We’ve talked this topic previously. Kaz had offered some input on this as well. I’m starting to think this is going to be the outcome. Barring any kind of catastrophic incident? Perhaps, one involving a nuclear power plant that Ukraine is firing at in some kind of mad dangerous desperate pressure tactic.
Most recently here:
Russia calls on the US, EU, and other countries to stop the intrigues around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and force Kyiv to stop the shelling of the station, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday.
In a statement published on the ministry’s website, Zakharova said the Western countries lowered themselves to “open lies” and that they accused Russia of posing threats to the power plant.
She said the EU statement, “full of anti-Russian attacks and twisted facts,” was made when Ukraine was carrying out blows at the Zaporizhzhia NPP.
“Western countries once again descend to open lies, claiming that Russia creates threats to the NPP. Obviously, this contradicts the facts that we have repeatedly cited, including within the walls of the (UN) Security Council.
“It is indisputable that the strikes on the station and the power plant are carried out by Ukrainian armed formations acting on orders from Kyiv. These strikes continued even while the EU delegates in Vienna were collecting signatures for their statement.”
“The West once again puts Russophobic foreign policy views above objectivity, nonproliferation, and nuclear security objectives. It is clear what all their previous oaths of commitment to the international legal framework in the nuclear field are worth. It is also clear what the world would be like if international law in this area was replaced by a ‘rules-based world order’,” she noted.
Zakharova called on Washington and Brussel, “and all other capitals” to stop “irresponsible games and intrigues” around the Zaporizhzhia NPP and make the Ukrainian authorities stop strikes on it.
She also urged the EU to stop issuing statements aiming to bring political scores and start creating conditions for a visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to the plant.
“We strongly condemn attempts to obstruct this mission. In close cooperation with the (International Atomic Energy) Agency and its leadership, we will do everything necessary for the IAEA specialists to be at the station and give a truthful assessment of the destructive actions of the Ukrainian side,” Zakharova said.
Disequilibrium has Henry Kissinger concerned and that’s saying something! (Considering his history)
Mr. Kissinger sees today’s world as verging
on a dangerous disequilibrium.“We are
at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to,” he says.
Could the U.S. manage the two adversaries by triangulating between them, as during the Nixon years? He offers no simple prescription. “You can’t just now say we’re going to split them off and turn them against each other.
All you can do is not to accelerate the tensions and to create options, and for that you have to have some purpose.”
Not accelerate tensions and create options- One option to decelerate tensions could result a divided Ukraine.
Just a general sort of observation- I get a definite impression that the 5 eyes leadership is not just Russophobic, but also Turkophobic. It’s something I’ve noticed for some time now……
Can’t say why that is? But, this is how it appears to me.