If not, then a la ger com a la ger.
The formidable and dire rumors of Russian plans led to an unexpected turn of events.
They appeared three weeks ago. And they say that, either in early February, or on New Year’s Eve, Russia wants to invade Ukraine with huge forces.
However, in the meantime, the Russian side has proposed a comprehensive plan for the settlement of relations with the United States, implying the restoration of the status quo a quarter-century ago.
According to which America and NATO sit peacefully in their ancient sphere of influence and no longer rush to the east, to the Russian borders. And they even evacuate their troops from the border areas.
The same applies to medium-range nuclear forces aimed at Russia (and there is nowhere else to aim), as well as to the actions of the aviation and navy.
Thus, both the forces of Russia and the forces of the West are dispersed in winter quarters, forming a vast neutral corridor. The parties must accept written commitments of non-aggression and that Russia and the West no longer consider themselves opponents.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has already sent draft agreements to our partners and is ready for their immediate discussion. In case of a favorable development of events, the document can be signed in the near future.
Well, if not — then a la ger com a la ger. In this case, Russia reserves the right to do as it sees fit.
At least, Deputy Foreign Minister A. V. Grushko put it this way: «Either take what we put on the table seriously, or deal with a military-technical alternative.»
Let the hearer understand.
And this is only a sighting — speeches of important and plenipotentiary diplomats, not yet speeches of top officials.
And of course, at the final press conference of the president, which will be held on December 23, there will certainly be something firsthand about the propositions addressed to partners.
The time is really hot. Embassies and other relevant departments are now working 26 hours a day.
Critics of V.V. Putin are perplexed by what fly bit him.
The Kremlin ultimatum, it seems, did not precede anything out of the ordinary. Rather, a smooth and methodical push continued, but it’s time to get used to it.
True, the parable of a frog that is boiled over low heat is appropriate here — it’s also time to get used to it. Only after all, at some point, the frog can figure out what this is going on, and will try to interrupt the cooking process. Only her civilized partners will consider her such behavior extremely inappropriate.
Actually, the pressure has been going on for a very long time, and the current method of talking with partners should have been applied the day before yesterday, since it has long been clear that Russia is to blame for the fact that they want to eat. Humble behavior does not diminish the desire to eat. And even vice versa.
But with such drastic demarches, the rule «To endure is an abyss, to undergo an abyss» is in effect.
The Kremlin’s current game is rather risky, however, several years ago it was completely hopeless. Whereas today there are some chances for the success of the event.
And as Deputy Minister Grushko put it, the «military-technical» component has jumped forward. Although, in 2018, our partners complacently laughed at Putin’s «cartoons» about the miracle weapon.
Now they are no longer laughing. Hypersound and so on is very conducive to sobering up.
At the same time, the military development of our partners is rather in a very unsatisfactory state.
The internal political situation of the partners also leaves much to be desired. There is no strong leadership for a long time, internal discord is very great, and the political class amazes with its outstanding insignificance.
Well, and obviously from a very big mind — the collective West decided at once to conquer both Russia and China under the nozi, hammering together the «Moscow-Beijing» axis with its own hands.
And this, in turn, allows Russia to move from the outwardly meek policy of Ivan Kalita to the less meek policy of Dmitry Donskoy. If not Ivan III — with the trampling of the khan’s label and other strong scenes.
However, the emergence of the necessary conditions for a less humiliated conversation with our partners than it was before does not mean that these conditions are sufficient for success.
A conflict of such severity is always an area of the unknown — whether it is pan or not.
You can compare it with an aerial ram, when two planes are heading head-on, and the one that
Both Russia and the United States can lose their face — with all the political consequences of such a loss.
Since trampling on the Khan’s label is a zero-sum game. It is hoped that this risky operation is at least to some extent planned, and the nerves of the Kremlin are strong.
And most importantly, they know what to do if the ultimatum, which is very likely, will be rejected.
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