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Also please view Lone Wolf’s detail update on the previous thread here: https://thesakeris.global/2022/08/26/smo-update-and-extended-comments-hypothesis/#comment-190

What was planned as a limited update is growing (updating 2 hours after original post). From https://vz.ru/news/2022/8/27/1174665.html is Russia’s latest stance, and presented forcefully (machine translated and lightly edited):

The State Duma demanded Ukraine’s unconditional surrender

LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky
said that Russia will consider the possibility of negotiations with the Ukrainian side only if it is ready for unconditional surrender, as well as if Ukraine is ready for a qualitative reduction of its armed forces and complete denazification.

“I want to explain to the nationalist gentlemen. We are ready to consider the negotiation process if the Ukrainian side is ready for unconditional surrender, if the Ukrainian side is ready for a qualitative reduction of its armed forces, complete unconditional denazification, ” the parliamentarian said in a video posted on his Telegram channel.

The last contact between the two countries was in July, when quadrilateral talks were held in Istanbul with representatives of Turkey, the UN, Ukraine and Russia on the organization of the export of agricultural products from the Black Sea ports.

Earlier, Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, said in an interview with Babel that the very fact of such negotiations would mean Russia’s victory over Europe and Ukraine, a civilizational catastrophe, and the fall of the entire global security system.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said that there is a “last line” after which Kiev will refuse to negotiate with Moscow.

We are talking about the trial of the Nazis who abused civilians in Mariupol. Zelensky said that Kiev’s reaction to this will be unequivocal.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in turn, said that in the current situation, peace talks between Russia and Ukraine do not make any sense.

Russia’s Permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said that he would like to see a negotiated solution to the conflict in Ukraine, provided that the goals of the special operation are achieved.

The last contact between the two countries was in July, when quadrilateral talks were held in Istanbul with representatives of Turkey, the UN, Ukraine and Russia on the organization of the export of agricultural products from the Black Sea ports.

Earlier, Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the office of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, said in an interview that the very fact of such negotiations would mean Russia’s victory over Europe and Ukraine, a civilizational catastrophe, and the fall of the entire global security system.
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Podolyak has it correct. That is exactly what Russia is aiming at.

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Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
5 months ago

“FOG OF WAR” ADJUSTMENT ————————————- I waited to publish anything on Kodema, aware of the triumphalism that populates news outlets, even those on our side. Telegram channels were cautioning about declaring Kadema fallen, until yesterday when several sources confirmed it had been taken by Allied forces. https://voenhronika.ru/publ/vojna_na_ukraine/kodema_vzjata_idet_zachistka_srochnye_novosti_s_ukrainy_28_avgusta_karta_boevykh_dejstvij_za_poslednij_chas_17_video/60-1-0-12907 Codema is taken… Read more »

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
5 months ago

UPDATE ON KODEMA ————————— A foggy situation developed about Kodema after initial reports from several reliable sources confirmed it had been taken by Wagner PMC. Those were followed by other reports denying the taking of Kodema, some from the same sources that had first confirmed it. Wagner PMC released a… Read more »