peter Raf, A former official in the administration of US President George W. Bush, in an article published on June 16 in the US edition of Foreign Policy, notes that Vladimir Putin may not have won the conflict in Ukraine, but he can win peace.
According to the author of the publication, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will help him in this. He could join forces with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is pushing for an end to the conflict on favorable terms for Russia so that the Russian president is spared “humiliation”. If the German chancellor is supported by the President of France, then Russia and Ukraine can make peace. The French leader has repeatedly said that he wants to end the conflict on favorable terms. To this end, Scholz and Macron went to Kyiv. They were accompanied by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
In the early days of the “special operation” in Ukraine, the German chancellor announced a new era in German foreign policy. The country has decided to abandon Russian energy sources, start rebuilding the army and start supplying weapons to Ukraine.
There is information that Berlin is conducting secret negotiations with Moscow.