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Ukraine Crisis: Could Putin Really Make Peace with Volodymyr Zelenskyy?

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Israel Says Russia No Longer Wants to Depose Zelenskyy – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed down on his demands for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to be removed from office, and that Ukraine completely demilitarized.

It comes after Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov outlined four demands that Ukraine must meet to immediately stop Russian military action in Ukraine – one of which was that Ukraine ends all military activity.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Israeli Prime minister, who has for weeks attempted to negotiate peace between Ukraine and Russia, said that Ukraine is no longer demanding to join NATO and that Russia is no longer looking for Zelenskyy to be deposed.”We will continue together with our other friends in the world to try to bridge [between the sides] to put an end to the war, this is the best thing that can happen,” Bennett said.

Israel to Maintain Relations with Kiev

In the same statement, Bennett explained how he has positioned Israel in a way that allows “continuous communications” with both Russia and Ukraine in the hope that they can help mediate an agreement between the two countries.

Speaking on the tarmac at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, Bennett said his country is managing relations with Ukraine and Russia in a “sensitive, generous and responsible way while balancing various and complex considerations.

His comments come after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy asked Israel for weapons and invoked the Holocaust to appeal for aid. In a video released on Sunday, the Ukrainian president called on Israel to pick a side.

“One can ask for a long time why we can’t accept weapons from you or why Israel didn’t impose sanctions against Russia, why you are not putting pressure on Russian business,” he said. “It is your choice, dear brothers and sisters.”

Big Issues Still in Dispute

According to a transcript from Bennett’s office, the Israeli Prime minister said in a speech that there is still a “long way to go” with discussions, and that some of the issues still in dispute are “fundamental.”

While Russia and Ukraine may be coming closer to an agreement, the Kremlin is still demanding that Ukraine make changes to its constitution, recognize Crimea as Russian, and recognize the independence of two Pro-Kremlin regions of Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk.

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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  1. Alex

    March 22, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    The President is not the one to put up with. The President is the one who should be respected. Why respect Zelensky? For dancing in heels? For playing the piano with your penis? For addiction to drugs? For the collapse of the country? For a civil war? For killing Ukrainians? For starting a conflict with Russia? No. This is not the person with whom you can even just talk, especially the president of a great power.

  2. troll-feeder

    March 22, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Mr. Alex,

    sorry, me again. (I do apologize to everyone else reading these articles for my incessant posting. But if they let him do it why can’t I? 😉 )

    what someone does with a piano in the privacy of their own space is none of my business (as long as the piano gives its consent, i suppose). Your fallacy here is the idea that the political leader of a country must be also its moral leader. Admirable, yes, required, no. Just because someone in power acts like they are moral does not mean they are. You really think putler hasn’t “played” a few keys down in the concert hall after hours? Freak, he’s probably hit every note of the entire Sonata No. 11! Ask the people of mariupol about putler’s morals. Each shell that lands amongst the women and children tells volumes.

    I laugh about the character assassination attempts on Zelensky. All I need to know about him is he did not run but stood firm, ready to die for his country. That’s it. And he still might considering the actual assassination attempts underway. He has been the perfect leader for Ukraine thus far, piano or not.

    And did you say great power? that’s adorbs!

    well, don’t let me stop you from hitting that quota. Ни пуха ни пера!

  3. Alex

    March 23, 2022 at 3:07 am

    troll-feeder: I don’t understand why write something that a person doesn’t know about? He played the piano with a penis for the whole country in one television show. The rest of his actions are just as proven. Have you decided to become his free (or still paid) lawyer? A man who is a clown by profession has shown that he can only ruin the country. Of course, when a person has no education either in political science, or in international relations, or in geopolitics, or in history – in anything necessary for governing the country, without critical, strategic, three-dimensional thinking, then this leads to such a tragic end for the country . According to official data, it is located in the west of the country, where you can be in Poland at any time, but according to unofficial data, it is already there. But this is not the problem, but that the clown once again proved that the country should be run by professionals, not jesters.

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