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Prof. ST Hsieh

Director, US-China Energy Industry Forum

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February 4, 2024

The world has too many tragic wars going on at the same time and unfortunately the US is actively engaged in every war. Among these on-going global conflicts, the proxy war in Ukraine is the worst: it cost the most, so far there is no exit strategy because of very weak leadership. President Zelenskyy, after almost two years of losing battle with Russia, has no leadership but a big mouth. Somehow, his allies from the US and NATO believed that he could stand down Putin and invested billions of dollars in Ukraine. Further, Zelenskyy has been promoted by the western media as hero with unmatched leadership quality. Sadly, Zelenskyy has nothing to show except: Ukraine is a ruined country and he has no peace plan except asking for more money and military equipment.

Domestically, Zelenskyy does not answer to anyone and does not take any responsibility for progress/defeat in the battle fields. His excuses are:

  1. Delays in supply of military equipment from the western allies.
  2. He will replace the army chiefs and others. But they followed his orders! Then, who will be the replacements?
  3. His government is still very corrupt!
  4. Biden administration is pushing additional US$60 Billion dollars for Ukraine but has not exercised sufficient control/management of Zelenskyy for closing the war. There is no exit strategy!
  5. Yes, it is a question for the entire leadership of the country! The people in Ukraine should make the decision rather than Zelenskyy alone. Is Zelenskyy at the top of the entire leadership of the country?

Zelenskyy: As far as ground war is concerned, it’s hit a stalemate, that’s a fact

Ukrainska Pravda

Sun, February 4, 2024 at 2:18 PM PST

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that the situation on the front line has reached a deadlock due to delays in the supply of military equipment.

Zelenskiy visits troops amid rumors over army chief

Reuters Videos

Sun, February 4, 2024 at 6:44 PM PST

In an interview with Italian media broadcast on Sunday, Zelenskiy said he was considering a “reset” to replace several senior officials, not only in the army but also state leaders, saying it was “a question for the leadership of the entire country”.

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy is considering replacing Zaluzhnyi, others

Reuters

Updated Sun, February 4, 2024 at 3:34 PM PST

It is a question of the people who are to lead Ukraine. A reset is necessary, I am talking about a replacement of a number of state leaders, not only in the army sector.

“I am reflecting on this replacement. Is a question for the entire leadership of the country.”

Ukrainian army chief sets out priorities in article amid uncertainty over his future

Tom Balmforth

Updated Thu, February 1, 2024 at 11:55 AM PST

KYIV (Reuters) -Army chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi laid out a set of priorities for Ukraine and named challenges blighting the country’s war effort in an opinion piece published on Thursday after several media outlets reported that he could be dismissed from his post.

Reshuffling Ukrainian army leadership is up to Zelensky, Sullivan says

The Kyiv Independent news desk

Sun, February 4, 2024 at 10:37 AM PST·

Responding to conflicting reports that President Volodymyr Zelensky is planning to dismiss his army chief, the United States government has told Ukraine it will not get involved in the country’s personnel decisions, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.

“That is not something the U.S. government should be weighing in on one way or another,” Sullivan said. “It’s the sovereign right of Ukraine and the right of the President of Ukraine to make his personnel decisions.”

Read also: Contradicting reports point at dismissal of Zaluzhnyi as top commander; Zelensky’s office denies it

This stance has been directly communicated to Ukraine, Sullivan added, during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation on Feb. 4.

Ukraine informs White House that Zaluzhnyi will be dismissed – report

The New Voice of Ukraine

Fri, February 2, 2024 at 1:30 PM PST

The Ukrainian government has informed the United States that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has decided to dismiss Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi, The Washington Post reported on Feb. 2, citing two sources.

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