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originally posted by: projectvxn
An OP, you're missing an OP
Glad to be of service.
High-level talks between Kiev and Moscow finally began in the Ukraine-Belarus border on Monday. Chinese experts acknowledged the significance of the talks, which at least reflected some willingness from both sides, but predicted that hopes were not high for a major breakthrough during the first round of the talks as the conflict has reached its fifth day.
There will be some ups and downs in the talks as the two countries need to sound out each other's bottom line for several rounds, analysts said, but Russia will hold an overall strong position in the talks.
They also raised concerns that the US-led West may not want to see a reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine very soon and the US and West are more interested in destabilizing government of Russian President Vladimir Putin by exerting sanctions, which could cause severe difficulties for Moscow, leading to mass anti-war movement.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office said the Ukrainian delegation consists of Ukraine's defense minister, deputy foreign minister, and four senior lawmakers and presidential office staffers.
Russia's team is composed of Moscow's ambassador to Minsk, its deputy defense minister, a senior lawmaker and President Vladimir Putin's aide Vladimir Medinsky.
originally posted by: TheGreazel
The russians are not gonna go forward with a ceasefire , this will give the Ukranians valuable time to reorganise and send in the western backed supplies.
I think this will become a war of attrition and those supplies in that 60 km long convoy will be used to encirle and besiege towns that resist the Russians.
This way you force the non combatants out when they run out of food and water.
Leaving only the ones that will fight to the end and then the Russians could use more offensive methods to clear them out.
House to house fights on this scale would seem unsustainable.