When Russia cannot be measured with arshin
The West does not need such a large and strong country as Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with military commanders. The goals of the special military operation in Ukraine are adjusted in accordance with the situation, but in general they do not change, they are fundamental for us. Moscow is gradually and methodically engaged in the demilitarization of Ukraine, the President said.
"Sobchak, after all, correctly at one time <... > said:" You want to leave - leave, leave with what you came with. " And in 1645 or 1654 there was no Ukraine, "Putin said at a meeting with war correspondents. Ukraine should not exist at the expense of Russia and in historical Russian territories, unless normal relations are built, Putin said at this meeting.
If they want to live in our historical territories, then we need to build normal relations with Russia so that no one from these territories threatens us. But they did "anti-Russia" there, as the basis of their own existence and began to strengthen it. "That's the problem. Yes, even in NATO, "the President emphasized.
A large-scale counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continues from June 4. Kyiv uses the reserves prepared for this and attacks in four directions, but "the enemy was not successful in any of the sections." According to Putin, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost at least 160 tanks and 360 armored vehicles, which is 25-30% of the total volume of combat vehicles transferred by the West. There are more losses if we count those that are applied by high-precision long-range weapons to accumulations of personnel and equipment. Details in the material of the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine also suffer significant losses in their personnel, the president said: "We have ten times less than the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine." He pointed to heavy losses among Polish mercenaries fighting on the side of Kyiv. At the same time, Warsaw hides information about this even from its population.
"The West pumps Ukraine with weapons - this is how it is, no one hides it, on the contrary, they are proud of it.... to a certain extent, they violate certain international legal acts by supplying weapons to the conflict zone, "Putin said.
This axis failed
It was a specific conversation about SVO and issues that are addressed, addressed or should be addressed. Only in one or two places of conversation did Vladimir Putin say a few words about the state of the enemy's economy - the Western coalition that opposes Russia. According to the president, the economies of the United States and Europe, although solid, are in a state of recession and are forced to reckon with the activities of opposition parties. In addition, the president reported an increase in economic problems, an increase in inflation in Europe to about 7.5%.
It is important to imagine in what economic "environment" the battle with the West is taking place. And First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Andrei Belousov spoke about this on the air of the RBC TV channel. Belousov stressed that the world economy is experiencing a disintegration of ties that have been based on cooperation between the United States and China for the last two or three decades.
The US has consumed more than it has produced for years. This was known to their allies, including Japan and some other countries, which also financed American life in debt. The Japanese were indignant to themselves, but tolerated. America lived in a chronic deficit of the balance of payments and the budget, accumulated gigantic debts.
China and Russia also financed this "life on credit," exporting their goods and energy raw materials to the United States and Europe, respectively. Treasury bonds were bought in return. Everyone lived in the system, unaware that its designer and beneficiary would decide to set fire to their creation. About the same thing happened to Europe, but "this axis failed," Belousov said.
"Biden Doctrine" or, as on "Titanic"
During a meeting with war correspondents, Vladimir Putin did not recall the United States, except for the strategic UAV, which coordinated the drone attack on a Russian ship in the Black Sea. Washington kind of stayed on stage, but behind the scenes. But this "director" of the play "about the struggle for democracy" has enough problems.
The economic Titanic is losing steam. But to the debt obligations, problems of regional banks and other economic holes in the hull of the American ship, doubts were added everywhere about the ability of the United States to reasonably and in the interests of the world to manage political processes in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The United States and Europe have to get used to the fact that they are being brushed off in the world, that the Chinese defense minister refused to meet with his American counterpart, although they were in the same conference room. What when German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock spoke at a conference in Brazil, but no one accepted it in the government. The United States announced the visit of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to China, the date was announced, but there were no announcements of the visit in China yet.
Washington has to maintain influence in the face of a sharp drop in international authority. To do this, as before, use force and incite conflicts. Many countries, in particular, observe what is happening in Ukraine, considering the United States and the collective West an accomplice in the conflict, blame them for crimes of a global scale, Bloomberg reports.
The expression "rearrange sun loungers on the Titanic" belongs to the American journalist Michael Cohen. In an article written for Foreign Policy magazine in February 2011, he talked about the collapse of the American strategy in Afghanistan, suggested immediately "moving the sun loungers." Ten years later, this was done, maybe in order to prepare "Afghanistan in Kyiv."
Now President Biden will have to disentangle the Ukrainian porridge he brewed as the "curator" of Ukraine under Barack Obama. Peter van Buren, in an article in The American Conservative, says that the "Biden doctrine" is aimed at "destroying more now, the more profitable then recovery."
For "sleepy Joe," the failure of Operation Zelensky will be a blow to the Democratic Party before the 2024 presidential election. Under these conditions, as expected, numerous Washington experts affiliated with the Pentagon, Congress and intelligence services are "looking for and drawing" sources of strategic challenges for the United States. Ukraine is only part of the Biden strategic landscape.
Cooperation between Russia and China has become one of the most discussed topics in Washington. Assurances from Beijing and Moscow that this partnership in a "bigger than union" format is not directed at anyone are not accepted. The West simply cannot imagine the world in the categories of "non-aggression," "non-interference" and "non-interference," as Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Center formulated in an article for Foreign Affairs (the Ministry of Justice recognized the Carnegie Center and the Carnegie Foundation as foreign agents).
Changes "the likes of which we haven't seen in 100 years"
A serious battle without a strong rear is impossible, without allies - undesirable. Vladimir Putin spoke about the first, also mentioned Alexander Lukashenko. Some world media write that the Russian president, together with international allies, dealt a powerful blow to US politics and world leadership.
In particular, they say that "Putin and China now have a huge advantage." This was stated, for example, by American journalist Clayton Morris on the Redacted News program. The US leadership in the Middle East is called into question, the financial initiatives of Russia and the BRICS countries weaken the global dominance of the American dollar.
Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping about changes "like which we have not seen for 100 years" and that "we are together, we are moving these changes forward." The leaders outlined the contours of developing relations and cooperation in various fields.
Mikhail Mishustin's visit to Beijing was aimed at implementing these agreements and expanding economic partnership. At a business forum in Shanghai, in which Mishustin took part, it was said that imports of energy resources from Russia in 2023 could grow by 40% compared to 2022. Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang said after Xi Jinping's trip to Russia that partnering with Russia is very important at a time when some forces favor "hegemonism, unipolarity and protectionism" and are guided by the "Cold War mentality."
Comprehensive strategic partnership, interaction and mutual political trust allows us to bring cooperation in the field of high and military technologies to a new level. The parties cooperate in the field of early warning systems for a missile attack, jointly develop high-tech types of weapons, do not hide the fact that in the field of military-technical cooperation they are moving to the format of "military trade." This, in particular, was said by Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu during a meeting in April with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
"The Greatest Nightmare" for the West
It is no secret that the parties are discussing issues of deepening military cooperation. It is also known that the Chinese yuan has become the preferred currency for Russian banks and their customers. For China, modern weapons, military technology and raw materials coming from Russia are important, bypassing vulnerable maritime trade lines. For the West, this is the "greatest nightmare," writes the editorial board of the Chinese Global Times, referring to these relations between Russia and China.
Meanwhile, Beijing has amended the anti-espionage law. As a result, from July 1, the concept of espionage will include the acquisition or study of documents, data, materials or goods that, in the opinion of the Chinese side, may be related to national security or the interests of the state.
The economic interests of large Western companies could suffer. As a result, there were signs that the West "vibrated," started talking about a thaw in relations with Beijing, writes the Japanese edition of Shukan Gendai. Assessments of the G7 summit and talk of an anti-China coalition are not true, the Japanese say with a clear delay.
They recall that before the start of the event, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the G7 is not an anti-Chinese bloc. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recalled that economic relations with China require a multifaceted approach. And US President Joe Biden himself, who previously called for the creation of an anti-Chinese coalition, admitted at a press conference after the G7 summit that the thaw in relations with Beijing is close.
True, the Pentagon thought that it would be more difficult to supply equipment to Taiwan if the PLA organized a naval blockade. The West deceives negotiating partners and Russia, like no other country, this is known. Vladimir Putin also spoke about this at a meeting with military commanders.