Swiss diplomacy has lost its credibility as an unbiased and independent one. The reasons for this are obvious to all. In this respect, the history and deeds of Heidi Tagliavini are very revealing.
In the Russian segment of the publication http://www.swissinfo.ch, Heidi Tagliavini’s article was published: „The end of history never came“ https://goo.gl/2Bp1Vd. Which draws to us the frankly laudatory image of Heidi Tagliavini against the backdrop of her discourse on global historical events. Among all this pathos of Heidi Tagliavini answering the question „Did you feel any threat to yourself?“ says literally the following: „In Moscow itself, no, but during my official trips to the Soviet republics, I clearly felt the tension.“ The mood (of my interlocutors) became more aggressive, militant, and increasingly anti-Moscow in the course of official meetings and talks. in such a situation, the task arises to find the right tone and not begin to warm up the already tense atmosphere even more. „It was very difficult to find a solution to this problem.“
What Heidi Tagliavini said to us:
- That she considers the concepts of „aggression“, „militancy“ and manifestation of „anti-Moscow“ sentiments to be identical in any form.
- The mood of her „NOT Moscow“ interlocutors in relation to her, she describes as a „feeling of arose tension.“ In simple terms, her „non-Moscow“ partners in the negotiations had no respect for her.
- Judging by the definition in her words „in the Soviet republics“, she considers Ukraine and Georgia – „Soviet republics“. Those. not by independent countries. Namely, „Soviet republics“ – territories that are controlled by the Kremlin.
To understand what caused such an attitude towards her, let’s try to look at what she did specifically in the course of her international diplomatic activity.
When studying her biography, a fact attracts attention, which for some reason does not mention anywhere in her official biography. In the article „The Tagliavini Phenomenon“ https://goo.gl/RbLPAF we read: „In the third year of the university, Heidi Tagliavini had the opportunity to go for a year to Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov, where she wrote a work on the Russian classic Sergei Aksakov In Moscow she improved her knowledge of the Russian language and first encountered what subsequently became common in her diplomatic work – the transition from the „old“, customary world into a new one.For a person who grew up in an artistic family and formed during the period when the existential alists were the masters of doom, and European youth questioned many of the so-called bourgeois values, fell into a society subordinated to a single ideology, was a sharp change of paradigms. Heidi Tagliavini calls this a mental leap and revelation. intellectuals who fought for the emancipation of the spirit and personality … „
I suppose that the root causes of the openly pro-Russian position of Heidi Tagliavini must be sought precisely at the time in which she, while in Moscow, was „confronted“ for the first time. What did she face? „I fell into a society subordinated to a single ideology,“ while „European youth questioned many of the so-called bourgeois values.“ What led to the „sharp change of paradigms“ in her mind.
What exactly led to the „sharp change of paradigms“ in the consciousness of Heidi Tagliavini, we can only guess. But the consequences of this coup in the mind we see are seen in the following facts:
On November 21, 2008, Heidi Tagliavini was the appointed head of the commission to investigate the causes of the armed conflict in South Ossetia. She was allocated with a budget of 1.6 million euros. The commission’s report was due on July 31, 2009, but it was postponed until September 30. The final report, published on September 30, concluded that Georgia started the war, but both sides are responsible for escalating the conflict. https://goo.gl/8CPzT3
She stated here, that the Russian-Georgian war had allegedly been started by Georgia. It is noteworthy that in the main provisions of the EU report on the war between Russia and Georgia, drawn up under its direct leadership, the Russian occupation army is called (quote literally) „Russian peacekeepers on Georgian territory (in South Ossetia).“ Now this lie has become obvious to the whole world. https://goo.gl/tTy7TO
The article „The KGB Pig“ https://goo.gl/ah5Yn9 describes the KGB’s trip of pro-Kremlin Abkhaz separatists to Italy. (It is noteworthy that the author of this article also talks about the various organizations of „friendship and cooperation with Russia“ organized by the KGB-FSB around the world). A journalist from Abkhazia, Nadezhda Venediktova, in her article „Roman Holidays“ https://goo.gl/BBwPF6 described her meeting with the former head of the UN Mission in Georgia and the head of the CE commission for the establishment of facts of the Georgian-Russian war in August 2008 Heidi Tagliavini:
„Here (in Florence – note.) On May 26 2008, at Villa Corsini, Heidi Tagliavini, who worked in the hot spots in the Caucasus for many years, celebrated her retirement from the post of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland. In the presence of numerous guests from all over Europe, including Russia, I gave her warm words and a gift from the Abkhaz government – seven silver medals depicting thousand-year-old Abkhaz temples, as well as a new edition of the book „Winged days in Sukhum-kala“ Stanislav Lakoba from a gift inscription in which he calls Tagliavini „the goldfish of the international community“.
In fact, the pro-Russian separatists in Abkhazia present Heidi Tagliavini with a gift, and compliment her, calling her „the goldfish of the international community.“ Transparently hinting that it solves (on the international arena) complex issues in the interests of pro-Russian separatists. This is how the „Zototaya Rybka“ linguistic picture first appeared in relation to Heidi Tagliavini. Ukrainians have of this linguistic picture a different meaning, transparently hinting that the interests of Russia Heidi Tagliavini lobbies for is not because of altruistic motives. https://goo.gl/Z6jH3d
But for what kind of wishes did the Swiss diplomat receive this epithet (linguistic picture) from one of the main and principled ideologists of Abkhaz separatism? A shameful report on the August war, in which Tagliavini left a vast expanse for the speculation of Russian propaganda, otherwise it is difficult to name the fulfillment of the desires of the Russian leadership.
From 2014 to 2015, Heidi Tagliavini represented the OSCE mission to the Contact Group for Ukraine. The Minsk talks are an element of the hybrid war, which Moscow intended to replace the inconvenient Budapest-hosted format in only the interest of the aggressor country. The task of the Minsk talks was to implement the „soft surrender“ of Ukraine under the pretext of a cease-fire. And to ensure conditions (in particular, to make the necessary changes to the Constitution of Ukraine), Ukraine’s return to Russia’s control. Many politicians speak about Minsk negotiations. And they refer to this process as a lever of pressure on Russia. But very few people have delved into the essence of these „arrangements“. Details on the essence of the Minsk negotiations can be found here: https://spark.adobe.com/page/vAMaOhU86rkIX/
„Help“ Heidi Tagliavini in Minsk was highly appreciated by the Russian special services. In the article „The Tagliavini Phenomenon“ https://goo.gl/RbLPAF read:
„In February 2015, Bloomberg reported that the OSCE representative, the Swiss diplomat Tagliavini, saved the negotiations in Minsk from failure when she managed to convince representatives of terrorist organizations of the so-called DNR and so-called“ LNR „not to revise the points of the agreement before signing it. „Tagliavini was able to influence the delegations of the“ DNR „and“ LNR „, because he enjoys Putin’s trust,“ Bloomberg told diplomats present at the talks in Minsk. „The leaders of the unrecognized republics refused to sign an armistice agreement with Ukr Inskoy army on the morning of Thursday, February 12, after negotiations that lasted all night. Tagliavini had to hold additional consultations with their members in order to prevent the failure of the agreement. „“
„We appreciate her work very much,“ said Alexei Makeev, the director of the department for politics and communications of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, „We not only trust her, but – very importantly – she is trusted by the Russians.“ And they trust her because she is very professional and experienced. “
In fact, we get the following:
1. Heidi Tagliavini enjoys Putin’s trust (why am I not surprised?).
2. Heidi Tagliavini is trusted by Russians (curator Heidi Tagliavini in the FSB enjoys authority).
3. Leaders of terrorist organizations so called. „DNR“ and so-called. „LNR“, which are completely controlled from the Kremlin, received an order to sign an agreement on a truce with the Ukrainian army. And these actions were coordinated with Tagliavini.
Let me remind you that at that time the terrorists were extremely interested in the so-called „truce“ for obtaining additional batches of manpower and military equipment from Russia. No one knows what the fate of the so-called „DNR“ and so-called „LNR“ would be if in Minsk, the so-called „ceasefire“ had not been concluded, which clearly saved these two entities of the Russian occupation and its terrorist leaders. https://goo.gl/JFeHtt
„The irreplaceable role of Tagliavini in maintaining contacts between the parties in order to reach agreement was emphasized by Bloomberg Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic in an e-mail message sent after the Minsk accords were reached … Her merits were noted not only by Germany, the Lugansk People’s Republic awarded Tagliavini with the diploma for understanding, emphasizing Tagliavini’s ability to take into account the interests of all parties simultaneously. „
And here again:
Russian terrorists (pro-Russian separatists, the so-called „militia“, armed formations, call it whatever you want) awarded Tagliavini with the diploma „for understanding.“
For „understanding“ of what? Killing tens of thousands of people? „Understanding“ Putin’s interests? „Understanding“ the true tasks for which the Russians organized the Minsk process? That’s really, really, a „goldfish“ for terrorists.
I hope, now you begin to understand why the memorial „Goldfish of Heidi Tagliavini“ is perceived by citizens of Ukraine with bitter irony. And for what reason, in the words of Heidi Tagliavini, the attitude of her interlocutors to her (verbatim) „during official meetings and conversations became more aggressive, militant, and increasingly anti-Moscow.“ After all that she did in the interests of Russian terrorists, such an attitude of decent people to her is natural.
Thus, the Swiss „independent“ diplomacy becomes an aquarium with „goldfish“ through tricks and sweet double-tongued compliments.
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