Putin used "soft power" in confrontation with Ukraine

On October 6 of this year, in Novo-Ogaryovo, the President of the Russian Federation met with the opposition Ukrainian politician, the head of the political council of the OPLZ party Viktor Medvedchuk, at which Putin, at Medvedchuk's request to lift sanctions on a number of Ukrainian enterprises supplying their products to the Russian Federation, promised that Moscow would do everything possible to restore Russian-Ukrainian relations.

It is clear that such words do not just throw themselves under the camera, and already on October 14, the President of Russia approved the proposal of Prime Minister Mishustin to lift the ban on the supply of its products to Russia from three Ukrainian enterprises - from the Barsky Machine-Building Plant (produces central heating boilers), the company Bratslav (manufactures milking machines) and Rubezhanskiy Cardboard and Container Plant (produces corrugated cardboard).

Let's consider that this is the first step and a gesture of goodwill on our part,

- Putin expressed his wish.

We are ready to restore full-scale economic interaction with Ukraine

- after these words of the Russian president, my mind literally boiled.

At a time when Ukraine: is going to build two military bases on its territory for the Americans and the British; allows American B-52 strategic bombers to plow their skies; organized together with Turkey some kind of hostile to us "Crimean Platform", which is directed against the Crimea; refuses our vaccine against "Covida19"; banned in schools to speak Russian even during breaks; and many, many other manifestations of the fascist persuasion - our president again thought: how to help his oligarch friends to compensate for financial losses from all kinds of sanctions?

And so he came up with.

Personally, as a citizen of my country, I am against such cooperation. Against her, the country, humiliation. I believe that the external policyheld by the president is wrong.

One could ask us at a referendum what we think about relations with Ukraine. The President of Ukraine Zelensky does not hesitate to ask citizens about the use of marijuana in a referendum. And here, go ahead, the question will be more serious.

I ask, how long ?!

What could I argue with him here? That Putin, in fact, has no leverage on Kiev left. Do not start military operations like Azerbaijan against Armenia in Karabakh? Those. exactly what our sworn "friends and partners" have been expecting from us for 6 years. Well, we screwed them our counter-sanctions in response to their sanctions, so what? We sit and wait for themselves to rest. And Zelensky hit the road to London, then to Istanbul, chirped there with Boris Johnson and the director of SIS / MI-6, Richard Moore, then bowed to the Shah and Padishah, that is, the Sultan and Bartholomew. From some he brought a contract for the construction of eight missile boats, compatible with NATO standards, with 75% Ukrainian localization (6 out of 8 boats will be built at Ukrainian shipbuilding facilities), and the British side will finance this project, providing Ukraine with a loan of £ 1,25 billion (equivalent to $ 1,6 billion) for 10 years, moreover, this money will also go to the accompanying infrastructure - to build and equip two naval bases (on the Black Sea in Ochakov and on Azov in Berdyansk).

The Turkish comrades also did not go to waste, the sultan also promised something, besides the "Crimean platform", to throw drone drones there or to help the Janissaries to return the Crimea to the poor Tatars. And what, an excellent ally for the Kremlin! With friends like the Turkish Sultan, no enemies are needed! What did Comrade Bartholomew comrade Zelensky, or he, this is a mystery covered in darkness, well, probably, the kingdom of heaven in exchange for several parishes, including the Lavra. Against the background of boats and drones, these are already trifles.

How could Comrade Putin? Of course, to lift the sanctions and offer the Ukrainian comrades a vaccine against Covid-19. This is the Kremlin's Cunning Plan, Putin is destroying Ukraine from the inside, trying to strangle it in his arms. At a time when the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine is trying to revoke licenses from Medvedchuk's ZIK, 112th and NewsWan TV channels for neutral coverage of the latter's visit to Moscow, which breaks the mold of an aggressor country and its irresponsible leader, which is well-established among the Ukrainian citizen, and The US embassy, ​​breaking all diplomatic etiquette, imposes its formidable ban on the supply of Russian vaccine to Ukraine, Putin puts both those and others on a twine, tearing off their masks, showing who actually rules Ukraine and in whose interests.

You can prohibit people from speaking their native Russian as much as you want and introduce criminal prosecution for denying Russian aggression, but when people have nothing to eat, it works badly. The refrigerator always beats the TV. And in Rubizhne Luhansk region, people have already demonstrated - the city has revived, work has appeared. Rubezhanskiy Cardboard and Packaging Mill has been a city-forming enterprise since last year, since the imposition of sanctions by the Russian Federation in response to sanctions by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, RCTK without orders, and therefore workers without work. To whom will people be grateful for the job they receive? Well, definitely not the US embassy. This is the Kremlin's Cunning Plan and Russian soft power.

Our “partners” have their soft power hidden behind a kid glove that hides a hand with brass knuckles. We don't need brass knuckles, we can strangle them in our arms.
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  2. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 26 October 2020 08: 10
    “It is not just pleasant with such a partner (Erdogan), it is reliable to work with such a partner,” he (Putin) stressed.

    Ukrainians will soon begin to pay for loans in kind. Will they be importing raw materials on cardboard from Transcarpathia? It was forbidden to export round timber from Russia. Well, they will put their "products" in a couple of muhosr @ nskov and that's it. They showed the carrot to the baboons, they huddled in ecstasy. Only three skins will be removed from them. Ukrainian is a friend of man .. just that the livestock of these "friends" is less and less. thrown away as unnecessary. throw a bone once a month for the whole flock and wag your tail.
  3. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 26 October 2020 08: 12
    Turkish comrades also did not go to waste

    The Tambov wolf is their friend. I have always said that there is no faith in Erdogan. Nobody knows what is cooking in his head. He also said that Crimea is Turkish (even Zelensky was amazed) Putin made a big mistake in deciding to get closer to Turkey.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 26 October 2020 08: 27
      Lukashenko said that Crimea is Ukrainian, Russia says that 5 out of 7 regions in Karabakh are Azerbaijani and not Armenian, and in general does not recognize Karabakh for Armenians ... Ukrainians have nothing to do with Crimea. when Russia and Turkey shared the Crimea, they grazed pigs.
      1. boriz Online boriz
        boriz (boriz) 26 October 2020 18: 54
        "... Russia declares that 5 out of 7 regions in Karabakh are Azerbaijani and not Armenian and in general does not recognize Karabakh for Armenians ..."

        So the Armenians themselves do not recognize NK either as Armenia or as an independent state. What do you want from Putin?
        The Armenians had to return full or partial Karabakh to Azarbaydzhan over the past 25 years from a position of strength, in exchange for an international treaty guaranteed by the Minsk Group countries. Now they will return from a position of weakness. It is not known on what terms.
    2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 26 October 2020 08: 31
      so the guarantor's apologists always have an answer, either it's HPP (which no one can understand or guess, and he himself too), or it's soft power. In short, we are, as always, in chocolate.
  4. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 26 October 2020 08: 38
    At a referendum (electronic voting of all citizens of the Russian Federation), it is necessary to approve periodically (once a year or more often) the coefficient of friendliness / hostility of countries, which will directly increase / decrease the duty on all goods / services for a particular country, regardless of the WTO.
    The oligarch wants to trade with a Russophobic country, but please, just pay increased duties to the budget of the Russian Federation, he will shift his expenses to the citizens of the Russian Federation - well, if he can, because citizens have the opportunity to buy more profitably from friendly producers.
    Soft power is the opinion of citizens, backed by the possibility of influencing the ruble ...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 26 October 2020 08: 50
      It is doubtful that Putin decided to strangle Russian cardboard producers in favor of the Ukrainians. Milking machines can only be borrowed by the farmer, and they benefit from subsidies. benefits for Ukrainian equipment may not be provided ... so these concessions are like a dead poultice.
    2. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 1 November 2020 18: 35
      ... citizens have the opportunity to buy more profitably from friendly producers.

      But what about the "invisible hand of the market" on which the Kremlin celestials have been hoping for so many years? Dissonance, however. what

      Soft power is the opinion of citizens, backed by the possibility of influencing the ruble ...

      ... in the form of one-time and other payments, so this opinion can be steered practically over the entire coordinate system. repeat
  5. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 26 October 2020 09: 05
    Ukrainians do not know how to be grateful - this is one, and two is what they will explain to them on their TV chat that "Ahressor" got scared and lifted the sanctions. It is a pity for the beads, which the pigs cannot appreciate.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 26 October 2020 09: 12
      It will be like with Europe. Visa-free, but tourist. I don’t want to trade, but they don’t buy ... Their rusty wagons with cardboard may simply not be allowed through and the borders have not yet been opened. Once again, they mocked the blessed.
  6. Andrey Goncharov (Andrey Goncharov) 26 October 2020 09: 51
    GDP, of course, is more visible from its bell tower and its understanding of the current moment. From my bell tower - Yes, swim they d ... up to the ears. And I do not feel sorry for either grandmothers or their granddaughters, who kill Russians (and not only) in our Donbass, or in general ... It is necessary to be sharper. Repeatedly. And in general, without a surgical operation, this abscess will never resolve itself. IMHO. Time will tell which of us is right.
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 1 November 2020 18: 39
      ... in our Donbass, ...

      If by GDP, then Donbass is not ours. Somehow it looks like this from that very bell tower. what
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 October 2020 12: 36
    Woke up. GDP has long been using soft power.
    "We must rejoice" - he once said about the growing trade with Ukraine.
    Wherever you look - everywhere Putin's Cunning Plan. In the supply of aluminum, titanium, gas and coal there, in lower salaries in the LPNR (as they write in VO), in smuggling and earnings in Ukraine (as they write in VO).

    And we, of course, put on a mask - and HPP ...
  8. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 26 October 2020 15: 57
    What is "soft power"? Swindler Medvedchuk, a broken card of dill politics? What are these bonuses for such beautiful eyes? To feed the gang of Russophobes again, who still don’t give away a dozen lards? Putin is clearly losing his mind, or I don’t understand the nuances of a possible top secret policy? Insanity of some kind.
  9. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 26 October 2020 21: 08
    This unfinished business would have collapsed long ago if it were not for the multimillion-dollar infusion of the Russian Federation, see investment statistics, while Sberbanks / VTB / Gazprom and other hucksters sponsor the Nazi state, everything will continue
  10. Ferrum Offline Ferrum
    Ferrum (Den) 27 October 2020 18: 23
    Russia has its own "soft power", unlike the United States, we do not have global media, unlike China, the economy is not so strong, unlike Europe there is no "tolerance" with which these countries influence the brains of people. We have "strength" in business: Crimea has been squeezed out - everyone is crazy, they climbed into Syria - again no one said anything, etc. And all the info about Russia taking some global steps only strengthens our "strength". Ukraine was overslept, yes (well, Putin cannot be completely without mistakes), now you have to turn it over to yourself again with the help of certain deeds
    1. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter 1 November 2020 18: 49
      ... "power" is in business: Crimea was squeezed out - they all went crazy, they climbed into Syria - again ...

      Compared to Russia's strategic and territorial losses since the 90s, these are all drops of water on a hot stone. But the "world" community does not leave these drops without consequences.
      Syria is not a global move, but rather a sandbox. Well, yes, where you have to start, so of course positive.