Former NATO head predicts  Russia, Ukraine will have ‘moment for potential negotiation’ after 2024 election

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By Rob Samuelson

In a recent interview, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander James Stavridis shared his perspective on the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. 

Speaking to John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM, Stavridis expressed that both nations are grappling with the prolonged conflict. 

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Stavridis eyes post-election window for Russia-Ukraine negotiation opportunities

“I think toward the end of this year, probably after the U.S. elections, we’ve got a moment for potential negotiation,” Stavridis remarked.

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Although Russia and Ukraine continue to endure the strains of war, they are bolstered by support from external sources. 

This support, Stavridis noted, could potentially delay any immediate resolution. Reflecting on the possible outcome, Stavridis shared his view of the conflict’s conclusion. 

Stavridis foresees Ukraine conflict’s end similar to Korean war

He said, “I think the war between Ukraine and Russia will end like the Korean War, meaning that Russia will probably still have control of some portion of Ukraine, Crimea, the land bridge to Russia.”

Stavridis also touched upon the future geopolitical landscape, foreseeing significant changes. “On the other hand, I see Ukraine coming into NATO,” he continued, suggesting a regional dynamics shift. 

This prediction outlines a scenario where the current situation might evolve over time.

Stavridis advocates for military aid to Ukraine

In a previous appearance on the same radio show, Stavridis emphasized the importance of supporting Ukraine. 

“It’s a very dangerous situation, and here, the real action is actually not in Kyiv. The real action is in Washington,” he asserted. 

He strongly advocated for military aid, reinforcing the legitimacy of Ukraine’s position: “We’ve got to provide the military support to Ukraine. Their cause is just.”

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Sen. Cardin Stresses importance of aid to Ukraine

The discourse extends into the political arena, with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Ben Cardin (D-Md.) recently highlighting the critical nature of aid to Ukraine. 

On the Senate floor, Cardin delineated the stakes involved. “This isn’t a choice between sending funding to Ukraine or not sending funding to Ukraine,” he explained. 

The Senator further elaborated on the long-term implications of the decisions made today, emphasizing the need for decisive action. 

Cardin highlights critical decision in U.S. role against Putin 

“The choice is between sending American dollars to fight [Russian President Vladimir] Putin now or sending American soldiers to fight him later. If we want to preserve America’s credibility with our allies, it’s up to us.” Cardin’s remarks underscore the broader consequences of the conflict and the United States’ role in it.

As the situation unfolds, the possibility of negotiations appears to be a glimmer of hope amidst the ongoing turmoil. 

Crucial months ahead for Russia-Ukraine conflict’s resolution

The insights provided by Stavridis and other vital figures highlight the multifaceted nature of the conflict and the essential decisions ahead. 

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The coming months may be pivotal in determining the trajectory of this complex geopolitical struggle as the world watches and waits for a resolution. 

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