Europeans to propose ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine to Russia: Could the Baltics be attacked?

Baltic Sea and Surrounding Nations (Norman Einstein)


The heads of Germany and France are in Russia:

February 6, 2015

The leaders of Germany and France are due in Moscow Friday to present a new peace proposal aimed at ending an escalation in fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will present the proposal to Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday, a day after meeting in Kyiv with Ukraine’s Western-backed President Petro Poroshenko.

Ahead of Friday’s meeting, Merkel said the initiative that she and Hollande are presenting in Moscow is aimed at defending “European peace.”  She said the two leaders are doing everything in their power to “end the bloodshed” in Ukraine. …

Also Friday, pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian officials agreed to a temporary truce that allows for a humanitarian corridor so civilians can be evacuated from battle-scarred areas in eastern Ukraine.  Convoys of buses converged Friday on the town of Debaltseve, where the population has been trapped in the crossfire of fierce fighting. …

Putin holds emergency meeting

In Moscow, the Kremlin reported Putin held an emergency meeting of his advisory Security Council to discuss the Ukraine situation, in light of Friday’s meeting with Merkel and Hollande.

Fighting in Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine surged after last week’s breakdown of the latest round of peace talks aimed at ending the rebellion.

Some have noted that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is interested in more than simply eastern Ukraine.  Notice something from a former NATO leader:

NATO’s former secretary-general has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin could engineer a Ukraine-style intervention in one of the Baltic republics as the leaders of France and Germany flew to Moscow to make a last-ditch bid for peace in eastern Europe.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Britain’s Daily Telegraph Thursday that Putin’s goal was to reassert Russian dominance of Eastern Europe by testing, and ultimately fracturing the West’s bedrock Cold War alliance.

“There is a high probability that he will intervene in the Baltics to test NATO’s Article 5,” Rasmussen said, referring to the section of NATO’s charter mandating that other member states come to the defense of a fellow member under armed attack. “Putin knows that if he crosses the red line and attacks a NATO ally, he will be defeated. Let us be quite clear about that. But he is a specialist in hybrid warfare.”

All three of the so-called Baltic republics — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — were part of the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991. All three joined NATO in 2004. All three also have sizable minority populations of ethnic Russians. Rasmussen says his fear is that Moscow will generate a conflict under murky pretenses, In the case of Ukraine, the fall of the pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych prompted Russia’s annexation of Crimea and a bloody civil war between Kiev’s new pro-Western government and separatist rebels thought to be trained and equipped by Russia’s military. …

Rasmussen added that many of NATO’s European member nations have slashed military spending to such an extent that they cannot defend themselves without U.S. help.

“NATO countries have cut defense spending by 20 percent in real terms over the last five years – and some by 40 percent – while Russia has increased by 80 percent. The aggression in Ukraine is a wake-up call,” Rasmussen said.

I would like to bring up three points related to the above.

The first is that Vladimir Putin does not want an actual war with NATO now as he realizes that Russia would not win.  However, he may well use the threat of ‘assisting’ those nations once part of the old Soviet Union as a bargaining chip with the Europeans.  It is not likely that the Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia, or Lithuania would be directly attacked in a full scale war.  But Russia has taken steps to attempt to intimidate them before and may take bolder steps to send a message of strength to try to negotiate with the Europeans.

The second is that Ukraine is NOT part of NATO and Russia may decide it has little more to lose if it gets more aggressive there.  Part of that could depend on what the Europeans are offering today.

And the third point is that many European leaders, and not just Anders Fogh Rasmussen, believe the Ukrainian situation is proof that Europe needs to increase its military strength to the point it is no longer dependent upon the USA.  And while Europe has taken several steps already, many leaders there have concluded that more steps must be taken.  And more military steps will be taken.


Because the increasing of the military power in Europe is in biblical prophecy (e.g. Revelation 13:4).  Such increases will result in the ultimate takeover of the USA per Daniel 11:39 by the Europeans.  But the Europeans will proceed cautiously for a time.

As mentioned before, “German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the European Union would be open to talks towards the launch of free trade negotiations with the new Eurasian Economic Union” (see Merkel’s European-Eurasian Trade Zone Proposal). Russia’s President Putin is interested in that, though he still wants Ukraine.

The Bible shows, that for a time, there will be cooperation between Russia and Europe. The meetings between European and Russian leaders today may or may not result in increased cooperation now, but it is interesting to consider that it is the heads of Germany and France, and not the President of the USA, who are meeting with Russia’s President Putin.

That being said, the Bible ultimately shows that Russia will turn against Europe (Daniel 11:44-45; Jeremiah 50:41-43; 51:11; Isaiah 13:1-8) before Jesus returns.  But those who do not accept Bible prophecy do not realize that.  And this includes leaders in Europe, Russia, and the USA.

UPDATE: 1900 PDT.  Here is more on the talks:

February 6, 2015


The leaders of France, Germany, and Russia have failed to reach a breakthrough peace deal on Ukraine during talks in Moscow. But they agreed to work on a shaky September cease-fire. …

A Kremlin spokesman described Ukraine peace talks Friday between French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Russian President Vladimir Putin as constructive and substantive.

Dmitry Peskov indicated no new deal was reached after five hours of closed-door, private discussions in Moscow. But he said they agreed to work on a September cease-fire drawn up in the Belorussian capital, Minsk, that has been routinely violated.

Peskov said the leaders will be joined by Poroshenko in four-way talks on Saturday, with further contacts set for Sunday. …

Peskov said the leaders of France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine would talk by phone Sunday about the results of the Moscow meeting and to work on the possible document.

He said the document would include proposals of the Ukrainian president and proposals formulated and added today by President Putin.

No deal was yet reached, but both the Europeans and the Russians still want to talk.  That is consistent with what both sides probably thought would happen.

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