By Vassilis Kapoulas
Russian President Vladimir Putin has already prepared a speech broadcast by Russian media, implying that it concerns Ukraine.
The speech will be delivered on April 21 to the Russian Parliament and the Russian people, and the legislatures will meet immediately afterwards. The last point is problematic.
There are 3 possibilities: Either Russia is bluffing and the issue is not related to Ukraine (small chances) or an alliance with Donbass will be announced or Russian military intervention, something that will trigger developments.
Let's see what exactly the Russians are transmitting because it is an extremely worrying development at the moment, in photos presented by WarNews247, where the Caspian Fleet crosses the Volga and Don rivers to enter the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.
Russia has formed a strong amphibious force on the "sides" of Ukraine. The photos show the transport of five amphibious class 11770 Serna.
Russia ready to land: Transports the Caspian Fleet to the Black Sea - "Knives on the sides" of Ukraine! (video)
Speech by V. Putin - What the Russian media broadcast
"Putin intends to deliver a speech on April 21.
The Federal Council has already convened as it awaits "urgent orders" from the president that should be implemented immediately.
Mr Putin will brief Russia 's two houses of parliament, the Duma and the lower house, on Wednesday (April 21st).
His speech has already been prepared as it is "related to the current conflict situation that prevails worldwide".
Russian media comment that Putin may launch a direct provocation against US President Joe Biden and his support for Ukraine
"The legislatures will meet extraordinarily immediately after"
Well-known Valentina Matviyenko states that Putin's speech:
"It will give directions for the future. This is a message of a new era. I would say that a new system is being coordinated. It focuses on the great challenges and defines the center of gravity by giving direct orders
That is why we have already decided to convene the Federal Council immediately after Putin's speech and the next day we will have the first Plenary Session as the orders of our president will require immediate action by lawmakers.
"Putin's speech will be a milestone."
US threats against Russia: "You will pay for it"
The US Secretary of State, A. Blinken, stated:
"We warn Russia about Ukraine. President Biden has sent very clear warnings on this issue. If Russia acts recklessly or engages in aggressive activities against Ukraine, this will have consequences
As we speak at this time, I must tell you that I have real concerns about Russia's actions on the border with Ukraine. There are more Russian forces gathering on these borders at any time since 2014, when Russia first invaded. That is why we are in close contact and coordination with our allies in Europe. "
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See pictures from the transport of the Caspian Fleet
"Donetsk will make a request to Putin" - Ukrainians steal bills on union with Russia
According to Ukrainians, Donetsk and Lugansk will make a formal request to Putin either for military assistance or for union with Russia.
Maybe that is the reason for Putin's sermon
There are 3 points:
Immediate military assistance to Donbas
Acceptance of Donbass as part of Russia
Recognition of Donbass independence and Friendship and Cooperation Agreement with Russia.
The latter has little chance as 600,000 citizens have obtained Russian passports.
This information has also been transmitted to the countries cooperating with the Ukrainians through diplomatic channels and communication lines of the secret services.
We had mentioned in a previous article that " Putin had accepted a proposal for immediate military assistance to Donbass." It seems that the time has come.
Ukrainian media report that the country's services managed to obtain 3 drafts prepared by the so-called "Foreign Minister of Donbass" and concern the official request to Russia. All three have been signed by Donetsk leader Denis Pushylin.
All three variants of the document have the same preamble. In it, Pushylin thanked Putin for " his compassion for the fate of the people of Donbass and the invaluable assistance you provide to our survival under pressure from the Kiev authorities since 2014."
He also called on the Russian President to recognize the documents issued to residents of "Republics" and to give them the opportunity to become Russian citizens as they are people who feel Russian in spirit and consider their main goal to be members of Russia's socio-political and cultural space. ”.
It also states that:
"The Minsk agreements, according to existing documents, have never prevented Ukraine from violating them. Ukraine receives strong support from the United States and other Western countries in violation of international agreements and commitments.
"It has decided to use force to resolve the conflict on our soil."
"I call on Putin to provide military assistance to end hostilities and aggression in Ukraine. This will prevent losses among citizens and the destruction of infrastructure.
The second document states:
"I ask you to accept us in the Russian Federation and to become part of our great, strong and historic homeland, Russia. This will of ours has been ratified in the referendum on May 11, 2014 ".
The third document states:
"I urge you to recognize Donbass as an independent Democratic Welfare State governed by the letter of the law. We wish the conclusion of a Friendship and Cooperation Agreement between Donbass and Russia as well as your assistance in the field of defense