Those Russian jokes keep on coming.
The only thing we want to happen promptly, is for the Russian army to stop killing Ukrainians and to fuck off back to Russia.
This nonsense tweet and others like it via Russia’s OSCE delegation is for the benefit of today’s United Nations Security Council meeting. With the meeting covering the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin’s pushing hard that Ukraine is the bad guy. The whole Minsk 2 agreement (Minsk 1 failed) agreed in Feb 2015 has been a total failure. The Kremlin simply uses it as a means to do nothing, saying we wont do this until Ukraine does that.
Supposedly helping bring an end to the conflict and making up the so-called Normandy Four countries (+ Ukraine and Russia), the Minsk agreement also gives Germany and France a do nothing get-out clause. All we hear from them is “all sides must implement the Minsk agreement” bla, bla, our hearts aren’t in this anymore bla.
Russia should be punished hard and treated as an country which has invaded a neighboring country, and not one who is given a comfy armchair at negotiations designed to end the conflict which it started. Yes I know that’s easier said than done, but the softly softly approach with Russia has failed miserably. Five long years of Ukrainians getting killed and maimed by Russia’s forces is evidence enough of that political failure.