Volodymyr Zelensky freezes the world: "We don't want peace" -

Volodymyr Zelensky freezes the world: “We don’t want peace” –

Yesterday, August 24, marks 31 years since Ukraine declared its independence from the Soviet Union. And also yesterday, the seventh month of war began. A war that seems to be bloodier, more confusing and more destructive every day.

On this date, Ukrainian President Zelensky wished his people a happy Independence Day, assuring them that “we will fight to the end”. An ending that, at least from what is understood from his words, will only exist in the case of the complete victory of the Ukrainian people, notes Bianca Leonardi in an article written for nicolaporro.it

Volodymyr Zelensky is clear and direct: “Every day we have a new reason not to give up.” What is the end of the war for us? Before it was said: peace. Now we say: victory”. The Ukrainian leader clearly admits that diplomacy, mediation and trying to conclude treaties are no longer – if they ever were – in his interests: now the goal is to restore control over all 25 regions of the country “without concessions or compromises” .

In addition, Zelensky does not even hint at a truce or a negotiation, but on the contrary, increases. Now the Ukrainians just want to win: in a scenario of total devastation, Kiev is ready to bet everything – especially its people – to get Donbass and Crimea.

And that’s because, as Zelenski stated, “we don’t trade with our lands and people.” Those lands, on the one hand the Donbass, where since 2014 people die every day, and on the other hand the Crimea, where the people who should be sovereign, democratically decided through a referendum that they want to be Russian.

The stakes are high and the risk of a world conflict is becoming more and more real

European partners have not – at least not yet – said a word about Zelenski’s dangerous aims. An endless declaration of war, in which Kiev, which after the Russian aggression has the sacrosanct right to defend itself, seems to have taken advantage of the opportunity to satisfy its expansionist ambitions. From a defensive war to a conflict in which peace is not contemplated: according to what was announced by Ukraine.

And if the European Union, which theoretically seems to be exhausting itself in meetings, summits and other initiatives in its role as a mediator, overlooked this important – even crucial – passage by Zelenski, the Italians felt obliged to intervene. How? Giving unconditional support to the hero of our days, putting himself in a position to support a conflict that does not aim at a solution, but, on the contrary, implicitly accepting the possibility of a world war in the name of Zelensky’s will.

Thus, “Italy strongly supports the territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence and freedom of its country and reaffirms its commitment to help the Ukrainian people and from the humanitarian and reconstruction point of view”, writes the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella in a message sent to the Ukrainian President with the occasion of this day.

However, the Italian president also mentions the peace that Ukraine rejects: “The need for an immediate cessation of hostilities must be reaffirmed in order to start a process of negotiations for a peaceful, just, fair and lasting solution for Ukraine.”

“Ukraine’s path to full integration into the European family represents the strengthening of a framework of fundamental importance. Italy will continue to contribute to this process, supporting efforts to achieve this goal”.

For his part, Prime Minister Draghi also released a video message on this occasion: “Our government has offered and will continue to offer you political, financial, military and humanitarian support. We want to help you defend yourself, to achieve lasting peace, on terms you find acceptable.”

The line of Italian leaders seems to be clear: unconditional aid both militarily and economically for what – out of convenience? – continues to call it a “defensive war”, omitting the clear change of course. That immediate “cessation of hostilities” that Mattarella cites as fundamental, and which will apparently only happen at the time of Ukraine’s total victory.

What does the great European family, which is trying to complete the integration process, think about a Zelenski who announces to the whole world that he is not interested in peace? But above all the fact that after six months of war at the gates and after all the economic consequences facing the West and especially Italy, the slogan of the leaders remains the same: to defend the invaded Ukraine.

At least now the European Union will have the courage and respect to assess – at least – the degeneration of a conflict that today is an obvious pretext for changing the geopolitical assets of the world, or will it be more convenient to justify itself further?