Deep mistrust’ between US and Zelensky – NYT

‘Deep mistrust’ between US and Zelensky – NYT
US officials are more concerned about Ukraine’s leadership than they acknowledge publicly, the paper’s star columnist says
There is a “deep mistrust” between the administration of US President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, a New York Times columnist claimed in an article published on Monday.

The US has so far been the strongest backer of Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, providing billions of dollars in military aid along with intelligence, but according to the paper’s foreign affairs columnist Thomas L. Friedman, relations between Washington and Kiev are not as they seem.

“Privately, US officials are a lot more concerned about Ukraine’s leadership than they are letting on,” Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote. “There is deep mistrust between the White House and Ukraine President Vladimir Zelensky − considerably more than has been reported.”

The NYT writer described Zelensky’s decision to fire Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova and the head of the State Security Service (SBU), Ivan Bakanov, in mid-July as “funny business going on in Kiev.”

Friedman noted that he hasn’t yet seen any reporting in the US media that “convincingly explains” the reasons behind the largest shakeup in the Kiev government since the launch of the Russian military operation on February 24.

“It is as if we don’t want to look too closely under the hood in Kiev for fear of what corruption or antics we might see, when we have invested so much there,” he wrote.

The piece was published ahead of the then-unconfirmed visit of the US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-governed Chinese island of Taiwan, which Friedmn criticized as a move that would be “utterly reckless, dangerous and irresponsible.”

Its negative consequences could include “a Chinese military response that could result in the US being plunged into indirect conflicts with a nuclear-armed Russia and a nuclear-armed China at the same time,” he warned.

On Tuesday afternoon, despite warnings from Beijing, Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan, which China considers to be part of its territory. In response, China vowed to take “measures to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity”. Pelosi has become the most high-ranking US official to visit the island since 1997.

The columnist urged Washington to “keep your eyes on the prize” instead of provoking Beijing. “Today that prize is crystal clear: We must ensure that Ukraine is able, at a minimum, to blunt − and, at a maximum, reverse − Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion, which if it succeeds will pose a direct threat to the stability of the whole European Union,” he insisted.

米国とゼレンスキー氏の間に「深い不信感」 - NYT



NYTのライターは、ゼレンスキーが7月中旬にイリーナ・ベネディクトワ検事総長とイワン・バカノフ国家保安局(SBU)長官を解雇したことを、"キエフで起きているおかしなビジネス "と表現している。







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Zelensky is now seeking to end the Ukraine war

Zelensky wants talks with China
The Ukrainian president would like to “directly” speak with China’s President Xi Jinping, to talk him into pressuring Russia

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said on Thursday he would like to speak “directly” with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, as he urged Beijing to use its economic and political leverage to stop the conflict in his country.

In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Zelensky noted that he had not spoken to the Chinese leader since the start of Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.

“I would like to talk directly. I had one conversation with [President] Xi Jinping that was a year ago,” he said. “Since the beginning of the large-scale aggression on February 24, we have asked officially for a conversation, but we (haven’t had) any conversation with China even though I believe that would be helpful.”

According to Zelensky, Xi is one of a handful of world leaders who have been to Ukraine “at least once,” adding that the Chinese president warmly recalled his ties with Kiev during a call between the two leaders last year.

Zelensky stressed that he wants to see China redefine its stance on Russia, but understands why Beijing is seeking a “balanced” approach.
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個性は顔に出る 善人と悪人と見分けがつくようにいろいろ見ておきましよう


南オセチア共和国大統領Alan Gagloyev 日本語表記はアラン・ガグロエフ でしょうか。

Elijah J. Magnierは戦争ジャーナリスト。現下の第一人者





ハビブ 少し顔つきがオヤジっぽくなりました。頭髪と髭を全部短く刈っていますから、首から上で毛のない肌の割合は狭いことがわかります。






エルドアン 久方ぶりにお見掛けしました。相変わらず個性豊かですが、やはり年齢を感じさせます。



スコット・リッター ウクライナ戦争に至る経過と戦闘の先行きに関する洞察については最も信頼できる論者です。ツイッターアカウントが凍結されています。


Alexey Miller ロシアのガスプロムの社長です。若い時のほうが個性的です。


ヤヌコービッチ 元ウクライナ大統領。ロシアに亡命中です。

サハロワ 寝る暇もない忙しさのはず。感じが変わりました。

ハンガリー首相 最近一段と貫禄が出ました。


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医師に感染者が増えて人手不足 今の体制は限界に




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コービンがウクライナ武器供与慎重論 スコットランドのスタージョン軍国主義的ツイートを削除

Scottish leader scorched over ‘militarist’ tweet
Backlash on social media forced Nicola Sturgeon to remove a post about “eliminated” Russian soldiers

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has deleted her tweet about “eliminated” Russian soldiers in Ukraine after accusations of “glorifying war”.

On Tuesday, Sturgeon retweeted a Ukrainian Defense Ministry post. It claimed that the “total combat losses of the enemy” included “41,170 of eliminated personnel.”

As the Ukrainian military’s post had a quote from Scottish poet Robert Burns’ 'Scots Wha Hae', once considered as Scotland’s unofficial national anthem, Sturgeon added a hashtag ‘robertburns’ to the post, along with ‘#solidarity’ and a Ukrainian flag.

“The First Minister of Scotland should not be glorifying war,” Labour MSP Mercedes Villalba tweeted, adding that it is possible to oppose it without “celebrating” the deaths of people and that Sturgeon should delete the post and apologize for it.

Another user wondered on Twitter how the Scottish minister can “glorify the deaths” of Russian soldiers, who are “someone’s sons, brothers, fathers.”

Following the wave of negative comments on social media, the first minister removed the post, but it hasn’t stopped the flow of criticism.

Villalba noted that there still “has been no explanation or apology” from Sturgeon and urged the first minister to “make it clear that celebrating lives lost to war is both reckless and wrong.”

Another Twitter user called Sturgeon’s tweet “deeply disgraceful” and said that “despite its removal, this says so much about her Western militarist mindset.”

Some commenters went even further, calling on Sturgeon to “resign immediately” over her “disgusting” comment. “She calls them ‘enemy’ are we at war?” one of the posts said.

Moscow has not updated the numbers of its troop losses since March, when it reported 1,351 military personnel killed. In June, the head of the Russian Duma’s Defense Committee, Andrey Kartapolov, claimed that, due to changes in military strategy, the Russian Army has “practically ceased to lose people.”

Kiev has not disclosed its total military losses either but claims that the figure is several times lower than Russia’s.

Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. The protocols, brokered by Germany and France, were first signed in 2014. Former Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”

In February 2022, the Kremlin recognized the Donbass republics as independent states and demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join any Western military bloc. Kiev insists the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked.

British politician urges West to stop arming Ukraine
The former Labour leader has warned that pouring weapons into the conflict will only prolong it

The West should stop arming Kiev forces as it will only serve to exaggerate the ongoing conflict with Russia, former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn stated in a TV interview on Tuesday. He also criticized Western leaders for hardly ever talking about peace.

Speaking to Al Mayadeen, a Beirut-based TV channel, Corbyn said that “pouring arms in isn’t going to bring about a solution, it’s only going to prolong and exaggerate this war,” adding that “we might be in for years and years” of the conflict.

The politician said he found it “disappointing that hardly any of the world’s leaders use the word ‘peace’,” explaining that they only use “the language of more war and more bellicose war.”

Corbyn noted the disastrous consequences of the prolonged conflict for the people of Ukraine and Russia, as well as for the safety and security of the whole world, insisting that more effort should be put into reaching a peaceful resolution.

He urged the UN to be “much more center stage” and proposed involving other international bodies such as the African Union or the League of Arab States to help negotiate a ceasefire.

Corbyn was suspended from Labour Party membership in October 2020 after suggesting that accusations of anti-Semitism within his party were “overblown for political purposes.” He has since founded the Peace and Justice Project – a fund that focuses on environmentalism, international peace cooperation, poverty, social inequality, and corporate power.

He is also one of the former chairs and current member of the Stop The War Coalition, a British advocacy group that opposes the conflict in Ukraine and calls for the crisis to be settled in a manner that respects both the Ukrainian people’s right to self-determination as well as Russia’s national security concerns. The coalition also demands that NATO halt its eastward expansion and refutes the idea that the organization is a defensive alliance.

In an open letter published shortly before Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine in late February, the group also urged the British government to stop sending arms to Ukraine and troops to Eastern Europe as it served “no purpose other than inflaming tensions and indicating disdain for Russian concerns.”

Current Labour party leader Keir Starmer has criticized both Corbyn and the Stop The War Coalition, arguing that the group’s members are “naive” at best and “actively give succour to authoritarian leaders who directly threaten democracies” at worst. He has insisted that if Corbyn was ever to be readmitted to the Labour party, he would need to distance himself from the organization.
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Scottish leader scorched over ‘militarist’ tweet
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British politician urges West to stop arming Ukraine
Former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged Western countries to stop sending weapons to Ukraine and prolonging the conflict

German ex-chancellor suggests way to end Ukraine conflict
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said Moscow wants a “negotiated solution” to the conflict with Kiev

Pentagon denies Moscow’s HIMARS claims
All of the US-produced rocket systems sent to Ukraine are accounted for and are being employed with great success, Pentagon says

Russia accuses Ukraine of mistreating POWs
The West has turned a blind eye to Ukraine’s mistreatment of prisoners, which violates the Geneva Conventions, the Russian military said

Russian gas giant warns it can’t accept key turbine
Western sanctions make the delivery of Nord Stream turbine from Germany to Russia impossible, Gazprom says
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