Prof. ST Hsieh
Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum
December 10, 2023
It is absolutely clear that Ukraine needs help! But Ukrainians need to help themselves first: they have to declare a specific strategy and achievable goal of moving forward with ending this tragic proxy war with Russia.
First Lady Olena Zelenska was correct by saying that Ukraine is in “mortal danger,” but the danger started when her husband, Zelenskyy, became the President of Ukraine. It is ridicules to hear that Zelensky Discusses Ukrainian Peace Formula With Cape Verde’s PM. First of all, Zelenskyy peace formula is a pipe dream that has little credibility. Secondly, Cape Verde has a population around 600,000 with a GDP around US$6 Billion, ranked 170th in the world. How can Cape Verde support Zelenskyy’s peace formula? If Zelenskyy is serious about peace, he should visit China and other major powers so that a realistic peace formula can be finalized.
Kyiv has struggled to keep the economy afloat as some of its most productive industrial areas have been destroyed, thus how will a special Ukraine-Latin American summit, and bilateral cooperation projects, in particular in trade, before the proxy war is stopped, work out?
The following is a set of reader’s commentary about these news reports:
Do you want to WIN the war or just get MORE MONEY? Figure it out. Wars are fought to WIN. Money is not a tactic. What is strategy to WIN??? What is the Objective?? and don’t say to get more time.
Ukraine has received plenty of help so far, I believe it is time for Ukraine to start to support itself, Nato has to help, as USA has giving you more than what the government give us, the people of USA! It is a shame all for everyone else, but USA! Biden has to go!
The best thing that can happen to Ukrainians is end of the war! No finance no war no dead people! Ukrainians wouldn’t have to fight to the last Ukrainian!
Zelenskiy Meets Latin American Leaders to Promote Peace Plan
Sun, December 10, 2023 at 8:55 AM PST·
(Bloomberg) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy sought support for his plan to end Russia’s war during meetings with three Latin America nations in a renewed attempt to win over the so-called Global South.
The Ukrainian president invited Paraguay and Ecuador to participate in the fourth meeting of national security advisers in January to implement his peace formula, a 10-point plan centering on the full withdrawal of Kremlin troops now into the 22nd month of their invasion of Ukraine.
“Support and a powerful voice of Latin America on the side of Ukrainian people in our fight for freedom and democracy are very important to us,” Zelenskiy told Noboa.
Ukraine is fighting a hard battle on the ground against Russia in its eastern regions as it deals with a shortage of troops and uncertainty around military aid from the US and elsewhere going into 2024.
Zelenskiy, who traveled from Kyiv to Buenos Aires for the inauguration of Javier Milei as Argentina’s president, is making diplomatic efforts to secure allies from around the globe, including Africa as well as South America.
First Lady: Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without financial aid
Sat, December 9, 2023 at 2:18 PM PST
Ukraine is in “mortal danger” if it does not continue receiving financial aid from Western countries, First Lady Olena Zelenska told the BBC on Dec. 9, one day after a Ukraine aid bill failed to pass in Washington.
“We really need the help. In simple words, we cannot get tired of this situation… And if the world gets tired, they will simply let us die,” she said.
“It hurts us greatly to see the signs that the passionate willingness to help may fade.”
12/10/2023 12:16:37 AM
(MENAFN– UkrinForm) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a meeting with Cabo Verde’s Prime Minister Jose Ulisses Correia e Silva invited this African country to join the implementation of the Ukrainian Peace Formula.
That’s according to the presidential press service, Ukrinform reports.