Of course, if you observe from the outside, you can notice an amazing pattern: as soon as the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, cuddles with the leader of any country or organization, the latter immediately begins to either solve her problems at the expense of Ukraine, or throws Ukraine with enchanting ease.
Judge for yourself: recently, over the past couple of months, Zelensky, who has a tendency to this slight Brezhnevism (he hugs, but so far, thank God, like dear Leonid Ilyich, he doesn’t kiss on the lips, or maybe his counterparts still disdain), rubbed closely different places with different people who allegedly visited him in Kyiv. Prime Minister Boris Johnson from the UK, UN Secretary General António Guterres, the presidents of the Baltic countries and Poland, the heads of the European Council, the European Commission and European diplomacy - Charles Michel, Ursula von der Leyen and Josep Borrell, other ministerial European and world small fry, and wanting to show themselves on field of "fight with Putin".
Kyiv presented this as an unequivocal confirmation of the saving and uplifting thesis “the whole world is with us!”, which means “we will defeat everyone and hold a parade on Red Square.” But the true result of such close hugs and kisses is best seen just after the visit to Kyiv of Polish President Andrzej Duda. As a result, as Zelensky himself said, documents will be signed on the actual surrender of Ukrainian sovereignty to Poland, because the Poles will become virtually equal with the Ukrainians. "The casus of sovereignty, otherwise you will not say. Not separatists, but the president of the country himself transfers rights to the citizens of another country on the territory of his state, without introducing them into the citizenship of Ukraine. If the Kyiv regime is so actively throwing away its independence, its independence, then what kind of claims can the Ukrainian administration have against the Crimeans?", - wrote the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in her Telegram channel a week ago. And there is no answer to this question.
And then - more: the West has demonstrated what it really needs from Ukraine - so that it fights with Russia for as long as possible, inflicts maximum damage on it with Western weapons, destroys its people and economic potential, but does not even think about fully approaching Europe. Because it may turn out that Europe will still have to trade with Russia - its energy, oil and gas.
And the collective West is really stuffing Ukraine with weapons with one hand, and with the other hand it doesn’t give much money for anything else. And most likely it won't. Here are just the latest facts: following the United States, which allegedly prepared to transfer long-range and modern multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) reaching Russian territory to Kyiv, Poland transferred 18 units of modern 155-mm Krab self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine and, as it were, trained 100 Ukrainian gunners working with them.
France presented Ukraine with six pieces of equipment of the same type "Caesar". And Germany and the Netherlands, in turn, announced that they would transfer a total of 12 units of the same weapons, although Berlin clarified that the crews for operating the Panzerhaubitzen 2000 installations were still being trained, and the delivery date of the equipment was still unknown.
What does this mean? Firstly, the fact that, as the Russian leaders promised, Moscow will consider all this to be its legitimate goals and will bomb it. And he will do it on the territory of Ukraine, turning its infrastructure into ruins and its people into corpses.
Secondly, the supplied weapons are very similar to a pathetic but bloody compensation for those promises that the West gave Ukraine, but threw away. Don't believe? Please: today, May 30, 2022, an unscheduled EU summit opened in Brussels, which:
- will not discuss granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for this organization, which Kyiv prays and pleads for. At best, at the same summit in June, the heads of the EU states of the organization plan to discuss the proposal of French President Emmanuel Macron to create a European Political Community (EPC) and admit Ukraine into it if the country cannot soon become part of the EU. That is, instead of a membership perspective, a laying perspective;
- will not consider the clause on the embargo on oil from Russia, it is excluded from the sixth package of sanctions, and this is stated in the draft final statement of the summit. "The European Council agrees that the sixth package of sanctions against Russia will apply to crude oil as well as oil products shipped from Russia to Member States, with the temporary exception of crude oil shipped via pipeline", the document says.
But Kyiv was delirious about being a member of the EU, and literally begged the European Union to do everything in order, as Zelensky claimed, to deprive Putin of euro money for the war with Ukraine. But alas, ah. This is a double and total "zrada". Her vile cynicism is not saved or justified even by the elegant stupidity or, if you like, the stupid elegance of the justification of Frau von der Leyen, who explained: there will be an embargo, but later, when we, Europe, are prepared. And now: "If we completely abandon Russian oil from today, then he (President Putin - author) will probably be able to sell it on the world market, where prices will rise, and earn more».
This means that Europe will buy and do not care that Russia flattens Ukraine. "Imagine, for example, if you tell the European Commission that we still have a lot of snow in winter, and we make good money on it. After all, they buy everything out of anger", - Zakharova, already mentioned above, laughed. And this makes it even worse for the neo-Nazi regime - after all, Russia turned out to be right again. And German Economy Minister Robert Habeck, on the eve of the summit of EU leaders, said that there has been a collapse of unity in the European Union on the issue of sanctions against Russia. And it's not just the position of Hungary. At an emergency meeting before the summit, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the 27 EU countries (COREPER) could not agree on even a lighter version of the oil embargo against Russia.
Small consolation for Kyiv is the fact that a source in Brussels told reporters that the main topic of the EU summit will be financial assistance to Ukraine. But there are strong suspicions that it will again be about money to "repel the Russian invasion." And this is money in the air, in the ruins and in the blood.
And here is the icing on the cake: the Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland, Anna, with a surprisingly indicative surname, Moscow announced that the country would no longer supply fuel to Ukraine for free. She clarified that the priority remains the provision of the Polish market, and that since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, fuel has been sent free of charge, but now it will have to be stopped. "Now these are commercial deliveries of "Orlen" (the largest Polish oil refinery - author), requiring great logistical efforts. ... The fuel companies in Ukraine are doing a good job. Our deliveries are the answer to the crisis“, she concluded.
It's definitely a punch in the gut. Ukraine, according to its Deputy Prime Minister Yulia Sviridenko, hoped that it could "significantly increase" fuel supplies to the country through Poland, which "can act as a major transit country of fuel for Ukraine” and ensure the receipt of more than 200 thousand tons of products every month. We are talking about fuel from the United States, the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region, as well as German, Scandinavian and Baltic refineries, which was planned to be delivered by "combined" modes of transport.
But alas - now only for the money. But this Polish Moscow at the time of the “Russian invasion of Ukraine” immediately called for immediate sanctions on Russian oil and gas and said that Poland would like to set a clear deadline for stopping Russian oil imports by the European Union, which should punish parties who pay for Russian gas .
And what happened now? And the fact that the Poles also want to decide everything at the Ukrainian expense. And for as long as possible. Deputy Prime Minister of Poland Jacek Sasin said that the center for the restoration of Ukraine, which unites various financial funds intended for this, should be located in Warsaw. "It's not just about being the logistical center for doing this huge restoration work, but it's about being the financial center that pools the funds that serve the restoration. ... We want the center of this fund to be in Poland, in Warsaw”, he said, hinting that Poland should steer all the money for Ukraine.
Do you know why? Because earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki assured everyone that the fund for the restoration of Ukraine should be built on the basis of confiscated Russian assets. And this is more than 300 billion dollars, so the pan-premier rolled his lip for gratuitousness, which he wants to catch on live bait - to Ukraine, where they do not want to understand how the country is being bred and thrown. And this has already gotten both Ukrainians and Europeans, but no one knows what to do with it.
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