Zelensky’s US Visit Could End with Ultimatum: Comply or Be Replaced

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by Andrew Korybko

Zelensky’s latest visit to the US could very well result in them delivering an ultimatum to him to either comply with their demands to recommence peace talks or be replaced. The narrative stage has already been set after leading Mainstream Media outlets became much more critical of him since the counteroffensive failed, thus preconditioning the public to expect this scenario if it’s decided upon.

Russian foreign spy chief Sergey Naryshkin released a scenario forecast on Monday after his service received reliable information “that high-ranking officials of leading Western countries are increasingly discussing among themselves the need to replace” Zelensky. Skeptics might scoff at this since his country has self-interested reasons for wanting to discredit the Ukrainian leader and widen his country’s divisions with the West, but that would be a mistake due to this actually being a credible possibility.

According to him, it’s not just Zelensky’s “endless rudeness” in dealing with his foreign partners or his “boundless nepotism and corruption” that’s driving this, but first and foremost his failure to defeat Russia on the battlefield like he promised. Seeing as how the conflict’s dynamics have recently reversed whereby Ukraine is once again on the defensive, which both Zelensky himself and his ground forces chief both recently acknowledged, there’s a need to freeze it to prevent a Russian breakthrough.

The problem is that “the head of Ukraine has gone too far in creating the image of an uncompromising supporter of a war with Moscow to a victorious end”, which precludes the possibility of him recommencing peace talks, ergo the need to swap him out for someone else who can do this instead. Naryshkin said that EU Foreign Ministers discussed this scenario last month and debated which Ukrainian figures would supposedly be best suited for playing that role.

The list includes Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny, Chief of Staff Yermak, Kiev Mayor Klitschko, and former senior aide Arestovich, one of whom is expected to function as the “Ukrainian Pilsudski” in “creating a strong ‘cordon sanitaire’ between Russia and Europe for decades” after the conflict freezes. Naryshkin concluded by assessing that “This scenario provides for a ceasefire between Moscow and Kiev at the moment when the Ukrainian Armed Forces completely lose their offensive potential.”

While it’s impossible to independently confirm the details that he shared in his scenario forecast, the contours thereof align with the conflict’s latest trends and the West’s recalibrated interests towards it. The congressional gridlock over aid to Ukraine and that country’s return to the defensive combine with newfound political intrigue there and the West’s growing fatigue over the past 22 months to reopen the possibility for recommencing peace talks like the West has reportedly been pressuring Zelensky to do.

His latest visit to the US on Monday, which is his third since the start of the special operation, could very well result in them delivering an ultimatum to him to either comply with their demands or be replaced. The narrative stage has already been set after leading Mainstream Media outlets like the BBC, the Financial Times, Politico, the Washington Post, and others became much more critical of him since the counteroffensive failed, thus preconditioning the public to expect this scenario if it’s decided upon.

As the conflict indisputably winds down, absent some black swan event like a false flag escalation for example, it makes sense that the West would begin more seriously consider various ways to freeze it in order to prevent a full-blown Ukrainian defeat. In parallel, that New Cold War bloc would also logically want to entrench their political-military gains in that country by having it “create a strong ‘cordon sanitaire’ between Russia and Europe” similar in spirit to what the erstwhile Pilsudski sought to do.

That supplementary goal serves as yet another argument in favor of replacing him since this role could best be played by incorporating Ukraine into the Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” (3SI). Zelensky burned all the goodwill that he used to enjoy with that country after smearing it in September, however, after accusing it during a speech at the UN of “helping set the stage to a Moscow actor”. Even though the Polish government just changed, many Poles still deeply resent Zelensky after what he said.

It would therefore be wise for the West to replace Zelensky with someone more agreeable to average Poles, which would facilitate post-conflict Ukraine’s incorporation into Poland’s 3SI. About that regional integration platform, it no longer has any chance of becoming even a semi-independent pole of influence as initially conceptualized after German-backed Tusk just returned to power in Poland. Instead, it’ll serve as yet another instrument of Germany’s envisaged hegemony over Central & Eastern Europe (CEE).

The division of labor between all of them has yet to be formalized, but the 3SI could foreseeably be leveraged by Germany to have Poland share some of the burden for reconstructing Ukraine and guiding its Euro-Atlantic path after the conflict finally freezes. Unlike before Germany’s victory over Poland in their competition for influence over that country and German-backed Tusk’s return to power, this process will be carried out under Berlin’s supervision, not independently like Warsaw initially planned.

Even though Tusk is expected to subordinate Poland to German hegemony, conservative-nationalist activists could still disrupt the Ukrainian dimension of this process, whether through another de facto blockade or through other similarly creative means. While it’s difficult to preemptively thwart such scenarios, the likelihood of them enjoying widespread support can be reduced if Zelensky’s removal leads to the meaningful improvement of Polish-Ukrainian ties at the people-to-people level.

The former Polish government with which he feuded has just been replaced, which improved that country’s standing in the eyes of many Ukrainians, so all that’s needed now is to replace Zelensky in order to complete the Polish half of this German-led reconciliation formula. If that happens, then Berlin can better manage CEE via its informal capture of the Polish-led 3SI following German-backed Tusk’s return to power in that country, and this can in turn widen its range of hegemonic options in the region.

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JD Vance — ‘Kiss my ass. It ain’t happening.’

Last edited 2 months ago by TrumpWon

Douglas Macgregor
@DougAMacgregor
The Russian’s are now capturing Ukraine Soldiers in their 70’s and children as young as 13 forced to fight for their country.
The war is over, Make peace you fools..

Complete face plant by zelenzky the penis piano player.

Speaker Johnson Meets President Zelensky, Calls for Transparency: “It is Not the House’s Issue Right Now. The Issue is with the White House and the Senate” (VIDEO)

This is why it is so critical that an audit be done of the money sent to Ukraine. The corruption is rampant, both in Ukraine and in the White House. How much of the money, sent to Ukraine has found its way into the pocket’s of proponents of the Ukraine proxy war.

Zelensky Tells Senators He Is Considering Drafting 40-Year-Old Men and Needs More US Dollars

Zelensky’s 11th hour plea is bullshit. Ukraine can not defeat Russia. Do not waste $60 Billion more.

JD Vance — ‘These people are living in alternate reality. Ukraine can’t win.’

Last edited 2 months ago by TrumpWon

They should have let Trump go to the Capitol on January 6. There would be no question what he is, and this bullshit would have been ended.

They should have let Trump go to the Capitol on January 6. There would be no question what he is, and this bullshit would have been ended.

I thought there WAS no question. Now you are saying Trump needed to go to the Capital on January 6th to make your points valid?

I’m saying he’d have been convicted at his second impeachment trial, and the GOP wouldn’t be a doomed party driven toward a cliff by a handful of Trump tools.

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg

So you are saying if Trump went to the capitol they still would have opened fire and gassed a peaceful crowd? Im sure the SS would have opened live fire on those tossing shock grenades at the President. You have the strangest fantasies.

We would have seen if Trump sent them home, or egged them on as a means to seize and retain power.

Somehow I don’t see him showing up to spill oil on troubled waters. Look what he’s doing now.

We would have seen if Trump sent them home, or egged them on as a means to seize and retain power.

He told them to be peaceful. He told them to respect the law. After the Capital Police opened fire on the peaceful crowd and incited the riot, he tweeted to them to go home… but Twitter blocked the tweets.

So, we already know that he wouldn’t have “egged them on”, though he wouldn’t have had any control over the hundreds of FBI operatives working to get the riot going.

If he had just done something impeachable. Golly, you missed it by that much. It is the Democrats that are doomed. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be relying on election fraud to grab power. The vast majority of the nation rejects Democrats and everything they represent.

12/12/23 – U.S. Intel Says 315K Russian Casualties in Ukraine – Congress Source

Some 315,000 Russian troops have been killed or wounded in Ukraine since the war began in February 2022, nearly 90% of its pre-war force, a congressional source said Tuesday.

The Russian military has also lost some 2,200 of the 3,500 tanks it had before the start of the conflict, the source said, citing a declassified U.S. intelligence assessment shared with Congress.

The document emerged as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in Washington seeking to convince an increasingly skeptical Congress that the war with Russia could be won with continued U.S. funding.

Zelensky met with congressional leaders on Tuesday before scheduled talks at the White House with President Joe Biden.

The latest casualty assessment marks a big leap from that provided in July 2022 when CIA director Bill Burns said U.S. intelligence estimated that Russian losses were “in the vicinity of 15,000 killed and maybe three times that wounded.”

Both Russia and Ukraine have been deeply reticent about providing casualty figures from the war.

Russian casualties of 315,000 killed or wounded would amount to 87% of the country’s pre-war military force of 360,000.

The Wall Street Journal, citing the declassified U.S. intelligence assessment, said the conflict in Ukraine “has sharply set back 15 years of Russian effort to modernize its ground force.”

To make up for the heavy losses, Russia has resorted to “extraordinary measures” such as conscripting released prisoners and sending them to the front, it added.

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson insisted after the meeting with Zelensky that his party would not approve Biden’s request for $60 billion in fresh assistance for Kyiv unless Democrats meet their demands on immigration.

How do we know that’s not “Russian disinformation”?

Hasn’t dirty joe thrown another $100,000,000 at Zelensky?
I think that was the latest news.
joe has a real fear that Zelensky can dish out the receipts on his and Hunter’s corruption and payoffs.
As long as Zelensky lives he has our pocketbook open for his personal use because joe is a blackmailed dirty politician who has been bought.

My mistake.
joe threw $200,000,000 at Zelensky today.
I wonder how many days of his silence that buys?

12/06/23 – Two Putin Allies Killed Within Hours of Each Other

Two allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin were killed within hours of each other Wednesday as the war between Russia and Ukraine rages on.

Kyiv officials took credit for the killing of ex-Ukrainian politician Illia Kyva, a 46-year-old pro-Russia politician, whose body was found in a suburb near Moscow. According to a report from Agence France-Presse, an official with Ukraine’s defense sector said that the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) had orchestrated the assassination. The Russian Investigative Committee also told the news outlet that an “unknown person fired shots” at the former lawmaker and that a case had been opened into his death.

Kyva was kicked out of Ukraine’s parliament a few weeks after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and relocated to Russia, reported The New York Times. A Ukrainian court convicted Kyva in November, in absentia, to 14 years in prison on charges of treason and attempted violent overthrowing of the government.

Speaking with national broadcasters Wednesday, Ukrainian military intelligence spokesperson Andriy Yusov hinted at Kyiv’s involvement in Kyva’s death.

“We can confirm that Kyva is done,” Yusov said. “Such a fate will befall other traitors of Ukraine, as well as the henchmen of the Putin regime.”

Yusov also called Kyva “one of the biggest scumbags, traitors and collaborators,” per Agence France-Presse’s report.

Newsweek reached out to the SBU via email on Wednesday evening for further information.

Russian outlets also reported that Oleg Popov, former deputy of parliament for the Russian-occupied Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), was killed in a car explosion Wednesday. The LPR was established after Putin illegally annexed four Ukrainian regions in fall 2022.

Law enforcement agencies told the Russian state-owned media outlet TASS that Popov was killed near the Avangard stadium in the city of Luhansk. Yuri Yurov, deputy of the LPR’s parliament, also confirmed Popov’s death on his Telegram channel.

“As a result of a car explosion near the Avangard stadium in Lugansk, our colleague, a deputy of the People’s Council of the LPR … a member of the Donbass People’s Militia, who stood up for the defense of the Republic from the first days, Oleg Nikolaevich Popov, died,” Yurov wrote…

IF Ukraine really killed two anti-Ukraine leaders, it is the first instance I’ve heard of them following a smart strategy.
Just going after foot soldiers pits cannon fodder against cannon fodder.
The leaders can keep throwing more cannon fodder into that meat grinder for as long as their population lasts.
But killing leaders scares those leaders who are still alive.
That works.

You know who is really good at the assassination game, former KGB.