caveat emptor wrote:You have your timeline and reasons little mixed up there buddy.limb wrote:Podlodka77 wrote:limb wrote:The reason russia needs aircraft to fly deep into ukrainian territory is to detect with FLIR ukrainian convoys and artillery on the move.
I also am convinced that sweden will dump most of its BILL ATGMs. Im surprised we dont see many swedish weapons in ukrainian hands given that sweden is one of the most russophobic countries in the world.
The greatest evil on planet Earth is England and I consider them to be Russia's greatest enemies within Europe.
The French certainly don't like Russia, but I'm sure that picture is better than in England (especially) and Germany.
The weakness of Italy is obvious, because only Macron and Scholz appear in the media.
I will not comment on Poland, because that country is digging its own grave. Their hatred of Russia is for mental institutions.
It is obvious that Hungary is not Russophobic, since Orban stated even before the elections that Hungary will not supply weapons to Ukraine and that Hungary will not allow the transport of NATO weapons through Ukraine. I am sure that they are not Russophobic for Serbia, Greece and Northern Macedonia. Bulgarians are assholes, they always have been, but there are also a large number of people who are not Russophobic. The greatest Russophobes are in those countries that lost wars to Russia and are close to Russia; Poland, Germany, Finland, Sweden. Croats HATE Russia because Russians are Orthodox, as are we Serbs.
Everyone else is more or less Russophobic. I don't trust the Czechs at all, because I have more confidence in Slovakia and Austria.
Spain and Portugal; I don't think they dont care. Just follow what Brussels says. They are far away. They are like Neptune in the solar system, far from Russia.
All in all, I don't think southern Europe is Russophobic; Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Romanic peoples are overwhelmingly different. I don't count France here, though.
The same is true for most Balkan countries, except Romania, which, like Poland, is digging its own grave. Problems with russophobia go from France to Finland.
Bulgarians wouldn't have been russophobic if they supported bulgaria instead of serbia, greece and romania in the second balkan war, didnt encourage king Milan to attack bulgaria for liberating its land from the turks, and didn't encourage the brainwashing of bulgarians in macedonia. Basically the fake macedonian ethniocity was a russo-serbian project, which is a shame, because macedonians and macedonian history are even more fake than ukrainians.
King Milan was from Obrenović dynasty, which was alligned to KuK monarchy during his time. His attack on Bulgaria in 1885. ( not the best moment in our history) was due to Bulgarian annexation of Eastern Rumelia. Bulgaria was formed by Russia in 1878 after Russo-Turkish war and, at the time of unification was viewed as Russian client state.
Attack of Serbia was partly because of perceived fear of king Milan that Bulgaria will strengthen too much and part from fear of KuK monarchy that Russia will become to strong in that part of Europe and that will enhance their chance to claim Istanbul and sea connection btw Mediterranean and Black sea.
Second Balkan war happened almost 30 years later, in 1913, when Bulgaria wasn't happy with post First Balkan war divide of territories. Bulgaria, under Koburg dynasty at the time, wanted to solve that by war. Serbia, under Karadjordjevic dynasty was atm much more aligned with Russia and France. Greece wanted to consolidate their new gains in the north and Romania had its eyes on Dobrudja. Result of the war was that Bulgaria lost and with that lost territories it got in First Balkan war. Turkey seized opportunity and pushed them further from Istanbul and retake Edirne. Romanians took Dobruja.
Macedonian nation, if you will, was largely created by post WW2 Yugoslavia ( movement traced its beginnings before that). Both Serbia and Bulgaria wanted to present Slavic people living there as their own compatriots. Greeks simply expelled or assimilated them.
Bulgaria in 1885 was far from a russian client state. Bulgaria unified its territory against the wishes of Aleksandr III. Aleksandr III greenlit Milan's invasion because he viewed bulgaria as a threat to russian imperial designs on constantinople. Eastern Rumelia was nothing more than part of the Bulgarian heartland which was unjustly given back to the turks after the russians liberated it by demand of the Berlin Congress. Bulgarians view Russia as a betrayer for vehemently opposing taking back eastern Rumelia, Thrace and makedonsko.
If you ask that Bulgarians forgive serbs for what they did in 1885 because their king was a western puppet, why don't serbs forgive Bulgaria for trying to take back Bulgarian land in 1915 because the Bulgarian tsar was german?
Bulgaria wasn't happy with the divide of territories because serbs and greeks decided to occupy southwestern Bulgarian lands when they were blocked by Italy and Austrohungary from taking Albania. Regardless of how incompetent or uncompromising the Bulgarian tsar was, Russia took the side of Greece, Romania and Serbia. What would you expect, the Bulgarians to be grateful to Russia? In fact, even during the 1st Balkan war, Russia was diplomatically very hostile to Bulgaria because it viewed Bulgarian advances past Odrin to be a threat to its ambitions on Constantinople, and viewed a unified Bulgaria as a threat to its influence in the Balkans rather than an ally.
Russia also greenlit Romania in stealing Dobrudja , when it could have threatened the Romanians not to intervene. All that perception of being a russian client state for nothing.
Stalin actively encouraged Tito to brainwash macedonian bulgarians, and the "macedonian" history was fabricated by serbian professors in Belgrade with retardation such as Kiril and Metodi being macedonian. Yugoslavs went from trying to brainwash Bulgarians into thinking they're Serbs to making them believe that theyre a made up ethnicity, because the former failed after the second balkan war.
There were no Slavic people in the macedonian geographical area. There were bulgarians, speaking a bulgarian dialect very different from the serbocroatian language, just like there were no slavic people in the ukraine. The ukraine had russians.
In short, russia always supported the idea of greater Serbia and Greece, but always opposed bulgaria unifying bulgarian land which Russia was supposedly ok with in the first place in the treaty of San Stefano.
Funny, Russia always supported Serbia, Greece and Romania against Bulgaria, yet look at these 3 states now. The former betrayed russia right after WW1 AND WW2 , the second genocided rrussians in the ukraine and eternally hates Russians, and the 3rd is a cowardly NATO puppet. Yet Bulgarians are the ultimate "backstabbers" or "ungreatful betrayers" of Russia .