It is clear that now the overwhelming majority in the world will look at us as aggressors. Yes, almost no one knows where there is this "Ukraine" in general and "Donbass" in particular. And the fact that some Ukrainians shot at others did not bother anyone for eight years. Politicians were more interested in the front of the Minsk agreements, which no one fulfilled, but everyone was very worried about how to punish Russia, which, in fact, was not obliged to fulfill them.
And here is the result. A very well planned operation in Ukraine, the results of which will be known very soon.
As a military operation, everything looks quite nice. If only there were as few losses as possible. It will be painful for every dead our fighter, who was actually sacrificed to the policy of thirty years ago.
As a political operation, everything does not look so festive. The deadlocked relations between the two countries, the Crimean knot that had to be cut, complicating relations completely, the Donbass problem that no one in Ukraine wanted to solve - and in the end it all resulted in Russians who call themselves Russians kill Russians who call themselves Ukrainians on native Russian soil.
I still adhere to the opinion that this land is Russian. And even today, those who curse Putin are doing it in Russian. And the cities standing on this side of the Dnieper are Russian cities. Well, except for Zaporozhye. There, historically, the collective hodgepodge of Europe of a criminal orientation lived.
This is if you look very far back, then here's another one for you historical example. Here is a photo of the old Russian customs in the town of Volochisk. This is exactly between Ternopil and Khmelnitsky. Behind the customs is the river Zbruch. And across the river is Poland. And where, it turns out, is Ukraine? Look at the map, who cares.
But this is so, by the way. There was no Ukraine then, there was Russia and Poland. Russian Khmelnitsky and Polish Tarnopol, which became Ternopil after the Great Patriotic War. And point.
Today the troops of the Russian Federation are marching across Ukraine. For many, it is debatable in terms of legality and correctness.
Could this have been avoided?
I will answer: easily. God knows what conditions were put forward last year regarding the non-proliferation of NATO to the east. So many countries have already been adopted that, in fact, there are three islands of Russian civilization: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Yes, outright non-Russians came to power in Ukraine, who determined the openly anti-Russian policy of the country for many years. We endured? endured. Yes, no one removes Russia's guilt that this happened at the beginning of the XNUMXs. We really made a lot of mistakes, as a result of which Ukraine began to turn around and change its course towards Europe. This was also a mistake. But on that side.
And there were those who carefully pushed Ukraine towards the set of mistakes that were made by Yeltsin. Indebtedness, financial dependence on the West, anti-Russian sentiments and so on.
And here is the result.
In general, in the West it would be worth remembering more often about a rat that should not be driven into a corner. And even more so when it's not a rat, but a Russian bear. I agree, not the most graceful animal, but the dishes in the shop will smash like an elephant.
But most importantly - what is there to be afraid of now? This is exactly what I wanted to talk about.
Why should we be afraid tomorrow, after Russia has done all this today?
Disable the payment system? SWIFT? So what is next? No, you can take gold for gas and oil, I think so, Miller is not proud, he will take it. Or cash. Another question is, how will they carry it all? Trucks? Under the protection of helicopters and tanks?
Sanctions? Yes, you know, no longer scary. Everything is so sad with us that a couple of things in addition to what we already have will not make a difference. And the “bending” of the deputies is only a plus, the people will have fun. Not everyone listens to their nonsense, even if the deputies are mocked by fools.
In fact, we have already been limited in everything that was possible. It is time to introduce retaliatory sanctions. Leaving Boeing without titanium, for example. And what, he not only produces the 747th, he also makes rockets with fighters. So…
But counter-sanctions are a separate conversation, but in our country business is separated from politics, business is sacred.
Now they will close the conversation about Nord Stream 2, so what? And it would be nice if Gazprom started building gas pipelines inside at its own expense. And it turns out interesting how a Chinese gas, a German or a Turk - so at the expense of the state, as a Russian - so at his expense.
What do we care about these sanctions, or the threat of the Third World War? We have our own war. With prices. Which, by the way, Russia is successfully losing. I never thought that a dollar for 100 rubles is so easy. And I saw it in VTB with my own eyes.
How can you scare a Russian or a Russian woman? Surviving so many crises, paying for all the whims of state leaders, from taxes to pension reform, more like robbery in broad daylight?
You can, of course, have fun. Sanctions. They are there, in Europe, in general, they are not adequate at all. Ban MPs from entering. Well, yes, horror, of course. But nothing, Instead of Courchevel, our legislators will go to South America, and instead of Mallorca or the Cote d'Azur - to Bali. And all things.
Here, to select real estate that is registered not only for them, but also for relatives - this is a topic. And asking relatives for a historic departure from the same London is a good thing.
So the only thing Russia was NOT afraid of was if Western sanctions hit the pockets of those we don't have very hard. That is, our dear oligarchs. This is really scary, because we have to pay for everything again.
But it was impossible not to open the abscess into which Ukraine had turned.
Everything could be forgiven and put on the brakes. Anti-Russian policy, theft of gas, spitting on contracts.
But there was one thing that hung like a sword of Damocles. This is Donbass.
Indeed, no matter how the republics on the one hand and ORDLO on the other look, this did not give the right to methodically kill people just because they wanted to live differently from the rest of Ukraine.
You can call the militia a terrorist. But even this status gives a person the right to trial and trial. But when the sentence is carried out with artillery shells, this is not a trial, but genocide.
However, enough has been written about Ukrainian fascism, including by me.
In these eight years, enough people have died in the Donbass for Russia to finally intervene. And this intervention, this blood, with which it (intervention) will be paid for in any case, has already been paid for with other blood. With the blood and lives of the children of Donbass, who were not terrorists, were not militias. They were ordinary children who had their childhood taken away and some were killed.
And today I regret only one thing: that everything happened so late. But throughout all these years we have been talking about the problems of Donbass, that they must be solved in any way. This is also a solution.
nuclear power status
But there is one more thing to be afraid of. In his mediocre rule, which I hope will end just as ingloriously, President Zelensky has desired the status of a nuclear power for Ukraine. What he said in Munich with all frankness. Ukraine is ready to withdraw from the Budapest agreement and become the owner of a nuclear weapons.
And here is the freeze frame.
Remember, back in 2014, Mrs. Tymoshenko complained that Ukraine did not have nuclear weapons left that could be used against the republics of Donbass? And the "bloody pastor" Turchinov echoed her, wiping her tears?
I hope a lot of people remember this.
To have, to put it mildly, not quite an adequate country with a nuclear arsenal at hand? Sorry no. Yes, many in the world can say that these are just words, a declaration of readiness and nothing more.
Well, let me remind you how Iraq's nuclear program ended in its time. And it ended with the blowing up of a ship that was carrying the first nuclear reactor from France to Iraq on April 7, 1979 by the forces of the Israeli intelligence Mossad. And the second reactor was destroyed by a raid by eight Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers, which on June 7, 1980 destroyed the second reactor and thereby the Iraqi nuclear program with missiles. On the territory, I note, Iraq.
And in 2012, about the same scenario was expected by Iran with its nuclear program. And miraculously, everything stopped a few steps from the conflict, in which Israel again played the first violin.
We can recall the test tube with white powder and 2003, when Iraq was completely and irrevocably cut down.
That is, there was a threat, but it was so ... hypothetical. Nobody wanted to take risks. Neither Israel nor the US. Yes, Israel is separated from Iraq by 400 km. But from the US - 10. And yet, Iraq was torn to shreds by the coalition.
Chemical munitions, however, were not found. But the main thing is what? The main thing is the result. And he made everyone happy.
The question arises: having in the neighbors, in the border neighbors, such a state as Ukraine, which has both territorial claims and a fictional military conflict with Russia in the Donbass, is it possible to sleep peacefully, knowing that Ukrainians will get nuclear weapons from somewhere?
Let's assume where it comes from, and so it's clear. They will be given by the same kind people who knocked out of the Germans the opportunity to hang nuclear bombs on the German Tornadoes.
Lugansk, Donetsk, Belgorod and a bunch of other cities of the same Crimea would be under the gun?
There is one moment in this whole story that outweighs all the negative points. Ukraine's possession of nuclear weapons threatens the entire security of the region. And this threat is much more dangerous than all the sanctions and blackouts.
President Zelensky has finally and irrevocably gone too far, and in order to prevent his dreams from coming true, it was worth removing President Zelensky himself.
Of course, the task force would have done it with less effect, but with more efficiency. But there are Nazis and fascists who really run the show in Ukraine. Cleansing, cleaning the country itself, cleaning the brains of citizens. For this, it was worth starting this operation.
I, who participated in the life of the republics in 2014-2015, feel infinitely sorry for every person who died there. Moreover, many of them were my friends. And even more sorry for those of our guys who will inevitably die in battles with the rabid part of the SBU. I really wish there were no losses at all.
So far, two deaths have been reported. And it is clear that there will be more. It is infinitely sad, but this is not a payment for the interests of oil or gas companies, this is not a payment for imperial ambitions, like Erdogan's, this is a payment for Zelensky's nuclear ambitions not to come true. Who found it possible to solve all problems in this way.
If anything, I absolutely did not plan to make this material as a kind of carte blanche or justification for the operation that had begun. It's just a puzzle in my head. If there is anything that we should be afraid of, then this is just an inadequate neighbor with a nuclear club. Literally three hundred miles from my house. And someone, as in Kursk or Belgorod - even closer.
Yes, our country is great. And for some, this roar of bombers slicing all day on February 24 is nothing more than a sound in a video, because it happens a couple of thousand kilometers away. And in Belgorod, shells fly into houses from the other side of the border.
So we'll deal with the world later. First we need to resolve the issue with Ukraine. In any case, we have nothing to fear. And Ukraine will never have a nuclear bomb. God forbid that this cost Russia the minimum number of lives of these wonderful guys.