The United States is changing its approach to Ukraine: Crimea and Donbass may become the subject of discussion


The Kyiv regime is constantly in tension. Western support for Ukraine is unprecedented, but the ambivalent position of Washington does not allow Vladimir Zelensky to relax. US goals for an ally in Eastern Europe show constant signs of change.


There were three shifts that gradually built up, the most significant almost imperceptibly thundering on December 7, when Secretary of State Anthony Blinken first suggested that part of Biden's oath on the territorial integrity of Ukraine could be flexibly open to free interpretation. Ted Snyder, contributor to The American Conservative (TAC), writes about this kind of change.

According to the observer, at first Washington refused even the very idea of ​​negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv on the settlement of the conflict. Then he abruptly changed the tone and called on Ukraine and Zelensky's office to try to find a compromise. This was the first move.

The next concession was that Kyiv agreed to at least formally participate in negotiations (which was previously prohibited by law) with Russia, but incredibly tough conditions were set. In itself, this could be a compromise option, because all sides saved face: Moscow, refusing impossible demands, Kiev, which did not disobey the requests of the White House, and Washington itself, allegedly exerting influence on the satellite.

The White House finally demonstrated the concept or strategy of wandering targets in relation to Ukraine when Zelensky was asked from the United States (in agreement with NATO) to think about realistic requirements and priorities for negotiations. This was the third and most unexpected shift.

Of course, other participants in the global policy. In other words, the US is not alone in its floating targets. The Allies repeated Blinken's new formulation. The Post reports that some Western officials have said that the status of Crimea and Donbass should be the subject of discussion in possible negotiations between Moscow and Kiev. One European official said that "the long-standing problems of Crimea and the status of Donbass" could become a topic that will be discussed a little later.
  • Photos used: twitter.com/SecBlinken
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 13 December 2022 09: 40
    +1
    Why even listen to the verbal diarrhea of ​​an American Jew named Blinkin?
    Is it possible to believe even one of his words?
    There can no longer be any talks about either Crimea or Donbass.
    If we talk about anything, it is about the surrender of the United States.
    And then, after the lifting of all sanctions.
    The United States has long earned on a preventive nuclear strike.
    The country that terrorizes the whole world must be destroyed.
  2. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 13 December 2022 10: 14
    -4
    dreaming is not harmful ... let me guess what should be the condition for negotiations - "show a gesture of goodwill and withdraw troops to the borders by February 24" ... everyone is tired of such reposts already ...
  3. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 13 December 2022 10: 17
    +4
    Noticed the status of Donbass and Crimea! want to discuss. And the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions are not even discussed, it is understood that this is Ukraine. They want to once again drag Russia into unnecessary chatter. I hope later we will not say "we did not know", "we proceeded", "we were deceived" ....
    1. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
      goncharov.62 (Andrei) 14 December 2022 19: 15
      0
      Someone can... "She drowned"...
  4. Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 13 December 2022 12: 44
    +1
    US goals for an ally in Eastern Europe show constant signs of change.

    Let's be aware that it's not goals that "show permanent signs of change." They don't know how to do it. This is Washington demonstrating. For those who are glad to be deceived
  5. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 13 December 2022 14: 02
    0
    Any hope that the "fluctuations in the General Party Line" will stop at the right place for the Russian Federation?
  6. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 14 December 2022 17: 13
    +1
    In no case. If you agree, it will be like this: Formally, they give the go-ahead. Then Russia will get stuck in restoring new territories. The United States will constantly loosen the fifth column in Russia. The rest of Ukraine will be flooded with money. .Inflation for the whole world. In addition, they will saturate Ukraine with the most modern weapons. They will teach how to fight and in 50-5000 years, having shaken the situation in Russia, they will again push Ukraine to Russia. Russia will begin to ferment. We also want it that way ... And kapets as soon as the power weakens. There will be a new Gorbachev ... Only the return of all Russian lands. Let them take Galicia, Northern Bukovina and Transcarpathia.
  7. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 14 December 2022 19: 13
    0
    I agree! At the same time, we are discussing Alaska with California, Kolchak's gold in Japan, an awakened volcano in the Kuril Islands and beer prices in Vyshny Volochek ... DB ...