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West killed peace proposal to end Ukraine war, Russia supported negotiated settlement

Russia and Ukraine agreed to a negotiated settlement to end the conflict in April, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened to stop the peace deal, and the US and EU escalated the proxy war to try to weaken Moscow.

West killed Ukraine peace deal

Russia and Ukraine agreed to a negotiated settlement to end the conflict in April, but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened to stop the peace deal, and the US and EU escalated the proxy war to try to weaken Moscow.

In May, Ukraine’s avowedly anti-Russian newspaper Ukrainska Pravda published a bombshell report that got virtually no attention in the West, titled “Possibility of talks between Zelenskyy and Putin came to a halt after Johnson’s visit.”

The article noted, “The Russian side… was actually ready for the Zelenskyy-Putin meeting. But two things happened, after which a member of the Ukrainian delegation, Mykhailo Podoliak, had to openly admit that it was ‘not the time’ for the meeting of the presidents.”

The newspaper continued:

According Ukrainska Pravda sources close to Zelenskyy, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, who appeared in the capital almost without warning, brought two simple messages.

The first is that Putin is a war criminal, he should be pressured, not negotiated with.

And the second is that even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they are not.

Johnson’s position was that the collective West, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should surrender and flee, now felt that Putin was not really as powerful as they had previously imagined, and that here was a chance to “press him.”

Three days after Johnson left for Britain, Putin went public and said talks with Ukraine “had turned into a dead end”.

The fact that Russia and Ukraine were willing to end the conflict diplomatically was further confirmed later by Foreign Affairs, the media arm of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations, which has a revolving door with the US government.

Fiona Hill, who served as the senior director for Europe and Russia on the US National Security Council in the Barack Obama administration, co-authored an article for the September/October edition of Foreign Affairs titled “The World Putin Wants.”

The former top US national security official overseeing Russia policy wrote:

According to multiple former senior U.S. officials we spoke with, in April 2022, Russian and Ukrainian negotiators appeared to have tentatively agreed on the outlines of a negotiated interim settlement: Russia would withdraw to its position on February 23, when it controlled part of the Donbas region and all of Crimea, and in exchange, Ukraine would promise not to seek NATO membership and instead receive security guarantees from a number of countries. But as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated in a July interview with his country’s state media, this compromise is no longer an option.

These terms had apparently been ironed out in face-to-face peace talks in Istanbul, Turkey on March 29.

Hill did not reveal what killed the peace process, but the Ukrainska Pravda report from May made it clear that it was Western pressure on Ukraine that sabotaged the negotiated settlement.

As US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated publicly on April 25, Washington’s goal was to use the proxy war in Ukraine to “weaken” Russia.


Experts react: After Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul, is an end to war imminent?,” Atlantic Council, April 1, 2022

Possibility of talks between Zelenskyy and Putin came to a halt after Johnson’s visit – UP sources,” Ukrainska Pravda, Roman Romaniuk, May 5, 2022

The World Putin Wants,” Foreign Affairs, Fiona Hill and Angela Stent, September/October 2022

Report: Russia, Ukraine Tentatively Agreed on Peace Deal in April,”, Dave DeCamp

Brookings Institution funders in 2021 annual report

No middle way between being independent country and colony, Putin says,” Russia’s Tass, June 9, 2022

In long speech, Putin recognizes two Ukrainian regions as independent, a potential pretext for war,” Washington Post, February 21, 2022

Foreign Affairs Council: Remarks by High Representative Josep Borrell upon arrival,” in Luxembourg on April 11, 2022:

JOURNALIST: Russians have criticised you for saying that the battle will be won on the battlefield. Do you still believe that this will be the case?

BORRELL: Normally wars have been won or lost on the battlefields. Yes.



  1. Curmudgeon

    2022-09-04 at 10:41

    The confrontation with Russia has been in the making since Boris Yeltsin sobered up long enough to see what was happening, and appointed Putin. Everything since then has been critical of Russia, whether claiming suppression of human rights, rigged elections, poor planning and facilities at the Sochi Olympics, “pro-Russian” Yanukovych, Russian athletes “doping”, the World Cup, and many many more examples. Ukrainians are cannon fodder for those who believe they rule the world.

  2. Eric Arthur Blair

    2022-09-07 at 05:38

    Australian John Helmer is the longest serving foreign correspondent in Russia where he lived for decades, apart from a short time back in Oz because of death threats from Oligarchs. Here is his investigative take on Ukraine today and the contemporary “Double Dutch” “Kangaroo Court” inquiry into the downing of MH17 in 2014:

    But Australians!!! You must not think for yourselves!!! If you know what is good for you, you must believe the mainstream Anglozionist media regarding who you must mindlessly hate!!! Two minutes of hate per day!!! Get into a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth convulsive frenzy!!! That is the only way to be a true “Patriot”!!! If not, it is Bellmarsh prison for you!!!

    • Gabe Swan

      2022-09-08 at 05:30

      This was when the alleged Bucha massacre was manufactured. Recently, a prominent member of the SBU confirmed it was staged, led by British intelligence. This is telegram information so pinch of salt. But nonetheless this backs up other testimonies. The 5 attempts by Russia to get an investigation into Bucha were also all blocked at the UN. Shameless atrocity propaganda, with evil intent.

      As the war is literally destroying Ukraine and it’s economy, (which according to the allies, was never the intention nor mission of the allied forces (Russia,DPR,LPR)), and with each day the economic situation becomes increasingly desperate. It can be concluded that blocking the peace negotiations and continuing the war by Proxy has in fact made Ukraine unviable as a state, and that NATO and it’s allies are responsible.

  3. Søren Andersen

    2023-03-09 at 11:12

    Why doesn’t Russia tell the world that the West forced Ukraine to back down from the peace agreement in April? It would give Russia an enormous propaganda victory. Since they don’t tell this all over the place, I doubt it happened.

    • Nikolay

      2023-06-19 at 08:13

      And now it did! Won’t change anything though..

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