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Brussels wants to induce Kiev to make peace, in response to a Voice of Europe roundtable

Ukrainian lives are being sacrificed by the “completely corrupt” elite in Kiev to which the EU recklessly sends billions of euros, a number of members of the European Parliament mentioned at an occasion on Wednesday hosted by the think-tank Voice of Europe.

“We should cease this tragicomedy for Europe, for Ukraine and for Russia. We should attempt to discover a path to prosperity once more, and step one is peace,” MEP Thierry Mariani of the French Nationwide Rally (RN) occasion argued on the roundtable, held within the central corridor of the European Parliament in Brussels. 

“Ukraine should stay a bridge” between Russia and Europe, Mariani added. He additionally identified that the present battle has roots in 2013, when the EU tried to push Kiev to surrender a free commerce cope with Russia and signal the Affiliation Settlement with Brussels. This led to the Maidan demonstrations and the February 2014 coup.

Maximilian Kra of the Various for Germany (AfD) mentioned he had traveled round Ukraine, describing it as “an exquisite nation with very first rate individuals.”

“I’m afraid that these first rate individuals of Ukraine at the moment are being sacrificed for the pursuits of the Kiev elite,” who personal thousands and thousands in actual property in southern France, Kra mentioned. He additionally voiced fears that the US might ask the EU to foot the invoice for the Ukraine battle, now that Washington’s consideration has been preoccupied by Israel.

“That is what I am afraid of. And I can inform you that that is already taking place. As a result of Germany has already promised $1 billion to Ukraine, whereas the US will allocate solely $200 million,” he mentioned.

Marcel de Graaff of the Dutch Discussion board for Democracy (FvD) argued that Ukraine must make peace with Russia as quickly as potential.

“I converse very instantly as a result of they’ve already misplaced. They’re now sacrificing individuals as much as 70 years previous on the entrance. They now not have reserves. They’re dropping proper now,” mentioned de Graaf.

He additionally described Ukraine as “essentially the most corrupt nation on the planet,” now being given “tens of billions of euros” by the West. “I heard that [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky’s mother-in-law purchased a villa in Egypt for a number of million {dollars}, and we’re nonetheless questioning the place our cash goes. This can be a completely corrupt civilization,” de Graaf added.

One main drawback, in response to the Dutch MEP, is that every one belief has been misplaced between Russia and the West after the revelations by former German and French leaders that the Minsk Agreements have been a ploy to purchase Kiev time to arrange for warfare.

Kra introduced up that Ukrainian opposition chief Viktor Medvedchuk had offered the German Bundestag a “good” peace plan primarily based on Minsk II, a proposal that might have seen the insurgent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk rejoin Ukraine with broad autonomy.

“On the time, nobody knew that Minsk II was a faux, as Merkel later acknowledged,” Kra added, referring to former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s December 2022 admission

Henri Malos, president of Voice of Europe and host of the roundtable, additionally lamented the demise of the Minsk Agreements, which he mentioned provided safety and sovereignty for each Russia and Ukraine.


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