Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov (4L), Russian presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky (2R) and other members of the both delegations enter a hall for the talks in Belarus’ Gomel region on Feb. 28, 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Sergei Kholodilin/AFP via Getty Images)
Negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian officials in a third country on Feb. 28 yielded no results, officials said after the talks concluded.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sent top officials as intermediaries as Russian and Ukrainian forces continued battling in Ukraine, including near major cities such as Kyiv. The negotiations were held in Belarus, which has allowed Russian forces to pass through during the war.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a top adviser to Zelensky, told reporters after talks broke off that the primary aim was to discuss a ceasefire.
“The parties have determined several priority topics on which certain decisions have been envisioned,” Podolyak said. “The parties are returning to their capitals to have the possibility to implement these decisions. The parties have discussed the possibility to hold in the nearest time a second round of negotiations where these issues will get to be practically developed.”
Podolyak later took to Twitter, writing: “Negotiations are difficult. However, without any obligatory ultimatums already. Unfortunately, the Russian side is still extremely biased regarding the destructive processes it launched.”
Vladimir Medinsky, who headed the Russian delegation, said the five-hour talks included finding points of agreement on unspecified various agenda items and featured an agreement to continue negotiations.
“The next meeting will take place in the coming days at the Polish–Belarusian border. There is already a relevant agreement. Before the meeting, both delegations, the leaders of both delegations, will consult with their countries’ leadership concerning their negotiation positions,” Medinsky said.
Vassily Nebenzia, Russia’s ambassador to the U.N., later said the crisis was precipitated by the actions of Ukraine, including flouting obligations under the Minsk agreement reached in 2014.
“Our Western colleagues have shamelessly inundated the country with weapons, have sent to the country instructors and effectively incited Ukrainians, who are facing a 120,000 strong military contingent, and prompted them to engage in armed provocation against the Donbas,” he said, referring to one of the regions, adding that Russia’s army “does not pose a threat to the civilians of Ukraine, is not shelling civilian areas and areas and cities where Russian armed forces have taken control, and these areas are seeing citizens living their lives normally.” SOURCE
Ukrainian member of Parliament Kira Rudik stated in an interview over the weekend with Fox News that she and her fellow Ukrainian citizens are not only fighting Russia to save their own country but to save the “new world order that includes all the other democratic countries.”
Of course “democratic” is in the eye of the beholder. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says he’s for “preserving our Democracy” too, even while he was locking truck drivers out of their bank accounts and towing their trucks away to be expropriated by the state. The truckers’ crime? They did not agree with Trudeau’s Covid vaccine mandates and mask mandates.
This is the “democracy” heralded by the proponents of the Great Reset, aka new world order. And that’s what Ms. Rudik says her people in Ukraine are fighting to preserve. The entire interview is interesting but pay particular attention in the segment that runs from the 1:43 mark to 2:05 mark.
My husband and I were talking earlier today about Vlad Putin. We were remembering how in the past decade, Putin had spoken about the U.S. and other western countries having no moral compass. He spoke about the Russian Orthodox Church. We agreed that we had never seen this side of the former KGB agent.
So when I saw this article from Canada Free Press today, we talked about what we remembered, and it seemed to give credence to the subject of this article.
The second guiding force in Owen’s life was messianism and a belief in the eventuality of an earthly millennium. Yet he was openly anti-religious. He saw himself in a messianic role with a personal responsibility for causing the millennium (i.e., a New Moral Order) to come to pass.
Putin’s Ukraine Move Meant to Reestablish Eastern Christianity
Killing for God: Now, if Putin sees himself as a Christian, how would he justify killing others in the name of God? Putin must first see himself as a tool in the hands of God. The Old Testament itself commands some military actions for Yahweh, such as the killing of the Amalekites, Israel’s original enemies whom Israel was commanded to destroy in Deuteronomy 25. Although, claiming to be a Christian warrior does not, in itself, justify any killings, but false on its face.
Returning to Kyiv in triumph, Vladimir proceeded to summon the whole city to the banks of the river Dnieper for a mass baptism. The year is 988. This is the founding, iconic act of Russian Orthodox Christianity. It was from here Christianity would spread out and merge with the Russian love of the motherland, to create a powerful brew of nationalism and spirituality. In the mythology of 988, it was as if the whole of the Russian people had been baptised. Vladimir was declared a saint. When the Byzantine empire fell, Russians saw themselves as its natural successor. They were a “third Rome”.
Charlemagne spent the early part of his reign on several military campaigns to expand his kingdom. In 800 a rebellion against Pope Leo III began. Charlemagne went to his aid in Rome and defeated the rebellion. As a token of thanks, Leo crowned Charlemagne on Christmas Day, declaring him emperor of the Romans. Charlemagne introduced administrative reforms, establishing key representatives in each region and holding a general assembly each year at his court. He standardized weights, measures and customs dues, improving commerce and made crucial legal reforms. Consolidating Christianity throughout his vast empire, he persuaded many eminent scholars to come to his court for a new library of Christian and classical works.
Brother Vlad? So, is Putin a sincere Christian? Does he therefore seek to see Christianity’s triumph? On the one hand, most will claim the question doesn’t matter. But contra, what if he is a sincere, if no doubt heretic Believer who is trying to rebuild the Holy Russian Empire to further the faith? That might be valuable information, nonetheless – although sad to see Ukrainians slaughtered to achieve his epiphany. In fact, we reject the lie one Christian nation must slaughter another in God’s name.
Putin Facts: But putting what we know together of what Putin believes is important. 1st, that Russia is a Christian nation. 2nd, that Ukrainians are Russian people and “Ukraine” itself does not exist. “Since time immemorial, the people living in the south-west of what has historically been Russian land have called themselves Russians.” 3rd. Russia has a right to reassemble the former USSR, including Ukraine.
Fourth, that Putin sells himself in the media as a Russian political messiah. 5Th, that Putin believes it’s up to him to reassemble the Christian world, maybe to save society. 6th. It’s possible that Putin thinks he is crucial for the 2nd Coming, or is an actual Messiah. 7Th, that everything Putin does, including all the deaths he cause, is justified to achieve this work is wholly godly spiritual killings. But it’s all a Christian work for Putin, sincere or as simply a pose, as one writer states:
Many people don’t appreciate the extent to which the invasion of Ukraine is a spiritual quest for Putin. The Baptism of Rus is the founding event of the formation of the Russian religious psyche, the Russian Orthodox church traces its origins back here. That’s why Putin is not so much interested in a few Russian-leaning districts to the east of Ukraine. His goal, terrifyingly, is Kyiv itself. Many people don’t appreciate the extent to which the invasion of Ukraine is a spiritual quest for him.
In the last year, Putin has spoken about a “nuclear apocalypse” more than any Western leader has over the last decade, causing some to speculate that he may be threatening NATO and the United States. But Putin has blamed the risk of a catastrophic outcome on the West, framing Russia’s hypothetical use of nuclear weapons as revenge or retaliation. Alexander Dugin, the leader of the Eurasia movement and arguably the Kremlin’s chief ideologist, calls Putin “katechon,” an Orthodox leader who prevents the “kingdom of the Antichrist,” which he defines as a combination of Western “globalization, post-liberalism and post-industrial society.”
Putin’s transformation into a messiah-like figure wedded to a cult of the state has been illuminated in recent days. He is nurturing a new Leviathan set in a grim bedrock of revanchist conservatism. Armed with a belief in his historical destiny, Putin is acting more strongly and boldly. He is crossing red lines, sacrificing achievements like the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and exposing the economy to draconian western sanctions. Serving the “sacred state” reduces his personal culpability and frees him to act without restraint. But it also makes it much more challenging for others to deal with him. We are witnessing Putin’s increasing isolation, arrogance and disregard for decency.
Apocalypse Kiev: Some claim Putin fulfills a prophecy of the Apocalypse: “Rabbi Elijah of Vilna handed down a prophecy: “When you hear that the Russians have captured the city of Crimea, you should know that the times of the Messiah have started, that his steps are being heard.” So if Putin seeks to reunite Russia for the sake of saving the human race by Christianity, or simply to pave the wave for the 2nd Coming, he’s not afraid to throw a few thunderbolts around to get there faster. Source
Brethren, this is the deception of which I have been speaking in my latest posts. It’s virtually impossible to know who to believe. The media is fed propaganda and they regurgitate it to gullible viewers and readers.
We are blessed who are born again believers in Christ. I thank Him every day for His love and His protection. He gives us understanding. His Word says:
When we shared yesterday that all interested observers should be very wary of the information from media sources around Ukraine, there was a reason for that. Question everything. Take nothing at face value.
If you have never experienced the propaganda push surrounding war, the totality of the inbound bullsh*t can be destabilizing, overwhelming and unnerving. It’s one of the reasons why CTH doesn’t share immediate information. Everyone has an agenda.
Everything we are seeing in U.S. media surrounding U.S. interests in Ukraine is a massive propaganda operation with the headquarters in the U.S. State Department and U.S. intelligence community. The sense of sympathy you are feeling is part of an intentionally manipulative operation from within this DC matrix.
The images, pictures, videos, speeches, soundbites and the cinematography broadcast by U.S. corporate media are all purposefully intended to create a very specific outlook within the American people toward the issues in Ukraine. The leftist United Nations, and the leftist U.S State Dept, will work together on this just like they have done in the prior examples (Ukraine 1.0, Libya, Egypt, etc.).
It is very easy to become a victim of psychological warfare intended to manipulate our opinions.
The White House, which means the total globalist effort, tipped their hand earlier last week when they defined “strategic power” and their outlook toward winning the battle for the mind. Everything is about writing a script, creating a narrative, building a “better story,” where the globalists are the heroes. In essence, the “strategic power” battle is for your mind…
…”Ultimately, the goal of our sanctions is to make this a strategic failure for Russia; and let’s define a little bit of what that means. Strategic success in the 21st century is not about a physical land grab of territory; that’s what Putin has done.
In this century, strategic power is increasingly measured and exercised by economic strength, by technological sophistication and your story – who you are, what your values are; can you attract ideas and talent and goodwill? And on each of those measures, this will be a failure for Russia.”
Everything in modern warfare is storytelling.
Question all of it.
The stories of the 13 guards on an island telling the Russian naval ship to <f> off… yeah, it was a lie (turns out they surrendered). The “Ghost of Kyiv” pilot, the lady with the sunflower seeds etc., now all recognized as lies and propaganda. And do not expect it to stop, because it won’t. Thus, the nature of warfare for your mind.