Ukraine Stays With The West But Russia Is Winning And Has The Receipts – OpEd


A delegation of African leaders travelled to Ukraine and Russia to help broker peace. But the collective west insists on prolonging the conflict.

The war in Ukraine grinds on and the Ukrainian army is being destroyed by Russia with great loss of life. One would think that Ukraine would be grateful for any and all peace efforts, but it is being used as a proxy by the United States and its NATO allies, the collective west. The seeds of this catastrophe began long before Russia’s special military operation. The European Union and NATO nations brought anti-Russian right-wing forces to power in 2014 in a coup against the elected Ukrainian president. If not for them there would be no war at all.

Their degree of culpability became clear recently when a delegation of African leaders traveled to Ukraine and Russia as part of a peacemaking initiative. The party included heads of state of Senegal, Egypt, Zambia, Comoros, Uganda, Republic of Congo, and South Africa. Comoros President Azali Assoumani is the current chair of the African Union. The group was greeted in Kiev by air raid sirens used to create the appearance that a Russian missile attack was underway. President Zelensky was barely polite, thanking South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and others for coming but letting them know that everything was Russia’s fault and that he had no interest whatsoever in peace talks. 

Not only is Ukraine a de facto U.S. colony which lives and dies by Washington’s whims, but it is also a deeply racist country. Much of its population is still attached to Nazi ideology and the politics of World War II collaborator Stephan Bandera. 

Nazi salutes, swastikas and other insignias are common there. So much so that the New York Times recently felt obliged to wonder in feigned innocence why these symbols are worn openly. The simple and obvious answer is that Ukraine is full of Nazis. Any likelihood that the same people would listen to Africans were indeed slim. 

Ukraine was joined in racial superiority theater by Poland. Media and security staff accompanying the presidents were delayed there and the delegation had to travel without them. When the manufactured drama was no longer needed the delegation arrived in St. Petersburg, Russia and met with president Vladimir Putin who had a surprise of his own. 

Putin listened politely to the 10-point plan and then interrupted with a surprise of his own. He not only reminded them the conflict began in 2014 but pointed out that Russia has been ready for peace ever since Turkey brokered negotiations with Ukraine in April 2022. Ukraine was on the verge of signing an agreement until its collective west friends, the US and UK in particular, scuttled the plan. 

The Treaty on Permanent Neutrality and Guarantees of Security of Ukraine offered security guarantees for Ukraine in exchange for a commitment to remain neutral, meaning that NATO membership would be off the table. Putin pointed out that as soon as Russian forces left Kiev the agreement was thrown into “the dustbin.” Just as in the case of the Minsk Agreements, the collective west offered treachery instead of peace.

The African leaders have their own self-interest which sent them to Russia. Their nations’ supplies of grain and fertilizer have been disrupted by the western sanctions and restrictions on trade with Russia. Earlier agreements on this trade have worked against Africans, as Putin pointed out, “These European neo-colonial powers, technically the US, have once again deceived the international community and the Africa countries in need: 31.7 million tonnes were exported and only three percent reached Africa’s needy countries. Is this not deception?”

It is all to the good that the international community works together to end this war, but the west is only interested in escalating and Ukraine pays the price. The collective west excels in creating propaganda and bullying its allies. The rest of the world is working to escape U.S. and NATO domination as Ukrainians die in large numbers.

Ukraine’s love of Nazi symbolism reveals why that country is content to turn its population into cannon fodder. Meanwhile western insistence on escalation brings the entire world to the brink. Yet there is still no honest discussion about how the war began, or how the Nordstream pipeline exploded. Russia is still painted as the villain and the people of this country go into another presidential election year in the dark.

Russia is not just winning on the battlefield. Nationa after nation has declared an intention to use currencies other than the dollar for trade or to join the BRICS. But the collective west cannot accept defeat. The threat they represent to the world cannot be underestimated.

Margaret Kimberley

Margaret Kimberley's is the author of Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents. Her work can also be found at and on Twitter @freedomrideblog. Ms. Kimberley can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)"

2 thoughts on “Ukraine Stays With The West But Russia Is Winning And Has The Receipts – OpEd

  • June 22, 2023 at 8:22 am

      Well said, Margaret Kimberley.
    America and the UK are not great anymore and do not rule the world, and the few American politicians who govern foreign policy are not new in their ideas; they have worked together for decades and can not comprehend that America is not great anymore. Their defeats in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and dozens of other places have made them borrow 1000 billion from China, the American treasury is losing its power, and banks are closing. 
    I was married to an American politician and have first-hand information.
    The Donbass and Crimea are rich compared to the rest of Ukraine; they have over 80% of the wealth and massive deposits of untouched oil, especially around the shores of Crimea. 
    Turkey tried to take it, but Russia now controls it and will not give it up.
    I have spoken to top people in government and know that America needs this oil. Russia does not need it as it has the greatest resources in the world. Countries like China, India, Brazil, Africa, Europe, etc. need these cheap resources and have become conditioned to have them. 
    Half of Russia has mountains of fertilizer, vast deposits of gas and oil.  
    America can see the shift towards Russia and the BRICS and the de-dollarisation.
     Its desperation is shown in this war, and the dogma could make things worse because Russia will not give up Crimea at any cost, and since it is part of Russia, they will use every weapon they have to defend it.
    The four people who run this war are Americans, and the money both from abroad and from the three billionaires of Ukraine has kept the killing of innocent Ukrainians on-going.
    Most of the right wing army has been killed and taken prisoner so now we are getting the Ukrainian men, who have had peace with Russia for centuries, being put in to fight the Russians. The fact that Russia has not gone into war mode or mobilized and wanted to get a peace agreement, as was the case with the peace accord, before the conflict, this was its mistake. 
    Russia seemed to the west as week, and this prompted an all-out kill from America, with the West not realizing that Russia, according to its constitution, is keeping most of its forces in reserve to defend it from NATO aggression.
     They think Russia is weak because it did not take the capital and withdrew from places to preserve life, both Ukrainian and Russian.
     Russia has thousands of missiles, tanks, and sophisticated jets it has not used, not to mention s-400 which China, India, and Turkey have bought due to their power.
    It also has the s-500.  
    Russia has over 2,000 tactical low-radiation atomic bombs that can take out a city. Russia has radiation shelters for all of its people and has had drills getting them into these shelters over the last 5 years.
    Russia has bases in the Arctic where the MAD deterrent is based, and Americans have admitted to me, they can’t find the silos.

  • June 23, 2023 at 7:43 am

    There is no other word for someone like you than a Russian stooge. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022, its war against Ukraine has had a disastrous impact on civilian life, killing thousands of civilians, injuring many thousands more, and destroying civilian property and infrastructure. Russian forces committed a litany of violations of international humanitarian law, including indiscriminate and disproportionate bombing and shelling of civilian areas that hit homes and healthcare and educational facilities. Some of these attacks should be investigated as war crimes. In areas they occupied, Russian or Russian-affiliated forces committed apparent war crimes, including torture, summary executions, sexual violence, enforced disappearances, and looting of cultural property. Those who attempted to flee areas of fighting faced terrifying ordeals and numerous obstacles; in some cases, Russian forces forcibly transferred significant numbers of Ukrainians to Russia or Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine and subjected many to abusive security screenings. Russian forces’ countrywide, repeated attacks on Ukraine’s energy and other critical infrastructure appeared aimed at terrorizing civilians and making their life unsustainable, which is a war crime.


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