In a significant development amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, US, and European officials have reportedly initiated discussions around the prospects of negotiating peace; according to NBC News’ sources, they labeled as “one current senior U.S. official and one former senior U.S. official familiar with the discussions.” These preliminary talks, reflecting a shift in stance, underscore a recognition of the protracted nature of the war and the complex geopolitical implications it holds.
Even CNN is now reporting that the Ukraine war is an unwinnable stalemate:
The veil is being lifted.
But notice they were unwilling to admit this until AFTER another engagement started.
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) November 3, 2023
The Biden Regime, on the other hand, is still pushing for the war to continue:
“It’s not a stalemate. They’re not just frozen. The Ukrainians are moving.” – John Kirby, July 26
“We do not assess that the conflict is a stalemate. We are seeing it continue to take territory on a methodical, systematic basis.” – Jake Sullivan, August 22
“We’ve seen the progress on the counter-offensive. It’s very heartening.” – Tony Blinken, September 6
And just yesterday the Biden Regime announced another $425 million in ‘New Security Assistance for Ukraine’ in a press release posted by the U.S. Department of Defense:
Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense needs. This includes the drawdown of security assistance from DoD inventories valued at up to $125 million to meet Ukraine’s immediate battlefield needs, as well as $300 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds to strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses over the long term.
This announcement includes the Biden Administration’s fiftieth tranche of equipment to be provided from DoD inventories for Ukraine since August 2021, including additional air defense capabilities, artillery ammunition, anti-tank weapons, and other equipment to help Ukraine counter Russia’s ongoing war of aggression. This package utilizes assistance previously authorized for Ukraine during prior fiscal years under Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA). Specific capabilities in this package include:
- Additional munitions for National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS);
- Additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS);
- 155mm and 105mm artillery rounds;
- Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles;
- Javelin and AT-4 anti-armor systems;
- More than 3 million rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades;
- Demolitions munitions for obstacle clearing;
- M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel munitions;
- 12 trucks to transport heavy equipment;
- Cold weather gear; and
- Spare parts, maintenance, and other field equipment.
Under USAI, the DoD will provide Ukraine with:
- Additional laser-guided munitions to counter Unmanned Aerial Systems.
Unlike Presidential Drawdown, which draws equipment down from DoD stocks as well as defense services, education, and training, USAI is an authority under which the United States procures capabilities from industry for Ukraine. This announcement represents the beginning of a contracting process through USAI to provide additional capabilities to Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
This package makes use of $300 million of USAI provided under the Continuing Resolution that Congress recently passed, and exhausts the remaining USAI funds currently available to support Ukraine. The Administration continues to call on Congress to meet its commitment to the people of Ukraine by passing additional funding to ensure Ukraine has what it needs to defend itself against Russia’s brutal war of choice.
The United States remains committed to working with some 50 Allies and partners who are providing Ukraine with the capabilities it needs to defend itself now and deter Russian aggression well into the future. Our allies and partners have stepped up to provide approximately $35 billion in security assistance to Ukraine. Under the leadership of the United States, this global coalition has enabled Ukraine’s courageous forces to successfully defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence and take back more than half of the territory seized by Russian invaders.
Security assistance for Ukraine is a smart investment in our national security. It helps to prevent a larger conflict in the region and deters potential aggression elsewhere, while strengthening our defense industrial base and creating highly skilled jobs for the American people. This security assistance package signals the United States’ continued commitment to support the Ukrainian people in the face of Russian aggression.
In addition to that $425 million, Biden vows to veto $14.3 billion in an aid package to Israel because it doesn’t include funding for Ukraine. Joe was pushing a $105 billion package that included funding for Ukraine, Israel, border protection, Indo-Pacific security and humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza.
“The funding proposal includes $61.4 billion for Ukraine, $14.3 billion for Israel (with $10.6 billion allocated for military aid), $13.6 billion for border protection (including measures to combat the flow of fentanyl), and significant investments in Indo-Pacific security assistance, totaling around $7.4 billion. Additionally, there’s $9 billion earmarked for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, Israel, and Gaza.” – Fox News
“A lot of the representatives are getting beat up back home by the folks that they’re supposed to be representing, and people are saying, ‘Hey, we don’t have the money for this, we can’t afford it. We don’t want world war three, we know that Ukraine is corrupt, we see the stories in multiple outlets talking about the corruption and how people are stealing with both hands, officials, you know, in Ukraine, stop sending them money that we don’t have.” – Eli Crane
Ukrainian President Zelensky has publicly denounced the notion of negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing the atrocities committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian soil. However, the Western officials’ move to explore the idea of talks reflects a growing concern over the enduring conflict’s human toll and economic strain.
The initiation of peace talks would require a nuanced understanding of the regional dynamics and a concerted effort to address the core issues driving the conflict. As such, these discussions seem to be highly confidential and conducted with utmost discretion.
Although official channels remain tight-lipped, the unfolding scenario emphasizes the complex interplay of diplomacy, military strategy, and the international community’s unified stand against aggression. It remains to be seen how these preliminary discussions will evolve and what impact they will have on the future course of the conflict in Ukraine.
The media and our politicians slap across the face with their hypocrisy.
— Mike Sperrazza (@MikeASperrazza) November 4, 2023
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s minister for strategic industries, Oleksandr Kamysyhin, is pushing for his country to be “the arsenal of the free world,‘ which one could reasonably conclude that he doesn’t want to get that ‘Military Industrial Complex’ money to be shut off…
This development comes as Ukraine’s leadership continues to beg western nations to keep the money flowing in their direction even though more and more people are saying that their war against Russia has already been lost. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor broke much of down a couple of months ago with Wayne Dupree, Jason Robertson and Hutch on The Wayne Dupree Show on the RVM Network. Check it out:
The truth is we created the Ukraine situation…
They've lied to you about it all.
— Red Voice Media (@redvoicenews) August 22, 2023
With the ongoing conflict serving as a catalyst for potential advancements in Ukraine’s defense sector, the minister underscored the country’s readiness to scale production (Receive funds from foreign investors). They’re trying to leverage the existing infrastructure, bolstered by Western investments, to produce and export arms. This move could potentially provide a steady stream of defense equipment to allies while simultaneously strengthening Ukraine’s economy and international partnerships. It remains to be seen if one of the most corrupt countries on the planet can continue to pull the wool over the eyes of the people. It is already abundantly clear that many western nations have had no problem sending their people’s money into the pit of corruption known as Ukraine.
As discussions evolve, the international community watches with keen interest. The outcome could shape the regional balance of power and redefine the roles countries play in the global defense industry.
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