Did Europe Lie to Russia About Peace?

Source: Antiwar.com
by Ted Snider

“On New Year’s Eve, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the nation. ‘For years,’ he said, ‘Western elites hypocritically assured us of their peaceful intentions, including to help resolve the serious conflict in Donbass.’ He then went on to charge that ‘[t]he West lied to us about peace while preparing for aggression, and today, they no longer hesitate to openly admit it.’ Putin was referring to his European and Ukrainian interlocuters in the Minsk agreements, each of whom has recently publicly admitted that they lied to Russia about peace while preparing for aggression.” (01/12/23)