This can only be described as pure hubris aimed at pleasing Biden and the Washington warmongers; it probably has little likelihood of being carried out, and no chance of success.
from the Daily Telegraph NZ
Ukraine is preparing an offensive to try and seize Russia’s Crimean peninsula, President Vladimir Zelensky said on Friday at a press conference. Kiev is forming new units specifically for the task, with servicemen undergoing training abroad, he revealed.
“We’re taking military steps, we are preparing for them. We are mentally prepared already. We prepare technically, with weapons, forces, we form new brigades, we form offensive units of various kinds and types, we are sending people for training not only in Ukraine, you know, but also in other countries,” Zelensky stated.
The president, as well as other top officials, has repeatedly pledged to re-capture all of the former Ukrainian territories from Russia, including Crimea. The peninsula broke away from the country back in 2014 in the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Kiev, joining Russia after a landslide referendum.
Four other formerly-Ukrainian territories, namely the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions, were incorporated into Russia after the overwhelming majority of their populations voted in favor of the idea last September.
Neither reunification with Crimea, nor the latest incorporations of other regions got Western recognition, with Kiev and its backers considering these lands part of Ukraine.
Russia has repeatedly warned Kiev against plotting an assault on Crimea. Early in February, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev, who now serves as Deputy Chair of the Security Council, said that any attack on Crimea would be interpreted as a direct attack on the country itself and would be “met with inevitable retaliation using weapons of any kind.”
John Redditt said:
What a complete load of garbage. Half truths to perpetuate the narrative of Putin. All the regions claimed by Putin were taken by force after Ukrainian protesters forced the vacillating pro Russian president from office.
It is very easy to claim lands at the point of a gun, I would like to think that most civilised European countries agreed with the boundaries of the post Soviet breakup, and did so by supporting the Ukrainian people if they surrendered their Nuclear weapons. Now the irony is that Putin is threatening to use his nuclear weapons because he cannot achieve his aims.
Waikanae watchers said:
We suggest you read or listen to just a few of the many independent analyses of this conflict we’ve posted. Don’t believe what Biden and his Washington warmongers say.
John, with the utmost respect, check your medication.
And, as the WW suggest, do some research and reading. I heartedly support that suggestion.
You are in a “cocoon-of-ignorance”.
As many will offer the advice – if you follow the msm news, your understanding of the reality unfolding in Ukraine ………….. will be as you state in your post.
Wake up – you are in dream world.