MOSCOW, October 6 – Novosti. The decree of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky refusing to negotiate with Vladimir Putin actually took Europe hostage, writes D. Marjanovic , a columnist for the Croatian edition of Advance .
The author stressed that this is “an alarming and militant step” on the part of the Kyiv authorities.
“Here Zelensky deliberately slams the door to any kind of negotiations, and fixing this decision with a document. You can say that in this way he“ vowed ”never to negotiate with Vladimir Putin,” he wrote.
Marjanovych stressed that such a decision by the President of Ukraine may mean that he is indifferent to the consequences.
“And what if the alternative to negotiations is the escalation of the war to world proportions?” he asked.
The author called Zelensky’s duty to protect his country, but stressed that he has no right to hold the whole of Europe hostage.
“We need to clearly understand the following: the world will always prefer a defeated Ukraine to a nuclear holocaust,” he said.
Maryanovich admitted that Zelensky’s decree was needed to increase the morale of the army and had only a propaganda function, but at the same time stressed that this version was unlikely. The observer recalled that the politician won the presidential election with the promise of a peaceful solution to the Donbass problem and the readiness to implement the “Steinmeier formula”. But soon after Zelensky took office, he went along with the radicals, fearing a new Maidan.
The author called the current situation the most dangerous, since Zelensky actually abandoned any possibility of a peaceful solution to the crisis.
“Players who a priori reject the negotiations will end up being blamed for the tragedy when the results are summed up,” he concluded.
Volodymyr Zelensky earlier by his decree put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council ( NSDC ) of Ukraine on the impossibility of holding negotiations with Vladimir Putin.
Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, commenting on Kyiv’s decision, said that negotiations with Kyiv would have to wait for a change in the position of Zelensky or his successor. He also clarified that from the very beginning, even before the special operation, the Russian side was a supporter of ensuring that the achievement of the conditions put forward by Moscow was ensured by “peaceful, diplomatic, negotiation means.”
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