As some of you know, Putin spoke at length with a group of Russian flight attendants. This is such an important statement that I asked one of our interpreters (thanks E.!) to subtitle the video. I am also posting the transcript below. In this exchange, Putin spells out in quite some details WHAT Russia is doing and WHY she is doing it.
PS: please press “cc” to see the English language captions
Putin explains the military situation and why Ukraine might lose its future
Translated and subtitled by Eugenia
My question concerns the current situation in Ukraine. We all support your actions and the special operation that is underway there. Naturally, the most important question, which, one way or another, all of us have asked ourselves, is why this special operation has started. Could it not have been avoided? Rationally, we do understand and support your actions, but as women we cannot help but worry: for our family, relatives, for those who are in Ukraine. We know that the civilians are not impacted. But nevertheless, tell us, reassure us: what are we to expect at the end of this road? What will be the end result of the military operation in Ukraine?
I will be brief but still will have to start, as they say, from “the center of the field”. I said about this at the start of the operation and also spoke about this before this decision has been made, a hard decision, without a doubt.
What is this about? The fact of the matter is that after the anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine, which, unfortunately, was strongly supported by the Western countries – let us face it. They do not even hide the fact that they have spent $5 billion on it, not to mention cookies given away on Maidan, and so on. And after that, instead of bringing the situation back on track, even if it had spiraled out of control, even if it had been the act of the overzealous locals – there is such legal term, i.e. planned one thing, but the result turned out to be something else – they still could have, and should have, returned the situation back onto the political track.
Furthermore, shortly before the coup, the foreign ministers of the three countries came to Kiev in 2014 and signed an agreement with the Ukrainian government acting as guarantors of this agreement to ensure that the situation would be developing in the political sphere. But nothing like that occurred. They organized a coup d’état and supported the perpetrators. What followed were the well-known events related to the Crimea and the southeast of Ukraine, Donbass, where people refused to support the coup. As we know, the Crimea made a decision; people came to vote in a referendum to return to the Russian Federation. Naturally, yes, naturally, we cannot but support that decision, al the more so, since they felt they were in danger from the nationalists and neo-Nazis. There is strong evidence that they were absolutely right in that.
Later, or, rather, in parallel, the events in Donbass were taking place. What have these events led to? People resisting the results of the coup were persecuted. Eventually, the new Kiev authorities initiated a military operation on that territory. They have conducted two large-scale punitive operations using of heavy weapons and combat aviation. They directly attacked Donetsk destroying the city squares with aviation, using tanks and artillery. Both these military campaigns failed. The Ukrainian army suffered defeat. After that, so-called Minsk agreements, or the Package of Measures, to use the official term, have been concluded. The agreements offered a path for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.
We did everything we could to direct the events along this path, to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine as well as to protects the interests of the people living in these territories. What did these people demand? Nothing but the basic things: the right to speak their mother tongue, i.e. the Russian, and maintain their traditions and culture. These were by no means extraordinary demands. But no. These territories were put under economic blockade; disconnected from the banking system; the supplies of food were stopped; the payments of the pensions and social assistance were suspended. Sometimes, some handouts were given, but in order to get those pensions and benefits a person had to cross the separation line.
Now listen. I will now say something that may sound rough but the situation compels me to say it. You know that occasionally in some regions packs of stray dogs attack people, injure or even kill them (this is a separate problem, and it is for the local authorities to deal with). But then these animals are poisoned or shot dead. But people of Donbass are not stray dogs. Approximately 13,000-14,000 people have been killed during these years. Over 500 children have been killed or injured. But what is particularly intolerable is that the so-called “civilized” West has preferred all these years to look the other way. All these years – 8 years! Eight years!
Moreover, lately the Kiev authorities started to say openly and publicly that they are not going to fulfill the Minsk agreements. They are saying this from the TV screens and online. They are saying this everywhere on the record: We don’t like them; we will not do it. And all this time, Russia has been accused of not fulfilling the agreements. This is simply nonsense; the theater of the absurd; white is called black and black is called white. Lately, things got even worse. Actually, the talk has started long ago, but intensified of late. More and more often we hear that Ukraine would be admitted into NATO. Do you understand what this could lead to? Or can lead to still?
If Ukraine is a NATO member, then according to the North Atlantic Treaty, all other members must support the country in case of a military conflict. No one besides us has recognized Crimea as a Russian territory. The yare conducting military operations in Donbas but also could move onto Crimea, and in such case we would have to fight with the whole of NATO. What is that? Do you understand the consequences? I think everyone understands.
Now they (Ukraine) are talking about acquiring the nuclear status, i.e. developing nuclear weapons. We cannot possibly ignore such things, particularly considering that we know how the so-called West behaves with regard to Russia. First, Ukraine has some nuclear competence left from the Soviet time. As far as enrichment and nuclear material are concerned, they would be able to organize that work. They have missile abilities: suffice is to mention Yuzhmush. This company used to build intercontinental ballistic missile equipment for the Soviet Union. They could recover that ability and do it. And those from across the ocean would even help them do it. And after that would say: “Well, we do not recognize the nuclear status; they have done everything themselves”. And then they would put these complexes under control, and from that moment on, from that very second, the fate of Russia will be completely different. Because in that case, our strategic adversaries would not even need intercontinental ballistic missiles. They would keep us right here at the nuclear gunpoint, that is all. How could we disregard such a thing? These are absolutely real threats, not some far-fetched silly fantasy.
Our boys who are now fighting and risking their lives, they are fighting and giving their lives for our future, for the future of our children. This is something perfectly obvious. And the people who do not want to understand that, particularly those among today’s leaders (of Ukraine), have to understand that if they keep doing what the have been doing – I have spoken about this before – they put at risk the very future of the Ukrainian statehood. If this happens, that will be entirely their fault.
What is going on now? I have already mentioned our objectives in this operation. First, of course, is to protect the people living in Donbass. How? By demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine as well as establishing its neutral status. Why? Because the neutral status means Ukraine will not be joining NATO. They have it written in the Constitution that the country will be joining NATO. You understand – they have included that into the Constitution!
Denazification – what does this mean? I have spoken with my Western colleagues about this. They say:” What is the problem? You also have the radical nationalists”. Yes, we do. But we do not have them in the government, but everybody agrees that they (the Ukrainians) do. Perhaps, we have some idiots running around with swastika, but do we support that at the government level? Do thousands of people march with torches and swastikas on the streets of our capital or other cities in Russia, like it happened in 1930s in Nazi Germany? Is something like that happening in Russia? But it happens in Ukraine, and it is supported. Do we support those who killed the Russians, Jews, or the Poles during the war? Do we hail them as heroes? But in Ukraine, they do.
The current events are also very important. Look, the foreign citizens have been taken hostages in Sumy and Kharkov – over 6,000 young people, students. They have been driven together into a railway station and kept there for 3 days. Listen, they have been held there for the third day. We have told everybody about this and informed the current Ukrainian authorities. They said: “Yes, yes, of course, we will deal this this right now”. We have informed the leaders of the major European countries, I personally talked to them. “Yes, yes, we will put pressure on Ukraine right now”. We informed the UN Secretary-General: “Yes, yes, we will solve the problem right away”. Nobody is doing anything.
People who are considered the citizens of Ukraine are treated even worse. They are simply used as a human shield. Right now, in this very moment, this is happening in Mariupol. The Kiev government called our military: ”Provide humanitarian corridors so people could leave”. Naturally, our people instantly responded, even suspended the military activities, and were observing what was happening. But no one was allowed to leave. You understand, no one was allowed out. They do not anybody leave but instead use the people as a human shield. Who are they? The neo-Nazis, of course.
We already observe the presence of the militants from the Middle East and some European countries. We know about them; we can hear them speak on the radio. They are using so-called jihad-mobiles, i.e. cars stuffed with explosives, which they drive towards the Russian troops. But they do not achieve anything, and they will fail in the end. Who are they, then, if not neo-Nazis? By such actions, they are destroying their own country and their own statehood.
That is why one of our key demands is demilitarization. In other words, we are helping people of Donbass by working towards the neutral status of Ukraine and the demilitarization of the country. We have to know with certainty what weapons are there, where they are deployed, and who controls them. A number of options are on the table. We are discussing them now, including with the Kiev government representatives in our talks in Belarus. We are grateful to the President Lukashenko for organizing the meetings and helping us to conduct these negotiations. Our proposals are on the table for the groups of the negotiators from Kiev to study. We hope that Kiev will respond positively to our proposals. This is pretty much all I wanted to say.
Please, let us continue.
Schvidko, Yulia, the second pilot of the Aeroflot airline. Vladimir Vladimirovich, good afternoon. My question is about the current situation. Many rumors are circulating about possible introduction of the marshal law, drafting of volunteers and reservists, and that the draftees will be sent to Ukraine. Could you clarify whether the marshal law will be declared and whether the drafted soldiers will be deployed to Ukraine.
Many of what we now see and what is happening is undoubtedly a technique to fight against Russia. By the way, the sanctions imposed today are close to a declaration of a war. But fortunately, we are not there yet. I believe that our so-called “partners” still retain some understanding of what a war would mean and what danger it presents for everybody. That is despite that irresponsible statements, such as made by the British Foreign Minister, when she blurted that NATO could involve itself in the conflict. At that point, we had to immediately make a decision to put our strategic forces on high alert. They reacted by saying that they did not mean anything of the sort. However, nobody put the Minister in her place, and nobody disavowed her statement. No one said anything to us about that statement, like it was her personal opinion, do not pay attention, or something like that. Nothing. What are we supposed to think about that? That is why we reacted the way we did.
Now about your question. The marshal law is introduced by the order of the President supported by the Federation Council in the case of the external aggression, specifically in the regions where the military activity takes place. We are not in that situation now, and I hope will not be. This is first. The second point – there is also, in addition to the marshal law, a special status. This status is also declared by the Federation Council in case of a significant internal threat. The third regime is the state of emergency, which is usually declared in particular regions, although could also be adopted in the entire territory of the country. This regime is for technological and natural disasters. Thanks God, this is also not happening. We are not planning to declare any of these regimes on the territory of the Russian Federation. There is no need for that today.
We can see that attempts are being made to stir up trouble in our society, which is again a conformation of my words that we are dealing with not just the radicals but with the neo-Nazis. Here people are expressing their opinion about what they like or dislike in our action in Ukraine. But there, in Ukraine, people that express the opinions similar to those expressed by the so-called ‘liberal” part of our society, are being detained on the streets and shot – we do have confirmation of that. Our special services are now collecting this information and we will be presenting it soon. Our liberal intellectuals are protesting, whereas in Ukraine people that say anything in favor of Russia are been executed without trial.
I repeat, that the marshal law is declared in case of the external aggression, which I hope will not happen despite irresponsible statements of some officials. We hear that a no fly zone should be established over the Ukrainian territory. This is impossible to do in the territory of Ukraine itself; this is only possible to organize from the territories of the neighboring countries. However, we will consider any movement in this direction as active participation in the military conflict by a country, the territory of which is used to create danger for our servicemen. We will in a second consider them as a party to the military conflict. I hope this is also understood, and it will not come to that.
Only professional military personnel are taking part in this operation, officers and contract servicemen. Not a single drafted soldier is participating, and we are not planning to send them to Ukraine, and we will not. I repeat only men who have made a voluntary responsible decision in their lives – to defend their country – are in Ukraine, and they are doing their duty with honor. Why this is the case, why we have the right to say these words, I have just explained to you. This also applied to reserve personnel undergoing periodic military training – we are not planning to deploy them to Ukraine. They are summoned to the military training on the regular basis – this happens now and will be happening in the future – but we will not enlist these people for the active military service, and they will not participate in this conflict. We have sufficient resources to achieve our objectives employing only our professional army.
I would like to comment on the military operation itself. I know many rumors and stories are being circulating. I do not have much time to learn about this, but I have been informed that people talk a lot about what is happening and how the operation is proceeding. All analysts know what is going on, so I am not going to reveal any secrets here. We could have acted in many different ways. We could have helped the Donbass republics directly on the separation line, i.e. on the front, using our Russian army to support them. But in such case, considering the unconditional support by the West of the radical nationalists, the Ukrainian side would have received constant support by weapons, material, ammunition, and all.
That is why our General Staff and the Ministry of Defense decided on a different strategy. First that was done is the elimination of the military infrastructure. Not entirely, but largely. The weapon depots, ammunition depots, aviation, air defense systems. The destruction of the air defense systems requires certain time. You are civilians but you do work in aviation. You understand that these systems need to be uncovered and then destroyed; by now this work is largely done. That is what brings about the demands for a no fly zone. However, an attempt to put this into effect would lead to enormous and catastrophic consequences not only for Europe, but also for the entire world. I do believe that the people on the other side do understand that. That is why we have chosen this path, correctly, as it turned out. Our military is working responsibly doing everything possible to protect the civilians. Unfortunately, those neo-Nazi bandits do not have any consideration for the people. They even shoot their own servicemen who do not want to continue fighting – we do have evidence of that. Yes, those nationalists, neo-Nazis shoot their own servicemen. The nationalists are embedded in practically every Ukrainian military unit, several dozens of them in each, and they act in such a cruel way.
I repeat one more time: we will not deploy draftees or reservists to Ukraine to participate in this military operation. I am convinced that our army will achieve all our objectives. I do not doubt that for a second. This is evident from the way the operation is proceeding, which is strictly according to the plan, to the schedule; all is happening the way it had been planned by the General Staff. Oh, regarding volunteers, the young people who come to the recruiting stations – we are grateful to them for their patriotic sentiments, the desire to support their country and its army in this time. The very fact that they come is significant. However, their help is not required at this time. And I am convinced will not be needed. Now I am turning towards the camera. They will see me and hear what I am saying – thank you.
Funny how the western press has labeled these women pilots as flight attendants, in order to minimize who Putin is speaking to. The western press is vile and evil.
That speech sent an ice cold shiver down the spine of western leaders.
They have been exposed. A madhouse of censorship and denial will entail.
Thank you Eugenia!
I am including for your perusal the Russian Federation’s policy on the use of nuclear weapons as a deterrent titled, “Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence.”
Please scroll down to; III Conditions for the transition of the Russian Federation to the use of nuclear weapons
First paragraph says it all to wit:
“mass destruction against it and/or its allies, as well as in the event of aggression against the Russian Federation with the use of conventional weapons when the very existence of the state is in jeopardy.”
What does this mean?
It means if the Russian Armed Forces believes that U.S.-NATO will deploy in various configurations non-nuclear (i.e., conventional) weapons that threatens the very survival of the government of Russia (i.e., the “State”), then with permission from the President of the Russian Federation the use of nuclear weapons is authorized.
Period; end of story. Boom.
President Putin said, ““…So if someone makes a decision to destroy Russia, we have every right to fight back. Yes, it would be a global disaster for the humanity and for the world, but being a Russian citizen and head of Russia, I want to ask a question, “What’s the point of the world without Russia?”
He means it and will act decisively if the destruction of the Russian Federation is eminent.
The U.S.A. mainland needs to experience what military destruction looks and feels like, first hand. It is the only way for the American people to rise up and demand that Washington, DC halt its agenda of world domination.
My Statement About the 2022 War in Eastern Europe
“At some point after 90 days (February 24 – May 24), Russia should consider a preemptive nuclear strike on all American military installations located on the east and west coast of the continental U.S. before U.S./NATO/EU exhausts Russia’s material and manpower fighting will.”
Wow, that sounds like General Buck Turgidson from the Hollywood movie, Dr. Stranglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Crazy, Nuts, Apocalyptic; the Doomsday option? Yeah, you’re right it is.
However this must be a consideration if the U.S.NATO/EU syndicate has not halted its global campaign after three months to isolate the Russian Government to the point her people suffer impoverishment, mental depression and loss of faith in the Kremlin leadership.
This last resort has to be on the Stavka’s Battle Board if the Russian Federation is to survive as a sovereign State before it collapses (as did the USSR) and succumbs to the complete and total economic, geographic and cultural annihilation by the U.S. to fully exploit its natural resources and land.
We have already read that Russia is planning for nationalization of foreign assets to buttress up its economy and provide for her people; the principle of autarky if you will. This effort will hurt the U.S. and the EU due to the criticality of natural gas and oil it supplies to both of these two belligerents.
But it’s not enough. Russia is fully engaged in war in the Ukraine right now and alone (no allies). Yes, Russia is more than capable to defeat the AFU.
However I stand by this fact that if China does not give military support to Russia now, the Doomsday option will move up the Battle Board like a castle move in chess where the Rook protects the King.
Irrespective of the Pacific theater in World War II, the U.S. sat back from the European theater due to internal politics until fighting began in 1942 North Africa (Operation Torch) and then in Sicily (Operation Husky) in 1943.
The Soviet Red Army was fighting for its life by itself, against the Nazis in 1941 (Operation Barbarossa). Russian casualties in World War II were approximately 9 million military that included 18 million civilian deaths and property destruction. The U.S. lost about 405,000 military and no property destruction on the U.S. mainland.
War is the mathematics of attrition. A multitude of metrics has to be factored such as: battle strategies, war material production, supply routes, manpower deployment, manpower replacement, (conscription) training, affect of dynamic weather patterns, coordination with allies, channels of diplomacy (if still open) and propaganda to garner the support of the civilian population.
You can bet Russian Military planners have an attrition formula that measures each metric and extrapolates a success or failure ratio that is updated real time as the war progresses.
On the 90th day, Russia will look at the Battle Board and have to make a decision as to whether it will survive or not without resorting to the nuclear option.
I have put a big red ‘Z’ on my calendar for Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Let us hope that God intervenes and saves us from extermination before then.
Why 90 days; why did I pick that timeline?
Russia’s engagement in Ukraine is in the twelfth day. The U.S. defeated an inferior army (Iraq) in thirty days. Given the rapid non-military attacks by U.S./NATO/EU (i.e., all kinds of sanctions) plus staging mercenaries in Poland to enter the Ukraine to fight Russia, I estimated triple the time needed to declare victory.
It’s a semi-educated guess and how things progress in the battlespace will determine the need for Russia to drop the big hammer on the U.S.
Poke the truth,
Your comment is very sobering, to say the least. I have no doubt that what you write is correct. However, if Russia drops the hammer on the US in 90 days will it also drop the hammer on London, Brussels, Mons, Warsaw, Berlin,
Bucharest, Oslo, Copenhagen, and other assorted capitals?
I am not a military tactician or strategist; I leave that up to our Saker, Larchmonter445, Smoothiex12, etc.
However I would say that Russia would not attack Europe with nuclear strikes once the EU realizes the U.S.’s ability to make war has been effectively neutralized and the NATO dog will heel to a new master. The world will be split economically between east and west hemispheres with South America aligning towards eastern trade routes to join the new mulitpolar economy.
This comes from my personal theory of imaginative eisegesis and should be taken with a grain of salt.
Two things to reply to this. I do not necessarily disagree with all you write, but you ignore the fact that the brutal sanctions imposed by the US and EU on Russia are going to harm the EU and even the US probably more than they will Russia. Indeed, thanks to looking to China, India etc., it is likely that Russia is well-prepared to weather the sanctions better than those imposing them are. So why need to resort to nukes? And your argument presupposes that the US will not retaliate. Russia will be destroyed as much as the US will be if they decide to launch them. China is also in the equation here, and they have the leverage to influence Putin and the Russian leadership. Right now Russia needs them a lot more than they need Russia. The end result of the current situation is a greatly diminished US (very good news indeed), fracturing NATO (also good news) and the world power axis shifting to Asia.
I just do not go with this doomsday stuff. It is not constructive nor necessarily accurate.
I disagree with the intent of your last statement.
Preemptive strike means, “We go first and we go hard.”
The U.S. will not have sufficient time to engage a full retaliatory strike on Russia unless President Putin decides to launch a “symbolic” nuclear detonation and only hits a secondary military target, which would be foolish and fatal.
Putin will go “All in”, meaning up and down the U.S. east and west coastlines where military bases, deepwater harbors, weapons manufacturing plants, petroleum refineries, natural gas hubs, etc., any major land based installation capable of being reconstituted to support military war production is a primary target.
The Russian submarine fleet is already steaming on station with its mission to track U.S. carrier battle groups. The sea assault will be coordinated with the mainland attack. When a carrier is hit and starts burning, the battle group will collapse around it to affect damage control and try and save the lives of the 5,000 crew members. The carrier air wing will not be able to launch and recover planes due to the 01 deck and its catapults being heavily damaged.
NATO will be in a state of disarray without U.S. leadership that will be too busy with mainland national emergency services. The Russian Foreign Ministry will be in constant communication with the NATO host govenments and reassure them that Europe will be spared as long as NATO takes no action. The EU and NATO will capitulate to save itself.
The U.S. will become a charnel house that beckons the walking dead.
Who sells energy and food to whom? Russia will supply China with both commodities. China’s winter wheat harvest has been devastated this year.
See: https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/food-crisis-about-get-worse-after-china-says-winter-what-condition-could-be-worst .
It is China that has a billion mouths to feed; it is China that needs Russia, not the other way around as you suggested.
Lastly you wrote, ” So why need to resort to nukes?”
If you carefully read Russia’s deterrence policy regarding nuclear weapons usage, it covers any situation where enemies of the country use “conventional weapons.” Conventional weapons does mean non-nuclear munitions alone; it includes any measure that causes severe harm to the State being able to provide and protect the Russian people such as: direct release of biological agents or economic restrictions that prevent the public from receiving basic societal necessities or communications with loved-ones abroad.
Nuclear deterrence has a purpose and was recognized when the U.S. leadership had reasonably sane politicians and diplomats in power. But the growing hubris of the destructive polices of the western powers in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and now in Ukraine, all of which have led up to now and the looming threat to the existence of the Russian Federation.
Russia has no choice but to unleash the nuclear shashka if the U.S. refuses to back off and I firmly believe it will happen, just like I believed in December of last year it was inevitable Ukraine and Russia would be at war.
“ So why need to resort to nukes? And your argument presupposes that the US will not retaliate. Russia will be destroyed as much as the US will be if they decide to launch them. China is also in the equation here, and they have the leverage to influence Putin and the Russian leadership. Right now Russia needs them a lot more than they need Russia. The end result of the current situation is a greatly diminished US (very good news indeed), fracturing NATO (also good news) and the world power axis shifting to Asia.
I just do not go with this doomsday stuff. It is not constructive nor necessarily accurate
Jeffrey where and how did you came out with this conjecture ? There is no accuracy in any of your “ideas” here,
You asking someone here do not to mentioned ideas about doomsday stuff but rather impose this your conjecture as your better ideas as of what you think is right?
It isn’t constructive and it isn’t accurate.
I strongly disagree with your two main points:
1. You write that “Russia will be destroyed as much as the US if they decide to launch them (nukes)” is precisely why the need. If or when Russia determines or realizes that their existence is at stake then nukes would be the ultimate answer. Russia will not go down w/o taking the US with her. The world cannot be a good place at all w/o Russia to keep the US in check. As it is US is wary of going overboard w/its reckless and vicious exploits and intimidation over weaker nations, w/its regime change/ colour revolution, illegal sanctions, rendition, torture, and incarceration of foreigners w/o trial on foreign soil, unilateral demands, overseas military bases, 336 bioweapons labs, and agitating to destabilize against stronger or self-perceived enemies… The US is an uncontrollable beastly maniac that would not allow the rest of the world to be a peaceful and conducive for mutual coexistence, consideration, benefits, developments, and progress. That existential threat is now very real and may be imminent. Of course, Russia and all wise and sane world leaders would not want a nuclear war bc it is assuredly extremely destructive for all involved.
2. It is odd that you think Russia needs China more than the latter needs Russia when the hegemon sees them both as a threat to its unipolar dominant position in respective ways, ie, militarily superior Russia bc of its advanced hypersonic weapons that the US lags behind by at least a decade. The fact and significance that a resurgent RF is able to prevent regime change in Syria is not lost on the US. China is an economic powerhouse, and the US no longer has an upperhand to dictate or circumscribe its progess and growth. The US simply cannot restrain or compete with it on fair means and in reality unable to do so bc it is hollowed out…its very foundation is crumbling, rotting at the core. Both designated “enemies” are considered mortal threats to its sole superpower position. If one goes under both will go under, a matter of timing. Consider why and what the US is staging currently – it is using Ukraine and NATO in preparation to take down RF, it is also pivoting to the east, specifically via Taiwan issue and using Japan to destabilize and yes, take down China (it hopes to get Asean cooperation / collaboration against the dragon). So no, China and Russia need each other as much in the face of a menacing, determined, reckless, unrestrained, and ruthless hegemon.
Peace is what every sensible leader and çountry wants! But the way things are with a corrupt and crazed hegemon running amok w/its unilateral rules and posturing – it seems that the momentum may be towards a final confrontation to excise the cancer to give peace a chance by a cataclysmic event that could be avoided if the hegemon would see the writings on the wall!
US, five-eye countries, NATO, and EU countries – the ball is in their collective court! Their call really!
I agree with your thought’s ,I would keep a eye out for having the Russian people preform another
Nation wide emergency drill like they had (40 million people ) before, this would be a go signal.
This is so clear: Neo-Nazis using executions of those who dare to speak of a possible different perspective or solution to the conflict. That is already enough and people in the West unwittingly siding with propaganda are not helping the situation.
Firstly, thank you for your excellent translation Eugenia.
Secondly, Putin stated reality clearly; if people are incapable or unwilling to accept that reality then so be it.
Thank you so much for posting this presentation.
If you look for it on youtube you only get 1 or 2 minute soundbites.
This is probably a staged event, in that clearly it is used as a context to make a speech. That is not especially disturbing in itself, but if you look at Putin, it seems from his outline that he isn’t really there in front of those bushes! It looks like a very high quality Zoom background. Is this possible? Maybe it’s just strange lighting!
To what end are the zionists purposley burning down the house?
What is there to gain politically or financially?
Even the usual suspects will only suffer from a global depression with billions of angry desperate people.
I find myself cheering for Putin and the destruction of the destructors
They do what they do because they’re evil. This madness has nothing to do with political of financial gain.The U.S. “government” is run by a cult of demon-possessed theistic Satanists. The Satanists have launched a spiritual war against all of humanity – seeking to achieve the goal set forth in Isaiah 14:13,14. In order to achieve this goal everyone and everything on earth must be corrupted, and whoever or whatever cannot be corrupted must be destroyed.
Aleady rummours in City of London last night, lots of commodity traders betting on shorts (nikel) about to go bust:
LONDON (Reuters) -The London Metal Exchange (LME) halted nickel trading on Tuesday after prices doubled to a record $100,000 per tonne, fuelled by a race to cover short positions after Western sanctions threatened supply from major producer Russia.
Short-selling, also known as ‘shorting’ or ‘going short’, is a trading strategy used to take advantage of markets that are falling in price. The traditional way to short-sell involves selling a borrowed asset in the hope that its price will go down and buying it back later for a profit.
Magnificent work on the subtitles, Eugenia. This makes the video an historic document. Every nuance of President Putin’s words and thoughts are here for the world to read and listen to.
The female pilots, co-pilots and stewardesses are mothers, sisters, and lovers of those soldiers and airmen and sailors fighting to protect the Motherland.
Their President minced no words and thoroughly answered their concerns.
Great work by Saker, Amarynth, Eugenia and the Vineyard for presenting this.
My comment on the thread of the transcript:
Absolutely marvellous. To think those braindead “experts” not only lie about civilian deaths,dangerous nuclear “accidents” cause by Russians, unprovoked!!! attacks by Russia, but they actually love to claim that Pres. Putin is insane!! If there is a better leader anywhere in the world, please make him or her available to solve global warming and ensure world peace immediately!!
Real journalism in the UK and most other western Countries is dead,its that simple.
Although V. V. Putin talk here is essentially repetition of his views eloquently stated during the last 10-14 days, the choice of flower arrangement, beautifully set table with cookies and tea that no one is drinking, and above all the presence of very pretty Russian flight attendants, puzzles me. What’s the message here?
What’s the message??
Survival in perpetuity of the Russian Orthodox Church, the State, the people, the land, the culture, the history and Russia’s spiritual and economic contributions, past, present and future to the emerging multipolar world.
Russia must not be extinguished for if she dies so does the human soul. She will not perish for the Holy Ghost gives her divine guidance and Satan will be defeated, once and for all.
One, perhaps not so obvious explanation, is that tomorrow is the 8-th of March, International Women’s Day, which was and is a big holiday both in USSR and RF, when President often greets the entire country.
It was done a day earlier most likely, I believe, due to conflicting schedule. So, in this spirit, Happy 8-th of March to all Women on this site.
Thank you Eugenia.
If it were a meeting in Thailand or China in fact anywhere east there would be flowers too,civilized peoples behave so and towards each other.
Anyway who eats American style cookies?
He actually alluded to that,F#º•¶§g brilliant.
Russians love, love, love flowers.
They love intense colors, like red and gold. There is a fairy tale and enchanting air about everything Russian for me. A beautiful and beauty loving people who have suffered immensely.
Well, not to put too much emphasis on optics, but glad that a roomful of beautiful intelligent women make Vlad forget that 15 meter social distancing table thing.
Thank you Team Saker for all your hard work!
Je pense que toutes ces questions posées du “côté russe”…me laissent sans voix.
Où est-ce que tout(e)s ces russes vivaient, ces dernières années ?
Moi, je vivais en France à l’époque et je trouvais pas mal d’entretiens, de reportages, de vidéos et d’articles qui expliquaient, aussi clairement que ce qu’on voit aujourd’hui ce qui arrivera.
Je poste un commentaire que j’avais écrit à des journalistes “célèbres” à l’époque et le lien vers un article que je leur ai envoyé…pour les éclairer.
“Ce que j’avais dit de plus important à ces deux messieurs, grands journalistes de l’époque, c’est un message de mars 2014, c’était ça :
Comment ne pas voir ce qui crève les yeux.
L’UE est train de se suicider afin de sauver la mise aux US. Même le dernier LEAP d’Europe2020 en parle clairement.
Et nous là-dedans, nous tous, les petits européens de toute la diversité ? – Je pense que nous paierons un très fort prix.”
le lien vers l’article qui reste toujours aussi dans l’actualité:
Deepl translation from mod:-
I think that all these questions asked from the “Russian side”…leave me speechless.
Where did all these Russians live, these last years?
I was living in France at the time and I found a lot of interviews, reports, videos and articles that explained, as clearly as we see today, what will happen.
I am posting a comment I wrote to some “famous” journalists at the time and the link to an article I sent them…to enlighten them.
“The most important thing I had said to these two gentlemen, great journalists at the time, is a message from March 2014, was this:
How not to see what is staring us in the face.
The EU is committing suicide in order to save the day for the US. Even the last LEAP of Europe2020 clearly speaks about it.
And what about us, all of us, the little Europeans of all diversity? – I think we will pay a very high price.”
The link to the article that remains as topical as ever:
“I think that all these questions asked from the “Russian side”…leave me speechless.
Where did all these Russians live, these last years?”
This video was made primarily for residents of the liberated areas of Donbass, so that they can understand the current situation.
Mais non, cher Z, ces vidéos, qui sont en réalité une grande analyse écrite, étaient destinées à la population occidentale, dans ce cas de France.
L’Histoire du Monde, surtout des deux derniers siècles, n’existerait pas sans la Russie.
Il y en a plus que certains ne le pense, d’amateurs de Dostoïevski, Tolstoï, Boulgakov, Chekhov…et même de Cholokhov.
Le Don tranquille…quelle merveille littéraire, musique, peinture et histoire à la fois.
Mille fois mieux que ce que Hollywood puisse proposer, mais bon, c’est vrai qu’il faut savoir lire pour accéder à ce Royaume…sourire.
Merci beaucoup, cher moderato cantabile. Из России с Любовью.
Oh, here someone else wrote under the letter Z in the comments about Izyum.
Cher moderato cantabile, it’s not me, I’m writing for the second time and only here, under your comment. I won’t post any more comments to avoid confusion.
In every aspect, fantastic! Thanks very much.
Salutations to Pres. Putin. Imagine sleepy, creepy Joe surrounded by all of those very attractive women.
Hackers have leaked details of Ukraine’s 72 Psychological Warfare Unit’s attempt to recruit unsuspecting susceptible Russians to take part in protests supposedly opposing the Ukraine intervention
Thanks you so much Andrei and Eugenia – vitally important response from VVP with an excellent English translation (perhaps with minor simplified, shortened phrases for AI) that can be in turn translated into other languages-
Where is that teleprompter!!!..
Honestly, I as an ex-colonial Anglo, and I am sure many others too, feel ashamed and embarrassed to be associated directly and indirectly with the unhinged Anglo-zionist psychopaths.
Many of these scumbags largely wallowing in their own hubris in that rogue unaccountable cesspool state – *City of London* with Henry von Kissinger (Lord, Sir, Order of British Empire blah blah).. who still gloats and smirks over receiving that Kazari orchestrated Not-so-Noble Piece (of shit prize) for….
”Get everything that flies into the air and bomb everything that moves..¨
US mass bombing of Cambodia/Kampuchea 1970s.. plus approving the possible use of nukes against North Vietnam and a most un-discreet nod for Tel-Aviv’s 4 nuke delivery to Pretoria 1976..
13,000 – 14,000 dead in Donbass – that’s peanuts for Maddy Albright ‘500,000 plus dead Iraqi children..it was worth it’.
No draftees.. – pretty sure that the deceased horror freak John McCain, in charge of US veteran affairs – would have disapproved.
Recently, listening and watching the Anglo elite & ‘un-representatives’ spewing their disinformation in English makes me nauseous …
Rest assured, next flight I will take the train or bus to St. Petersburg and then fly with Aeroflot…
Statesmen don’t need a teleprompter. They speak from the hart if they are of any worth.
Remember we are dealing with the country (Russia) that has brought to the world the wonderful words of Anastasia from the Siberian Tundra. The books are part of a series called “The Ringing Cedars”
Enough said and I wish the Russians and the sane Ukrainians a speedy resolution to current events.
Time for people of the world to open their hearts and be at peace within and to each other.
Thank you Eugenia and Saker for your work here in illuminating the world.
Teleprompters are for zombie officialism, they cannot speak in their own way and think for themselves. You see that all around you in the circles of officialism, they are speaking a scripted mindless ideology language (combined with all things required for pro demagogy). And if they say something of themselves, it is something stupid. If you read the stuff of the WEF, or hear Schwab talking, that is all hyper-ideological language, it is devoid of thinking, ultra ideologically scripted, designed to impress and to root out individual thinking. Nobody understands shit of it, it is all mindless tendentious group think, though they smell power, and the career makers jump on the bandwagon because everyone around them does it.
Excellent video. Many thanks to Saker and Eugenia.
Well I think they got the message some of them I think others I can’t say but fear, sadness in the eyes and the recognition, they are for a fight for not only lives but their country again
Thank you for that translation.
God keep Russia and its People!
My god, I don’t know if they are pilots or whatnot, but boy what striking contrast to the American flight attendants. Please come back. I’ll fly Aeroflot as exclusively as I can.
I have to add my thanks to Eugenia for the excellent translation and to the Saker for posting the whole speech..
Thank you for this translation, he goes into so much detail of the background of this matter too, and so patiently.
One question, what is the red tea? It looks very nice and I want to try it.
Do a search for “Ivan chai”, the drunk in Russia before Chinese black tea.
“They have missile abilities: suffice is to mention Yuzhmush. This company used to build intercontinental ballistic missile equipment for the Soviet Union.”
This company is Yuzhmash in Dnipro. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzhmash
There’s more sincerity in that 25 minutes than I’ve heard from the UK Government in the last 25 years.
When on the side of righteousness & good, how is it possible to doubt?
If this message isn’t strong enough for Uncle Sammy Satan then nothing is and the pain needs to be dialled up on those who’ve declared War.
Thanks Eugenia and Saker team.
Several important points in addition to the ones already discussed.
(1) One guest asked about martial law rumours.. His response @ 16:36 “We can see that attempts are being made to stir up trouble in our society, which is again a confirmation of my words that we are dealing with not just the radicals but with neo-Nazis.”
Was this a Freudian slip by VVP? In talking about the current internal stability of Russia, and by inference the color-coup policies of USUK, he linked Russian theatre to Ukraine, with both afflicted by Nazism. iow, he says USUK/NATO are also Nazi.. So de-nazification campaign will naturally include bases in USUK!
(2) @ 19:00 “Only professional military personnel are taking part in this operation.. Not a single drafted soldier is participating, and we are not planning to send them to Ukraine, and we will not.”
So escalatory dominance will be used, up to tactical nukes and clearing out rats’ nests in surrounding enemy countries, rather than feed the war machine with our people. iow, we will neither suffer nor tolerate a long war of attrition, nor permit it to enter our borders, and will not permit the meat-grinder sought by USUK. So 30 years’ worth of USUK planning down the drain..
Yeah, one day it all just went to hell and back.
Victoria and her cookies, lol.
Thanks for transcription.
Indeed, a must to watch. So refreshing, listening to this man, in all his interviews. May God continue giving him wisdom and protecting him. The whole demonic world is mad of hatred against him. If Russia were to fail now, the hellish beast will have a free ride forward.
Good afternoon everyone or as would Andrei Martyanov put it “well hello, it’s me again”, and I would like in fact to wholeheartedly express my respect and congratulations for all the ladies that work here with Raesky within his crew and to all the others that usually read the blog for the next day, and give special thanks to Eugenia for her work translating it for us.
And concerning to what VVP said, I truly believe he’s an excellent briefed head of state and a very cult man with a large array of knowledge, and that makes quite easier for him to underscore so hard issues politely (or mostly cause he is after all human) and in not a disrespectful manner as I’ve seeen recently on-line a younger Joe Biden back in 1997 spelling out mocking words about the russians genuine and “pravoye” concerns. And by that time we can see the sheer arrogance and the blatant perspective of the fulfillment of Hans Morgenthau dream about a world government, as Kennan and Kissinger would very much like to achieve and was as the US propaganda likes so very much to put it, it was “a dream come true” – just like now the split between EU and Russia. But all those “dreams came true” soon become nightmares because in fact only true cooperation with win-win goals can lead to a better relationship and to true development. That’s one of the reasons of the old mexican saying “Pobre Mexico, tan lejos de diós y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos”. Cheers from balmy (34C/ 93F and humid) Vale do Ipiranga
What a great leader, speaking facts from the heart, with his own rational thoughts, not reading from a scripted teleprompter. If we had him here in the Israeli occupied former United States, we’d all be on the right side of history, for once in my lifetime…Thank you all for posting this!
This whole situation is a great CONTRAST for the people in US EU & UK where we see a great gallant leader of Russia in Putin dealing with a serious problem, while local clowns Biden, Macron, BoJo, Scholz and their underlings and media collaborators woffle on with their usual nonsense and support for a hijacked UKN which cannot be morally justified.
Enough of them will see what is going on here to bring the western house of cards down.
Wow so much to absorb. Explain to me again how we have arranged these intelligent beautiful people as enemies and have allied ourselves with proud Nazis?
Surely we realize we are on the wrong side of History, yet we persist? I have never felt such shame as an american!
Chilling words but who in america will listen? God have mercy on our souls I have no faith in our leadership. Our public is near if not completely demoralized and brainwashed by the media: will this information get through and sink into people’s minds?
I will not attempt to portray this clever and captivating piece of theatre as more than it is. At the same time, can anyone point to anything – anything at all – of comparable quality to come out of the West during the present crisis?
Putin is so across his brief. I wonder when they will start to listen to him. Someday soon, I do hope.
Thank you for posting this, it is virtually impossible to get relevant information in the World Economic Forum Provinces(“west”).
The world needs to hear this incredible speech. Mr Putin is a great leader, Russian people should proud of having him as a leader. Shame on western medias.
Russia is a peaceful country who in the current situation is simply trying to stop an imminent attack on it by stealth run by Soros for the EU elites and using NATO.
I doubt many NATO troops would in fact shine to being involved in UKN or an attack on Russia.
In fact many would refuse and turn on their leaders.
Soros and his network must be arrested and the US military must move on this asap.
And all the others involved – Obama etc…. For conspiracy to start a war just as the Nazis leaders did.
One of the charges they faced at Nuremberg in 1946 was conspiracy to start a war and this is exactly whats been going on in the UKN since 2014.
Putin and Russia stands on firm legal and moral ground on this point.
Russia has had a tough time for centuries and its not acceptable when they just get into the right semblance of order since 1998 when Putin entered the scene for outsiders to try to wreck it.
If things do escalate to a nuclear level Russia should take out the devils in Washington DC and Brussels along with selective targeting of the big fish involved particularly those in the EU. And the ordinary people in the US and EU would applaud such a move I think.
The fact is UKN was hijacked by Soros-EU terrorists and this is a simply police action to fix the problem.
Marshall law by Russian Liberation Forces is completely justified to deal with UKN thugs and murderers.
They are not acting in proper manner that the average Ukrainian would expect and deserve rough treatment.
I think as symbolic response any caught and proven to be criminals should be hanged from street poles, and filmed, as warning to others. Hanging denotes their status as criminals.
I might also suggest Russia offer $ rewards to Ukrainians who help them find the troublemakers.
This is a way for using Soros’s methods against him.
I only wish I could join the Russian forces and help hunt down the bad guys there.
Rewards offered in gold might be better idea.
10 to 20 oz of gold for every troublemaker.
1000 oz Zelensky himself.
Someone will turn them in.
From this idea perhaps Russian army commanders should be carrying gold or money to pay UKNs who assist them ? Would be a way to mop this up faster and save lives.
So awesome that Putin goes to this seemingly innocuous meeting and then explains to the world the whole “conflict” and tells Uncle Satan that he is defeated. Nice bookend with the Munich security conference.
What did he say in the last minute section that was not subtitled?
It raised smiles among the ladies …
Речь идет о добровольцах, молодых парнях которые сами приходят в военкомат.
ВВП сказал что армия в них пока не нуждается и поблагодарил их
I have feared that President Putin is some kind of controlled opposition Trojan Horse…and perhaps at some level he might turn out to be.
But every speech of his I have seen does seem to contradict this pessimistic view.
He is measured, sober, incisive, lucid, and authoritative.
Everything that our woke leaders are not.
How can people buy into the propaganda that he is a madman?
They must not believe their own eyes.
Saker and company, thank you for all your efforts to stem the tsunami of lies.
Clear words from a great statesman.
Many thanks to the people of this blog who keeping us informed.
Thank you, Eugenia!! Translating this was a work of love, for all humanity. Bless You
Sometimes they slip through. I would suggest this post must be ignored.
The first part is a good explanation of why the operation was started. It is so important that people in the west know and understand this, because they don’t. But the video is probably for domestic use. A western audience would dismiss it instantly on grounds of being sexist and staged. If I were to repost this video I would immediately lose all credibility, sorry to say. I wish it wasn’t so, but in today’s world you have to work on selling your message, it can make all the difference, and Russia just suck at this, which is why they are losing the information war.
Thank you for the translation.
TPTB wants us dead. They pushed Russia into this and will use Russia as an excuse to further their agenda; which is to eventually kill us.
Of course, they will have fun with us first, with general ridiculous, nonsensical edicts and whatnot.