Poland has been quietly urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to find a solution to the ongoing dispute with Russia on behalf of a coalition of European nations.
According to renowned US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, these countries, who are steadfast supporters of Kyiv and well-known rivals of Russian President Vladimir Putin, have banded together to assist Ukraine’s efforts.
Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, and Latvia were mentioned by Hersh in a post on his website for paid subscribers. He emphasised how these nations have firmly aligned themselves against Vladimir Putin and have a solid partnership with Ukraine.
“Zelensky’s desire to take the war to Russia may not be clear to the president and senior foreign policy aides in the White House, but it is to those in the American intelligence community who have found it difficult to get their intelligence and their assessments a hearing in the Oval Office,” Hersh wrote.
“Meanwhile, the slaughter in the city of Bakhmut continues. It is similar in idiocy, if not in numbers, to the slaughter in Verdun and the Somme during World War I. The men in charge of today’s war—in Moscow, Kyiv, and Washington—have shown no interest even in temporary ceasefire talks that could serve as a prelude to something permanent. The talk now is only about the possibilities of a late spring or summer offensive by either party.”
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“But something else is cooking, as some in the American intelligence community know and have reported in secret, at the instigation of government officials at various levels in Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, and Latvia,” he continued. “These countries are all allies of Ukraine and declared enemies of Vladimir Putin.
“This group is led by Poland, whose leadership no longer fears the Russian army because its performance in Ukraine has left the glow of its success at Stalingrad during the Second World War in tatters,” he added.
“It has been quietly urging Zelensky to find a way to end the war—even by resigning himself, if necessary—and to allow the process of rebuilding his nation to get underway. Zelensky is not budging, according to intercepts and other data known inside the Central Intelligence Agency, but he is beginning to lose the private support of his neighbours.”
Zelenskyy has been actively urged by the coalition to look for ways to stop the conflict, even if doing so means that he may have to contemplate resignation, in order to start the process of reconstructing the country. Hersh believes that Zelenskyy had resisted pressure despite mounting pressure, thereby jeopardising the covert backing he has received from surrounding nations.
The journalist’s assertions run counter to what the Western media portrays as widespread support for Zelenskyy. Zelenskyy received a “hero’s welcome” when he visited Warsaw, according to an article in the New York Times from April.
Hersh went on to say that the White House and its top foreign policy advisers might not completely comprehend the Ukrainian president’s intention to take the conflict to Moscow. He asserted that it has been challenging for American intelligence services to receive recognition in the Oval Office for their insights and evaluations.
Separately, Ukraine reacted on Wednesday to Moscow’s allegations that a Patriot air defence system supplied by the US had been destroyed and targeted. “Don’t worry, all is fine with the Patriot,” said Yury Ignat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, in reassuring AFP that the Patriot system was still operating. Ignat confirmed the complex system’s ongoing serviceability but withheld any further information about any possible damage.
According to earlier reports, a Patriot air defence system produced by the US may have been harmed by a Russian missile attack on Tuesday. The Patriot system in Kyiv has been successfully attacked, according to the Russian Defence Ministry, using a Kinzhal hypersonic missile.
As Ukraine claimed that its air defence had destroyed six Russian hypersonic missiles, contradicting reports started to surface. Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, immediately denied this claim.
According to the Associated Press, Zelenskyy is visiting Europe with a lengthy “shopping list” of Ukraine’s allies. European leaders promised to give a variety of missiles, tanks, and drones to Ukrainian President Zelenskyy on a quick diplomatic visit that included Italy, the Vatican, Germany, France, and the U.K. In order to tip the scales in the current conflict, the goal of this quick three-day tour was to replenish Ukraine’s depleting arsenal in time for an anticipated spring attack.
The head of the Supreme Court, the highest-ranking official in Ukrainian history, was recently jailed as part of an investigation into a $3 million bribery conspiracy. He is the most prominent person to date to fall victim to the nation’s anti-corruption initiatives.
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