A grimly foreboding new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting President Putin having declared last month that Crimea is Russia’s holy land, a sacrosanct place and center of the nation’s spiritual unity, says critical to in this declaration was his stating the historical truths: “If you take a big map, Crimea and Sevastopol will look on it like a tiny spot…But we are talking about the restoration of historical justice, we are talking about the importance of this land for our people...Our ancestors have developed this territory from time immemorial and in the 10th Century a large share of it became part of the ancient Russian state…There, on that land, in Korsun and Kherson, Prince Vladimir and his troops took baptism…This means that this is a sacred place, the center of our spiritual unity, which eventually formed the basis of the Russian nation and an integral centralized Russian state…It is a very important place for our heart and soul...In 1853-1856 during an invasion by foreign hordes and in 1941-1945 during the war with Nazi Germany every inch of that soil was soaked with the blood of Russian and Soviet soldiers”.
A declaration made by President Putin on the 7th Anniversary of the The Agreement Between The Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea on the Accession of the Republic of Crimea in the Russian Federation and on Forming New Constituent Entities within the Russian Federation signed on 18 March 2014—the result of which saw the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) explaining: “After all these years, it is becoming increasingly clear that there was no alternative to the decision taken by the Crimean people through a free expression of their will, and that it was the only correct decision that could have been taken in the tense situation around the peninsula...As a result, Crimea has not succumbed to the radical nationalists and has avoided, together with Russia, the social and political upheavals which Ukraine suffered after the Maidan revolution...Neither has Crimea become a training range for NATO manoeuvres targeting Russia”.
Preceding this declaration, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov informed the world of the irrevocable position of the Russian Federation with his official statement saying: “Crimea’s future is to be with Russia forever…Whether one likes it or not…No actions taken by the Western nations led by the United States can change this reality, either from the point of view of international law, or from the political or moral points of view”.
Six days following the 7th Anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with the Russian Federation, however, on 24 March, it saw President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signing into force Decree No.117/2021 [English]—which in substance and in fact is a declaration of war by Ukraine against the Russian Federation, as in Section 2 it orders “The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine within three months to develop and approve an action plan for the implementation of the Strategy of deoccupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol”—sees this declaration of war stating: “Ukraine does not recognize and will not recognize the results of the so-called “referendums and election” held in the temporarily occupied territory in violation of Ukrainian law and international law”—and whose reason for this declaration of war claims: “The Crimean peninsula is gradually becoming a military base by the Russian Federation, becoming a source of danger and threat to the stability of Europe and the world…And if tactical nuclear weapons and their means of delivery are placed on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula, the Russian Federation will destroy the international non-proliferation regime, turn the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol into a potential military target”.
The absurdity of this claim lies in the fact that that Sevastopol and the Crimea peninsula has been the main Russian naval and marine base on the Black Sea since 1772, and since the Cold War has been a military target of the Americans because it was the port of Soviet nuclear armed submarines—and today sees Sevastopol being one of the most heavily defended places on the planet impervious even to a NATO attack.
Instead of rebuking Ukraine for declaring a war against the Russian Federation it can never possibly win, Supreme Socialist Leader Joe Biden and his warmongering socialist forces have instead flooded the leftist mainstream media with propaganda screaming about “Russian aggression”—screams caused by Russia doing what any normal country does when war is declared against them, mobilizing their military forces—but whose true realities of this war sees experts noting such things like “Washington and NATO want a war fought to the last Ukrainian…The Americans do not give a damn whether Ukraine will hold out for any time or whether it will be blown to pieces in an instant...They believe they stand to gain from either outcome” and “The open “secret” whispered only in informal dinners in Brussels, and chancelleries across Eurasia is that NATO puppets do not have the balls to get into an open conflict with Russia”.
With Ukrainian President Zelensky having arrived at the front lines a few hours ago to meet with his military commanders, the Foreign Ministry followed by revealing it has no plans to restore full diplomatic representation in Washington until it sees evidence that the US is interested in building constructive relations between the two countries—and in knowing the true grave peril their nation is in, now sees in America the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity organization of former top US intelligence officials delivering to socialist leader Biden an urgent letter stating:
1. It must be made clear to Ukrainian President Zelensky that there will be no military assistance from either the US or NATO if he does not restrain Ukrainian hawks itching to give Russia a bloody nose — hawks who may well expect the West to come to Ukraine’s aid in any conflict with Russia. (There must be no repeat of the fiasco of August 2008, when the Republic of Georgia initiated offensive military operations against South Ossetia in the mistaken belief that the US would come to its assistance if Russia responded militarily.)
2. We recommend that you quickly get back in touch with Zelensky and insist that Kiev halt its current military buildup in eastern Ukraine. Russian forces have been lining up at the border ready to react if Zelensky’s loose talk of war becomes more than bravado. Washington should also put on hold all military training activity involving US and NATO troops in the region. This would lessen the chance that Ukraine would misinterpret these training missions as a de facto sign of support for Ukrainian military operations to regain control of either the Donbas or Crimea.
3. It is equally imperative that the U.S. engage in high-level diplomatic talks with Russia to reduce tensions in the region and de-escalate the current rush toward military conflict. Untangling the complex web of issues that currently burden U.S.-Russia relations is a formidable task that will not be accomplished overnight. This would be an opportune time to work toward a joint goal of preventing armed hostilities in Ukraine and wider war.
[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (above) arrives at front lines on 8 April 2021…
…and who might soon know what Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili (above) felt like as he pleaded for NATO help that never was going to come as overwhelming Russian military might smashed his invading army in 2008.
According to this report, with the European continent having already been twice destroyed over the past 100-years by two world wars costing hundreds-of-millions of lives, yesterday Moscow offered the European Union an alternative by inviting them to join the Russian-backed “Great Eurasian Partnership” if they see value in turning to the East—an invitation followed with a solemn pledge given by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that Russia and China won’t create an Eastern military bloc to rival NATO because exclusive clubs are “counter-productive”—and was followed by Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stating: “It is important to cooperate with Europe, but being together with Europe at any cost is not idee fixe of Russian geopolitics…Nevertheless, we keep the doors open since we are well aware that there is a current situation which Western politicians are focused on, but at the same time there are historical ties that have been forging between the Russians and the Europeans throughout centuries...It would be unwise to sever them just because the state of affairs has changed...We will not be knocking at closed doors, but we stay ready for cooperation”.
As was to be expected, this report notes, the United States is enraged about this invitation to the point they’re behaving like a spoiled baby-child and not even communicating with Russia about the Open Skies Treaty—then saw news emerging that socialist leader Biden is preparing to expel Russian diplomats from America for some made up excuse no one really knows about yet—in response to sees Russian-American defense expert Dr. Pavel Felgenhauer warning: “The West is waging hybrid war against Russia on many fronts: in Belarus, in Ukraine, and Russia must not sit defensively, but actively counter-attack”—and saw Foreign Minister Lavrov stating: “We will take note of any unfriendly steps and this is for sure…So far, I haven’t seen any particular decisions and nothing has been declared. I’ve read the reports that the US administration has completed the review of Russia’s ‘hostile steps’…They somehow managed to do this rather quickly because usually when we are accused of so many misdeeds, it’s hard to deal with this in a couple of weeks or even in a couple of months, but they did…They will probably punish us in other ways”.
When viewing exactly why the United States wants to “punish” Russia, this report concludes, it is due to the threat it poses to their “Petrodollar System” that props up the US Dollar—a threat that sees Biden and his socialist warmongers targeting for destruction the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Germany that will free the European Union from having to buy worthless US Dollars to pay for their dire energy needs—a threat so dire to the US it is insanely willing to ignite a catastrophic needless war in Ukraine so they can impose sanctions to shut it down—but for Russia sees experts noting such truthful things like: “Nord Stream 2 is not a big deal for Moscow; it’s a Pipelineistan inconvenience at best…After all the Russian economy did not make a single ruble out of the not yet existent pipeline during the 2010s – and still it did fine…If Nord Stream 2 is canceled, there are plans on the table to redirect the bulk of Russian gas shipments towards Eurasia, especially China”—and are experts noting other factual realities like:
In parallel, Berlin knows very well that canceling Nord Stream 2 will be an extremely serious breach of contract – involving hundreds of billions of euros; it was Germany that requested the pipeline to be built in the first place.
Germany’s energiewende (“energy transition” policy) has been a disaster. German industrialists know very well that natural gas is the only alternative to nuclear energy. They are not exactly fond of Berlin becoming a mere hostage, condemned to buy ridiculously expensive shale gas from the hegemon – even assuming the hegemon will be able to deliver, as its fracking industry is in shambles. Merkel explaining to German public opinion why they must revert to using coal or buy shale from the US will be a sight to see.
As it stands, NATO provocations against Nord Stream 2 proceed unabated – via warships and helicopters.
Nord Stream 2 needed a permit to work in Danish waters, and it was granted only a month ago. Even as Russian ships are not as fast in laying pipes as the previous ships from Swiss-based Allseas, which backed down, intimidated by US sanctions, the Russian Fortuna is making steady progress, as noted by analyst Petri Krohn: one kilometer a day on its best days, at least 800 meters a day. With 35 km left, that should not take more than 50 days.
Conversations with German analysts reveal a fascinating shadowplay on the energy front between Berlin and Moscow – not to mention Beijing. Compare it with Washington: EU diplomats complain there’s absolutely no one to negotiate with regarding Nord Stream 2.
And even assuming there would be some sort of deal, Berlin is inclined to admit Putin’s judgment is correct: the Americans are “not agreement-capable.” One just needs to look at the record.
Behind the fog of war, though, a clear scenario emerges: the deep state/NATO combo using Kiev to start a war as a Hail Mary pass to ultimately bury Nord Stream 2, and thus German-Russian relations.
At the same time, the situation is evolving towards a possible new alignment in the heart of the “West”: US/UK pitted against Germany/France. Some Anglosphere exceptionals are certainly more Russophobic than others.
The toxic encounter between Russophobia and Pipelineistan will not be over even if Nord Stream 2 is completed. There will be more sanctions. There will be an attempt to exclude Russia from SWIFT. The proxy war in Syria will intensify. The hegemon will go no holds barred to keep creating all sorts of geopolitical harassment against Russia.
What a nice wag-the-dog op to distract domestic public opinion from massive money printing masking a looming economic collapse.
As the empire crumbles, the narrative is set in stone: it’s all the fault of “Russian aggression.”
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