Peace Has Not Been Reached in Ukraine, Russian Aggression Continues Even After 4 Months
It is not true that Zelensky and Putin agreed to withdraw and that peace has been reached in Ukraine. The need for sensationalism in online media misinforms readers that Russian soldiers have withdrawn from Ukraine and that the war is over, writes Portalb.mk
“Good news for the whole world, peace is coming – Zelensky and Putin agreed to withdraw and there will be peace…” is the title of the news we are reviewing.
More than four months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine and Russian aggression continues to this day, often with greater intensity than at the beginning.
Peace between the two countries has not been reached at no “peace meeting”
The news we are reviewing refers to the meeting of the two warring parties in Gomel, Belarus and was written before the meeting, but nothing has changed after the meeting.
“The Ukrainian authorities responded positively to the Russian invitation for dialogue in the Belarusian city of Gomel. President Zelensky’s positive response comes after he had a phone conversation with Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, news that Zelensky himself announced on social networks,” reads the news.
What happened at that meeting for which this news claims “peace was reached”?
In the early morning hours of February 28, five days after Moscow launched military aggression against its western neighbor, a meeting between Ukraine and Russia began in Gomel, Belarus.
At this meeting, the chances for a peaceful resolution of the conflict were almost minimal.
At that meeting, Ukraine demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of the Russian army, until the Kremlin did not make its position public. At that time, the adviser to Ukrainian President Zelensky stated that “negotiations are difficult, but without a binding ultimatum.”
Several more “peace” meetings have been held since
After the first “peace” meeting, the epilogue of which we explained above, Russia and Ukraine held several rounds of talks with the aim of achieving peace. The second meeting on March 2 also ended without a positive epilogue.
“The second round of negotiations is over. “Unfortunately, the results that Ukraine needs have not yet been achieved,” Mihalio Podoljak said after the meeting.
The third meeting to reach peace between Ukraine and Russia was held on March 7, in which also no result was achieved, but the meeting was said to be constructive.
“The third round of negotiations has ended. There are small positive changes in improving the logistics of the humanitarian corridors,” Mihailo Podoljak, adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote on Twitter.
Scholz: Russia and Ukraine are still far from peace negotiations
Ukraine and Russia are far from ending the war through negotiations, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, adding that President Vladimir Putin still mistakenly believes he can dictate the terms of peace.
“The truth is that we are far from negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. Because Putin still believes in the possibility of a dictated peace,” Scholz said.
Scholz noted that NATO partners in Eastern Europe could rely on Germany as it retools its army to be able to defend allies as well as itself against any future attacks.
In addition, the parties also met on March 10, March 14, and May 9 and had communications, but none of these was successful. In the capital of Ukraine, on June 26 there were new Russian rocket attacks.