As expected. The landing ships have now arrived in the black sea. This is also militarily a landing in Odessa now possible. Almost all military building blocks for a satisfaction operation in Ukraine are available.
Shows the west they mean business, and screwing with Russia again like they did in South Ossetia or Crimea or Syria is going to cost them... possibly more than just the breakaway regions this time.
Putin has to know how soft medvedev near Libya was with his stupid abstention.
It wasn't Russias fault, but the people of Libya and the people of the EU paid for that decision on the part of the west to do that.
EU immigration started when the barriers to immigration in Libya were ripped down... and Europe has not thanked its military for that stroke of genius... if they ever actually work out what happened they might blame Medvedev of course for not saving the world from the west...
Putin isn't the type to use Military force unless he believes is absolutely necessary and has an ultimate last resort, this attitude has bit him in the ass at times and also helped him at times.
He responds to violence with violence, but he does not use violence as a matter of course like the west does... and all that has done is actually earn him a bit of respect for actually being intelligent, instead of evil and vindictive, like the west is.
That's thing with matters like these, you're not always going to win and you're not always going to get your way all the time.
In his position he should never have won, yet his smart use of the real rules of the game has allowed Russia to get to a point where they don't even need a seat at the wests table... soon they wont have to play with the west at all.
As of right now, I don't see him invading, those military forces are there has intimidation nothing more.
Yeah, western people only need something repeated 10,000 times before they start to understand it.
His military forces are mobilised because Kievs forces are mobilised and on the border ready for an attack. Russian forces appear to now be ready to fully respond if Kiev does something stupid.
The west is ignoring what Kiev is doing and claiming what Russia is doing is what they normally do... invade.... attack... regime change... so that is why we hear the usual bullshit from the western media.... they will commit a false flag (like we do), they will murder the Kiev leadership and replace them in a coup (like we did), they have built up forces for an invasion (like we do).
It is getting boring.
The only tension is Bidens Borat thongkini... you are not supposed to wear it when you balls drag on the ground.
Occupying Ukraine all of it, will cost russian lives and lots of them.
Nah it wont... they will be talking with people in the Ukraine... they wont occupy territory hostile to their presence.
They might use landing forces if a civil war breaks out across Ukraine and they need to go in to create peace, but they will otherwise be there to train and practise and to be seen training and practising... just like HATO forces are in the region training and practising... they are more of a back off to HATO than Kiev... saying to HATO if you thought losing Crimea was bad... go ahead make our day...
Tbf the Russian public doesn't really want war with Ukraine either.
They probably don't want HATO in the Ukraine either... or nazis.
Putin isn't looking to gain more territory, now maybe in the future this will change and there will be a war but IMO based on all I know its very unlikely atm.
If only HATO advisers were as smart as you. He could have been the wests best friend but the west are a bunch of souless
and they don't have friends, they have drones, and Russia wont be any ones drone.
Let see how dumb they are... can they make him an actual enemy...
They are going to have to invest a lot in their military because it is a bit shabby in a lot of areas... how much are they going to be prepared to spend?
That would be a terrible option if Russian forces do that, it will ensure one thing. Ukraine will enter NATO, you need to have rose tinted glasses to think Russian forces attempting to remove the government will go that way for them.
And if they do Russia can simply develop and anti HATO missile intended for firing at dangerous neighbours... armed with multiple dumb nuclear warheads designed to level cities and area targets... three warheads per missile and 50 missiles per hostile country... all ready to fire, all aimed at Ukraine or the Baltic countries or any other country that thinks HATO membership makes anyone safe at all.
Basically Germany and France are willing to accept a neutral Ukraine and Georgia. Therefore Russia has no further argument with them, so long as they reign in Zelensky.
Any HATO member can veto a new country getting membership, so as long as a few don't want the Ukraine or Georgia then there is no problem.
I doubt Putin can pull off a Coup at this stage, not feasible plan for him at all.
It is funny you say that because Putin of the past wouldn't even try, but current Putin is realising being nice and being fair and not fighting fire with fire has not helped him in any way... maybe a bit of regime change and interference in other countries might become necessary... well they get blamed for it anyway so why not?
There won't be any war because Russia won't gain anything by annexing Ukraine whose condition today is at par with 3rd world Asian and African countries.
There are countries in Asia and Africa that are probably much better off than Ukraine today. In many ways the weakest countries in those two regions are weak and broken for the same reason... western colonialism.
I'd say the place is about 45-55 split right now. (Given that the Crimea and most of the Donbass are already gone).
The problem is power and control... in the US the split is 99% vs 1% but the 1% call the shots and start the wars and make the rules and the 99% are artificially split on skin colour and political groups to make them all weak and ineffective... you can't win a war when you don't realise who your real enemy actually is and end up just fighting your neighbour.
Funny in french "léche" which sound like Lech, his name, means lick
What is French for testicles?
The annual event
But if we keep saying it eventually it might be right...
The drone with WWII symbols was being used to surveil civilian targets for artillery attacks.
They are so classy.