Putin is in a great hurry. What Ukraine should expect in August

August 04, 2022

August promises to be hot.

The trip of Gerhard Schröder, ex-chancellor of Germany, to Moscow, trips of Russian envoys to European countries, and lobbying of certain circles in the USA indicate that Putin presses for negotiations. Of course, on Russian terms. He will try to consolidate all his "achievements" by including them in a peace treaty and kind of legalising them in this way. For Ukraine, it will essentially mean capitulation, with which Ukraine, of course, will not agree. Even if someone in the President's Office has such thoughts, the patriotic public will never allow them to come true.

These are the basics of the Russian diplomacy: to succeed in diplomatic negotiations, you need to raise the degree of tension. This is what Putin will do.


Mykola Sunhurovskyi

Director, Military Programmes

Born in 1951 in Moscow.


Orenburg Higher Military Air Defence Forces School (1972);

Kyiv Air Defence Forces Academy (1982);

Higher School of Entrepreneurship, Kyiv Institute of National Economy (1991).

Ph. D. in Technical Sciences, Senior Research Fellow, the author of more than 90 publications.

Colonel (Ret.) with 31 years of military service, half of that term — at research institutions. Research profile — systems analysis, strategic planning, analysis methods, national security.


Most recent position in state bodies — Department Chief at the Analytical Service of Ukraine's NSDC Staff;

Since December 1999 — Razumkov Centre Programme Co-ordinator;

Since February 2000 — Freelance Consultant to the National Security and Defence Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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