Face to face talks held in Antalya, Turkey yesterday between Russia’s
foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba
brought no progress towards achieving a ceasefire in Ukraine. Peace was not on Mr Lavrov's agenda, instead he made a diatribe against the West.
My eldest son, a poet, is writing a daily poem about the inhumane actions that are taking place in the Ukraine. This is his poem from yesterday.
If I say that time rolls forward Mr. Lavrov you will contradict my pathetic fallacy and tell me that time always runs backwards.
At which moment, I will imagine all Ukrainians walking backwards to freedom, out of the jaws of death, to their former joyous days
of making babies, shooting tiktok videos, adjusting nuclear reactors, improving their agricultural yields and their guided tours of Kyiv.
However, Mr. Lavrov, you are mistaken, for half-a-million people are cut-off in Mariupol
where dead bodies lie in the streets and your people have dropped a large bomb on a Maternity hospital.
The one running backwards in time,
Mr. Lavrov, is you
a spokesman for poorly-disguised tsarist ambition.