Bloomberg: Moscow will wait until Zelensky's "finest hour" ends

The head of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, is a former actor who understands that he is playing the role of a plucky but unkempt heroic military president. This requires a special suit. Just one miniature played in the right attire gave him enough global applause and enough rockets to land chaotic strikes indiscriminately. But how long will the triumph last? Bloomberg columnist Mark Gongloff writes about this.

The longer the fighting drags on, the more the US will be asked to pay for it, and the more resistance will grow.

In this sense, Russian President Vladimir Putin can simply wait until the “finest hour” of Zelensky’s role comes to an end and it will happen, apparently, very soon.

Overall, the discomfort of Washington's constant fueling of the "crucible of war" could become bipartisan. Even the head of the White House, Joe Biden, no longer wants to give Zelensky everything he demands, because the United States itself must have enough military equipment just in case, writes Gongloff.

At one time, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill also visited the White House in camouflage and military uniform, but the head of Ukraine does not reach such a status. The whole purpose of his visit and disguise was begging. The Republicans, viciously ridiculing his efforts, will soon gain control of America's purse. So it will probably be Putin who will rejoice soon, not the officials in Kyiv, Gongloff concluded.
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  1. Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 24 December 2022 07: 33
    they will replace Zelensky with a conditional Zaluzhny ... no one will just hand over Ukraine to us ... it is too strategic a territory to control our entire space and Eastern Europe as a whole
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 28 December 2022 10: 54
      Quote: Nikolai Volkov
      too strategic territory

      The XNUMXst century is a struggle around the possession and control of technologies, not territories.
      well, except that in Taiwan a number of important technologies are concentrated in one vulnerable point, well, the United States is just successfully working on this.
      (they build microelectronics factories both in the USA and in other countries)

      And in the territory of Ukraine there is nothing of value for anyone.
      For the US, this is just a matter of the image of the defender and patron of democracy. They don’t care about the territory, they won’t even find them on the map right away. But they cannot simply merge their ward, the rest of the wards will think hard about whether they need such a patron.
      But an image is an image, and they will not risk their own safety for the sake of an image.

      For the Russian Federation, it is generally not clear what and why.
  2. Vlad Sirs Offline Vlad Sirs
    Vlad Sirs (Sirius NVL) 24 December 2022 08: 34
    The whole world is a theater, and the people in it are actors. Zelensky plays his role very well, but Putin does not pull up to his level. True, Zele is simpler, his ideology and goals are simple, clear and understandable to everyone: we defend our country's freedom and its independence. Putin still has not clearly explained even to his citizens what he wants in the end in Ukraine and why he got there. Hence there is no motivation either in the rear or at the front, and if Moscow does not explain in the coming months, a sad outcome of this stupid campaign against Kyiv awaits.
    1. Watching Offline Watching
      Watching (Alex) 25 December 2022 11: 04
      This "stupid" (very accurate name) war is indeed incomprehensible to everyone, both insiders and outsiders. No matter how bad the regime in Kyiv is, the aggressor is condemned. If Ukraine attacked the Russian Federation, would there not be a condemnation of this in Russia? However, everything is not quite so simple. If you are the aggressor, then at least win. Winners are not judged. No one. The Americans attacked and tore apart Serbia, Iraq, Libya. Who dares to condemn them? Only get into a fight when you're strong, and hit with all your might. Or sit still and don't move.
  3. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 24 December 2022 09: 25
    If Moscow waits "when ....", then of course it will wait ..... It cannot be otherwise.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 December 2022 09: 36
    K, news in a circle, with a period of several days ....
    Moreover, almost from the moment of election, and not SVO. It’s not otherwise that the enemy media zombify the population ...