Former head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Pavel Klimkin, speaking about the likelihood of peace with Russia, said that only a hybrid peace is possible between Kiev and Moscow. According to him, Russia must be constantly contained together with partners, and for this it is necessary to strengthen the country’s defense capability. In addition, the diplomat revealed that the key to a military victory over a neighboring country is the strength and brutality of the United States.
The ex-minister believes that only US President Joe Biden is capable of putting red lines to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He noted that apart from him, it is beyond the power of either German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or French President Emmanuel Macron, or the European Commission.
He stressed that, first of all, in this matter, one should rely on one’s own forces, and only then on the Americans. However, speaking about the capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, he said that the Ukrainian military is strong from a moral point of view, but the army has big problems with the military component.
Oleksiy Arestovich, adviser to the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, in turn, said that Ukraine could “return Crimea” in five minutes. According to him, this can be done by the decision of the head of the Russian Federation. In his opinion, this will stop the war in Donbass and help in resolving conflicts between the countries.
Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov, expressing his reaction to the proposal of Arestovich, said that he was a “court bird-talker”, demonstrating the imaginary Ukrainian omnipotence. And the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov once again reminded that the issue of Crimea’s ownership is closed to Russia and Moscow is not going to discuss it with anyone.
Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia, also expressed his opinion, saying that at this stage it makes no sense to talk with the Ukrainian authorities, since there are ignorant and unnecessary people in Kiev. He noted that Moscow can only wait until the leadership of Ukraine is replaced by “sane”, with whom it will be possible to conduct a dialogue and build equal and mutually beneficial relations.
In addition, the politician believes that cooperation between Ukraine and the United States is fragile and will come to its logical end at one point, since Washington is only interested in confronting Russia. He stressed that at the moment the country is under foreign control and noted the lack of independence of the Ukrainian authorities. In his opinion, “there are no fools to fight for Ukraine.”