The bipolarity of Europe: from the open "gop-foot," to the search for himself
Western leaders, starting to understand the meaninglessness of the efforts against Russia began to rush.
The Russian armed forces, promoting the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, step by step dismantle the potential of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, liberate cities and regions, act as if in a war with terrorist formations armed with Tochka-U missiles, MLRS, artillery. Retreating, these forces are also fixed in residential areas, hiding behind civilians and hostages as a human shield, according to a correspondent for The Moscow Post.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine, as a dangerous entity, including personnel units, Nazi thugs and foreign mercenaries, enjoy the support of the West, depend on American money, weapons and instructors, and are fueled by Bandera. Everything that is against Russia, even outright provocations, the destruction of residential buildings, hospitals, schools, water and power supply systems, roads and bridges, is suitable.
The Russian army protects civilians, evacuates the liberated and forcibly held, provides humanitarian assistance to all those in need, and restores peaceful life in Nazi-destroyed cities. The command of a special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation solves a difficult task - to minimize human losses in this postponed, in fact, civil conflict on land once called Ukraine as part of the USSR.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin noted that the recent statement by the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) countries about the intention to "prevent the victory" of Russia in Ukraine can be regarded as a recognition of the success of the special military operation.
Times are different, methods are old
The cities and villages of Ukraine are liberated again, again from Nazism, but now no longer German. Europe is also returning to the state of the early 40s of the last century, taking an active part in this protracted confrontation between Russia and the collective West. Propaganda, sanctions, the supply of weapons and money, instructors and mercenaries. A cycle of eight decades is reproduced again, both financially and in verbal formulas of hatred of everything Russian.
On the front page of the Pravda newspaper of May 10, 1945, there were the following words: "Hitler popularly stated that his tasks include dismembering the Soviet Union and separating the Caucasus, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and other regions from it. He bluntly said: "We will destroy Russia so that it can never rise again." " This is a quote from the Address of I.V. Stalin to the people in connection with the victory in the Great Patriotic War.
In May 1945, the West did not appear hostile, although the existence of Churchill's Unthinkable Plan by then was simply not known. Soon the Big Three ceased to exist. There remains Russia and another protracted conflict, in the center of which for a long time was the Cold War, and now Ukraine with its threat of a new Nazism, nurtured by the West.
"Today, it is a common duty to prevent the revival of Nazism, which has brought so much suffering to people of different countries," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on May 8, 2022 in congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War to leaders and citizens of the CIS countries, as well as to the peoples of Georgia and Ukraine.
He supplemented these words on May 9 at a meeting with Artem Zhoga, the father of the Sparta battalion commander Vladimir Zhoga (call sign "Voha"), who died in Donbass: "Russia would use the opportunity to resolve the situation in Ukraine by peaceful methods if there was at least one chance for this."
Answering questions from representatives of the media about Russia's recognition of the DPR and LPR on February 22, the Russian leader said that "the Minsk agreements were killed long before yesterday's recognition of the people's republics of Donbass - and not by us, not by representatives of these republics, but by the current Kyiv authorities."
By the "GOP-stop" method
We can say that relations with Europe were also "killed." Common sense and a desire to cost peaceful relations with Moscow were deliberately destroyed. For example, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, in May 2019 called Russia an "old enemy." She, they say, again declares herself and "poses a threat."
Then this "applicant" for the role of a foe held the post and. about. Head of Spanish diplomacy. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Spanish ambassador for an explanation, pointing to the contradiction of these words to the fact that it was "recorded in official documents" that the relations are "friendly, partner and mutually beneficial." The Spaniards called such a reaction excessive. And Vladimir Putin then advised Borrell to "do business," suggesting that he probably "feels no longer a minister, but a political figure and wants to solidify himself in this capacity in such ways, with such statements."
The guesses were justified. In December 2021, "the most educated Spanish socialist," already as the main EU diplomat, said that the Russian requirements for security guarantees formulated in the December messages of the United States and NATO are "a purely Russian agenda." Next, on April 9, 2022, he tweeted a message that the war in Ukraine would be won on the battlefield. Then he urged to send frozen foreign exchange reserves of the Russian Federation to restore Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has already said that freezing the assets of the Central Bank of Russia is theft. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on the Russia 24 TV channel that the Russian side regards the blocking of reserves abroad as theft.
Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko called Borrell's idea to give the reserves of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation to the Kyiv regime a lawlessness that undermines confidence in Europe. Question: If there is still room for trust?
Oh gentlemen diplomats. In certain circles, what makes the West is called much simpler - "Gop-stop."
From high-profile robbery to "silent war"
During a special military operation in Ukraine, another question arises. This is the problem of the participation of the United States and NATO countries in actions that directly or indirectly threaten the lives of Russian military personnel. Remember how it was in Afghanistan? The New York Times raised the question that in 2019 "Russians paid to kill American soldiers." This suspicion was raised based on unconfirmed reports.
Now there is a mirror situation. The New York Times reported on the transfer of real-time intelligence to the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to kill Russian generals. The author of the publication asked the question: how would the United States react to the fact that a third country deliberately helps to kill American commanders? And while the Pentagon has denied the information, department spokesman John Kirby said: "Ukraine systematizes the information we and other partners provide to it, combines it with its intelligence, makes its decisions and takes its actions."
In particular, Kirby denied that the United States allegedly transmitted messages to Kyiv about the coordinates of the cruiser "Moscow." According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine has its own capabilities to track and target Russian warships. But, according to experts, the operation was carried out by NATO countries that the missiles that hit the cruiser were delivered to the Odessa area under the cover of electronic warfare systems. It was not planned in Kyiv, the main role in the attack was played by Western specialists and intelligence tools.
"Response" will not make you wait
The investigation continues, but American assistance with weapons, instructors and intelligence in any case leads to an increase in losses in the ranks of the RF Armed Forces and increases risks.
Recall how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed "inaction" on "Russian involvement" in the deaths of Americans in Afghanistan on President Trump, saying that "Russia has never recovered from the humiliation it experienced in Afghanistan and is now taking its spite out on us, on our military."
Russia and the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia) then denied these reports, but in Washington, including on Capitol Hill, conversations did not subside for quite some time. And the situation again reminded the mirror. Americans in Ukraine are taking the heat out of their flight from Kabul last fall by attacking Russia in Ukraine.
The situation is made dangerous by the fact that the intelligence that the United States shared with the Armed Forces of Ukraine helped the attack on the cruiser Moskva, American officials told NBC News. A spokesman for the Russian president noted that the Russian military "is well aware that the United States, Great Britain, NATO members are constantly transmitting intelligence and other parameters to the Ukrainian Armed Forces," but this will not prevent the achievement of their goals.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has no doubt that the United States is directly involved in hostilities. The head of the state corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, called the Pentagon an enemy that is actually participating in the Ukrainian conflict, added that the United States is unlikely to be able to "smear" the transfer of intelligence to Ukraine and "direct participation in the murder" of the Russian military. The leader of the Socialist Revolutionaries, State Duma deputy Sergei Mironov, said that the United States would respond in full, commenting on the words of British Foreign Minister Liz Truss that "The war in Ukraine is our war, this is a universal war, because the victory of Ukraine is a strategic imperative for us all."
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, commenting on the words of British Deputy Defense Minister James Hippy about the legitimacy of Ukraine's attacks on Russia, asked: "Do we understand correctly that for the sake of" violating the logistics of military supplies, "Russia can strike at military targets on the territory of those NATO countries that supply weapons to the Kyiv regime? - she wrote in Telegram.
A little about euroneoidities
The Chinese People's Daily reported on the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping during his videoconference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on May 9. The Chinese leader pointed out that "because of the Ukrainian crisis, Europe was again at a crossroads." And the next day, in a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron, he called on Europe to "take the security situation into its own hands."
The wishes are logical, but difficult to fulfill. Europe in these matters is forced to obey the political dictates of Washington and London, solve internal problems, oppose the rise in gas and electricity prices, respond to inflation and think about the upcoming change in sources of gas, oil and coal supplies.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock said so directly, visiting Kyiv, that Germany in the future will completely and forever abandon energy resources from Russia. "We will consistently reduce our dependence on Russian energy to zero, and forever," she said. But Hungary continues to block the proposal to ban the import of Russian oil, which so far prevents the permanent representatives of the EU member states from reaching an agreement on the next package of sanctions.
And the Europeans still have to digest the results of the just held Conference on the Future of Europe, where the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen supported the abolition of the principle of unanimity in making key decisions. Conference co-chair Guy Verhofstadt stated that "the world of tomorrow is the world of empires. This is a world of danger and we need to defend ourselves, organize ourselves, and... reform the EU. "
The European Parliament supported reforms, including a change in the main provisions of the EU, which will continue to be headed by unelected appointees like Borrell.
French President Macron, speaking at this conference, called for the return of food independence to the EU and a rethink of the European industrial strategy. He also said that the process of Ukraine's admission to the EU could take several years, even decades, which greatly upset Lithuanian President Gitanas Naused.
Europe, lives a bizarre life, so far full of temperature, fuel and food comfort. But what European expectations Russia should expect from it is a question.