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Brit Ventriloquist Speaks: Ukraine’s Podolyak Demands China Must Break with Russia, and the War Continue

April 30, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Mykhailo Podolyak, often considered Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s top adviser, told Ukraine’s Rada TV on April 28 that China has to choose between working with Russia—and lose its status as a major world power—or work with the West.

On Wednesday April 26 Zelenskyy had initiated an hour-long phone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which led to China’s agreement to send a high-level diplomat to Ukraine and “other countries,” to try to kick-start negotiations.

The next day, Thursday April 27, a high-level delegation of British and American war hawks descended on Kiev and met with Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council chief Oleksiy Danilov to discuss “global cooperation and unity [for] a common victory.” The delegation included former British Secret Intelligence Services (MI6) Chief Sir Richard Dearlove; Tobias Ellwood, the rabid neocon who heads the House of Commons Defense Select Committee; retired British senior Army officer and top NATO official, Gen. Richard Shirreff, who authored the novel 2017: War with Russia; and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy Ian Joseph Brzezinski, the son of “Breakup Russia” strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski, amongst others.

Then on Friday April 28 Podolyak read the provided script to Rada TV: “Now China has to make a choice.... Either it works within the framework defined by international law, and then replaces Russia in the full sense of the word, or China continues to stand aside and then it will gradually lose its influence, including economic influence.” About a month ago Podolyak had also tried to convince China to break with Russia: Speaking to Italy’s Corriere della Sera, he asked: Why would China “help Russia, which is experiencing the collapse of its civilization? It would be an irreversible investment, and China is too pragmatic to make such mistakes.”

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