After Kissinger says Ukraine needs to move toward negotiations: DC shifts to damage Control

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • DC shifts to damage control as Ukraine defense fades
  • Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles, Biden blamed Volodymyr Zelensky for allegedly not heeding American warnings about a Russian invasion:
  • President Biden and his top officials are now focused on damage control – warning Ukraine through proxies that it will have to sacrifice territory for a ceasefire.
  • Kissinger told the World Economic Forum on May 23 that “movement towards negotiations and negotiations on peace need to begin in the next two months…[and] Ideally, the dividing line should return the status quo ante.”
  • The “status quo ante” implies that Ukraine will make territorial concessions to Russia—a phrase that Kissinger did not use.
  • One possible outcome that’s been floated in the American media and closely considered in Moscow is a Korean-style armistice, with an armistice line between East and West Ukraine but without a peace treaty.
  • An armistice would allow Ukraine to deny that it had given up claims on territory held by Russia.

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Russia-Ukraine War: a war of attrition that has seen whole cities laid waste

Mark 13:8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.

Important Takeaways:

  • Both sides say they have inflicted huge casualties in Sievierodonetsk, the largest city in Luhansk province still held by Ukraine.
  • Neither side is preparing to withdraw and street fighting rages
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday warned the United States that Russia would strike new targets if the West supplied longer-range missiles to Ukraine
  • Russia attacked Kyiv with missiles for the first time in more than a month on Sunday.

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100 days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine no end to bloodshed in sight

 

Important Takeaways:

  • The first 100 days of war in Ukraine could be just the beginning
  • Neither side is inclined to lay down its arms, and the battlefield advantage could soon swing back toward Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says Ukraine is losing 60 to 100 soldiers per day, and Russia now controls 20% of Ukraine’s territory.
  • The U.S. is sending sophisticated rocket systems that will allow Ukrainian forces to strike from a distance.

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Most of the Ukrainian city of Sieverodonetsk has been seized by Russian forces

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the supply of US advanced rocket launchers to Ukraine raised the risks of a “third country” being dragged into the conflict.
  • Over 30-31 May, fighting intensified in the streets of Sieverodonetsk, with Russian forces pushing closer to the town center
  • President Volodymyr Zelensky said “We’re losing 60-100 soldiers per day as killed in action and something around 500 people as wounded in action.”

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Russia accusing Washington of “adding fuel to the fire” by sending more advanced artillery systems to Ukraine

Luke 21:10:  Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Russia criticizes US plans to send more advanced artillery systems to Ukraine, accusing Washington of “adding fuel to the fire”
  • President Biden announced the move earlier, but played down fears of a direct Nato-Russia conflict
  • He said the goal was to help Ukraine defend itself and that Washington was not encouraging Ukraine to strike beyond its borders
  • Meanwhile, an official in the key eastern city of Severodonetsk says Ukrainian forces now only control 20% of territory there
  • But while Russia targets its efforts on the east, President Zelensky says Ukraine is making advances in battlegrounds elsewhere in the country

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Export Restrictions add to Global Hunger

Matt 24:6,7 Then he said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 7 There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Important Takeaways:

  • Trade is vital to mitigating the global food crisis.
  • India, the world’s second-largest producer of wheat by volume, announced export restrictions on the commodity
  • Before the war in Ukraine, food prices were already at some of their highest historical levels due to high fuel and energy prices, droughts, and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The war in Ukraine has made the situation worse, as Russia and Ukraine produce large percentages of the world’s wheat, sunflower oil, and other vital food commodities.
  • A rise in fuel prices is also a major contributor to the rise in food prices, as food now costs more to store, process, and transport.

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Russian forces are making incremental progress in Ukraine

Matthew 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Important Takeaways:

  • Heavy Russian artillery strikes over Severodonetsk have sparked fears that it could be the next Mariupol
  • Joe Biden’s administration is considering sending advanced, long-range weapons systems to Ukraine
  • Mass killings and rapes of civilians, dehumanizing language by Russian officials to describe Ukrainians, and mass deportations
  • A “genocidal pattern of destruction” and “consistent and pervasive atrocities against Ukrainian civilians collectively,” citing the mass graves, executions, and destruction of hospitals, shelters and other civilian facilities in numerous parts of the country

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Kissinger: Appease Russia. Negotiations need to begin before greater upheaval

Revelation 13:7 “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,”

Important Takeaways:

  • Henry Kissinger: Ukraine must give Russia territory
  • Henry Kissinger has urged the West to stop trying to inflict a crushing defeat on Russian forces in Ukraine, warning that it would have disastrous consequences for the long term stability of Europe.
  • Kissinger said the war must not be allowed to drag on for much longer. “Negotiations need to begin in the next two months before it creates upheavals and tensions that will not be easily overcome. Ideally, the dividing line should be a return to the status quo ante. Pursuing the war beyond that point would not be about the freedom of Ukraine, but a new war against Russia itself,”

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Belarus President sends letter to UN Secretary General detailing need for a New World Government that’s more fair

Revelation 13:7 “Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,”

Important Takeaways:

  • Vladimir Putin and Belarus president’s bizarre letter reveals ‘new world order’
  • [Putin ally] Alexander Lukashenko, dictator of neighboring Belarus, has handed a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres detailing his and Putin’s rationale for the invasion of Ukraine.
  • The president urged the Secretary-General to institute a “new world order” under which all sovereign states have “security guarantees.”
  • “Belarus calls on the countries of the world to unite and prevent the regional conflict in Europe from escalating into a full-scale world war,” Lukashenko urges in the letter dated May 18.
  • “Together and each in our role, we can do a lot today: refrain from the supply of weapons,” his letter reads
  • “The conflict in Ukraine, its root causes, and the current Western sanctions against Russia are already having their devastating consequences,”
  • The unwillingness of Western countries to work on strengthening common and indivisible security, their disregard for legitimate interests and ignoring the concerns of other partners, primarily Russia, first resulted in trade, economic and information wars, and then provoked a hot conflict on the territory of Ukraine,”

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Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia seek enhanced NATO presence

Revelations 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • Baltic states demand massive NATO buildup – media
  • Some 20,000 troops are to be deployed to any of the three nations in case of a threat, a proposal seen by the Washington Post says
  • Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia are actively seeking an enhanced NATO presence in Eastern Europe amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine
  • The Baltic states cite a potential threat from Moscow as a reason for the buildup. “Russia can rapidly mass military forces against NATO’s eastern border and confront the Alliance with a short war and fait accompli,” the document says, adding that “Russia’s direct military aggression
  • According to the media outlet, some Eastern European nations are also asking NATO to officially withdraw from the 1997 Founding Act between the military bloc and Russia, which limits permanent NATO deployments east of Germany.

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