Another NATO ally confirms US 'blocked' peace in Ukraine
A former Israeli Prime Minister reveals new evidence that the US and its allies sabotaged opportunities to stop the Russia-Ukraine war.
In prepared remarks following a recent meeting of NATO military leaders in Germany, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pledged to help Ukraine “go on the offensive, to liberate Russian-occupied Ukraine.”
But when it came time for questions, the United States’ top military officer went off-script.
“I still maintain that for this year, it would be very, very difficult to militarily eject the Russian forces from every inch of Russian-occupied Ukraine,” Milley said. “That doesn’t mean it can’t happen, doesn’t mean it won’t happen. But it’d be very, very difficult.”
While Russia has taken heavy losses, Milley added, Ukraine “has also suffered tremendously” with “a significant amount of casualties.” Accordingly, he concluded, “this is going to have to get to a negotiating table at some point in order to bring this to a conclusion.”
In calling for diplomacy, Milley reiterated a position first made public in November, when he broke with other Biden administration principals to urge direct talks with Russia.
But more evidence continues to emerge that the US has not merely taken an “agnostic” view of negotiations, as the Washington Post put it last September, but has actively stopped it. In an interview with Israeli television, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett became the latest NATO-allied source to confirm that the US and its UK junior partner blocked a diplomatic settlement between Ukraine and Russia.
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