After Johnson left Kiev peace talks had "turned into a dead end”.
There’s mounting evidence that the war in Ukraine could have been over five months ago, but key Western backers of Ukraine sabotaged the peace settlement for their own ends.
Ukrainian media reports conclude that, just three days after the UK’s Boris Johnson had made a “surprise” visit to the capital a peace deal, which was ready to be signed, was suddenly off. This is what a bombshell story in Ukrainska Pravda said at the time, but which was almost completely ignored in Western mainstream media:
According to Ukrainska Pravda sources close to Zelenskyy, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson, who appeared in the capital almost without warning, convinced Zelenskyy not to sign the deal, and to fight on regardless.
Ukraine was ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, a deal that would have effectively ended the war and avoided the fuel crisis, but the UK and US were not. Johnson said that the West, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should surrender and flee, now wanted Ukraine to fight on, convincing him that Putin was not really as powerful as previously imagined, and that here was a chance for Ukraine to win.
The Ukrainian media English-language report went on to emphasize that Three days after Johnson left for Britain, Putin went public and said talks with Ukraine “had turned into a dead end”.
At the time the Istanbul peace talks, which saw top officials from each warring side gather in the Turkish capital, was hailed in some corners as “the quickest way to end the war in Ukraine” – according to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s words, who was seeking to mediate between Moscow and Kiev.
But as the invasion ordered by Putin pressed on, Britain especially was the earliest out front in making large weapons and munitions deliveries to Ukraine via military transport planes a high priority. UK press reports also took note of the ‘convenient’ timing of London going all-in hawkish on Ukraine given Prime Minister Johnson’senduring ‘Partygate Scandal’ at home.
Again, recall the tone of Ukrainian media following the arrival of the British prime minister in Kiev (and it should be noted Johnson was the first leader of a G7 country to visit, coming two weeks after Russian forces withdrew from suburbs around Kiev) on April 9:
Following the arrival of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv, a possible meeting between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become less likely.
this week there’s been yet more bombshell smoking gun confirmation to emerge on the role of powerful Western countries in thwarting the potential for ceasefire between Russian and Ukrainian force:
Former official at the US National Security Council Fiona Hill has co-authored a lengthy essay recounting key moments in Russia’s war and Western efforts to aid Ukraine thus far.
'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.'
All this suggests that the Ukraine / Russia war could have ended months ago. If it had Europe would not have been plunged into the Energy Crisis it now faces. Yet another thing added to the list of crimes against the British people johnson should now face.