Tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border have continued since the end of 2021 to the present. After several high-level diplomatic talks between the United States, Europe and Russia over the past two weeks, there have been no obvious results. Even if the parties are still willing to continue the dialogue, there is no guarantee that there will be any "constructive results" in the follow-up dialogue. Does the "Normandy Conference Model" work? Not optimistic after the war On January 26, officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France held "Normandy Model" talks in Paris, France. The four countries negotiated to ease the current tension on the Ukrainian-Russian border under acceptable conditions.
In 2015, the above-mentioned four countries used this method to reach the "Minsk Agreements" that ended the conflict in the Donbas (Donbas) in eastern Ukraine that year. "Deutsche Welle" (DW) pointed out that this is the first time since 2019 that such talks have been held, and the first since Moscow began to build up heavy troops on the Ukrainian border. In this meeting, the representatives of the four countries were Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, wedding photo retouching services Ukrainian President's senior aide Andriy Yermak, French President's diplomatic adviser Emmanuel Bonne and German Chancellor's diplomatic adviser Pugh. Jens Plotner. The talks lasted eight hours, and the two sides finally agreed to "maintain the ceasefire," according to Deutsche Welle. However, even if the two sides finally agreed to a temporary ceasefire, this did not mean that the tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border had eased.
At present, the two sides are "talking their own words" at the negotiating table. They have only reached a phased ceasefire, and have not reached a consensus on a ceasefire, let alone a permanent agreement. "The bad news is that the talks did not change anything," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was quoted as saying by Reuters. Russia-Ukraine-France Quartet Talks Reach Ceasefire, But Experts Say "Russian Threat to Ukraine Always Exists" At the same time, "DW" pointed out that the United States and NATO (NATO) also rejected Russia's demands in the field of security in writing: that is, "guarantee Ukraine will never join NATO, and demand that NATO stop eastward expansion." The US Secretary of State announced Antony Blinken reiterated the U.S. position on Russia'