Mixing Entanglement Between Spins
Just answer the question
Z ducks the question in his interview with ZDF about why Ukraine failed to heed repeated warnings from Tiger Team about the imminent and inevitable invasion by Russia earlier this year1.
ZDF heute journal: Biden said he warned you that Russia planned to invade, but you didn't want to hear it…
Zelensky: I believe that the Ukrainian side should ask a question, and should be addressed to many European leaders, as well as to America’s leader. As Ukraine’s leader, it would have been fair if I had been listened to in advance [of Russia’s invasion], and if they had heeded what we warned them about.
I mean about imposing pre-emptive sanctions so the war wouldn’t start. Our strategy for the Black Sea, building a Black Sea Fleet with a partner country. We suggested a plan, we said that Russia would block the Black Sea.
We also talked about a missile defense program, I reported on it a year ago and presented the program, what air defenses we needed to protect ourselves. That’s the right answer to your question.
If they [European and American leaders] had listened to me, Ukraine would have had a better chance of stopping Russia’s invasion. The signals you mention, they were all different. Look, if everything had happened like this, if everyone had warned Ukraine that tomorrow there would be a full-scale invasion, then the following questions arise: Why wasn’t a no-fly zone imposed? Why weren't we supplied with weapons before this invasion and why weren’t provisional sanctions [against Russia] introduced, in order to pre-emptively deter Russia’s president?
That's how I would answer your question. Let's be honest: we prepared ourselves for this. In the beginning, no one supported us and now I am grateful to all partners for the support we have.
During his chit chat with Latynina on Day 11 (@around 47.00 into the interview), Mykhailo Podoliak acknowledges, albeit grudgingly, that “we made a mistake” by not taking the repeated warnings more seriously2.
Looking on the positive side, Ukraine’s leaders now realize the mismatch between Putin’s actual decision-making and his choices as a rational decision maker, which he isn’t.