I don't understand them, they propose a position without telling, how it can work. Imo they lack any understanding of Ukrainian situation, a total lack of empathy.Another ‘open letter’ from what we call intellectuals from German, on the Ukraine war which calls for negotiations and peace.
I have no idea how big these names are though, seem like many elites? They are like “This war really should end, and the west should push for negotiations”. But how to do that?
What I can't understand is a statement like "the longer the war drags on / the measures to support Ukraine, the lesser / the unclearer the aims become, what is there to achieve. They presuppose that Ukriane can't win the war against Russia. They don't want to take into account, what Russia does in the territories she occupies. I'm disgusted by these (unfortunately) very well known figures (They meet the term elite). Sadly so, I've read in different newspapers comments like that: Aims of this war are unclear. What are the aims of Russia (don't these people read newpaper or read Puntin's outpourings about Russian greatness, which should be granted to all countries from Alaska to Lisbon?) What are the goals of USA?
BTW: Not all are Germans. Jeffrey Sachs for instance knows Eastern Europe well (although I think, he never understood theses countries well enough), he helped transition after communist rule. He "invented" coupon privatization (which caused a lot of harm).