Opinion: Suddenly Putin has respect for Ukraine…

Why did the Bolsheviks need to generously encourage any nationalist ambitions on the imperial periphery? Handing over territories and the population of historical Russia… the nationalists didn’t even dream of this. Ukraine has never had traditions of its own statehood… the Ukrainian state is built on denying everything that invites us, the historical memory of millions of people” (…) “Maidan did not bring democracy to Ukraine… after eight years the country is divided, Ukraine is living through a severe economic and social crisis. 15% of the population had to leave the country for work, usually for non-skilled labor” – President Vladimir Putin (21.02.2022).

I don’t know what is happening in Moscow, but President Vladimir Putin seems to have a change of heart. I have hard time believing it, but it is from official sources and been published from a speech today. It is only mere months ago in February 2022 that he launched the invasion and said Ukraine lacked statehood.

Now in early October and the Ukrainian Forces are advancing. As the annexation of territories are only done on paper. While the might Russian army are losing and lack moral. The mass mobilization is backfiring too. The Russians population in the right age have been fleeing and trying to get to safe pastures. Therefore, the speech is a way of suddenly showing solidarity, but I am not buying it.

Just read these few paragraphs of it:

There will be a separate plan for assistance to Donbass, Zaporozhye, and Kherson, of course. I already said this in my opening speech. It should be comprehensive, it should be combined not only with the development of infrastructure, which is obvious. The same also applies to sports infrastructure and medical care” (…) “Despite the current tragedy we have always had great respect for the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian language and literature, and so on. And we have never permitted anything that is allowed in Ukraine in relation to Russian culture and the Russian language” (…) “We have three million Russian citizens of Ukrainian origin. We do not make any distinctions and are not going to make any distinctions between Russians and Ukrainians, but, while proceeding along our own constructive way, without any doubt, we will brush off everything that prevents us from moving forward. It is very important to arrange for the educational process in a way that has always been Russia’s pride and will remain so in the future” (Putin, 05.10.2022).

It is hard to believe that the same man in his War-Cry in February said Ukraine didn’t have culture or a statehood. He said it was a Bolsheviks mistake. Now, he says despite the current tragedy, that Russia has always had respect for Ukrainian people and their culture. That’s so out of touch with the messaging ahead of the 3 day war he launched months ago.

This shows that his sentiment has changed, because the reports from the front-lines are grim. The Russian army isn’t winning and he cannot even keep up with the realities on the ground. That’s why his losing steam and has to change his ways. Suddenly, he has to make it look it was friendly fire. When we have seen the massacres, torture and blind disregard for Ukrainians in general. We cannot forget Bucha or anywhere else where they found mass-graves, torture chambers and other facilities made in the occupied areas, which Russia resided just a while ago.

I cannot forget what he said in February that lingers on in my mind. That’s why the speech today about suddenly respecting Ukraine isn’t believable. It doesn’t feel legit or sincere. Only a way of words, because his armies are losing in Ukraine. If Russia was winning and gaining grounds. If Russia was terrorizing and brutalizing Ukraine. He would have boosted his own ego and not changed tune.

That’s why I don’t trust this Putin. President Putin doesn’t seem fair here. It seems just so coincidental that he says this now. After all the months, reports and addresses he has held. Putin knows what he has done and ordered. Therefore, these words aren’t a change of heart, but a way to make amends. Do I believe them? No, are these words intended for me? No. However, his still a bloodthirsty tyrant and if he had his way. He would have annihilated Ukraine as we know it. Peace.

Opinion: Putin’s deranged speech

I want the Kyiv authorities and their real masters in the West to hear me, so that everyone remembers this: people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporozhye become our citizens forever. We call on the Kyiv regime to immediately cease fire, all hostilities, the war that it unleashed back in 2014, and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this, it has been said more than once. But we will not discuss the choice of the people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson, it has been made, Russia will not betray it. And today’s Kyiv authorities should treat this free will of the people with respect, and nothing else. This is the only way to peace” – President Vladimir Putin (30.09.2022).

Today was a supposed day of glory and greatness, but everyone know what it really is. The Russian President and his “Yes-Men” held a ceremony to takeover 4 oblasts from Ukraine, which they are not even able to occupy or annex with conventional force. That’s why Russian army is mobilizing at home, but plenty of people in the right age has fled to former USSR republics or even to other Russian friendly nations to avoid the call-up for arms and be part of the invasion of Ukraine.

President Putin who was supposed to be over the “Special Operation” months ago. A man who is seeing his armies being destroyed, depleted and loosing moral. A President who is trying to galvanize his troops and supporters. However, everyone must know that these “referendums” and “annexation” of oblasts are only to legitimizing escalation of war in Ukraine. Not like the Ukrainian people will see a difference, but the Russian population will. Because, his saying the people of the 4 oblasts belongs to Kremlin, Duma and the Russian Federation now!

Later Putin said this: “I want to emphasize once again that it is precisely in greed, in the intention to maintain its unlimited power, that there are the real reasons for the hybrid war that the “collective West” is waging against Russia. They do not wish us freedom, but they want to see us as a colony. They do not want equal cooperation, but robbery. They want to see us not as a free society, but as a crowd of soulless slaves. For them, a direct threat is our thought and philosophy, and therefore they encroach on our philosophers. Our culture and art are a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Our development and prosperity is also a threat to them – competition is growing. They don’t need Russia at all, we need it” (Putin, 30.09.2022).

It is really interesting that Putin blames the West. When it’s Putin and his nation that is waging war. Putin has ordered the invasion of Ukraine and blames the West over it. Calling everyone in the West soulless slaves, but he don’t want any dissent at home. Neither is there any sense of self-reflection into how his regime is running Russia. Therefore, it’s projecting on others, but we cannot forget that Putin wanted to annihilate Ukraine and erase it from history. His own words earlier in the war. So, Putin should reconsider his stance, but we know he wants all glory himself and doesn’t accept any push-backs. Because, how can he speak of freedom or liberty for that matter when people are arrested for protesting the war and some of them will be enlisted in army for doing so. The freedom of Russia is clearly not worth it.

He continues: “What I want to emphasize, emphasize: there is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis, which arose through their fault, precisely through their fault, as a result of their many years of policy long before our special military operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. They do not intend to solve the problems of injustice and inequality. There is a fear that they are ready to use other, familiar to them, recipes” (Putin, 30.09.2022).

It is really something else when he blames the West for everything. When his the one issuing the war and he wanted to use the energy as a bargain chip towards Europe. He is calling them liars, when Russia has been selling gas and petroleum to the West for so long now. That the European Nations are shifting suppliers and places to get that. Is by all means in the long run hurting Kremlin and Russia, as they cannot find as easy and accessible market for it. That’s why he has to blame the West over it. He is even pinning the food shortage and wheat exports of Ukraine on them, as if he haven’t blocked the ports, the seas and done what he could to stop it. That just shows what sort of imperialism he clings on to. He speaks of injustice and inequality, Putin should look into his regime and actions against his own citizens, but also the acts of brutality and crimes of war committed in Ukraine. It’s not like he can run away from the damage, the hurt and the pain he has put people through there.

He also says: “Dear friends! Today we are fighting for a just and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, for diktat, despotism to remain forever in the past. I am convinced that countries and peoples understand that a policy based on the exclusivity of anyone, on the suppression of other cultures and peoples, is inherently criminal, that we must turn this shameful page. The collapse of Western hegemony that has begun is irreversible. And I repeat again: it will not be the same as before” (Putin, 30.09.2022).

Certainly, the prospects of what Putin is speaking off is untrue. The invasion of Ukraine has solidified the NATO and the European Union (EU). Yes, there are nations which isn’t totally in line like Hungary and Turkey, but most are in accord with the line of support of Ukraine. That’s why I don’t know what Putin is seeing in Moscow, but Brussels are most of time on the same page about this. The EU isn’t suppressing cultures, not like the Russian Federation planned to do to Ukraine. Therefore, the multi-cultural hegemony of the EU isn’t like the CSTO or Russian Federation itself. Who wants to annex and let the people forget the roots. Like what the Russians plans to do in the annexed regions of Ukraine. So, I don’t know where he got this nonsense from…

He ends with: “Behind us is the truth, behind us is Russia!” (Putin, 30.09.2022). As if this is a powerful statement. Surely the thousands of dead soldiers in Ukraine must wonder what the truth was and if Russia was behind them. Putin can speak like this, but the brutality of his war doesn’t change it. Russian Army should question who is behind it and what truth that it’s operating under. Because the reasoning for the conflict and war has changed. Now it’s all about the West and such, but not denazification. Neither is about taking over Kyiv in a short sweep, but that has all backfired. Certainly it is easier to pin others than being accountable and honest about the “Special Operation” itself.

Nevertheless, this just shows what sort of man Putin is. This is what his saying now and wanted to bash in glory for annexing Ukrainian territories, which he doesn’t even have control over. The occupation force is struggling and Russian people are fleeing the Federation itself. Not like this war has won many hearts, but it has shattered more.

Putin is trying to stand by his actions and make it seem more grand than it is. However, no one should believe him. If he was so great and the war was justified. Why are people fleeing his mobilization to take part in it? Your guess is as good as mine. Nevertheless, Putin will blame that on Brussels, Paris or Washington D.C. because that what he does now. Peace.

Fraud alert: UN warns the Ukrainian citizens and aid organizations about scam schemes using the name of the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (29.09.2022)

Opinion: Medvedev comes with new threats…

We will do everything we can to prevent nuclear weapons from appearing in heighboring countries that are hostile to us. For example, Nazi Ukraine, which is directly controlled by NATO countries these days” (…) “there is no point in counting on the reason and political will of the Kiev regime” (…) “But there is still a fragile hope for the common sense and sense of self-preservation of the enemy countries that indulge them [the Kiev authorities]. They understand: if the threat to Russia exceeds the established danger limit, we will have to respond. Without asking anyone’s permission, without much consultation. And this is definitely not a bluff“ – Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev (TASS – ‘Russia to not allow its hostile neighbors to have nuclear weapons — Medvedev’ 27.09.2022).

The people surrounding President Vladimir Putin shows why the Russian Federation is acting like it is. The paranoia and the intimidation of others. This isn’t the first time the close associate and ally, Dmitry Medvedev has come with harsh words. Heck, he has been like this through the war and invasion of Ukraine. He even wrote a text lecturing Poland of it’s ties to Russia earlier in the year.

This from yesterday just shows the hypocrisy. Because, Ukraine did demilitarize and stop the nuclear arms capacity, which was signed in an agreement with Russia. Nevertheless, those deals are worthless, when the sovereignty and the Russian Federation comes knocking on its doors. The Ukrainian state became weaker and that made it easier for Russia to invade. Therefore, the threats and intimidation is getting old.

It isn’t like the use of nuclear option haven’t been talked about during the conflict. The Kremlin and the President has done this before during the months of invasion. Medvedev isn’t doing anything new. He can project these capacities and the usage of it now.

We know Russia is within their rights and opinions of how they want in the region. Because, people will look into the Cuban Missile Crisis and say the United States of America is doing the same. Alas, here is also a difference too. Since, the Russians are waging war and blaming Ukraine. A nation that did follow the stipulations of an agreement that Russia has violated. This being the Budapest Memorandum.

With that in mind… here is two crucial articles of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994:

1. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America reaffirm their commitment to Ukraine, in accordance with the principles of CSCE Final Act, to respect the independence and sovereignty and the existing borders of Ukraine” (Budapest Memorandum – Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Budapest, 5 December 1994, 1994).

2. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America reaffirm their obligation to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, and none of their weapons will ever be used against Ukraine except in self-defense or otherwise in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations” (Budapest Memorandum – Memorandum on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Budapest, 5 December 1994, 1994).

So, it isn’t that Ukraine is hostile or indifference of the Budapest Memorandum. No, these stipulated agreement has been violated and breached by the Russian Federation. Not the other way around. That’s why Medvedev own words are just really wrong. He should know better, but Russia needs to be the big brother and the most powerful one.

While he also comes with the “Nazi” lie, which the “Z” of Russia cannot explain. Just their way of justifying the invasion and the “Special Operation”. That such a flawed argument and pointless, but it fits the Russian propaganda of late. Also, that Ukraine is controlled by NATO, which is also not true. Yes, NATO is helping Ukraine, but they are not interfering or directing Ukraine by any stretch of imagination. There is more reasons to believe that the Russians are interfering in Ukraine and Belarus for their own advantage. Therefore, Medvedev is really just showing his lack reasoning, but no should be shocked by that.

This sort of text is so easily to address and look into. It isn’t like Medvedev is doing anything clever. Instead, his talking points is more threats and wanting to boost the egos of Kremlin. Surely, that is working at home, but in Europe his not winning hearts. Medvedev and allies better reconsider their stances. It isn’t like the Russians are winning or advancing in Ukraine. No, their war is backfiring and their leverage is shrinking too. Peace.

Ukraine: UN and humanitarian partners step up efforts to assist over 150,000 people impacted by recent hostilities in Kharkivska Oblast (26.09.2022)

Russia: Putin’s mass mobilization can cause an affect he cannot control

The army of the Russian Federation will not be able to create a reserve of high quality. Poor preparation of the conscription infrastructure will not allow the enemy troops to quickly fix fundamental and systemic problems. Mobilization in the Russian Federation has exacerbated social tension: protests, attacks on recruiting stations and acts of vandalism have become more frequent” (ТРУХА⚡️English, 24.09.2022).

This week news and decree of mass mobilization, which had a secret point 7 that by some is said to be the official numbers or the supposed regions of where the recruits was supposed to come from. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already cost more than 56,000 lives and who knows how many Russian soldiers are prisoners of war (POW). There is already so many who is killed in action (KIA) and who is wounded too. Therefore, the Russian forces are stretched and lacking manpower.

That’s why Russian government, Kremlin and the Duma had to issue such a decree. There been words of 300,000 new recruits or mobilized troops, but also up to 3,000,000. However, whatever numbers it might be. They will be ill-trained, lack equipment and time to stop the advances of the Ukrainian army, which is only liberating their own territories.

The new people who are either captured, forced or being promised tokens for service. Certainly is joining the war at a bad time. The Russian army has already struggled with logistics and keeping the lines. The demonstrations and the people fleeing from being called-up. Only shows when the war comes home. There isn’t a will to support it, but the same citizens was fine to support it when other people where dying in it.

That’s why Russians citizens has tried to fly out to places where they don’t need visa. Trying to reach Georgia or other former USSR republic where they are welcomed. Some are stopped and blocked from entry Because, they have “Z” on their cars and shown support of the war, but didn’t want to fight it.

What could be the biggest shocker is for all of the rural soldiers and forced conscripts passing through Moscow. When they are coming from poverty to see the vast wealth of capital. That’s when they might rebel or act in mutiny. Because, they are not seeing this sort of lifestyle or possibilities, which are in Moscow or St. Petersburg. They will be shocked, as they come from peasantry and is expected to be sacrificed for the will of the leaders of Kremlin.

That’s what might happen. There is already reactions and local demonstrations, but nothing that haven’t stopped the acts from happening. Neither has it been such a state that the authorities couldn’t control it. We know the will and lack of moral to sign-up is obvious. When there is reports of police officers following the people who are going house to house to force people to join the army. If the Russians thought this would get people willingly or be war ready. Well, people aren’t like that…

Because of the hardships of the authorities to get people to sign-up and mobilize. There reports of possible nationwide martial-law and closure of borders. Just to stop idle men and people from fleeing abroad. Since there are steady reports of this. Certainly some will go into hiding and will not be at their address. They will certainly be gone “missing” because they don’t want to die in the war. That’s what is happening and it’s obvious.

Certainly, Putin is jaded in his vision. This “Special Operation” has exhausted his armies and the economy is struggling too. In combination of a disillusioned army, lack of preparation and morals. There is no will and people conscripting by force won’t get them “battle-ready” or eager to fight. Instead, it might easily backfire and Gods know what these men are willing to do. No matter what laws and possible punishments pinned on them for rebelling or mutiny can stop it. It is better to be in prison for a decade, than dying a miserable death in a war in Ukraine. Therefore, the Russian civilians who is forced is now getting the war home.

A war that has been there for months and since February 2022. The war that was started in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine. Ukraine couldn’t decide to fight or have choice. The Russian civilians had the choice. They could have stood up to the authorities and dared to question it. However, they have been willing to support and look silently by. Eating the propaganda and even worn the “Z”. That’s what they have done, but now it’s their turn to carry weapons for the state. Now the buck stops and they act in indifference.

I don’t have much sympathy, because well.. the war of destruction, annihilation and total disregard for Ukraine has been going on. Kremlin and Duma has been vital in this and the people didn’t mind when the ethnic minorities or the rural poor stood guards on the front-lines of Ukraine. Surely Dagestan and other regions has been depleted of plenty of young men. Who has died and never returns to their villages. Now, the same sort of conscripts are supposed to come from elsewhere and people who did sing the songs of war. Now are frightened that they have to risk their lives in Ukraine. Well… it’s your turn and Putin wants you.

Putin wants the Russian civilians to die needlessly for his own will and prestige. His losing face, so the people has to lose their lives. That’s the difference between this “Tsar” and the peasants. They got to die so he get the honour. The victims and innocent of Ukraine is only a byline in this. That is just a means to an end and the glory of Mother Russia. To take back what was “theirs” and keep the influence of Moscow strong. Nevertheless, the times has changed and the Ukrainian forces are striking back so hard that they got to retreat. It won’t get any better with forced conscript, ill equipped and lacking military experience to be fighting a fierce army who has fought consistently since February on their own territories. Therefore, the gamble of getting people this way will be endangering the cause of Putin.

This isn’t strategical genius, but a gamble. Hoping the numbers will save him more than the skill or their abilities to compete. Hoping the drunk, the sick and poor can do great out of nowhere. That’s a mirage or a dream. When you don’t have well-trained or well-equipped men fighting or people ready for it. You shouldn’t expect victory but a massive defeat. Lot’s of these conscripts might just retreat or even accept being taken as “POW”. Because why shouldn’t they? They are not fighting at will, but by force and by decisions made by others.

It just shows how Putin has failed at his attempt of annexing the whole of Ukraine. He failed and so did his cronies in Moscow. They totally failed and has nothing to show for it. Whatever they do now is fake, fraudulent and self-destructive. This will not amount to anything positive, but only more bloodshed. Peace.

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Opinion: Putin’s misadventure will haunt him

The Ukrainian Invasion since February 2022 has shown who the Russian President really is. This conflict is embodying who Vladimir Putin is and what he wants. Putin wanted this and ordered it to happen. He did it because he could and he knew the Russian Federation would follow his command.

That’s what the 3 day war that has become a 210 days has shown who he is. Maybe not in the flattering light he thought he was. Neither is it anything worthy of a Head of State. No, his just another bloodthirsty tyrant and a warlord. That’s who he is and spearheading Russian Imperialism as well.

Putin hasn’t shown a good character or been directing this war wisely. Instead he has oozed arrogance and entitlement. The Ukrainian President, the Ukrainian Republic and their sovereignty was unworthy for him. Ukraine was just supposed to bow down and bend over to his glory. The Russian Forces was just supposed to Kyiv and overthrow the Volodymyr Zelensky government. However, we knew that never happened and instead the momentum is all in the hands of Kyiv now.

That’s why Moscow, Kremlin and the State Duma is doing whatever it can boost the war-effort. The Special Operation was supposed to be a short mission to annex the whole Ukraine. Later it had to retreat from attacking around Kyiv and moved more to Donbass and the South. Now, the South is soon over too and they are losing territories inside Donbass too. The Donbass which was so important. Now that’s the most important and the reason for it all.

While we all know Putin wanted the whole of Ukraine. Putin wanted to takeover Kyiv and install a puppet there. He wanted to show supremacy and wanted to outright silence free-thinking nations in the Moscow sphere. That’s why he went to war and ordered the war against Ukraine. He thought it would be easier after sponsoring insurgency in Donbass and already annexed Crimea. Now, thinks are going wrong and he wants to save face.

Putin isn’t a tactical genius. Neither is the Russian forces that mighty either. They only have had better machinery and air-support than Ukraine ever did. That superiority has been lost over time. The losses of mechanical divisions and technical teams must have hurt the Russians too. Not to mention sending in lesser trained or well prepared soldiers to the fronts. This is only causing more bloodshed and destroying whatever moral that is left. Since, the months of war and no progress. Only more desperate means and that’s why it’s a felony to leave your post or even to desert from the army. Meaning the ones who flee the bloody war can be punished by law.

This war has only shown the sinister side and exposed it more. The ones haven’t followed the Russians forces in Syria, Chechnya or Georgia has seen the brutality before. It isn’t anything new… the total destruction and annihilation, which is a trait of their offensives. Therefore, all of this will be proven now and shown in a manner of which Putin haven’t seen before either. His name will be synonymous with this war. The bloodshed and the murderous acts of his armies will be pinned on him. That was done because of him and his whims.

Putin has achieved none of the strategical, operational or tactical objectives in the war against Ukraine. Instead he has lost even more. The Russian Federation is further being financially punished and being sanctioned. In such a way that the Russians will be hurt for a long time. While NATO has been strengthened, the EU is more unified and Ukraine is closer to Europe than before the invasion. The same with other former Soviet Republics like Georgia and Moldova too. This has all backfired and it’s all because of Putin.

These 210 days cannot be how Putin envisioned it. Surely he thought after a weeks time he would be sitting in Kyiv and looking fabulous. He and his generals grinning from teeth to teeth. Thinking and considering where to go next. As he envisioned this as the start of a new USSR. Take back the glory days and become a modern Tsar of sorts. However, we are seeing the resilience of the Ukrainians and their armed forces. That is something that Putin underestimated and didn’t consider their will to defend their motherland.

Putin has shown his true character. He has exposed what his willing to do. There is no other way to describe it. The “Z” is now a sign of the invasion and how they are promoting this war. That “Z” will be logo and the story, which reflects who Putin is. Because, he thought the “Z” would bring glory, be a tale of wonders and re-unite the former USSR republics. Instead, it has shown that they are even further apart and his influence is sinking.

Well, the armies and the strength of the Russian war-machine isn’t as grandeur as it was on paper. Instead, it was hectic, chaotic and a mess, which couldn’t pull this one off. Putin will not be remembered in the kindest of light. No, there to much blood and suffering on his reign. Not only the ones dying in this war, but the means for consolidation of power and be supreme has caused plenty of others their lives too. If not they are lingering in jail or trying live safely in exile. That isn’t the act of a beloved statesman. No, that’s the act of a tyrant and he knows that well. Peace.

Russia: The Duma and Kremlin is getting closer to a “total war”… against Ukraine

Defense-industrial complex organizations need to ensure the delivery of the required weapons and equipment to the troops, weapons of destruction as soon as possible” – President Vladimir Putin (20.09.2022).

Today its a lot of news from Moscow, in that order the Kremlin and the State Duma has issued several amendments of law, which was voted before getting three readings in the national assembly. Meaning these amendments are pushed through and that’s because of the situation in concern to the invasion in Ukraine. There now knowledge of retreating Russian forces and huge advances of the Ukrainian forces. That has hurt the Russian forces and cause in Ukraine. Which is only becoming more dire by the day.

The news from Russia is very clear. They will do a full mobilization of new recruits for the war. The days of the “Special Operation” and only liberation of Ukraine or even later Donbass. Is surely getting into an another gear after losing lots of occupied territories of late. The Russian are furthering to push through “referendums” in Donbass and other areas, which the Russian forces only have percentages of the territories in the Oblasts in question.

The Russians are clearly aiming for a “total war” and where the War Economy becomes key. That’s why these laws and the President met with the war-industry. All of these things fits together and is a planned effort. Since, the Russian government cannot upkeep or have enough resources to do things otherwise. This war is costing not only on lives of Russian soldiers and equipments. No, it is costing lives of civilians in Ukraine, destruction of towns and villages, cities are burning and this is done; because the Russian Federation wanted to do it.

Now, the Russian government want more people to take apart and make it illegal to desert the army. A mutiny will become dangerous and retreating could make you a felon. That is a really saying a lot about how dire the war in Ukraine is for Russia at the moment. This is the “strategic genius” of Putin. To practically order “Total War” after over 200 days of a 3 day long war…

Read these news from the government friendly press RIA Novosti!

MOSCOW, September 20 – RIA Novosti. The State Duma at a plenary session on Tuesday approved an amendment, in particular, proposing to introduce the concepts of “mobilization”, “martial law”, “wartime”, “armed conflict” into the Criminal Code of Russia. According to the text of the amendments, in a number of paragraphs of the Criminal Code the words “in conditions of armed conflict or hostilities” are replaced by the words “during the period of mobilization or martial law, in wartime or in conditions of armed conflict or hostilities.” (RIA Novosti – ‘The State Duma approved an amendment to introduce the concept of “mobilization” into the Criminal Code’ 20.09.2022).

MOSCOW, September 20 – RIA Novosti. Amendments were introduced to the State Duma on punishment for non-appearance for military service on conscription or desertion in the form of imprisonment for up to ten years, the authors were, in particular, deputies Valery Piskarev, Leonid Slutsky, as well as Senator Andrey Klishas. “Unauthorized abandonment of a unit or place of service, as well as failure to appear on time without good reason for service for a period of more than one month, committed by a serviceman undergoing military service by conscription or under a contract, during the period of mobilization or martial law, in wartime or in conditions of armed conflict or the conduct of hostilities are punishable by imprisonment for a term of five to ten years,” the text of the amendments says. Citizens who are in the reserve, during their military training, are criminally liable for the commission of crimes under this article, which is established for military personnel undergoing military service under a contract, the amendments emphasize” (RIA Novosti – ‘Amendments were made to the State Duma on imprisonment for failure to appear for military service’ 20.09.2022).

These laws and new releases in combination with the meetings with military industries are all connected. That’s because the war in Ukraine is going down the drain. The Hail-Mary in the mix is the “referendums” in the occupied territories. To make it a “people’s choice” to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. We all know this is all a play and only for the master in Kremlin. It isn’t done because Ukraine wants any of or anyone else for that matter. Yes, there are token traitors of the Ukrainian Republic in the territories, but they will feel the pinch when the pendulum swings the other way.

The war has really gone for the worst of late for Russia. There is already news of massacres and mass-graves, which has been found in liberated territories. This wasn’t only a thing in Bucha, but is what the Russian does in the occupied territories. They are not there to liberate, but to violate. This is their mission and certainly they are not trying to make Ukraine liveable. No, they are tarnishing and destroying it. That’s what they are up too. There isn’t anything positive in imperialism and Russian imperialism is as bad as any other. Their arrogance and ignorance of the others are obvious.

The Russians calls Ukrainians brothers, but they have no trouble to rape, torture or kill at will Ukrainians. That’s why the brotherhood isn’t worth the sentiment or the idea even. The Russians aren’t coming in peace, but coming in war.

We should await the memo that the “Special Operation” is over and it’s officially “war”. Like that makes a difference? Other than in the minds of the cronies in Moscow. We all others has seen war and total brutality served on a daily basis in Ukraine. So, to think they are doing anything else is pointless. Peace.

Opinion: The CSTO seems to be over…

This week has shown that the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is a pointless and worthless defence pact. The nation in the alliance are not safeguarded or defended. The main sponsor or biggest army, the Russian army seems ambivalent or too busy in the Ukrainian invasion to help out others. The exhaust of the invasion of Ukraine is now showing Kremlin to be powerless and lack military strength to support other member states of the CSTO.

The CSTO was supposed to defend and help out Armenia this week. However, they never shown up and didn’t mind that Azerbaijan did attack Armenia. They could just violate the territories of Armenia and the CSTO wouldn’t do anything. Even when the Armenian government did invoke Article 4 in the CSTO agreement. This just shows that the CSTO is becoming a redundant defence pact. They cannot even show up when a nation call upon them.

In the same regard, which is even more striking is the Tajikistan attacks on Kyrgyzstan. Tajikistan has attacked and went into contested areas. Where the Tajikistan armed forces has gone after villagers, and attacked civilians too. There been at least three ceasefires, but Tajikistan has violated them again and again this week. Therefore, the CSTO cannot even look into the acts made by the nations itself.

The CSTO seems like a lost project. Especially, when nations who is members can attack each other without any ramifications and when a member is violated without any reactions or seriousness of it. Armenia is a nation like that. A nation that is an ally of Russia and still nothing. Azerbaijan seems to be living large and be okayed by Putin. Since, there is nothing of substance in concerns to military assistance or even diplomatic measures. The Azerbaijani forces can just do what it does and there is no noise.

The same can be said about the Tajikistan army who are violating and having skirmishes on Kyrgyzstan territories. That has been done and the CSTO hasn’t invoked any meeting or dialogue of any sense. No, the CSTO is a bystander and wondering what it does Certainly, Putin would support the aggressor. Since, Putin prefers dictators and tyrannies over democracies.

That’s why Putin is supporting Azerbaijan and Tajikistan in these wars. Even when these are deliberately showing the West and everyone else that CSTO is a dead-fish in the water. There is nothing there and it won’t care about the nations itself. The Russian army is maybe to damaged and stretched in war in Ukraine. That it cannot help or be at service to the member states of CSTO.

That just shows the weakness of the whole CSTO. As it all evolved around the Russian Federation and the “superpower” it was meant to be. The only thing it does is validating the sense of tyrants standing together and allowed to attack other sovereigns. While the CSTO “values” or actual “defence pact” is worthless. It is not even worth the ink on the paper it was written on.

That’s what is striking here. These wars in Central Asia or the Caucasus is only showing what Putin is losing. His not a feared man and neither is the organizations he has built. If the CSTO was supposed to be a reaction or a defence pact in comparison to NATO. It has surely lost its value and is meaningless. That’s obvious when member states attack each other or a member state is attacked; and nothing is happening at all.

The CSTO is bound to fail and dissolve. The wars and skirmishes in Caucasus is showing that. If this is a plan. Certainly, Putin is losing influence and only weakening his own case. Because he have no Defence Pact and leverage with former USSR republics. They are more independent and don’t even have to be concerned with Kremlin or what Moscow might want. There is no connection or no bother really. They know Putin or Kremlin won’t mind either. He just looks away and is unbothered about the whole thing. Peace.

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