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  • Writer's pictureAnton Kuchuhidze

International Press Review dated 29 May - 9 June 2023

"True peace for Ukraine requires greater military support", US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this week, and this is how I would describe the support and position of Western partners regarding the Ukrainian issue.

Currently, Western partners without hesitation speak about the need for providing security guarantees for Ukraine or full membership in NATO as soon as possible. The policy of the so-called open door is replaced by real actions and real proposals regarding security guarantees for our state.

For example, The Wall Street Journal wrote that Biden's Administration and some allies have expressed interest in a security model similar to Israel's, which has kept adversaries in check for decades through a steady supply of US military aid rather than a written security guarantee. It becomes obvious that the aggressive policy of the rashist federation can be contained only under the condition of supplying weapons to Ukraine and the complete defeat of the rashists on the battlefield. This truth is now openly expressed by Western politicians.

In addition to that, statements about providing security guarantees to Ukraine as soon as possible were also heard from the head of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg. He emphasizes that it is necessary to discuss security guarantees for Ukraine as soon as possible. After all, when the war ends, NATO will need agreements to guarantee the security of Ukraine, that russia not simply redeployed its forces for the next attack, Reuters reported.

I have repeatedly stated that the subjectivity of Ukraine is currently very powerful, it is much more powerful than the subjectivity of the rashist federation. Rashists are in complete isolation. This is confirmed by the statement of European diplomats that Ukraine and its allies are planning a summit of world leaders to discuss Kyiv's conditions for ending the war, which will exclude the rashists, The Wall Street Journal reported. Today, the West adopted a decision that works in the G7 + Ukraine format. And this is another proof that the principle of "nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine" is fixed at all levels.

In addition to that, calls for granting Ukraine a seat of a permanent member of the UN Security Council begin to appear. This is another confirmation of the thesis about the powerful subjectivity of Ukraine. An editorial in The Wall Street Journal states that russia's status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which grants it the authority to block any resolution, is one of putin's weapons in the war against Ukraine. Ukraine can and should inherit the rights of fallen russia. The author emphasizes the need to withdraw the status of permanent member from the rashist federation and transfer this status to Ukraine. This issue can be resolved by an open discussion between united sovereign nations.

A review of the international press this week shows that the subjectivity and status of Ukraine is increasing day by day. Currently, Ukraine is a global international player, and the future of Europe depends on its decisions, protection and actions.

In the coming weeks and months, Ukrainian forces have a real chance at achieving victory on the battlefield. The path to victory is anything but straightforward. But one way or another, it likely passes through Crimea.

Putting serious pressure on Crimea is the fastest way to end the war on conditions acceptable to Ukraine. Kyiv does not want a negotiated cease-fire that Moscow would exploit to rearm and resume the war at a more propitious time. Only this kind of ringing defeat will force Russia to finally accept Ukraine as a fully sovereign state.

The Biden administration’s chief diplomat made a case for giving priority to military support over statecraft to help Ukraine prevail over Russia amid concerns that Western funding for Kyiv could wane at a critical point in the war.

In a speech in Finland, a Russian neighbor, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russian President Vladimir Putin wasn’t ready to negotiate a pact that restores Ukrainian territory and distanced Washington from efforts to bring about peace without Russia at the table.

“Precisely because we have no illusions about Putin’s aspirations, we believe the prerequisite for meaningful diplomacy and real peace is a stronger Ukraine—capable of deterring and defending against any future aggression,” Blinken said Friday.

Ukraine and its allies are planning a summit of global leaders that would exclude Russia, aimed at garnering support for Kyiv’s terms for ending the war, according to a senior Ukrainian presidential adviser and European diplomats.

Plans for a gathering, while preliminary, have strong support from European leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron who are lobbying for participation by countries that have sided with Russia or declined to take a position on the war.

In Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, one of his weapons is Russia’s status as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, which entails the power to block any resolution. It’s a legacy of World War II and the decision to reserve this status to the five victors, including the Soviet Union.

Ukraine can and should inherit the rights of a fallen Russia. Remove the Russian Federation from its seat as a permanent member and transfer it to Ukraine. Memory permits it, morality wishes it, and an open debate among united and sovereign nations could decide it.

NATO must discuss options for giving Ukraine security assurances for the time after its war with Russia, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

When the war ends, NATO will need arrangements in place to ensure that Russia does not simply relocates its forces for another attack, he told reporters at an event in Brussels.

At the same time, Stoltenberg made it clear that NATO - under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty - will provide full-fledged security guarantees to full members only.

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