“Diplomatic solution” to the Russia-Ukraine war is not an option for two reasons: Russia wants to erase Ukraine from the map, and Russia does not respect any agreements it reached in the past
Vox Ukraine questioned in its last article what a ‘diplomatic solution’ really means, citing some commentators’ proposals to stop supplying Ukraine with weapons and to negotiate instead.
“Usually a ‘diplomatic solution’ implies some compromise, i.e. one side makes some concessions, the other side does likewise, and they strike a deal that neither side likes, but each promises to observe. What do we see in the case of the Russia-Ukraine war? Ukraine was compelled by the US and EU to not resist Russia when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Russia went on to grab parts of Ukrainian territories in the East using the Russian secret service, disguised regular army, and local collaborators,” the article said.
The authors insist that Russia is not a country to be trusted. Despite diplomatic negotiations, it “will kill or deport people from these territories and will use them as a springboard to attack the rest of the country. In the same way, as it used to occupy Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.” And recent history proves it.
“However, diplomats don’t have to wait until the war is over. They can already start thinking about a future security architecture without a rogue regime that repeatedly attacks other countries and employs nuclear blackmail. This is where the diplomatic discussion should be. This would be the ultimate diplomatic solution,” Vox Ukraine summarizes.