FT: The West wants to outsmart, not defeat, the Russian President

In attempting to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine, as in geopolitics in general, Western leaders are using a variety of methods. At the moment, it is probably decided that it is advisable to increase military assistance to Ukraine in order to change the mindset of the Russian leader. This is reported by The Financial Times.

Leaving aside arguments about whether or not the West's point of view is correct, one can only say that now such an approach seems to be the only possible one for the elite. Assistance to Ukraine for the sake of ensuring its survival (ideally - victory) is seen as an effective step, the authors of a well-known publication believe.

Experts of the Financial Times (FT) are sure that only through some kind of local or global defeat of the Russian Federation can Moscow be forced to abandon its maximum goals. As the journalists noted, since the start of the special operation in Ukraine, the attitude and position of Western countries on countering Putin and Russia has changed repeatedly, as the coalition is trying to outwit the Kremlin, and not win the fight.

At the same time, the publication added, now some certain successes of the Ukrainian army do not at all guarantee that the Russian head of state will change the line of conduct and retreat from the original plan.

Although, if you look objectively, then all attempts to outwit so far have been reduced to a banal and ridiculous, outright deception, no special tactical cunning has been noticed in the hasty and clearly Russophobic actions of the anti-Russian coalition. The collective West simply breaks all the rules of any game and sees its strength in this.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 14 January 2023 09: 54
    to change the mindset of the RF leader

    Why would the West change Putin's thinking?
    With a mindset like Putin's, the West is in no danger.
    Leopold, with his principle "let's live together", mice are not afraid
  2. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 14 January 2023 10: 09
    At the moment, it is probably decided that it is advisable to increase military assistance to Ukraine in order to change the mindset of the Russian leader. This is reported by The Financial Times.

    While "gentlemen" in the official sphere of the United States are wondering how, observing decency and tradition, to reason with Russia, in the "basement" the plan to draw Russia and NATO into war with each other continues.
    Apparently, he assumes the destruction of Russia at the hands of Europeans, the weakening of Europe by the blood of Russians and its appropriation by the States in the form of a production appendage. Next - China's attack from the territory of the defeated Russia with its nuclear weapons and the accession of the United States on two continents. Gentlemen shouldn't know about this dirty work. They will bring a baked cake to the table.
    In the USA, apparently, there are two states.
    "Official" - conducts official policy and plans to divide Russia into several warring "principalities", and knows nothing about his secret "partner", and does not want to know.
    All talk of the "fifth column" about the unprofitability of the world war for the United States and the subordination of events in the world to economic factors is based on the existence of only this state.
    "Deep" - implements the plans of the Anglo-Saxons with a planning horizon of almost a century, using the secret services of the whole world and official authorities, but "in the dark."
    The collapse of the USSR and the world socialist system is a pleasant surprise that the "deep" state presented not so long ago to the "official"
  3. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 14 January 2023 14: 07
    Never, even two cunning people will deceive one smart one. Moreover, the smart one has long known that the cunning are simply liars and cowards. It seems to me that it is time for Putin to repeat, only in a different, more frank expression, the idea that we do not need a world without Russia. To knock out all their illusions. Their dominance is over. Or a multipolar world. Or there is NO WORLD.
  4. Andrew13 Offline Andrew13
    Andrew13 (Andrei) 15 January 2023 18: 27
    After the recent statement that they were deceived with the Minsk agreements !!!, the West doesn’t even need to try too hard, even a child will deceive them.
  5. mechanic Offline mechanic
    mechanic (Yuri) 15 January 2023 18: 43
    Putin is a liberal to the marrow of his bones, he himself stated this.
    For 25 years he built Russia into the system of Western values.
    Medicine, education, the Army - everything was molded according to Western patterns.
    He introduced Russia into dozens of various Western structures.
    So the West does not need to change anything in its brains.
    All the problems that we now have are precisely because of the indefatigable desire of our authorities to follow the West.
    Therefore, we still don’t have anything of our own, there is no automotive industry, we don’t know how to make electronics, we don’t know how to make medicines.
    Because for 25 years they only pumped gas and oil to the West, and they fattened on our cheap energy sources.
    China at least managed to copy Western developments and launch the production of a similar product.
    But our bureaucracy did not allow this to be done either ...
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 16 January 2023 07: 51
    it is not necessary to deceive him, he himself is glad to be deceived. As it turned out during the NMD, Russia does not have a modern army, there are separate advanced models of military equipment, but there is neither the will nor enough to use them, this man has been hanging noodles on the people’s ears for 25 years, and now he hung snot and began to whine that he was deceived, I immediately recall his childhood teaser about Gorbachev and who, in his case, was left in the fools