“Today we hear that they want to defeat us on the battlefield. Well, what can I say? Let them try. We have already heard a lot about the West wanting to fight us ”to the last Ukrainian.“ This is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people, but that seems to be where it is going. But everyone should know that, by and large, we have not started anything in earnest yet. At the same time, we are not rejecting peace talks, but those who are rejecting them should know that the longer it goes on, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us” (Putin, 07.07.2022).
Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the State Duma leaders in the Kremlin. That was being done to show the plans and how things are operating in Russia. However, he also showed his hand and that the imperialism of the Russian Federation is only beginning. As he vilifies everyone else and blames everyone else for the wars he has ordered upon others. Like Putin is the victim and Russia isn’t at fault.
After a 135 days since the total war on Ukraine was unleashed. Yes, since 2014 Russian separatists have been supported from Moscow in the Donbas region. Which has been the excuse and reason for this recent invasion. A way to find a “reason” and “planned” effort to takeover the leadership of Kyiv and install a puppet. Putin wants a similar stooge like he has in Minsk. Not a free-thinker and an independent head of state in Ukraine. He wants someone as loyal as Dmitry Medvedev in office and in control of in Kiyv. Anything else is out of the question.
When the Russian President says they are only starting, I feel sad for the families of all the fallen soldiers. All the big-men and generals who has lost their lives. These folks has died on the alter of the imperial demigod Putin. Who hasn’t valued their sacrifice and their demise. His just pursuing the same dream and ambition. The latest estimates are over 36,000 soldiers died in combat. About 10 high ranking generals. The hardware and the other losses are grand too. The loss of over 200 fighter jets, over 180 helicopters, over 1600 tanks over 3800 APV and over 800 artillery systems. The losses of the Russian are huge. So, it is not like the war hasn’t cost anything. It has been brutal and it’s far from over.
Putin just shows his arrogance and lack of concern. Which isn’t surprising. As he doesn’t value the lives of the Ukrainians either. He don’t care if there is mass-graves, plots of genocide or mass-starvation as a result of the conflict. He don’t mind if he blocks the export of wheat and other produce from Ukraine. As long as he wins and get the spoils of war. His just in it to win and he sits safe in his mansion or estate. He is not in the battlefield or risking his life. No, that’s for the soldiers and the army to do. His just an old man ordering their life sentence and probable death. That’s the sort of gentlemen he is and his proud of it too.
If he thinks this is a winning strategy. He wants to bleed out Ukraine. That is the initial gist of yesterday. In his speech he blames the West for the conflict and everyone else. Not that he has initiated anything, conspired or even tried to internally divide the former USSR Republics, which we know he has done. That’s why there are “People’s Republic’s” in other former USSR republic’s, which are claiming allegiance to Moscow and not their respective capital. Therefore, his insulting everyone’s intelligence. While contemplating the demise of the empire he wants to recreate in his own time.
Putin clearly sheds no tears for the lost. The lives or deaths of soldiers, civilians or innocent bystanders. He couldn’t care less. He just wants the territories and doesn’t care what sort of spin he uses. We know he just want to get total control of his surrounding countries. Ukraine is just the beginning. The Imperial Russia has returned and the costs of this…
Well… time will only tell, but it seems like nothing is a burden to Putin. The lives of Russian soldiers clearly doesn’t matter. More lives can be taken and we can just expect a prolonged war when he thinks like this. Peace.