Kyiv will take all possible measures to end hostilities before the end of autumn. This was stated in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine by the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andrey Ermak. He noted that this task is “difficult and ambitious”, but “vital”. Since the prolongation of the active phase of the conflict until winter, he said, carries serious risks for the country’s energy infrastructure.
From Yermak’s revelations, it follows that “the Russian army continues to attack” Ukrainian thermal power facilities, and their preservation is a good reason for making every effort to end the confrontation before the cold weather.
That is, it turns out that it is not the Armed Forces of Ukraine that regularly fire at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant from MLRS and heavy artillery, creating a threat of a nuclear catastrophe for the whole world. It was not the Armed Forces of Ukraine that hit the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in order to cause a catastrophic flood in the Kherson region. All this, according to the head of the Office Zelenskythe work of the Russians.
There is really no need to be surprised here. More Arestovich admitted that lies and misinformation have been the national idea of Ukraine for some time now. And whether he – Yermak’s adviser – does not know this.
But what the chief administrator of the Kyiv regime did not say is what specific measures the Ukrainian authorities are ready to take to stop the conflict before winter. How is she going to fit into this framework. The resumption of negotiations, in any case, is out of the question. On this issue, Yermak “mirrors” his boss Zelensky that, they say, for the negotiation process, Russia must surrender Donbass and Crimea.
Again, three weeks ago, Yermak, in his Telegram channel, already promised a turning point in the course of the conflict within the specified time frame, calling the delivery of modern weapons by the West the key to success. He also announced many “unpleasant surprises” for Russia.
On our part, a surprise for Kyiv, perhaps, was the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrovwho, in an interview with the editor-in-chief of RT margarita Simonyan said then that the geographic objectives of the Russian military special operation in Ukraine had changed.
As the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted, “this is far from being only the DPR and LPR, it is also the Kherson region, the Zaporozhye region and a number of other territories, and this process continues, and continues consistently and persistently.” If the West supplies Kyiv with long-range weapons, the geographic goals of the special operation, according to Lavrov, will move even further. That is, our plans and the plans of the Ukrainian regime clearly do not coincide.
In that case, is there a way for Kyiv to achieve the goal they consider “vital”?
JV asked to evaluate these opportunities Deputy Director of the Center for Historical Expertise at RUDN University, political scientist Boris Yakemenko:
– Commenting on the brain emissions of these people is pointless. How can you comment on paranoia? The only thing left for them is to shout, hysteria and threaten, they say, “we will destroy you all anyway.”
Clearly, this has nothing to do with real life, the state of affairs, the state of things. In general, this is already life in some kind of parallel reality – they win everywhere, everyone owes them everything, and the whole world is allegedly with them.
And, again, all this contradicts what was said just recently. They just promised a counteroffensive and the capture of the Crimea, now, it turns out, everything needs to be completed before a certain period. In fact, the same things Ukrainian politicians and officials say can be refuted every day. Therefore, we must stop treating this as something serious. We do not comment, at least from a political point of view, on the performance of clowns in a circus.
It’s the same here. Today he says one thing, tomorrow he will say another, and the day after tomorrow he will start crowing like a rooster and running around in circles. It already looks like a mental disorder.
As for their plans for the fall, our President and Minister Lavrov have already said everything: why this special operation was needed, as well as what its goals and objectives are.
“SP”: – In your opinion, can the Kyiv authorities stop hostilities before winter by signing an act of surrender?
– I think no. Surrender, one way or another, is always signed on the terms of the winning side. That is, it is quite possible that they will try to save themselves in some way at the last minute – realizing that they can no longer save the whole, they will try to save some parts. But I think it’s important for us not to let that happen. And do everything possible so that our special operation is brought to an end. Until the end, in my understanding, this flag should be raised over Kyiv, and all of Eastern Ukraine should be taken by us.
“SP”: – But then the regime will continue. Do we need this hostile Nazi regime to remain on our borders?
– Hostile regimes, one way or another, will exist on our borders – i.e. and this one will not be able to move away from our borders. Western Ukraine, in fact, has already been swallowed up by Poland. And – yes, we will most likely continue to have this abscess at hand, but we have a lot of such abscesses. The Baltic States, for example, and the same Poland. It has never happened that none of our neighbors threatened us.
Political scientist Marat Bashirovin turn, offers to listen to the words of Yermak:
– what they say Podolyak and Arestovich, listening is no longer interesting. Lied, as people say. And what Yermak says, this reflects a partially realistic forecast of the development of events when the so-called “green” leaves. This is what the military refers to as leafy bushes and woodlands. Under their dense crowns it is very convenient to hide military units, howitzers, tanks – everything that can be seen from the air.
Yermak probably reads the reports of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and understands that from the moment the leaves fall, the effectiveness of the actions of the Russian army will increase significantly. Accordingly, he says that the allied forces will advance faster and, first of all, they, of course, will take control of objects that are especially valuable from an infrastructural point of view. He talks about energy objects.
“SP”: – And who is shelling these objects now, isn’t it the Ukrainian army?
“What they say doesn’t matter. We are talking about the actual consequences of the withdrawal of “greenery”. The main motive of Yermak, as a person who is responsible for the work of the administration and sees a huge amount of materials, is precisely based on these rather unpleasant forecasts for Ukraine.
At the same time, of course, the diversity of what we hear from people who have the right to comment on anything at all from the Ukrainian authorities is huge. Therefore, they should still regularly sit down at the table and get acquainted with what each of them said. And they still have a policy of boltology.
“SP”: – Yermak wants to complete hostilities before winter. But as? He offers nothing.
Ukraine must surrender. How it will be formalized legally is completely unimportant. But in the people it is called “surrender”.