After Xi-Zelenskyy Talk, Brits Instruct Ukrainians, CCD Instructs Ukraine’s Diplomats: Stand Firm for War
April 28, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—The U.S.-funded and -advised information warfare unit of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, the Center for Countering Disinformation (CCD), (in Ukrainian) issued instructions to Ukraine’s diplomats on April 27, one day after Wednesday’s hour-long talk between China’s President Xi Jinping and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. CCD’s message was that diplomats should continue to engage with China, but Ukraine’s position must remain the same: No negotiations until Russian troops are out, and peace requires Ukraine in NATO and within its 1991 borders, including Crimea and the Donbass.
The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) and its CCD are controlled by the neo-Nazi war-party in Kiev. The same day that the CCD issued instructions to Ukraine’s diplomats, the British masters of the Kiev war-party were at the NSDC delivering their instructions. A delegation organized by the Slovakian-based Atlanticist thinktank, GLOBSEC met with NSDC director Oleksiy Danilov to discuss “global cooperation and unity for a common victory,” which Danilov defined as “the final resolution of the issue of Russia,” according to the NSDC’s report.
Among the GLOBSEC delegation of 11 were former British MI6 Chief Sir Richard Dearlove; Tobias Ellwood, the rabid neocon who heads the House of Commons Defense Select Committee; former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff, who authored the novel 2017: War with Russia and is an honorary freeman of the City of London; former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, former president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Ivo Hans Daalder; and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy Ian Joseph Brzezinski, the son of “Breakup Russia” strategist and Carter National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, amongst others.
Not surprisingly, the CCD viewed Xi’s call with Zelenskyy as likely “the result of Putin’s agreement with Xi to prevent the start of an active phase of the Ukrainian counteroffensive and to impose negotiations to freeze the existing balance of power at the front.” Therefore, Ukraine should continue contact with China, but “the timing of the potential negotiation process will be determined by the success of the upcoming Ukrainian counteroffensive and the final depletion of Russian troops, which will create the leverage Ukraine needs from a position of strength.” At that point, the CCD suggests, “France and China could become the main mediators in determining the conditions for ending the war.”
The CCD cautioned that China’s intentions “should not be overestimated and immediate positive results should not be expected,” and referred readers to its earlier response when China released its peace plan in February. The CCD protested then, that China did not hold Russia responsible for the war; “the clause on ‘preventing the mentality of the Cold War’ ... directly contradicts Ukrainian interests, because it prohibits Ukraine from joining NATO”; “the clauses on ‘ceasefire’ and ‘resumption of negotiations’ are also inappropriate”; and “China’s proposal to end unilateral sanctions is only beneficial to Russia.”