Trust, Conflict, Resistance

Nadin Brzezinski
8 min readNov 29, 2023

When people ask why it is that Ukraine does not sit down with the Russian Federation, it’s because they know Russia. They have done this in the past. They know the Federation can’t be trusted because it’s an imperial power hell-bent on reestablishing the USSR and spheres of influence.

Yes, they got receipts on this. Below is an example of this:

About 200 rounds of negotiations were held with Russia from 2014 to 2022, — Kuleba.

According to him, during this period 20 ceasefire agreements were reached and all of them were violated by Russia.

Neither 200 rounds nor 20 agreements prevented Putin from launching a full-scale invasion on February 24.

We know of the highlights, like the Minsk treaty. But there were also local ones. So when you ask, why will Ukraine not trust Russia? Here you go. And that was broken when Russia invaded in February of 2022.

So this is why. This brings me again to the wives of the mobilized. Russia is treating them worse than the penal battalions. Think about this. People who have committed murder and rape have better prospects of going home than people who have obeyed the law, paid taxes, and answered a summons:

“Inhumans fight for six months, but our husbands fight indefinitely.” The wife of a mobilized man — about the…



Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB