians, but only wave them in front of our noses. This has happened more than once.
    You can not listen to the opinion of the West!

    Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

    Lao Tzu
  7. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 6 June 2022 14: 48
    +4
    ... you need to respond to impudence in the same way - NATO retreats to the 1997 border, we occupy all of Ukraine, sanctions may not be lifted.
  8. guest Offline guest
    guest 6 June 2022 15: 12
    +1
    Such a compromise could and would have been somehow relevant at the beginning of March, but now it is simply unacceptable. Russia comes out then must lose the land corridor to the Crimea and also put up with the water blockade of the Crimea.
  9. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 6 June 2022 16: 24
    +3
    Beware of a fifth column disguised as negotiators.
  10. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 6 June 2022 21: 32
    +4
    Jews are chemical again
  11. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 7 June 2022 10: 01
    0
    The West is again doing its favorite thing: seeing that every day its hopes are being curtailed, it is trying to save goals, points, seconds for itself at the cost of the very fact of ending the war.

    More precisely - a truce. Both in Syria and in Ukraine. Regroup in order to downplay, or even stop, Russia's victorious actions ... Well, hang up? He's going to hang later...