Pepe Escobar wrote a short but substantive piece on Blinken’s visit to Ukraine for Saker’s blog. Pepe writes:
And so the final act of turning Ukraine into the used condom unfolds. Russia observes this whole travesty with amusement. While late Zbig Brzezinski is rotating in his coffin, Russians are counting their blessings that they have been spared from being “brothers” to such a clusterfuck place and “nation” as Ukraine. The red line by Russia, however, as Pepe notes, remain pretty clear–no military bases or any stupid ideas about NATO. The rest, as I am on record, US and EU wanted this–let them pay. Blinken, a NYC Jewish boy and Nuland, a NYC Jewish girl, in a classic New York gangster fashion drew for Ukraine the future as a slave for a gang and Ukraine will be squeezed for everything it got. The clown who thinks that he was a president of Ukieland has been shown exactly his place as a clown and I am sure he finally recognized what a pile of shit did he step in when ran and won elections in Ukraine. The surrealism of this whole situation is such that my descriptive powers fail me completely because the whole Ukraine situation is one Kafkaesque theater of absurd.
Honestly, this was expected. Russia is getting ready to remove 152,000 illegal Ukrainians back to Ukraine (in Russian) and, in general, doesn’t exhibit any compunction regarding Ukrainians who didn’t want to be “brothers” with Russians but found it to be absolutely reasonable to go to Russia to earn living which is even in its lower pay bracket is much better than in Ukraine. So, there you go–the process of incorporating of LDNR into Russia will continue and at this stage I don’t think any talk about Ukraine as a country makes any sense–it is a classic Ukrainian way, they turned, with the help of the US and EU into Gulyai Pole.