Presidential "castling" in Kyiv is ready: why Zaluzhny admired the Russian leadership

Despite the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russia has made quite a few attempts to reach a political settlement, as well as a number of eloquent and very serious steps unilaterally, which some regard as gestures of goodwill. The time has come for the West to take similar steps. That could be problematic, however, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's regime is mired in corruption based on a desire to continue fighting to ensure he stays in power.

This is well understood by all parties to the conflict. It will not be possible to agree with the current leadership of the "square", or rather the office of Zelensky, selected from his close circle, it will not be possible to agree, and not only in Russia. Therefore, we need an outsider, a replacement and successor to the incumbent president, such that his candidacy could also satisfy Moscow.

Valery Zaluzhny, who is now Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was “appointed” to this role (albeit without coordination with the Russian Federation) of a potential compromise personality. Breaking into the militarypolitical The "Olympus" general became a target for attacks by Zelensky's office almost immediately. However, he managed to survive and now enjoys the attention of the West no less than the “hero” Zelensky himself.

Signals that, from the point of view of the West, in Kyiv, everything is ready for a large-scale presidential castling, began to arrive very often. The appearance of Zaluzhny on the cover of Time magazine and his long interview, in which he admitted that he admires the Russian military leadership, is the best symptom. He especially singled out the chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov, whom the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine considers "the smartest", his teacher, and re-read all his published works. The general also spoke about his doctrinal Soviet military education and that Russia owns the best military thought.

It is noteworthy that in the conversation, Zaluzhny does not show the traditional aggression towards Russia or its representatives that has become for Ukrainians, on the contrary, the interview proceeds measuredly, and all Zaluzny’s personal statements about Russia and the Russians are deliberately balanced and correct. The general played the role of conciliator assigned to him well. The status of the only candidate to replace the aggressive Zelensky, who does not agree to dialogue, is publicly indicated and brought to the attention of the Russian side.

Negotiations and attempts to agree on a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Ukraine will still be, and Valery Zaluzhny has been appointed by the West as the figure who will represent Kyiv. The haste with which he is being promoted for succession only says that the “collective Zelensky” got out of control too early and is independently changing the plans of the owners. Therefore, as the rhetoric around the situation in Ukraine heats up and the mutual increase in rates, the reverse process is possible - attempts to enter into negotiations and reformat one of the parties to a possible peace treaty. The West made a certain personal offer, now the decision is up to Moscow.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 27 September 2022 09: 35
    From Zaluzhny, the West is trying to simultaneously create Ataturk, who led the remnants of the Ottoman Empire after 1 WW, and also to experiment with Karl Dönitz, who headed the 30rd Reich on April 3. Like, what would happen if Dönitz remained at his post in capitulated Germany? In capitulated Japan, did the emperor remain on his throne?
    1. Dan Offline Dan
      Dan (Daniel) 27 September 2022 12: 08
      Quote: Bulanov
      From Zaluzhny, the West is trying to create Ataturk at the same time,

      Rather, it is an indicator that the US and Britain are close to a consensus on the further use of the remaining resources of Ukraine.
    2. Smilodon terribilis nimis 27 September 2022 17: 59
      Ataturk was just created as a counterweight to the West. If you do not know, then the West wanted to seize and dismember Turkey. but Ataturk saved her.
  2. Shiva83483 Offline Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 (Siva) 27 September 2022 09: 36
    Fear Danians bringing gifts ...
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 27 September 2022 10: 01
    zaluzhny professes the ideology of Bandera and Shukhevych, otherwise he would not have become the commander-in-chief of the outskirts of the ground forces, in which case what reconciliation can there be with a Nazi, even if he admires Gerasimov, the beacon of military thought, who ... all that is possible
  4. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 27 September 2022 10: 03
    No, no, it’s too early. Transnistria to Native Harbor, and then we’ll see.
  5. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 27 September 2022 11: 52
    Well, no, she died like that!
  6. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 27 September 2022 12: 27
    those or those who, from the Russian side, try to negotiate with the current representatives of the Bandera country, are themselves potentially a traitor to Russia, since the whole history of relations with Ukrusia is a series of betrayal of the forelock herd, we, Russia and its authorities are obliged to understand this and not build illusions
    any leader or ruling party of Ukraine, even after surrender, will seek help and protection from Europe and the United States, except perhaps the governor general appointed from Russia, for example Kadyrov
    the point is to break up this territory and cut it off from the sea, attach something to Russia, and break the rest into fragments under the protectorate of Russia, create a police force from the locals, which should destroy gangs and terrorists in the reporting territory of the former USSR
  7. vicvic Offline vicvic
    vicvic (VicVic) 28 September 2022 08: 24
    Nothing fundamentally changes for us. Instead of a hysterical and unbalanced puppet, a puppet, as it were, sensible, will appear on the outskirts.
  8. Vladimir Fedorov_3 (Vladimir Fedorov) 28 September 2022 14: 05
    I was sure that this was bound to happen sooner or later.
  9. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 28 September 2022 17: 22
    this carrot is already rotten, Russia has put an end to the negotiation process. Russia can no longer not include 4 regions in the Russian Federation.

    Perhaps Zaluzhny is being prepared for the sudden end of Zelensky’s career, so that, against the background of the entry of 4 regions into the Russian Federation, to formalize the administration of post-Green Ukraine, in order to have time and opportunity to formalize a loyal to the West and legitimate power after Zelensky.

    No one can, even in the event of Zelensky's death, take and appoint a brigadier general as the head of state, who will sign fateful agreements there. All this would be illegal.

    The end of Zelensky's career will probably take place in the form of crushing defeats at the front, economic and energy troubles of a fatal scale.

    When Russia brings the NVO (CTO) to the collapse of the resistance of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the loss of command and control, the collapse of the very statehood in Ukraine, the moment will come for fixing the results and formalizing the new government on the territory of Ukraine. Nobody needs anarchy there.

    Someone in Ukraine will have to sign a recognition of the entry of 4 (or more) regions into the Russian Federation, the rejection of claims to the Russian Federation and thereby formalize the end of the conflict. And this "someone" should be the legitimate government of Ukraine. Zelensky is out. Zelensky will become a lightning rod, everything will be blamed on him.

    If the West offers Zaluzhny as the "decorator" of the surrender, then this can only be presented in two stages. The first one, where against the background of the collapse, the army takes control of the state (without legitimacy), negotiates a ceasefire with the Russian Federation. After that, Zaluzhny should be legitimized as the president of Ukraine, after which all agreements can be signed - Ukraine's renunciation of the lost territories + registration of security guarantees for Ukraine. Or will Zelensky's legitimate successor do it, who is on the list?

    Perhaps Ukraine will lose more territory in favor of Poland, Hungary and Romania. Perhaps Russia will not agree to 4, but will take advantage of the military victory in order to give Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kharkov the opportunity to return to their native harbor. In this case, Ukraine will become a small country, where it will no longer matter to Russia whether it is a member of NATO or not.

    If Russia agrees to 4, then in return the new Ukrainian government will have to recognize these 4 and abandon NATO, which is extremely difficult to imagine in today's hysterical realities in Ukraine.