Munich Security Report: Zelensky brings fresh energy to efforts to end conflict in Donbas

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has brought fresh energy to efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine but the peace is far from preordained.

“A new Ukrainian president has brought fresh energy to efforts to end the six-year-old conflict between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s eastern Donbas region. Yet if peace seems slightly more plausible now than a year ago, it is far from preordained – recent plans for a more comprehensive ceasefire and disengagement might collapse and fighting could escalate,” reads the Munich Security Report 2020.

Ukraine ranks 10th in the list of ten conflicts to watch in 2020 highlighted by the International Crisis Group.

The report pays much attention to Russia. In particular, it is noted that “Russia has perhaps been the most immediate and blunt challenge to the West.”

“Moscow has also done very little, if anything, to ease the confrontation in Eastern Ukraine, thus leaving the European Union no choice but to extend the sanctions repeatedly,” the report underscores.

Despite ongoing debates about burden-sharing and defense spending, NATO members have significantly invested in their common defense since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, the authors of the report note.

© 2020 Ukrinform News

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20 comments

  • Well, Putin’s roubles are his fresh energy i fear…

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  • It does not help for writers to keep using disingenuous crap like ‘six-year-old conflict between Kyiv and Russia-backed separatists in the country’s eastern Donbas region’, instead of ‘Russian invasion’. Fools.

    For those who remember Dmitry Pisscough, I just had an exchange with him on ua wire:
    Dmitry: ‘The reason the Russian economy is sucking hind teat is because of Obama’s sanctions. Yes, Obama could have and should have done more – and he should have done more about Syria as well.
    But, you do still support Trumpelstilchen!’

    Me: ‘I already said what I think of Trumpkov, so stop prevaricating.
    The response of Bush 2 to Georgia was shameful. Worse than that, Obama did his ‘reset’ with Hillary in tow, which assured putler that his next project, the one that had been in the pipeline since 2004, could go ahead. He only had to chose the most advantageous moment; which he did.
    The response from the EU was useless and Obama just went along with what we thought was Franco-German appeasement. In fact it was much worse than that, because we now know that France, Germany and several other EU countries have actually been supporting Russia all along.
    No sanctions regime is of any use unless it forces a change of policy by the aggressor and this one has not come anywhere near it. In fact Germany, France and the US have continued to invest heavily in Russia, but often via proxies like Cyprus. Any inconvenience felt by putler in 2014/15 was caused by a fall in oil prices which affected revenue adversely for the shit weasel. There are only two US politicians that have outlined a strategy for dealing with putlerstan and one of them is dead. The only other one is Marco Rubio, who actually published his ‘Rubio doctrine’ during his campaign, but it got him nowhere and putler’s man was duly elected.
    From a Ukrainian and Georgian standpoint, their only hope is for a GOP president in 2024. In order of preference : Rubio, Col Allen West and Nikki Haley. The Dems have no such candidate. In the unlikely event that one of their piss-ass candidates currently competing gets in, it will be a disaster for those menaced by putler, since the focus will be on internal matters, such as socialized medicine, universal welfare and more third world immigration. The Dems only help Marxists and muzloids. Christians in Europe barely register on their radar.’

    I imagine there will be the usual torrent of abuse in response!

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    • Joe (Pisskopf) is a smart guy, i never said otherwise. But he is deeply rooted in the left universe and that is his problem. But his crticism of Trump concerning Ukraine is justified, concerning the US it is not.

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      • I don’t like his (Trump’s) opaque financial affairs, revolting hate campaign against John McCain and putler-groveling, but on things like the economy, third world immigration and the EU, he is right.
        Joe likes the EU and supports the Dems, regardless of whether it is a relative ‘moderate’ like Obama or a raving commie like Bernie. So he is useful to engage, because he does represent a substantial strand of US opinion. Dems are broadly anti-British, pro-IRA, pro-EU, pro-third world immigration, pro-shithole countries like Cuba, Iran etc and opposed to taking a firm line on putler. I have heard Dems saying really crazy things. One Dem woman on some TV show was informed that Trump was still the leader of the free world. Her response was : ‘Angela Merkel is the leader of the free world’. Unbelievable but true!

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        • Just read Sinn Fein won big in Eire…

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          • SF/IRA actively supported Hitler in the war. Eire was supposed to be ‘ neutral’ but wasn’t. When Hitler killed himself, the Taoiseach; Éamon de Valera, sent his condolences to the German ambassador! However, many thousands of brave Irishmen joined the British army and helped to defeat Hitler. For their service they were shunned and persecuted by their fellow Irish.
            SF/IRA is a natural ally of the ‘Opposition bloc’, as well as putler himself. I imagine informal links between these sets of filth are being re-established. Russia was a major IRA donor during ‘the Troubles’ and used Gaddafi as its middle man.

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        • If the fat zit Merkel was the leader of the free world, the free world would be severely fucked!

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          • It now seems that Kramp-Karrenbauer, a very rare anti-putler politician in krautland, will not now replace the corpulent quisling. It would seem now that yet another piece of putinoid scum will take over.

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            • Germany is finished. As usual… 😂

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              • The following links to an article from a leftist, pro-muzloid paper; the Guardian. The figures it extrapolates for Germany, Britain, Sweden and others are extraordinary. And of course being pro-muzloid, the report does not take into account muzloid procreation: by the age of 30, a muzloid mother has usually produced 5 kids, three times the average. I don’t think that is sustainable.
                https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/29/muslim-population-in-europe-could-more-than-double

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                • It’s everywhere. Even in Denmark the muzzlims keep multiplying. Now they put the church (statskirken) in question. Christianity is the official state religion in Denmark. Sooner or later we will all end up like Lebanon or Bosnia, it’s unavoidable i think. Most countries will be divided into smaller christian and muslim states. I’m sure this was the plan of Putin and his leftist lackeys.

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                  • In 1899, when he was 25 years old, Winston Churchill wrote a book, The River War, after his experience as a Captain in the British army. A famous quote from it:
                    ‘“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of Ancient Rome.”
                    A British politician, Paul Weston, quoted this in public. He was fucking arrested!

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                    • The Spanish and Portuguese knew what was coming all along, that’s why most of them pissed off to the new world. The British later did the same and gave birth to America and Australia. I didn’t mention Canada because they fucked it all up…

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                    • It took the 600 years for the Spanish to free themselves from Muslim occupation. Not a cheerful thought. The stupid fucks have now unbelievably elected a Stalinist government!

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                    • Spain is not Spain no more. It’s eurotrash, like most of the lost continent called Europe…

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    • All 17 US intelligence agencies agreed that the 2016 Moskali election interference pitted BOTH sides against each other. It is a biased media conjured myth that the Kremlin uniformly supported Trump and that narrative ignores the facts. Besides, the Kremlin is smart enough to know that Americans would likely be repulsed by anyone they tried to back. Thus, any support for Trump would result in American support for Hillary in the American vote.

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      • The CIA confirmed that Russia intervened directly in support of Trump. Where is the report that says that 17 agencies agree that support was split between the Dems and Reps?
        There were endless champagne parties in Moscow the night that Trump won. How many would there have been if Hillary won?! Trump was, is and remains putler’s man. If the Dems put Bernie or Gabbard up, you can expect some serious kremtroll activity in their favour. But they will still favour Trump.
        As stated previously, the only hope for Ukraine and Georgia is a GOP President in 2024 who is one of Rubio, West or Haley. Or someone with similar views. I don’t know of any others, do you redders?

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        • Did you read the Mueller report or the IG report? A CIA “confirmation”, by who? Why would your alleged “CIA confirmation” contradict those other reports? Have you read the first 3 columns of the Senate report? Or just a few select news reports? Anyone could find a rogue CIA pundit.

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          • Just google : ‘CIA confirms that Russia intervened in the election on Trump’s behalf’. The evidence is overwhelming. There is no doubt whatsoever that Assange is a kremlin asset and has been for years. His organization is a conduit for kremlin-gathered information hacks. Trump and Assange were and are on the same side. Trump is a fan of WikiLeaks. He even publicly called for them and Russia to release the Hillary emails.
            No prospective Republican president in history has ever endorsed the invasion of sovereign territory by a fascist power in Europe. Trump did. No prospective Republican president in history has ever hired a criminal who became a multi-millionaire by working on behalf of a fascist state to get its puppet candidate elected. Trump did. Manafort directly caused death and misery on an epic scale and Trump saw no problem with that.

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  • “MUNICH SECURITY REPORT: ZELENSKY BRINGS FRESH ENERGY TO EFFORTS TO END CONFLICT IN DONBAS”

    CAUTION! Such a statement from Germanystan means nothing good for Ukraine.

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