I am getting emails from all types of sources about Ukrainian cities already being liberated. The problem is that there are, as predicted, A LOT of fakes out there, including from anti-Putin Russian interests. So rather than risk getting it wrong and list those cities, I will just offer a few comments and then take a break.
- I was expecting an operational-level Russian operation, but what I see today this is clearly a strategic operation. This is way bigger than what I expected.
- We are in the very early phases of the operation, but I see all the usual signs of a Ukrainian strategic collapse. By tomorrow morning we should know a lot more.
- The first strike phase of the operation has been extremely successful and the Ukrainian ground forces are now not only without any kind of cover or support (the Ukie Air Force and Navy passed away today), they are also without orders: not only has the Ukronazi HQ in the Donbass been totally destroyed, the Russians are, no doubt, putting down their EW blanket on the full area of operations.
- I think that by tomorrow evening the operational envelopment of the Ukie forces in the eastern Ukraine will be completed. After that, only two types of Ukie soldiers will be left: those who surrendered and the dead.
- The Russians have either approached or even surrounded several major Ukrainian cities. I won’t list them now. Why? Because by tomorrow we will have that list confirmed.
- Belarus is fully backing Russia (Lukashenko was very emphatic about that today), as does Iran. Our Chinese friends have been rather restrained and proffered only well-intended generalities, let’s see if that changes in the future.
- I also suspect that tomorrow will be the last day for the US PSYOPs to try to control the narrative, after that there will be too many cellphones with cameras to conceal the magnitude of the disaster.
- For this reason, I still expect a major false flag.
- The Poles and Hungarians have declared that they fear a massive influx of refugees and that they are therefore deploying more forces to the border to “control the situation”. These forces could be easily and quickly moved inside the Western Ukraine to seize the Lvov and Ivano-Frankovsk regions. Best of all (for them) is that they can be pretty sure that the Russians won’t object. And with all the NATO facilities in the Ukraine being destroyed right now, the Russians can toss this (mostly Nazi) and faraway bone to whoever in the EU who wants it (The Hungarians are probably too smart for that, but the Poles???). Whatever may be the case, I expect a minor NATO operation into the western Ukraine in the next couple of days. Frankly, I couldn’t care less.
- Another MAJOR risk is the presence in the Ukraine of A LOT of very dangerous part of the civilian infrastructure (including 15 nuclear reactors which barely function). The Ukies have already blown up at least one (pretty small) dam near Lugansk. I hope that the Russian and Belarusian special forces will secure these facilities as soon as humanely possible.
- Next: watch the Russian Black Sea fleet. Something tells me that tomorrow we will see it A LOT and, probably, along the entire Ukie coast.
- Last but not least. Iraq has shown that it is one thing to destroy an army, and quite another to deal with an insurgency, even one armed with only small arms and RPGs. I remain categorically opposed to any Russian mid/long occupation of the Ukraine. I am confident that Putin will soon declare the end of major combat operations (if only because there won’t be many enemies left) and that many Russian forces will begin a pullback. But the nightmare of having hundreds of thousands of assault rifles distributed to “the population” but which, in reality, armed what NATO will want to see as a “stay behind insurgency” will begin. And I want the Ukrainians to fight that battle by themselves, with some Russian help if needed, but not by hiding behind Russian forces. So A LOT really depends on the people of the Ukraine: the coming days will show us who and what they are. Now is the time for them to do the right thing.
That’s it. I wish we had more info, but here we need to stop and wait.
By tomorrow we will know A LOT more.
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China still has 3000 or so nationals that the embassy wants to get out, they are trying to charter flights now.
In other words China won’t draw attention to their position until they are out. A lot of sour nazis will be looking for revenge.
Did you see what the Japanese ambo came up with?
I mean…ok…but now…cmon…please?
Sepuku for UkroNazis? Bizaar.
The Quad Squad gang member is just p*ssed off about the Kuril Islands…….
Imperialist Japanese is in fact die hard Nazist. Just ask the Asian people who were subjected to Japanese rule during WWII and foreigners who still experience their daily dose now.
FYI: Yasukuni Shrine are full of Japanese Nazists and war criminals.
Another US lapdog Twaiwan announces to sanction Russia: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-join-democratic-countries-sanctions-russia-2022-02-25/. TW chip manufacturer TSMC says it will comply with all export control rules.
Chinese FM spokesperson responds: TW is simply trying to be attention-seeking.
RT website is down!
The Anonymous group has claimed responsibility.
The Anonymous group is in line with US foreign policy?! They are no rebels they are CIA!
RT is back. You can surf it. I did not think it would stay down too long.
There is no single “Anonymous” group. Anonymous was the blanket name used by 4chan back when people actually organized on the site (Anonymous is the default username given to every user). That was years ago and the name has been coopted by numerous cringy groups since then, including government agencies. Anyone who actually claims they’re the “hacking group” Anonymous is either an idiot larper trying to get attention or a state-run project trying to appear grassroots.
RT website is not down, Chrome disabled it on their platform it is working perfectly on phonix and some others.
RT is down for most people in the West. Consider this an object lesson on what happens to anyone who can effectively challenge the official narrative.
Now we see the true face of Western styled “freedom of speech”.
Chrome, and now Mozilla, have been discouraging access to RT via SSL/https ‘mishandling’ and ‘glitches’.
Here’s the workaround:
Also: RSS feed readers work fine. Use any such program for a long-term solution.
It would be interesting to know how far China will support Russia during this time. I have always believed that Russia and China would always help each other in their fight against the hegenomy. But I’m a bit concerned now that perhaps their relationship is not as strong as many of us believe. When I see how the West and its allies support each other no matter what, I really wish China would show the same level of support for Russia both in words and actions. Or is their relationship purely just business and China just doesn’t want to jeopardise their economic ties with the West. We are at a turning point in history. Regardless of how strong Russia is, she can’t do it all on her own. She needs the support of both large and small friendly powers. Obviously, China knows she’s next on the hit list by the hegenomy and she will need Russia’s help too. I am very confused regarding the relationship between Russia and China right now. If its just a business relationship I will be very disappointed. China needs to shout out its support for Russia in this time of need – now.
If China shouts, will the ‘west’ listen? Of course not, so why shout at deaf people?
Exactly! This is NOT a shouting competition. The REALY support does NOT need come with a bang!
FYI that MSM does not report, on Feb. 23, 2022, just one day before Russian operation in Ukraine, China Custome announed that China would allow to import wheat from all Russia. It used to be restricted to certain Russia location that did not have wheat diseases.
Last year, Aussie, US and Canada account for 25%+, 25%+ and 17%+ of China’s wheat import, Russia only for about 0.5%.
Now you see the potential. Russia can trade with China with ruble and CNY instead of $ or Euro.
Correction here: Aussie and US account for 28.14% and 28.05% of China’s total wheat import in 2021 respectively, followed by Canada and France, while Russia only for about 0.5%.
Huge potential for in-deepth cooperation in agriculture between Russia and China. The import route from Russia to China is pretty straight foward and short via their long border. Anglo-Saxon sea power (US/UK) can do nothing about it.
Forget to mention Russia has replaced Australia as the No. 1 exporter of meat (pork/beef and chicken) to China recently.
And more. Russia cannot begin to satisfy China with the massive demand for nonGMO soy beans. The potential is ginormous
I think the chinese are quietly annoyed of something president said . He said that he Putin doesn’t believe China to use force to address the problem of Taiwan. This is an implicit statement.
Just China’s way that’s all.
But Xi himself has said that China would not resort to force to reclaim Taiwan. Of course, this is w/the implicit understanding that the US and Taiwan do not act heedlessly to force the dragon’s hand.
The relationship between Russia and China is strong and secure. They have complementary strengths (militarily and economically) to withstand and outlast, any last gasp effort that the US and minions would throw at them.
Eggie, he actually said that Xi does not need to use force on the Taiwan question. It makes the thing very different. Not sure if he was referring to legal situation which is very different or what, but clearly .. Xi does not need to use force.
Understand the sentiments. I used to get the impression China was getting much more from Russia. Given issues of Taiwan and separatism, and their joint positions on upholding international law with Russia, this is a delicate one. They’ve actually been more supportive–stressing unique historical context–than I expected. FWIW.
If China were to strongly and publicly side with Russia, it would be counterproductive. For it strengthen Nato into each other arms. The USA will tell the Europeans this is what we have been trying to warn you about. Now you are convinced of the Russian threat you better arm up. The Russians and the Chinese are aware of this and have understanding. Their strategy is so far working and frustrating to the…
Imho Nato is not “united”, rather a suzerain and several spineless vassals. Whereas Russia and China are true “allies”, on a horizontal basis.
China isn’t part of Russia nor the CSTO. Also by the looks of things Russia isn’t in need of a helping hand right now.
China could take advantage of this and move into Taiwan but that is totally unnecessary and counterproductive. It’ll detract from the Russian’s reason to move in because Taiwan isn’t joining NATO nor is it threatening to produce nukes.
What russia needs now is political cover and China have been doing that by playing the “good cop”, calling for restraint and dialogue. You betcha behind closed doors we’re stocked with popcorns and cheering in Russian jerseys. Additionally China IS watching Russia’s back by buying up whatever market is lost due to sanctions (e.g. Wheat, gas etc).
Also, it had also been pointed out that no one will listen even if China is shouting at the top of its lungs anyway.
If russia is successful in achieving its objectives then it also shows all the junior members (bitches) of the west (cough cough Australia, cough Taiwan) and those that playing both sides sitting on the fence that when you carry water for uncle sam you’re on your own when SHTF. This is a win-win so it is certainly in China’s interest for Russia to be successful.
China is supporting Russia with its actions. Look to the multiple deals signed during President Putin’s visit to Beijing a few weeks ago.
Fresh trade news (dated Feb. 24): Chinese customs have just approved the importing of wheat from all Russian regions:
Here is Xi taking a stand in support of Russia’s action. No ambiguity there. They will work to strengthen bilateral cooperations. Support each other in the UN. China “slams” iĺlegal sanctions dished out by the west.
Bear in mind that if Russia is undermined or rendered impotent against the hegemon China will not have it easy going forward. So the stakes are obviously equally high for the bear and dragon. Moreover, both leadership has something in common – abide by the rule of law for peace, sovereign rights, and inclusive world/ devts.
China is helping Russia with their economy.
Australia is just as comically delusional as America, such as when Tony Blinken and Cookies Nuland made those phone calls to Beijing to ask it to “pressure” Russia about its Ukraine policy a couple of weeks ago.
The Aussies are part of the America-led containment of China (such as the AUKUS and QUAD military groupings), yet it demands that China go along with the Anglo-Americans in their similar containment moves against Russia.
Talk about chutzpah.
Sorry, mates, but that’s not how international relations work.
What I’d really like to hear Putin say: “Article 5 of NATO says that an attack on one member is an attack on all and calls for a collective defense against the perpetrator. We answer this Article by saying that any attack by any member of NATO will be regarded as an attack by all of NATO and we will defend against all NATO members.”
That would make it very clear to NATO that should any of their pipsqueak countries (BoJo – I’m looking at you) send troops or attack Russians or any allied troops, the answer will be a declaration of war against NATO. Screw their big bad Article 5.
“We are left alone in defense of our state. Who is ready to fight with us? I don’t see it. Who is ready to guarantee Ukraine’s accession to Nato? Everyone is afraid.”
Of course NATO will only attack those nations who are weak and vulnerable. Serbia, Libya… and because Russians Kalibrs are flying from time to time, NATO as they are,, No Action Talk Only..
Zelensky as pathetic as he is, is now crying like a school boy. I wish Putin will not end this immediately to dial up more pain to the west as fuel price rises each day. And he must probe enough who in the west will jump into the fray and buy the trouble so he can make true his promise that whomever interferes will have a taste of what they have not experienced in their history.
Actually, article 5 states that the NATO will take any measures deemed necessary, including the use of military. There aren’t actually any explicitly written guarantees that such force shall be used – a fine point that was missed by most of the so called leaders in the newly added members in Eastern Europe (the idiots in charge in my country included). It never occured to them that “any measures deemed necessary” also include “leave them to fry in their own sauce”.
Yes how did article five work out with the brutal Nato attack on the FRY,or the destruction of Libya,?it didn’t,those bastards don’t answer that.
The Tory trash regime have banned Aeroflot!
Whoopdy doo!…..I bet the Russians are crapping themselves.
What next?…..arrest Roman Abramovich and dump Chelsea out of the Premier League?!
That’ll really show those pesky Russians who’s boss, grrrrrr!
It’s going to be a long haul flying to/from Asia around Russian airspace.
I think we can expect a complete breakdown in many trade sectors until it gets better.
Some slower than others — e.g., Russian oil shipping to the USA is still in progress.
And I’m amazed that some of the old gas pipleline infrastructure in the Ukraine are not damaged in all this (yet).
We had the Arab oil embargo in the early 1970’s and Nixon’s gold standard default to the French.
Perhaps we will see something similar again with a Russian oil/gas embargo cunningly implemented (for WTO reasons) by the West itself. China is thirsty enough to take the lot. And Iran can play the carrot by offering energy relief if the sanction BS and the Occupation of Palestine is resolved to UN specifications. Venezuela may be needing some added protection as the USA gas pump prices sore. Go Brandon!
Then Russia should ban British airlines from Russian airspace.
If Russia want’s to reciprocate, fine. Personally I think Russia has far bigger Natostani fish to fry, and couldn’t care less about the pathetic ‘punishment’ being dished out by the Yanks most loyal poodle- Little Tory Ingerlund.
As of 8:30AM CST USA that link won’t open ‘problem loading the page’.
Looks like the britards are helping Putin big time. Putin rose to power 20 years ago. If found a destroyed country, looted by the oligarchs. He called the oligarchs to the Kremlin to show them who is boss. Khodorkovsky the mafia guy thought he was bigger, but he is history now.
Putin didn’t strangle the oligarchs. He didn’t want a civil war to break out. He needed their money and connections to relaunch Russia.
But now the oligarchs are only a liability. There isn’t a day without the western media spouting about Putin’s oligarchs. And russians take note too. After all the oligarchs are a big problem for Russia’s development.
Now the west is taking them out. This way Putin can present himself as the president of the people, not of the oligarchs. He is just now writing a thank you letter to Brandon and Bozo the brit.
Thank you, Andrei, for the updates. Yes, the website is sluggish, but after about 45 seconds the page loads. Obviously this is a good thing, because more people want to hear the news rather than the BS.
Thank you Mr Saker. I am from Zone B in Africa. South of Africa that is. Being following you for 5 years your analysis are always spot-on.
Keep up spreading Truth…
“Now is the time for them to do the right thing.”
Precisly, in fact, if any of the regions, e.g. the residents of Kharko(i)v, right now decide to overthrow the local Ukies and welcome the Russians as liberators, it would be a great indicator of the future suitability to join LDNR. There are a lot of speculations of the Russians “wanting” other parts south of the Dniepr but those are just some wild irredentist dreams if the local population isn’t up for it.
I think the main question is how long this will last. My initial gut feel was 1, max 2 weeks. Should be on target for 1 week by the looks of it.
At point 5 you say that the Russians have “either approached or even surrounded several major Ukrainian cities”. This means that they are operating beyond the Donbas borders in the Ukranian territory.
Indeed they have gone far beyond the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts.
Russia wants to accomplish two things before they proclaim Mission Accomplished and go home.
1 is to end any threat to the DNR and LNR. 2 is to end any threat to Russia from Ukraine.
But both goals require removing the Ukrainian military as a force, and most of its war material. If you have been reading this site, you should know that Russia was not going to take any halfway measures. It doesn’t matter if Russia did a half-baked itsy-bitsy operation or full-on major surgical removal, either way the Empire will try to impose the sanctions etc. Since it’s one price either way, Russia might as well do everything it wants. The Empire must have realized years ago that it was out of ammo, that The Empire had thrown away all possibilities for escalation – short of mutually assured nuclear destruction.
Besides, it is super super important to secure the nuclear power plants so the crazies can’t use them as a radiological dirty weapon. I expect the Kremlin will not allow the Ukrainian government (if there will be such a thing) to simply have them back, and instead will demand some international organization take responsibility. The Americans sold fuel rods for the Ukie reactors, completely aware that the rods don’t fit. There is a danger of a runaway reactor if the rods get stuck.
Spot on! Couldn’t have said it more succinctly myself, and in fact didn’t 😊
They need to launder and dry-clean the whole country, in such a way that the changes take hold and last after the Russians leave.
Denazification seems fairly simple: just arrest and try, or otherwise deal with outright Nazis. That done, ordinary decent Ukrainians should once again be able to choose honest governments.
But it will take some time. Far more complex than Georgia.
re denazification. Will they arrest all the Ukranian parliamentarians who voted for the economic blockades, bans on Russian language, religion and culture, that is all those who in some way facilitated genocide against the Donbass people? This should be made widely known. It might encourage them to leave for Poland, if they haven’t already fled. War crimes should be widened, so not just Azov battalion’s or individual figures. Look at the voting records of MPs.
Thanks a lot Cosimo! You have added very important points I wans’t aware of!
This is the US’s “Suez Moment”.
Sad that it had to happen on the bodies of Ukrainians.
Just saw an announcement by Biden. All I can say is that he still doesn’t get it.
This is the end of Empire, end of hegemony, start of a new order.
This has been a sordid affair. The US/NATO have acted dishonourably. They had no intention of supporting Ukraine, but still egged them on. No doubt the Ukronazis were willing and enthusiastic collaborators.
Biden has announced more sanctions and seizure of Russian assets. This is theft more than strategic action. The sanctions will hit the US and Europe hard. How many days will it last?
Here is the statement from the newest political party in the States – The National Justice Party: https://nationaljusticeparty.com/2022/02/24/national-justice-party-statement-on-the-crisis-in-ukraine/
From your Link 22.02.22 NJP seems to be on our side.
“We reject the false and childish narratives about the conflict that are being promoted in Western media and place the lion’s share of blame for the escalation on the shoulders of the US and NATO, who have instigated this crisis from the beginning and cynically lied to their own citizens.
President Biden has vowed to make Russia pay a steep price, but the only people he is capable of making pay anything are Americans and European citizens. Oil and natural gas prices are expected to spike even further as a result of the conflict, placing the burden for US/NATO geopolitical games on ordinary Americans and Europeans”
I think many Saker readers would agree there is a call for Justice, and not only in the U$A. “Justice” is a word not often heard from political parties in recent times, though in in ancient Graeco-Roman philosophy it was considered one of the aspects of God, and to show itself as balance in the Laws of Nature.
Grateful for all your work, glad things are looking good for the future of the blog.
I don’t think Ukrainians will be able to deal with the Nazis on their own, the Nazis in Ukraine are well armed, NATO trained, in military terms they are on a higher echelon than, let’s say, the Trump supporters/white supremacist (Three percenters/Oath Keepers, etc.) in the US.
Nazis have crushed any and all political expressions that align with Russia or Russian symbols. A denazification campaign would require local organizations and structures at oblast, cities and neighborhood levels to uproot those who have participated/supported the Nazis. Ukraine has none of that, they have been crushed.
Russia could cut the head of the snake, but this is a hydra with many heads, it will take some time to cut them all. As for the “resistance,” it could deflate into nothing, after the defeat of the Ukrainian army, we have to wait and see. There will always be some die hards, no doubt, further resistance, however, IMHO, will depend on how the Russians deal with the main army forces.
OK, RT has been down for almost everyone for hours. And many other Russian pages (specifically government-related) are down.
“Anonymous Collective claims to have hacked RT’s website & govt pages
The hacking group stated via Twitter it is “officially in cyber war against the Russian government,” allegedly bringing down the Kremlin website.
Don’t miss a beat with RT News on Telegram.
Confirmed that RT is not available in Oz.
“This site can’t be reached
The webpage at https://www.rt.com/news/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Actually, using Opera, with cleared cookies etc, VPN on, and Presearch I can get the RT website.
So, it is either my system or the local Oz (5-eyes) having their little bit of fun with public discourse on world events.
The news lede was “Ukraine ready to discuss neutrality, Zelensky says
The Ukrainian president says Kiev is left to fend for itself as NATO is “afraid” to give Kiev any guarantees”
RT in Canada is sluggish. When it loads it is simplified page only.
Im in Western Australia & without using Tor Browser the RT Web site is unavailable. However when I used Tor I got through staright away ! Way to go in this age of denying access to the Web.
If you want to get Tor Browser -get it only from official site: https://www.torproject.org/
It has improved dramatically now & just sits as an app on yoiur Desk Top until needed –then it’s just a click & a short wait.
Just posted on the other thread about downloading Tor Browser, I have no problems accessing any Russian website, if I do, just changed my identity, and it works. They cannot block the sites worlwide, and Tor allow for jumping up relays and circuits until you find one that allows the website you want.
RT is on, any time I go to check news.
For example, now Ze is “ready to discuss neutrality” once he realized NATO dumped Ukraine to its fate.
Ukraine ready to discuss neutrality, Zelensky says
The Ukrainian president says Kiev is left to fend for itself as NATO is “afraid” to give Kiev any guarantees
I posted a comment recently, re: the “silence” after he called Putin and got no answer. I wrote he was going to be left alone, and the silence was going to be deafening, nobody would answer his calls. It is happening now.
After the Kremlin didn’t even bother picking up the receiver, what would Ze have done next?
Call Washington, London, Paris, Berlin etc, I’m assuming. No doubt he was reassured the ‘west’ supported Kiev, it had it’s back, it was protected,
In less than 4 hours Russia proved to Ze that Natostan were just playing him like a fiddle, yet another useful idiot.
Now he want’s to discuss ‘neutrality’. With whom? Natostan, Russia or both?
The penny might have finally dropped for Ze, but too late. Dead man walking….
I can still access RT via app in UK but started getting an initial, momentary message saying ‘server down or network error’ before it disappears and launches as normal.
Anonymous are bunch of muddleheads.
Ironic that ‘anarchists’ are doing the dirty work for the Pentagon-CIA global death squads isn’t it?….
Anarchists = The ’anti-authoritarian’ wing of Western imperialism. Forever siding with it when it comes to countries, peoples, and leaders that need to be cowed.
Agree. They’re the smelly branch of agent provocateurs.
Safari on an iPhone says can’t open the page because the address is invalid. Lots of that. Right.
Yes, lots of it.
RT has been trying to come up for hours now, and as soon as they are up, they get DDoS’ed again. To my rough count, about 16 hours down for me. And then if they are up, it is seldom at the moment that one can access a secondary page. I find it still the same on many of the Russian governmental sites.
Chrome, and now Mozilla, are discouraging access to RT and other russian sites.
Here’s the workaround, and how to re-enable access:
Also: Use an RSS reader, for a long-term solution. Any RSS program will do. Just add RT feeds, and any other site’s feeds you want, and that’s it.
I use the free version of Inoreader, but any RSS reader will work.
Cultured and thoughtful people know that Russia had no other option.
I am concerned about the story of the AngloZionist mass media that dominate all the media in my country and the West with the same false story.
It is dangerous because people consume information through false photos and lying stories of demonization.
I can only make them see reason, there are few of us who know that NATO and the demoniocrats caused this together with the political idiots of Ukraine.
When Ukraine is cleansed of idiots, Russia will have to show all the documentation of the atrocities of the ucronazis to the UN, but still, these people do not listen, they do not see what they did.
If they turn off the internet, and all Russian networks, THE AngloZionist STORY will be the predominant one.
I told you a few months ago that current Argentine president is a clown and I apologize for that.
He agreed with all the guidelines of the davos forum such as abortion, lgtb,
health dictatorship, etc.
His son is a drag queen and
The bad news is that the Argentine minister of international relations condemns Russia.
This woman is a pro-Soros moron. Sorry.
I hope this war ends as soon as possible without more casualties on both sides.
“The bad news is that the Argentine minister of international relations condemns Russia.”
He condemned the operation but was not as harshly pro-US as the Cambiemos/Juntos opposition. He’s walking a thin like.
Jorge, I would argue that it makes no difference what ordinary people in the West (or elsewhere) think – as long as Russia, China, India and Iran are on board (along with numerous smaller countries such as Syria, Venezuela, Argentina…
For years the Russians have tried sweet reason and been shouted down or lied about. Now they have decided to take active measures, and public opinion in the West is irrelevant.
I hope you are right, Tom. But I fear the majority of European lambda morons being brainwashed for decades by the MSM AND seeing a yearly decay in the youngsters education is still dangerous as they will not access neither accept the truth, however well exposed by Russia and the zone B it may be.
They are happy “voting” for “political parties” who are just placeholders for the deep state diktats and do not want to even explore said reality as a possibility.
As several educated friends say, we Europeans deserve being vassals because the vast majority of our “fellow” citizens are braindead and proudly so. I try my best to discuss calmly and disclose as much info as I can but they just refuse to listen and to think.
The future of Europe is literally to be a zoo for the zone B.
I accept that it is a serious problem for Europeans. (Pity me – I live in England!)
But not for Russia, as there is literally nothing the West can do to harm Russia. Pekingese – meet Bear. Please play nicely, or Bear may mistake you for a canape.
Russia don’t care anymore. I think Putin will do what it needs to.
Venezuela Helped Argentina to pay his debts and the way to say thank you to us was a plan to invade Venezuela along side Colombia and Brazil. You can’t trust countries without sovereignty.
Countries like those will go where the power is.
Scorpions don’t change.
I remember watching one Donbass miner saying on TV that once all the miners were angry, the Ukranian army would be routed. It seemed improbable, but they won. If miners and other workers defeated the Ukranian army in such a way that it forced Ukraine to sign the Minsk agreements, why is it expected that it can withstand the actual Russian army for a long time?
The miners never fought there, with the exception of the Red Army of the USSR in the Second World War. The miners work for the oligarch Akhmetov, who pays taxes to Kiev. Other “warriors” protect the assets of local oligarchs, they also protect local businesses and get dirty with smuggling.
In 2014 and … Russian “vacationers”, “tourists” put things in order. Today exactly the same.
Your cowardly miners roamed like hares when two groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine went to capture skyscrapers – local “warriors” immediately fled. Then ours came, and then everything was according to the old scheme – some of the swineherds were destroyed, some surrendered. Video online.
Miners, this is a cover … very beneficial for them – all in ranks and orders, medals, salaries, bonuses … and glory.
And real heroes, as usual everywhere, suck their paws in obscurity.
Good that you mention Achmetov. He was ruling in portion of Donbas, and Kolomojskij in the other part. They were fighting each other. A lot of murky stories circulate, we will never know the full truth. But one article in 2014 gives a glimpse; a quote from it mentions Kolomojskij bragging that Achmetov is finished after the Kiev Majdan. Now, the fortunes may have turned, who knows.
Who is “ours”, who is “them”, who is “other warriors”, who is “they”, who is “miners”, even, in your comment? You know in your mind. Are you saying there that the Donbass people are cowards and that Russian “tourists” and “vacationers” did all the fighting, and that Putin and all the others in his government are lying about who fought for Donbass? I commented that I saw a Donbass miner saying that once the “miners” had risen up against the Ukranian forces (this just before the civil war started), the latter would be routed. I don’t want to think that that man was lying – close enough anyway, since Donbass won on the battleground. Of course, if you’re saying vacationers and tourists did the actual fighting, then it’s all different. Is “ours” the tourists and vacationers? I think by “them” you mean the “cowardly” Donbass miners. “Other workers” seem or could be the other Donbass people. I still believe that the Donbass people did the fighting. Are you in Donbass or somewhere close (how do you know what you said)?
Re: China, they are treading carefully over the recognition of “breakaway republics” because of Taiwan.
The US and EU are basically crapping themselves. A desperation false flag is possible but they don’t need it for propaganda. I mean what’s the use of yet another lie?
Macron is playing go-between, in no small becuase of upcoming elections. The French public (and I suspect a large majority of EU citizens) want no part of the cold war nonsense.
I had quite a bit of difficulty getting on the site today, it seemed blocked or overloaded. VPN via Italy worked.
To add further to this point: Beijing has blamed NATO for “pouring more oil onto the fire.”
Zelensky says that Ukraine is ready to discuss neutrality. I think that it would be a mistake to let Zelensky continue as president. He is guilty of crimes against humanity. I don’t think that Russia will let that happen.
We still don’t know what moves Russia will make regarding Ukraine. With Russia, you should always expect the unexpected.
What’s “unexpected” here? – let them fulfill the Minsk agreements.
Eight years of the same thing – a game of misunderstanding, of sclerosis! Zelensky is tired of talking and explaining that it is necessary to sit down with the Republics at the negotiating table (that is, to recognize) and … further along the points of Minsk-2.
Fears? – let him take his place.
Ze is president of Ukraine the way Biden is president of the US – they are both powerless mouthpieces for other interests.
The recognition by the wider public, of illegitimate puppet strings controlling world leaders, has reached an all-time high after all of the electronic QR-code passport madness.
In Canada, government seizure of accounts that donated to the trucker movement, triggered a minor bank run, and they were forced to reverse policy. But not only for this reason: The pro-digital ID planners have integrated a semi-automated electronic blacklist system into the banking system, and the emergency seizures of bank accounts ended up spilling the beans of this ugly reality prematurely.
BOOM, Trudeau Reversal Motive Surfaces – Canadian Banking Association Was Approved by World Economic Forum To Lead the Digital ID Creation
The essence of government intent for establishing digital passports is to punish political dissent by seizing or restricting citizen bank account funds.
The fight for genuine representative government, and rejection of puppet government run by oligarchs, binds us all.
Our western governments have been badly hijacked by those Great Reset Davos types, who wish to tighten the collar on freedom and public discourse. While the world watches Ukraine being liberated, we wonder if it is too little, too late. Most of the west is in a similar bind under an artificial regime which is adversarial to the very citizens they claim to represent.
Many of us are rooting for Putin for these reasons; he is fighting for justice against the banker jackboot machine.
Look at China. Taiwan is next in line. And when Shmuel’s propaganda will start, they will say “hey you said bad russkies because they attacked Ukraine’s territorial integrity, but now you say but chinks because we are fighting to preserve China’s territorial integrity”.
Shmuel has become the laughing stock of the world.
China point fingers at US for the Russian operations
China is not point fingers but simply state the truth.
China’s FM spokesperson said that NATO still has the blood of Chinese on its hands when asked by Western MSM regarding Russian’s special operation in Ukraine.
Anyone who doubt about where China stands in regarding Russia and her “Special Operation” should take a look at this video: https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1NR4y157DB/?spm_id_from=333.788.recommend_more_video.0
(On May 8th, 1999, US led NATO killed three Chinese, injured dozens and destroyed Chinese Embassy in Belgrade with three bombs/missiles. US never officially apologized for its barbaric killings. But, Chinese can and will Never forget this date and these killings!)
That’s how you do “regime change” 1 day and get over with it. Much more efficient if you ask me.
But I am not sure the CIA gets it.
We probably need another example or maybe 3 (ahem statelets ahem ahem) just to get the hang of it.
I rarely comment here. I just want to say — a huge thanks to the Russian Federation and Russian military for coming to liberate the people of the southeastern Ukraine from Bandera fascism. It feels very good to know that the people living there are now going to finally be free! Half of my ancestors lived in small farming villages in that region in the Russian Empire before immigrating to North America in the early 1910s. Hopefully the war will soon be won and the freaks in Kiev will soon be fleeing into exile where they belong.
PS, for those having problems accessing RT, I have found that Sputnik News and TASS are still working as normal:
Best wishes, everyone.
Thank you very much!
The main thing is not Victory, you do not doubt it, the main thing is to keep the advantage with the least damage. I’m talking about the trade blockade, the economic crisis of the American economic system of the world (which the United States so masterfully hides – Covid, War, ….))).
We would have to calmly hold out until 2025, then you won’t reach us – we will be beyond the horizon (I’m talking about the total acceptance of Russian weapons and military and special military equipment, including space))).
Stalin lacked only two years of reindustrialization, had to make up for the war. (((
Spiritually, Galicia and environs never left the Austrian Empire and Stalin was wrong to annex them. They still have an interiorized Habsburg anti-Russian hysteria deep in their culture. It would be nice if Hungarians or Poles would just grab them – but there’s also a deep Galician hatred of Hungarian and Poles, so that may not be so easy. In any case, they need to be removed from Ukraine like a demonic cancer.
please pace yourself. This will be a marathon of wills as US is expected to double-down, as the Brits/French did in Suez..
“9. The Poles and Hungarians have declared that they fear a massive influx of refugees and that they are therefore deploying more forces to the border to “control the situation”… the Russians can toss this (mostly Nazi) and faraway bone to whoever in the EU who wants it.”
Andreas, I agree – they may be going back home.. the land that is
Among the many foreign delegations to visit the Kremlin recently were Victor Orban and the Polish FM. Perhaps as Lavrov said concerning a Ukraine war – that it would cease to exist – arrangements were made?
And what happened to that [1,000?] US Abrams tank column which entered Greece weeks ago on way to Ukraine? Are they a mobile Maginot Line? What’s their potential role? As Smoothie would say, they’d make “big fat targets.”
A Ukrainian military Island in the black sea has been surrounded and is being shelled to neutralize the last of the hold outs.
There are no civilians living there it was reported.
the island of snakes – if I am correct the last of the defenders gave up about an hour ago…god save their souls.
What to store there – “victoriously” surrendered without loss of manpower. Cowardly Nazi swineherds.
Islet Serpent’s bare navel with four wooden sheds and a beacon. Although today they are all probably rotten.
And here you are sending SOS signals to someone, google it or something.
Chinese response has been muted because they do not want to be seen encouraging separatists/independence movements, especially wrt Taiwan, Xinjiang, Tibet etc
here is the latest stratagem detailed by oblast and rayon as delivered by the Kremlin:
One hohol is a farm,
Two hohols – this is a partisan detachment,
Three hohols is a partisan detachment with two traitors…
(A historical anecdote reflecting reality, the essence …)))
RT is up as usual (Thailand)
I suspect , outages in the West ,are the work of govts not the zog-affiliated Anon.
This is not a war, but a (military) counter-terrorist operation with measures to restore / restore the Constitutional order in the territory …
Putin has banned us from war.
“Rescuer”-couturier from MES RF citizen Choi-gu instantly saluted by answering “Yes!” according to the Charter.
Actual Minister of Defense, NGSH Mr. V.V. Gerasimov, cursed to himself, “Morons, damn it!” (meme of M.I.D. Lavrov), and Verkhoglavka fulfills the will.
Apparently, somewhere on the current border of NATO, the limits of our glorious and noiseless pace of the I (first) maneuver / stage are located. )))
Well, you can call these military actions Strategic command and staff military actions of a grouping of troops (forces) solving the operational-strategic task of “denazification” of the region. The main one, as seen, is intelligence and target designation of NATO systems.
And if we apply the terminology of the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation, then this is a Liberation bilateral-coalition local (with the potential for transition to a regional one) War of a low degree of intensity using conventional means of destruction, resolving interstate contradictions.
PS Eh, I did not reach our Count Tolstoy, he spat half a page of his sentences. But the wife did the editing, as Lev Nikolaevich wrote illiterately. It was seen above the rules, our proud man. )))
About “Disruption of the initial stage of the US / NATO multi-sphere / multi-domain operation – “Integrated massive air strike” and failure by the enemy to fulfill the immediate task … provided with a preemptive massive fire strike by groupings of troops (forces) of the Russian Armed Forces …
I’ll write later if I remember. )))))
An emotional statement. As the Russian poet Lermontov wrote in the poem “Borodino”: “Horses and people mixed up in a heap.” In Russia, this phrase is pronounced ironically and humorously, when the author or the interlocutor expresses himself in a confused, incomprehensible way. But it is clear that you are annoyed by Putin’s behavior. We were waiting for one, but he acted differently.
who is who in the US oligarchy – how far the rabbit hole goes:
interview starts at the 8 min mark right after the canadian insurgents…
What no one has really thought about yet, what if it’s Ze who welcomes the Russian army with a flower in his hand?…
Some commentators on this blog have previously mentioned that Azov/Mercs are embedded within Ze’s entourage. They’ll chop his hand off before he receives any kind of flora.
Well, let’s say with a flower in his heart then… Ze could actually be one of the big winners of the Russian intervention. We must never forget that despite everything, he was elected on the promise of bringing peace to Donbass “including talking to Russia”
That peace has been sitting on his desk for years in the form of the Minsk Agreement. Not implemented. Why?
Because the Yank hegemon say ‘no’. Democracy is only valid when the result suits Yank ‘interests’. Remember Mossadegh, Iran, 1953?
I agree with you, I just add that the Russian intervention by eliminating the ukro-nazi around Ze, can give him a second chance.
It would be an extremely powerful political victory for Russia too…and for Ze of course!
Thanks for all you do Andrei. You’ve done fantastic work here and the world can’t get enough of it it seems.
I too was shocked by the extent of this operation in Ukraine. I thought that tactical strikes would be the response to Ukronazi aggression against Donbass. Boy was I wrong, but at the same time I am relieved.
This obviously had to be done. The threat to Russian national security allowing this Junta Regime to continue unchecked was just too great for Moscow to ignore. Now I hope Moscow is very thorough in neutralizing any and all threats to it’s national security emanating from Ukraine.
I knew as soon as the sanctions came down and Nord Stream 2 was dead that there would be no reason for the Russians to hold back anymore. Might as well clean house in Ukraine and neutralize the threat to Russia. It makes sense.
May God grant victory to Right Believing Orthodox Christians over all enemies.
Thank you for all you do Andrei. God bless.
@ The Saker,
This is the time for the people of Kharkiv, Sumy, Kherson, Zhaphorizhia to wake up and proclaim their ‘peoples’ republic’ …
I look forward to Lugansk and Donetsk peoples’ militia to support and assist such brotherly help extended to the Russians living in those 4 oblasts!
The Eurasian Union is not far away!
Any military updates? There’s lot of chatter on Telegram and Twitter about Ukrainian counter attacks and that the Russian VDV and SOF unit at the airport near Kiev got wiped out unfortunately…seems like Russia is holding back a lot of their air support for some reason.
Russian sources like Igor Strelkov are stating the Russian VDV forces fully captured the airport and the “wiped out” thing is complete lie/propaganda. Someone is lying, hard to tell who but I’ll be honest, and I say this as neutrally as possible, the evidence points to Russian forces having taken the airport. The reason is, CNN released footage of their war correspondent filming the Russians capturing the airport and repelling some attack. So we do know they actually took it at one point, that’s a confirmed fact. But there is ZERO footage, evidence, pictures of bodies, equipment etc of any sort that shows the VDV attack was repelled and the assault forces were killed. As you can see from tons of Twitter channels, the Ukrops are gleefully posting any shred of possible Russian casualties that they can and they would have LOVED to post demoralizing photos of such a massive wipeout, after all they claim in this defeat that something along the lines of 7 Russian helicopters were destroyed from the special forces. Yet not a single photo or shred of proof has been posted anywhere. So all the evidence points to the Russian analysts being correct and that they did in fact capture the airport and are still controlling it.
The only other possibility is: they captured it but then got word of a large force moving in and retreated and got out of there which would mean that Kiev would rightfully announce they “recaptured it” but then lied and exaggerated the outcome by stating they ‘killed the entire unit’.
Al-Jazeera had a life report early on the a large contingent of helicopters and a fleet of 20 transports are flying in tonight. Not sure whether that was true or hearsay.
Nightvision, solid points, very keen observations, thank you!
There was news of Su-24 or Su-25 of RuAF downed. After it has been revealed it was an ukrainian one. Yesterday some idiot posted photos of captured russians soldiers. Except the russians were standing up, while the ukrops were the captured ones.
Major Gen Igor Konenshenko claims to have captured airport near Kiev. “200 nationalists from Ukrainian special forces” were eliminated.
Looks like idiot Ukrs just downed a Kalibr over a residential area in Kiev. The debris set an apartment block (apparently occupied) on fire. The Ukrs’ AA mastery is well-known ever since they downed a Russian passenger plane over the Black Sea. Now they’ve done it to themselves.
a CNN correspondent is now confirming it was in fact a Ukrainian Su-27 shot down by Russian air defenses outside of Kiev, probably mobile Tor units or S400 stationed on Belarus border.
In deed Saker, it is a much larger operation then anticipated. And with such a large “net” I suspect that some fish didn’t have time to escape. What about all the handlers, trainers and consiglieri of all kind trapped in it?
While I understand the reasoning and rationale for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there is, as many US and Western leaders have warned, the GREAT possibility that Russia will be totally downgraded to the status of an international pariah state, on par with North Korea. That would be a nightmarish scenario for Russia in the many years ahead, being isolated financially and diplomatically from the rest of the world. I hope and pray this doesn’t happen though, but I fear there is a GREAT possibility of it becoming a reality.
that is a very real concern, BUT Russia has calculated this and has determined that the EXISTENTIAL THREAT that Nazi regime of Ukraine poses to Russia is greater than the threat of what you mention. Russian ministry has confirmed today that the comments released by Ukrainian politician that Ukraine could develop “nukes” is what pushed Russia over the edge in deciding on this path of conflict. There is no absolutely perfect time for such an action, you will always have major losses/liabilities ontop of the gains and advantages of such a risky move BUT if you really think about it, right now more than any other time in recent history is the perfect time for Russia to make this move. The reason is that Europe/U.S./NATO are at their absolute weakest, the entire globe is racked with a major global economic depression that is catastrophically sending western civilizations into complete societal collapse and major upheaval and instability. So Putin knows that to be a “pariah” state in such an environment is not really that bad because it will be sort of swept under the tide of these western governments soon contending with increasingly dangerous situations at home in the vein of Canada’s uprising and the many protests all over. These developments will vastly limit the ability of western governments to truly respond to Russia and “hurt” it any way economically particularly given the fact that: 1. Russia is currently positioned much stronger to handle economic strife than any European or western country is (with its record high foreign reserve stockpiles, its dedollarized economy, etc) and 2. don’t forget the biggest trump card of all: Russia has China’s full backing. No matter how much of a “pariah” the western system turns you into, if THE most powerful economic force currently on the planet fully has your back then you are in a good place. China has already pledged to pick up the slack and help Russia economically if they are hit with sanctions, etc.
I hope you’re right!!
This will probably trigger a new cold war zeigeist in which the West is practically cut from any cultural or maybe even commercial exposure to the Zone B, but withing some years, not even decades, it will only reveal that the West just decided to rot in its own delusion, scrapped away from the rest (big majority) of the planet evolving.
When the ‘west’ uses terms like ‘international community’ it means the ‘west’. The ‘west’ accounts for around 20% of the globe. So by all means try to extricate Russia from the ‘west’. The Russians are quite clearly prepared for that. Russia is a member of the SCO. Russia is on board with the Belt and Road Initiative. Russia is part of BRICS (3 billion people). It’s landmass stretches from eastern natostan all the way over to the sea of Japan. The majority of people in the Global South and Eurasia (the majority of the real international community) know who the real pariahs on this planet are. The Globo Mockingbird media will continue to scream and shout, flogging it’s hubristic dead horse, but as Dr Dre once said….”don’t believe the hype”.
“…Russia will be totally downgraded to the status of an international pariah state, on par with North Korea”.
Applying some linguistic analysis (or even plain common sense) to those words reveals very little concrete meaning.
“Pariah state” is just childish abuse, part of the Empire’s extensive repertoire. It is meant to persuade the uninformed that the “pariah” is isolated, alone, friendless. But that isn’t even true of North Korea!
By whom would Russia be “downgraded”? If you mean anyone in the Empire (roughly speaking, North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand), reflect that they are already committed to abusing Russia in every way they can. The dogs bark at the bear, but from a safe distance.
Remember the world map ironically showing “Isolated Russia”. The countries I have named above are shown in blue as “The World”; everything else in black as “Not the World” (all of Asia, Africa, South America, and some others such as Serbia and Belarus). The joke is that “The World” musters maybe a little over 1 billion of the real world’s nearly 8 billion people.
Every time they try to “isolate” Russia or anyone else, they merely isolate themselves further.
“CNN reporting now the explosion over Kyiv tonight was a Ukrainian SU-27 shot down by Russian anti-air battery in the city’s suburbs — not a Russian aircraft.”
How did a Russian AA battery get into the suburbs ahead of the main armor division?
“How did a Russian AA battery get into the suburbs ahead of the main armor division?”
I think these systems can be effective from many kilometers distance, so the AA battery need not be in Kiev suburbs.
Well firstly, if you followed updates today you’d see that Russian airborne forces captured Hostomel (sometimes spelled Gostomel) which is walking distance from Kiev (basically IS part of Kiev suburbs/outskirts). Now, Ukrainian sources claim that they heroically slaughtered the entire airborne battalion there and recaptured the airport but the problem is, there is zero evidence of this and Russian sources have still proclaimed it as being captured. It’s impossible to tell who is right but we do know for 100% confirmed fact it was at one point captured because CNN literally filmed its capture (this report https://youtu.be/b40r8RX5MoE). There’s also many on the ground reports showing Russian forces taking over the airport like this one https://twitter.com/RALee85/status/1496999186805448708 and many others. Look up on google maps how far Hostomel is from Kiev, it’s literally shouting distance. So that’s one possibility. Other reports just from minutes ago say: OSINT [email protected]_Ukraine🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️US officials told lawmakers that Russian forces are about 32 km from Kiev – CNN citing two sources.
Most of the shorter range systems like Tor, Buk, Pantsir have ranges roughly in that range. Of course there’s the possibility S-400 got it (easily can reach that range) as there were reports Russia moved S-400 system somewhere on Belarus border nearby. And also there’s the possibility it was simply Russian’s own jets doing an air to air kill, although that might be less likely especially since someone in one of the videos claims to have spotted a small blip of the anti air missile rising from the ground somewhere in the distant background so it did seem like it was a ground system that shot it down.
The Chinese actually massively supported Russia. They said it was not an “invasion”. One of those words that can not be translated. In Chinese an “invasion” is to aggressively and by evil means occupy another country. By saying it was not an “invasion” they signaled to all Kanji reading countries they supported Russia.
hell yeah. And they’ve already stated they will pick up the slack from sanctions and order all of Russia’s wheat to redirect Russian economic activity
In Chinese culuture, we’d say you show your support/love by doing instead of saying. I think it could be a bit difficult or confusinf for Westerner to understand the undertone of Chinese official statement if they don’t know the culture context/background.
There are all sorts of support on Chinese social media, which drowns the Taiwan 1450 shill army and Chinese 5th columnists.
This war is getting costly in men, equipment, and ammunition. It needs to be short, or else the USA might do what they do best – show up last to a major war and claim victory.
Honestly, the U.S. invaded Iraq with a force of 309,000 on March 21, 2003 and it took them until April 10 to capture Bagdad, against a resistance that was much weaker than what Ukraine can muster. (Iraq population about 23 million people, Ukraine population is almost 50 million.)
Russia has so far only committed something like 20,000 or less troops to this attack against a country more than double the population of Iraq and about 50% larger in area as well. So if the U.S. with its 300k troops took literally 3 weeks to get to the capital of a country much smaller and weaker with far worse equipment, then why is everyone expecting Russia to instantly capture Kiev in only a matter of hours?
Even in 2008 in Georgia, Russia began encircling Tblisi after like a week of combat, and Georgia has 4 million population, compared to Ukraine’s 50 million……..yet we expect Kiev to fall in a few hours…?
The Taliban took back the whole of Afghanistan in a few days, and all they had was a few old rifles…..
I guess all world armies should learn from the Taliban ;-)
RT is down on Canada, 9:59, February 24,2022.
I think you’re right that “tomorrow will be a crucial day.” Today the Russian soldiers were on the outskirts of Kiev around noon, and there have been only 100 or so deaths until now, facts that suggest there’s hardly any resistance.
Some light relief about the situation in the Ukraine and Euro Nato/Aukus. Passed to me by a friend and allegedly penned by JC of Monty Python fame:
‘The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France’s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.
Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”
The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be alright, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled.” So far, no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.
John Cleese – British writer, actor and tall person.’
Beautiful! Thanks for laughs.
May I suggest two additional levels for Germans, who have PhDs in War?
The level above “Lose” is “Get to Spain & find a rat line across the Atlantic.” (1945-50)
The best and highest current level is “Dismantle the Wehrmacht” so the Anglos cannot use it as canon-fodder again!
Yes, especially considering that Britain (or at least England) was one such party that has been trying to spoil relations between continental Europe and Russia since even before WWI.
Addendum: Not that I intend to be a party-pooper, but this is why I stopped finding this “humor” to be funny, not that I can remember finding it funny to begin with. Wasn’t someone associated with Monty Python outed as a Russophobe not long ago?
hahahaha, perfect m8 :)
How will this affect the situation in Syria?
not sure but there was some strange development linked to this today where they said that Russia has amassed the largest naval presence ever, in the mediterranean near Syria. Not sure what this means exactly but for some reason Russia’s entire black sea fleet has gone near Syria instead of staying in black sea to help with the assault on Ukraine. No clue if this is true or what it means
Maybe to bomb the ”occupation troops’ there (erdogang and US)?
Would have thought this deployment might be to discourage some US retaliation against Russian / Assad forces in Syria?
Mike: to me that seems the most logical answer.
Re: “Russia’s entire black sea fleet has gone near Syria instead of staying in black sea”
Not all the Black Sea Flot has left; some remain to help and to protect the amphibious assault as well as to patrol their lake.
“the Mediterranean drills involved over 15 combat ships of the Pacific, Northern and Black Sea Fleets”
Many of the East Med Russian vessels appear to be from elsewhere – the Northern, Pacific and/or Baltic fleets. In addition to protecting Syria (or assaulting proxies soon) they are checking 3 NATO carrier groups nearby who may get wild ideas
The Russian operations in Syria provide a good template what to expect in Ukraine. Of course we’re talking about a much larger area and population in Ukraine than in Syria. Russia is not occupying Syria and I’m sure that Russia will not occupy Ukraine. However I’m sure that Russian forces of some kind will stay there. Here are my ideas and I am no military expert at all.
1. The militias of the LDNR will be of major help in forming militias in the other oblasts to be involved in a new security force
2. Once the major fighting is over and the Ukrainian military is finished then Russian MP’s will, like in Syria, do a lot to keep the peace.
3. Once a new Russian-friendly security force is established Russian MP’s can leave
4. Like in Syria Russia will maintain a few large bases in Ukraine which will be necessary to keep an eye on Nato disruption efforts and nazi sabotage efforts
In general Russian military will stay in Ukraine for awhile but will have a very low visibility and will not get involved in the internal political system at all (primarily security). Apparently Bismark said that Russians have a plan even when they do #2 so I’m positive that Putin and the Russian leadership have thought through all of the situations that can arise after Ukraine has been liberated. I’m sure they have a plan.
To paraphrase Mao successful guerillas will hide amongst the population like a fish in water. On the issue of guerilla operations of the remaining Banderistas I think that would be a very serious problem if Russia occupied openly in western Ukraine. However I don’t think in Russian speaking areas of Ukraine, the fascists will find much support in the population. They will stand out. But as Andrei said a different kind of challenge will now commence. Ukrainians must now rise to the occasion. Russia is giving them a new lease on life. They must not blow it.
Zelensky has already shown signs of cracking. He has stated he’s ready to negotiate with Moscow and to accept Putin’s terms of “neutrality” (i.e. Ukraine not joining NATO amongst other things like presumably no weapons in Ukraine) but he is simply waiting for western governments to become Guarantors to this agreement https://www.rt.com/russia/550546-zelensky-nato-ukraine-neutrality/
When Russian forces encircle Kiev he will probably be closer to fully submitting
Zelensky is a nobody Nato finger puppet left out to dry.
The nazi cult will need to be purged and then time given for the repressed Ukranian citizens to wake up and work out that the clock has just been reset to Feb-2014.
Now fix your own house if you can, or lose it.
Seems to be the message of the day.
Ground-hog day revisited, … or a new start?
I doubt Russia will need to be involved much.
Don’t forget, it is only the command structure of the Ukraine military and hardware that has been destroyed. The rest of Ukraine is intact.
In Biden’s announcement he mentioned that USD 250 Billion belonging to a Russian bank was being frozen.
I am surprised that any Russian bank would have so much money in the US especially at a critical time like this.
What does this mean in terms of trade and commerce and relations with the US?
Will Russia confiscate US property that is within its jurisdiction? How will Russia be able to continue oil sales and other sales under these circumstances?
Presumably Europe will de something similar. Wouldn’t this be suicide for them, especially if they stopped buying gas from Russia?
You misread that. It’s probably referring to banning a bank that has 250b in total assets.
It start around 5:40
Biden could be saying the VTB bank, the second largest bank in Russia, has total assets of 250 billion. Not necessarily 250 billion in the US. 250 billion in assets seems rather small for the second largest bank in Russia.
Listening further I see what Biden has done. He is measuring his sanction by the size of the company/institution that he has sanctioned. A sleight of hand designed to make the sanctions look big.
Weren’t there once rumours that North Korea had acquired its missiles and nuclear bombs with Ukrainian help? I can remember some expert talking on TV about footage from a North Korean rocket launch, where he pointed out that the exhaust plume looked like on Soviet rockets. The Soviet union had many of its rockets build in Ukraine.
If Ukraine really has all the necessary know-how for a nuclear force stowed away in North Korea, then Russia really had no choice but to intervene immediately and not only in the Donbass after Zelensky had made his utterances at the Munich security conference. Russia will want to keep the nuclear facilities in Chernobyl occupied even if it sticks to the part to the East of the Dnepr once it’s all over.
I read reports that N Korea had help with their. bomb designs from a Pakistani scientist, and that they got missile parts from Ukraine
Russian experts have already chimed in on the topic and stated that it would be VERY easy for Ukraine to get nukes and they can do so even faster than Iran if Iran were to be given full go-ahead to produce nukes at their fastest. We’ve all heard the stories that Iran can get nukes in less than a year if allowed to fully use the centrifuges so I assume this means Ukraine can make them even faster than 1 year according to this one comment I heard. But on top of which, Ukraine has the delivery means to place the nukes on legacy Soviet delivery vehicles and actually reach Moscow et al, that’s the dangerous part. A nuke is nothing without the right type of missiles in your possession and from what I understand Ukraine has the legacy capabilities to do so.
Russian experts have already chimed in on the topic and stated that it would be VERY easy for Ukraine to get nukes…
Or the West could give them the nukes.
I’m willing to bet Russia is watching this matter with erm, an eagle eye, and will not hesitate even a millisecond to nip the problem in the bud should there be signs of the Ukraine — which, as you say, has the means to deliver a nuke — coming to even a whiff of getting a nuclear weapon, indigenously or otherwise.
Nukes are a different ball game altogether. The fool Zelensky probably helped seal Ukraine’s fate by toying with the idea publicly.
Related to this — it’s still too early to say for sure of course, RF has only managed to secure Chernobyl so far — I’m also sure the other 14 Soviet-era and newer nuclear reactors scattered throughout the country are being watched by RF forces.
Israeli (Ukrainian ) protestors burning Russian passports (not that anyone cares)
A very positive outcome of all this is that everyone is outing themselves (true colours) as we see with these protestors in Russia.
This post calls them all out (best viewed on telegram)
WARNING graphic (may their souls find peace) ,I can barely look at it but if anyone has any doubts about Putins actions look no further.
“Now the whole network is packed with thousands of comments from Ukrainian users calling for peace. Among Russian citizens, it also slips. And why did you scum remain silent for 8 years when children, women, and old people were killed in the Donbas? When your fellow citizens were killed. Where have you been with your calls for peace? Is my hut on the edge? And how did the smell of war on your land remember that war is bad? Hypocritical creatures! Let these photos refresh your memory. Only unlike ukrov, the Russian army is humane.”
The night before Russia’s attack, graphic videos were posted from DNR of a miner heading to work who was cut in half (in far more gruesome fashion than the above photos you posted) by Ukrainian artillery that was indiscriminately sent 2 mornings ago into a village in Donbas. So the atrocities began with Ukraine, now it must be stopped.
One post showed Chechens in the forest claiming it was near Kiev.
If true I’d hate to be a nazi
Yes, I noticed that.
Apparently the Pope has issued prayers for Ukraine.
8 years late.
All this photos are old,
fact is they are victims of the Ukro bombardements in Donetsk.
some of them I know from as far as 2015.
Another jet possibly shot down in outskirts of Kiev. First impression it looks like maybe an su-24 by the wreckage photos, and one commenter said the camo looks Ukrainian not Russian but it’s absolutely impossible to tell whose it is. On one hand hard to believe Russia would be flying jets directly over Kiev if it still has live/active anti air capabilities, but on the other hand Russia claimed that it had destroyed Ukraine’s entire airforce yet we keep getting repeated claims of new Ukraine planes going down so ….obviously something is iffy. Then again, there were reports of some Ukraine planes fleeing to other neighboring states in the opening strikes, so that may have saved them and now they’ve returned. And I’m not talking about just the one that went to Romanian airspace. There were other reports that since Ukraine pretty much knew Russia would start their bombardment last night, a lot of Ukrainian jets took off to the air so as to not get destroyed on the ground in cruise missile attacks. So some of these jets may have went elsewhere after their airports were destroyed, perhaps landed somewhere on backroads and hidden or taken in by neighboring ally countries like Romania took in the 1 confirmed Ukrainian Su-27.
I think it’s a Ks-50 Alligator. My friend and I examined the photo, it’s blurry but you can see the silhouette of the chopper if you look closely.
Also, why would a fighter or any kind of fixed wing be flying that ow over the city of Kiev… probably a chopper
The initial dark photos appear to be, but commenters below the link I posted have shared additional daylight photos (since morning is rising) and it’s a very clear su-27 canopy laying there, unless somehow the photos are incorrectly linked together or someone made mistake, etc.
Different photos they are claiming the Ka-50 Alligator that the Ukrainians was a bombing by the Russians
Bombing Link- https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPress/status/1497089333379186688
Helicopter Link- https://twitter.com/JoeTruzman/status/1497049293839953923
It is hard to find any reliable sources for actual facts on the ground. It appears Russia has been successful in its immediate objectives (air superiority, destruction of AA abilities, and so on). Still subsequent and final objectives (denatzification and destruction of UAF offensive capabilities) to go.
True to classical Russian military principles that were even taught by the tsarist general staff, the Russian forces have shown:
Extreme exertion of force at the beginning of a war. Simultaneity of actions. Economy of forces. Concentration. Chief objective – the enemy army. Surprise. Unity of action. Obvious preparation. Energetic pursuit. Initiative and dominance over the Ukrainian’s will. Strength where the enemy is weak. Security.
This has so far been an operational masterpiece. Russia has designed actions that preempt the UAF and kept them reacting to situations the Russians control. To be fair they have had help from the Ukrainians. The UAF have made so many unbelievable blunders. Why did they leave the bulk of their forces hundreds of KM over the Dnieper if they suspected the Russians were going to attack? Seems incredibly stupid.
The truth is, it’s been noted by several expert military analysts from both sides so far that Russia has very much held back in their attacks so far. Not only has it only committed a purported 50% or less of its current mobilized battle groups (the ones sitting right on the Russian side of the border, etc) but even in the air attack it was much less than ‘shock and awe’ than what many people expected, particularly the fact that 1. no drones, loitering munitions etc were used 2. no heavy bombers were yet used, mostly only long range cruise missiles for now. The going theory for now is the fact that Russia initially did not want to cause massive loss of life, not even to Ukrainian military forces, rather they only wanted to surgically cripple only the inanimate key materiel like anti-air systems and military storage facilities for ammunition, fuel, and other essentials. Not sure how accurate any of this is, but this is the sentiment amongst many experts and I agree with it because Russia could have committed a much larger force with a much larger opening salvo attack. For comparison purposes, the U.S./NATO operation to invade Iraq consisted of over 310,000 troops, while Russia so far has committed a measley 30-60k or less for this assault.
So I agree they’ve done a lot with very little but this by no means is even close to the full capabilities of the Russian armed forces as Russia has held back the power of its attack immensely. We’ll see if Kiev’s actions force Russia to truly dial up the intensity knob.
The question is, ‘how do you rule?’. Destroy infrastructure and people never forget, and never forgive. Chop off the head of the government and install a new ruler and 88% of people won’t care, they’ll just pay their taxes and live.
The Russians are waging a very Asian style of warfare.
Something is very wrong with the world we live in today. After 10+ years of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Ukraine, some people still have cognitive dissonance. People still treading on rationality to satisfy their disconnect from reality AZE-fantasyland style. Its not quantum physics. In this world today people will bend over backwards to break the backs in an extreme effort to avoid truth. I have to give it up to Iran, Belarus, Venezuela and all the nations who stand with Russia in these very messy but necessary operation. I mean weren’t there Nazis involved, weren’t there civilians being murdered yet some countries still straddle the fence and make empty statements that appeal to no side. Best just shut the ‘*@;#’ up if you have nothing to say. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. To cheat, trick & lie to your soul this way is to guarantee a one way ticket to hell.
With that said, I am kinda worried that the bigger picture (maybe I m overestimating the Empire, but the devil is a trickster) has yet to reveal itself. Specifically, I worry that they have been trying to goad Russia into “entering” Ukraine and maybe Zelensky was directed to make mention of Nuclear Weapons as a last push..and it worked. Now I m not saying Putin is a pushover or that the current events have not been measured and all scenarios gamed, something is nagging at me, and I m not buying those stupit sanctions either. I more concerned over a deeper strategic crisis that may have been deftly triggered by these events. I hope I m very wrong, and the operation concludes quickly for a reassessment.
Su-27 shot down, commenters saying it is Ukrainian judging by the paint scheme of the canopy, but no official confirmation.
Russian columns already filmed/spotted allegedly in Dymer, Ukraine. If you google map it, it’s only 14 miles north of Kiev, about 20km, much closer than the 32km that CNN is reporting Russian forces to be.
More daytime vids of Russian troops in Dymer https://twitter.com/OSINT_Ukraine/status/1497093950045405217
I am expecting some Serbian-style executions of Nazis by Russian forces and western screams of “genocide”.
it was reported earlier that Shoigu himself issued the command that all Ukrainian prisoners be treated “with respect” and so far videos have shown respect (surprisingly) on both sides. A video of Ukrainian POW’s showed Russian interrogator talking to them calmly and giving them cigarettes and lighting it for them. And on the flip side, surprisingly a video of alleged Ukrainian captors showed the Ukie soldier helping to bandage a “Russian” captive soldier’s arm which was injured.
Shoigu made the distinction between regular forces, to treat them with respect, and the Nazis. There are already some rumors of executions, don’t know if it is credible. Even the US forces did not take prisoners and executed SS soldiers on the spot in battle in WW2.
Dave: you sure? I thought U.S. forces took the Nazi’s in and welcomed them to Nasa and Nato and other high positions in U.S. gov’t.
Those were Nazis scientists and intelligence officers who the Americans welcomed. Many SS foot soldiers on the other hand were executed on the spot in battle.
They wanted to keep the scum they could use, not the scum that would be a burden.
Putin said he had a list of names of Ukrainian Nazis who participated in atrocities against Russians. I do not know what Russians are going to do about those Nazis? Treat them as terrorists?! That means eliminating them, no prisoners taken.
A history lesson: Ratko Mladic also had a list of names of Srebrenica terrorists who committed atrocities against Serb civilians.
Good morning friends,
Some remarks …
1. The Chinese are clearly on the side of Russia but their way is always hidden. China is working silently. The development of the Russian-Chinese empire is the end of the West and the change of baton in the world imperialist system. Clearly all this is happening without barking and voices.
2. Putin in his sermon had said that he knew the names of those who burned 100 people alive in 2014 in the labor center of Odessa, and he found them.
3. In recent years, the West has only been able to impose economic sanctions. That at the end of the night she will be lost.
4. Putin showed the EU and US citizens what he was starting to see from Afghanistan. That is, “the queen is dead.” I hope that the European people will start the protests after the economic sanctions that will hit them and not Russia so that the internal unrest can dig the graves of the bosses of the west.
I give the whole operation two weeks to be completed.
But the fallout, especially in Germany will be VERY interesting. Regardless what happens next in 404, german is on a Crossroad.
They are already some statements that realized how fucked we are. And that the politics of the last 25 Years are very naiv and foolish. interesting times we live in indeed.
Absolutely right Germany is at a crossroad. The NS2 pipeline ball is in their court. Time to make a full and final decision. Will Germany act in the best interests of it’s own people, economy and industry or will it succumb to the ‘interests’ of Uncle Sambo and prove it’s an occupied state.
The Putin-Xi statement regarding the 30 year energy deal at the start of the Olympics was strategically timed.
The Russians were implicitly telling Germany ‘stop fannying around’, ‘delay this, delay that’, ‘certification for this, certification for that’.
Make a decision. We’ve got other potential customers more than willing to purchase our gas, you’re not the only player in town. We need to know so we can move on- one way or another.
For what it’s worth i think Germany will fold. The 30,000 Yank troops stationed in Germany are there for a reason.
In case anybody has doubts about the Chinese position on the Ukraine issue.
Maria Zakharova has serious competition!!!!
Wow what a speech. I’m very proud of China
Thanks for posting that link! Yes, this woman, like Maria, is intelligent, articulate, and composed. Her name is Hua Chunying. Obviously both of them have personal and professional integrity and are polished professionals. This kind of woman is not found in the US leadership.
“Or just a small bottle of washing powder” 😂
Gloves are coming off all over the world. Dams hold for decades. Villages align themselves in the valleys and by the rivers below. Over time dams weaken. Slowly. Imperceptibly. Nobody notices. They appear strong to the eye so the villages feel secure. Dams are gradually undermined. Cracks appear. Still they look adamant. Chicken Littles and Cassandras are ridiculed. Warnings are dismissed. Complacency abounds. A seep of water comes through. A trickle. Another. ‘Something should be done about that,’ says the populace. But nothing is done. On a sunny day the trickles dry up. Disappear. Only a stain and a warning remain. Who cares?
Then comes the deluge.
Does anyone know what sanctions were enacted against Russia, and any information on the alleged 250 Billion in financial assets frozen. Is there any truth in that. Please any info will do. I hope he finds those wanted criminals, otherwise Russia is going to need some leverage quickly. Al Tanf in Syria also comes into mind.
250 Billion, no way, it must be a mistake, 250 Million more like it… regardless, how fitting is the reply of the U$A, these guys don’t have a brain but a cash register in the head… There are many ways that Russia could use to balance the sheets, bring it on !
Russian advanced forces infiltrations being reported in Vorzel, Ukraine. This is on outskirts of Kiev, literally 6km away.
Last but not least. Iraq has shown that it is one thing to destroy an army, and quite another to deal with an insurgency, even one armed with only small arms and RPGs. I remain categorically opposed to any Russian mid/long occupation of the Ukraine.
–Not all insurgencies are the same.
Aaaaand for all the people I’ve talked with tonight about the Hostomel / Gostomel airport on northwest outskirts of Kiev, and the Ukrainian claims that they ‘annihilated’ a whole Spetsnaz battalion there, here is new confirmation right now from a pro-Kiev Osint account that Russian troops do in fact control Hostomel. This appears to put to rest the debate and seems to confirm Ukraine was in fact lying about their ‘heroic slaughter of the aggressor’ at Hostomel earlier in the day. Now it seems new tank units are in fact linking up with the airborne that were holding Hostomel only several miles from Kiev. https://twitter.com/OSINT_Ukraine/status/1497092998735314952/photo/1
Wow, that was quick. Now Ukraine defense purportedly claiming Vorzel has in fact already fallen to Russian soldiers. This is literally within visual sight of Kiev at this point. That means Russian forces will soon either be entering Kiev or besieging it.
“ASB News / MILITARY〽️@ASBMilitaryUkraine’s Defence ministry confirms Vorzel fell to Russian forces, this is 5 miles (8 KM) away from Kiev.”
I can’t read arabic, but LiveUAMap is reporting Ankara agreed to close the Bosphorus to Russian warships
from LUAM: https://liveuamap.com/en/2022/25-february-ankara-confirms-kyivs-request-to-restrict-the
From their source: https://twitter.com/AlArabiya_Brk/status/1497086019564449795
I can’t corroborate this, so far this is the only report I’m seeing right now. I just wanted to point it out maybe you guys can confirm if this is true or false. If true, this is HUGE news…
(sorry mod for the all caps, but closing the Bosphorus is with the emphasis I think)
I think this is a misreading of the translation. Ankara confirms having RECEIVED the request, but has denied the request.
The Sultan of Swing (both ways) knows where his future bread will be butt(ered).
Erdog is skating on very thin ice and the ice rink is getting smaller and smaller.
Это очередная ложь – фейк ньюс
1. Turkey cannot close the straits, according to the Montreux Convention.
If it closes, there will be no Erdogan along with Turkey (opposition + Kurds + IRGC + 25th Special Forces Division (formerly Tiger Forces) …))). But in fact, Turkey does not have the Sun, their police are much more capable. Their “slippers” with small arms with RPGs without aviation, etc. driven like sheep, rams.
2. Sultanchik held separate negotiations with Kiev on the establishment of a Scientific Center and a plant for the production of nuclear weapons on the territory of the Rupetsk “empire”.
Recently, like))), agreed.
Ukrainian forces have desperately blown up 3 bridges around Kiev to try to slowdown the Russian oncoming tank assault.
Indeed, prolonged counterinsurgency warfare would be disaster. Impossible to do effectively without brutalizing civilian population, which Russians don’t want to do and would poison relations for ages. I believe that destroying or impounding heavy armaments, destroying navy, air force and military infrastructure and dismantling military industry facilities go a long way toward protecting safety of Russia for years. Long term protection of Donbass is a must, of course.
Different photos they are claiming the Ka-50 Alligator that the Ukrainians was a bombing by the Russians
Bombing Link- https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPress/status/1497089333379186688
Helicopter Link- https://twitter.com/JoeTruzman/status/1497049293839953923
Now the reports I’m hearing is that Ukrainian Su-27 was actually shot down by Kiev’s own air defenses. A friendly fire incident.
Im shocked the RAF are flying so low in footage are they not aware the US gave Ukie javelins and stingers?
What’s going on here
which footage are you referring to? MANY of the videos that have come out today with low flying jets were actually Ukrainian jets of all varieties. There’s several videos of Ukie su-24 and mig29’s flying very low over houses.
Given the number of British soldiers killed by Yank friendly fire in Iraq i don’t find this shocking at all.
We all know who trained the UAF, that answers any questions regarding friendly fire :-)
Ukraine forces have allegedly struck Russian homeland in Rostov with a massive Tochka ballistic missile. The Rostov military aerodrome in Russia is alleged to be hit by Ukrainian tochka counter attack.
US President Biden said there is a “complete rupture” in American-Russian relations, adding that it could get even worse… etc etc
This free-flowing Russian attack confirmed to the world that the classical European nation is still alive.
#IMPORTANT—#Ukraine|ian troops deploying #MLRS batteries right in the middle of residential quarters in #Kharkov. #WarCrime Violation, using human shields, as they have done for 8 years in #Donbass.
#BREAKING—ALL SERVICEMEN of #Ukraine|ian 57th Brigade have raised the WHITE FLAG and are asking for a humanitarian corridor to exist the area of hostilities. #Russia #Ukraine #Denazification
Apparently the 57th brigade of Ukraine has surrendered to the forces of Lugansk (unconfirmed)
“Several fighters of the 57th Separate Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces voluntarily laid down their weapons and defected to the Lugansk People’s Republic’s side.
The Donbas region in eastern Ukraine comprises Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as several other Russian-populated regions, with the two provinces unilaterally declared independence from Kyiv in 2014 after a change of government in Ukraine.
The Lugansk People’s Militia command said that the surrendered fighters “will be released home after the hostilities’ end”.
The Krymskoye settlement is located near the line of contact in Donbas, and prior to the current escalation of the conflict, it was under the control of the Kyiv regime.”
With logistics destroyed in first hour, all Ukraine units are left with just enough ammo they can carry. When that ammo is depleted they will be as good as dead. That is the reason why Russians avoid to obliterate pockets of resistance with MLRS barrage. In a day, all of them will be harmless, and on the way home.
Or war crime tribunal.
I’ve been listening to Glen Gould playing Bach and Beethoven as events unfold: I wish the operation will succeed with the same precision, imagination and humanity that I’m hearing. Yes, an American playing a German’s music; but you Russians have given the ordinary man and woman hope before, more than once, more than twice. It hasn’t always worked out but expending blood and steel making the world fit for love, some of us don’t forget.
The strangest claim of the night so far: Ukraine claims Russian troops seized Ukrainian trucks and put on Ukrainian uniforms as disguise and rode the stolen trucks into the center of Kiev. Huh?!?!?!
“Maskirovka” by definition.
In the analysis, it is impossible to make the mistake of reification when it is incorrectly represented that the actors are states and governments. These are abstractions. But in reality, only people act and exist. Psychology studies people’s behavior. Therefore, I consider it important to understand the psychological characteristics of the Ukrainian people. How he was able to give birth to ukronazis, followers of Bandera and other bloody terrorists. Psychology will help you understand the current moment and then how to deal with Ukraine.
I found this article interesting – https://cont.ws/@alex-haldey/618914 It’s in Russian, so use the translator in the browser.
“All researchers of the psychological phenomenon of Ukrainians agree that Ukrainians are borderline people, and this explains the structure of their psychology. The territory, which is located at an equal distance from the two opposing civilizational centers, is characterized by the presence of carriers of the ideologies of both warring centers. These values can simultaneously be in the consciousness of one person, mixing and coming into conflict with each other, creating an internally conflicted unstable psychotype, which, depending on the situation, can take one side or the other.”
They made a big mistake in voting for Zelensky. Even if he is mentally sane, in Colombia they would have removed him already by reason of insanity, like they did some years ago to someone a little similar. Yesterday Zelensky spoke to his country wearing a rather elegant t-shirt. If he didn’t want to dress as usual to speak to the country, then maybe he should have dressed like he does when he visited his troops, in military garb. There are many odd things which Ukranians must notice like anyone else would. Now he wanted to talk about “neutrality”, having asked for sanctions just before the attack, then nuclear weapons right after that, etc., in a seven-day period or so. Putin mentioned a referendum for Ukraine, adducing that they have never really voted about their fate and that they have this right too. A vote like that is a noble one, isn’t it (whatever they vote)? Here we almost had to choose Romney, later Clinton’s wife (“saved” by Trump). Harris is one step from the presidency. Russia loved Lenin. We know they regret voting for Zelensky: He lost two more regions for Ukraine. He thinks of “neutrality” only after the Russian massive attack. I’ll grant you that they are not like Colombians, but not “borderline people.” I think Ukranians are “normal” like any other people.
Thank you for your attention to my comment.
If anyone else is interested, here is a link to the article immediately with automatic translation through a shortener – https://clck.ru/cXsUQ
The untranslatable word zhlob in the title of the article in Russian slang is both a rude, stupid, arrogant and stingy person.
Let me quote a little more:
“Centuries of existence on such an ideological and spiritual basis have created what is called the national archetype. The collective unconscious of an indigenous resident of a given territory. These features are hidden under the cover of social images that modern people carry on themselves. Therefore, many people tend to be mistaken and believe that Ukrainism is a temporary dislocation of consciousness, which can be cured by proper therapy. And they start talking about the need to feed, save and help. And also explain the truth.
Yes, in Ukraine, this can really save many people – and therefore this practice is necessary and justified. But this will save those who are not affected by Ukraine or are only slightly affected. This will not save a real Ukrainian. At the very moment when you think that he is cured, the danger is over and you can relax, he will stab you in the back with a cry of ” Glory to Ukraine!”.
I think that elections don’t solve anything. It’s just a ritual. Power does not arise in elections, but grows like a crystal of salt from a saturated solution.
I wanted to say that the psychology of Ukrainians is characterized by betrayal and Putin should not believe them and be sure to finish the job.
Correction, they deposed their president by reason of insanity in Ecuador not Colombia.
New war updates from Donbass:
Update Near Donetsk Frontline 1 civilian Injured
“Rebel” MP’s Join Russia In The Fight Against Ukraine
Russians will never be beaten…
Gunfire already erupting in northern districts of Kiev as it seems some kind of Russian forces have already breached the city gates and are now inside
I grew up listening to these songs… The Russian soul is with me all the way, enjoy :
Western countries and their allies are freezing the assets of Russian banks in their territories.
Does that mean Russian banks have or maintain such huge assets in the UK, EU, US and Japan?
“Turkey reveals prospects for passage of Russian warships through Bosphorus and Dardanelles”