With the dust settled after the two leaders met on the neutral Swiss playground, a reasonable question is which of them has benefited the most from this dangerous summit. Who is the collateral victim.
The commentator said that Vladimir Putin won even before his plane took off for Geneva, because this meeting put him on an equal footing with the leaders of the Western world, and the leaders of the Western world far surpassed Russia and its closeness. ally.
It seems that Biden has avoided the joint meeting, the risk is that Putin will use some tricks It worked well against Trump Accurately convey the impression that Russia has won these summits.
If Putin’s motivation is to have the opportunity to win in front of a global audience, then Biden’s motivation is different.
In the end, Putin has no chance to win such a trophy, and Biden can well claim that he has warned the Russian leader Moscow to never try to cross the red line-in secret operations, cyber and other areas-attacks and election interference.
But we can also imagine Putin saying “Don’t hang around in my backyard.”
We don’t know the exact wording, but it involves the former Soviet republics such as Ukraine and Georgia, which gave birth to the hope of joining NATO. If Putin gets some kind of nod that his message is understood, he can consider himself a winner. And, rightly, he wouldn’t brag about it.
Taking into account the new Yalta meeting, Ukraine rejected any such agreements in advance before the Geneva meeting. “We have made it clear to our partners that any agreement on Ukraine reached without Ukraine will not be recognized by us,” Warning Dmytro Kuleba, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country.
Is the world safer after the Geneva Conference? It may be safer on a global scale, but it may be less safe in the above-mentioned areas.
Meetings between major powers often lead to changes in the boundaries of the world. The victims of history will then suffer silently for decades, just as Eastern Europe did from 1945 to 1989.
In the final communiqué of the NATO summit, Ukraine appeared 24 times and Georgia appeared 18 times. However, no combination of words produced the sentence that Kiev and Tbilisi wanted to hear: they are or will be invited to join the alliance.
When asked at a press conference after the summit whether Ukraine should join NATO, Biden said: “It depends on whether they meet the standards.”
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[Edited by Zoran Radosavljevic/Benjamin Fox]