Dmitry Tymchuk, Head of the Center for Military and Political Research, Coordinator of the Information Resistance group, Member of Parliament (People’s Front)
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Concerning the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to appeal to the UN and EU to send a peacekeeping mission to Ukraine
It is quite obvious: just as I said earlier with regard to the United Nations, squabbles in the UN Security Council will begin as soon as the resolution to establish a peacekeeping mission is on the table – because Russia, which can block any decision of the Council, will insist on bringing in its own “peacemakers” (read: will try to legalize the occupiers currently waging war in Donbas). Thus, it is best for us to have an EU mission, without any representative of the aggressor state.
The upside of this is the hope of “fixing” the line of contact of the parties and of finally achieving ceasefire. Through actions of Russia and the terrorists, new Minsk agreements joined the list of documents not worth the paper they were written on. This fact is obvious to everyone, except the merry band of Kremlin nutcases, steeped in geopolitical exclusion. The idea of a European mission makes them quake in their boots, because it would make life in Donbas so much more difficult for the “Made in Russia” meat grinder. (No wonder professional sniveler Pushilin, who spent his summer performing shamanic rituals to summon Russian “peacekeepers” to Ukraine, today became suddenly critical of the peacekeeping mission possibility. Professional jester Churkin also changed key rapidly, and started singing the same tune as Uncle Vova [Vladimir Putin]).
The downside of the possible peacekeeping mission is the guaranteed “freeze” of the conflict. For Ukraine, this means bidding a farewell to Donbas for an unspecified period of time. But in a situation where the Ukrainian General Staff, after many months, still has not learned how to wage war, and where Ukrainian generals are responsible for nothing and draw no conclusions from mistakes and failures (failing to organize the defense of the Debaltseve springboard over the course of a month – that took some doing) – perhaps this is not the worst of solutions.
Source: Dmitry Tymchuk FB