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Israeli Ex-PM commits Truth: We Decided War Should Continue.
See soldiers discuss finer points of decision to "smash Putin."
As we approach the first anniversary of the Ukraine war, former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has revealed in the course of a long interview for Israeli TV how close the two sides came close to a ceasefire agreement in the early months of the fighting. As Bennett describes it:
“In the [March 22, 2020] meeting Putin gave me two major concessions. He conceded on demilitarization and came down from de-Nazification… Zelensky made a big concession on joining NATO. Those were huge steps from both sides. Every move I made was coordinated with the US and also with Germany and France. It’s true that they backed down from this and at that time i thought they made a mistake.”
“We had 17,18, drafts” of a proposed ceasefire agreement, he says. “But the west has decided it is necessary to continue to smash Putin.”
Meanwhile, On the Ground…
What that decision entails for Ukrainians and Russians can be measured in hundreds of thousands of dead and injured, and a destroyed Ukraine. On a less abstract level, watch this video of Ukrainian soldiers discussing the practical consequences for them of the Western leaders’ brave resolution to “smash Putin.” (If there are reasonable grounds for questioning its authenticity, please comment.)
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