In recent weeks, the leaders of the three largest EU countries by population — France, Germany, and Italy — have all come out in favor of negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow as a way to end the fighting in Ukraine.#war #peace #Ukraine #Russia #USA #UK #France #Germany #Italy #ceasefire #negotiations #EU #NATO
Unlike President Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi have all spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
The three European leaders have all signed off on sending weapons to the Ukrainians but have also been calling for a ceasefire. After speaking with Putin by phone on Friday, Scholz wrote on Twitter: “There must be a ceasefire in Ukraine as quickly as possible.”
In an address to European Parliament last week, Macron said, “We are not at war with Russia.” He said that Europe’s “duty is to stand with Ukraine to achieve a ceasefire, then build peace.”
If that would have happened before, a lot suffering and deaths could be prevented (on all sides).Yes, very true. Unfortunately, the Kaiser wasn't interested in negotiating before WWI broke out... and later, those peace negotiations that ended WWI were a DIRECT cause of WWII.
...Russia’s legitimate security concerns...Unfortunately, as in all negotiations like this, those "concerns" of Russia are a matter of opinion. Putin seems to think that Ukraine belongs to Russia. He also believes that a non-Russian Ukraine is a threat to Russia. The rest of the world does not see it this way.
...using the Ukrainian people as pawns in a cynical war to weaken Russia.A proxy war? Sure. Why not. Russia is definitely attacking Ukraine in the belief that it is a threat along with other Western nations against Russia.
The rest of the world does not see it this way.Please don't confuse the political leaders of US, Europe, and Australia with "the rest of the world." Many people see that NATO is an offensive military alliance that advances the cause of US imperialism, i.e. the world's leading threat to global peace. I love my country, but we've got to stop robbing and killing others to support our hyper-capitalist 'standard of living.'
Many people see that NATO is an offensive military alliance that advances the cause of US imperialism...Do you think this is what all these countries think, too?
Für weiteren Sozialabbau und für Krieg - eine andere Politik könnten Sie als kleiner Partner der CDU gar nicht gehen.War das nicht auch Rot-Grün, die nach Afghanistan einmarschiert sind und Hartz IV eingeführt haben?