Volker: West willing to help Russia find easy way to withdraw from Ukraine

US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 that Russia is achieving the exact opposite of what it had hoped by continuing its occupation and war in eastern Ukraine.

Volker emphasized that the members of the Normandy Format and the US are willing to help Russia find an “easy way” to withdraw from the occupied Ukrainian territories.

“I think that there are reasons why Russia should withdraw from the Donbas. They are actually not interested in keeping the Donbas. They are only playing shamelessly with human lives in order to influence Kyiv and keep Ukraine under Russian influence. It’s a mistake. Ukraine is stronger, more democratic, more flourishing, more anti-Russia and pro-West than ever before. In this way, Russia is getting the exact opposite result to what it wants to achieve by continuing the occupation and war in the Donbas. It’s a reason why Russia should want to put an end to it,” Volker said.

“We, the French, the Germans and the Ukrainians are willing to help Russia to find an easy way to withdraw and restore peace in the occupied territories, when Russia is ready to do so,” the US special representative added.

On September 14, Volker said that he was ready to meet with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov ahead of the Normandy Format summit. He also said that if Russia complies with the Minsk agreements, the US could consider lifting the related sanctions.

(c) UAWire


  1. This is BS, no way should Muscovy be allowed to save face at the expense of Ukraine. They should be made to withdraw, in full view of the world’s press watching their military and weapons cross the border back to the shithole.

    • Not sure Trump will say too much, and Volker shouldn’t be talking about Russia getting an easy way out of the war they started.

      • It all shows how much progress has been made with Russia over these past five and a half years of murder, misery, pain and occupation. Absolutely fuck all.

        • If Ukraine had large reserves of oil and gas, the situation would be different. I have no doubt the US would have had a large military presence here if that was the case. Unfortunately, Ukraine has nothing worth fighting over, as far as the rest of the world is concerned.

          • These good intentions will only be received in Muskovy as weakness. What really should happen is an ultimatum. An joint ultimatum with the UN, OSCE, PACE, NATO, the G7, Ukraine or any combination thereof. It should have a date certain for pull out of the Donbas and another date certain to vacate Crimea of all government and military people and hardware.
            Or, NATO will enforce all the treaties the Moskali have broken and be suspended from the UN, PACE (again), the IMF, the World Bank, SWIFT, and whatever else can be added, like losing Kaliningrad. Putler wants to isolate Muskovia, we should help him.

  2. ‘They are only playing shamelessly with human lives in order to influence Kyiv and keep Ukraine under Russian influence’.

    Good Morning!

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