Invasion of Donbass: Zelensky faced a difficult choice

For about ten days, a clear aggravation of the situation has been taking place on the contact line in Donbas, and the intensity of the shooting by the Armed Forces of Ukraine has noticeably increased. Spring and summer are approaching - the perfect time for military operations, in connection with which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will have to make a difficult choice.

According to Andrey Medvedev, a journalist and deputy of the Moscow City Duma, Ukrainian servicemen are aware of the low chances of successful hostilities in Donbas. However, there is still political a factor according to which the president can order an offensive.

Medvedev believes that Zelensky is a weapon in the hands of external and internal forces. And since economic the standard of living of the inhabitants of Ukraine leaves much to be desired, and the nationalist sentiments and the charm of Baku's victories in Nagorno-Karabakh are stronger than ever, Volodymyr Zelensky may decide on a military adventure in the east of the country. This is fraught with possible negative consequences, but the head of state cannot act otherwise.

If Zelensky does not dare to attack Donbass, then his entourage will not forgive him ... They will write their own as traitors

- Medvedev notes the difficult choice facing the Ukrainian president.

Zelensky from the very beginning raised the degree of rhetoric and made radical decisions, which include, in particular, the law on the Russian language. Coupled with his decisions to close the "pro-Russian" TV channels, frequent visits to the war zone and attempts to abandon the Minsk agreements, the head of the Ukrainian state has no choice but to invade the territory of the LPR.

Moreover, according to the expert, Western "puppeteers" of Ukraine are satisfied with all the options for the development of the situation. If the Ukrainian troops succeed, they will talk about a "small victorious war", otherwise they will again talk about "Russian aggression".
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 February 2021 15: 08
    Invasion of Donbass: Zelensky faced a difficult choice

    - Ha ... - Well, what about Zelensky ???
    - Zelensky "survived"; "adapted" and now he can "lead the troops" along ... as ... as ... as a "great commander" ... - Ukraine supports him ... - he "caulked" the Russian language; closed Russian channels; he did not turn off the "chosen path" ... - so he can easily play a war game ... - In any case, Zelensky does not lose anything ... - the Ukrainian people love and support him and will continue to love and support him in any scenario and the end of the bloody war in Donbass ... - Ukraine is already ready today to shed "sacrificial blood" (not yet shed) ... - both its own and the inhabitants of the LDNR ...
    - Personally, I will even allow myself to alter the well-known proverb: "Zelensky is so monstrously terrible, but everyone does not paint him that way" ...
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 26 February 2021 17: 05
    I am the president, I am 42 years old, I'm not some kind of sucker ... I came to you and said: take away the weapon

    the choice seems to lean towards a sucker - a murderer and a liar, but politicians are not judged for this, except perhaps in kitchens ...
    but the 45th must come ...
  3. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 26 February 2021 18: 35
    There are a number of introductory things to consider here. And all of them, including secret intelligence data, confidential expert opinions, contacts with allies, etc. Which the public knows neither Russia nor Ukraine. If you try, nothing more, to analyze what is on the surface, you will get something like the following. Ukraine has carried out de-industrialization. Such former flagships of its economy as Avtozaz, Antonov, Nikolaev shipyards, and thousands of others have ceased to exist. The industrial Donbass, which gave 35% of the total GDP and 65% of foreign exchange earnings, has now been lost. On the one hand, karastrophe. On the other hand, the Ukrainian industry has ceased to be fatally dependent on Russian energy resources, spare parts, former cooperation, a guaranteed Russian sales market and sources of raw materials. At the same time, she retained her position in the field of arms production, began to create small and medium-sized businesses, including in the field of high-tech. On this site, no, no, but it slips: now Boeings are going to rivet, then they release their tanks, then rockets. Agriculture is on top. Production growth has been outlined. For the first time since the fall in 2014. The population as a whole is combed under one brush. There are no pro-Russian sentiments, such as existed in the past, on a scale of about 50:50 today. No one dies of hunger. Worse than in the Baltics, RF, Kazakhstan. But better than the rest. You shouldn't make a dumbass out of Ukrainians. They are hard-working, not alcoholics. And for the most part people do not want war. Nobody wants to see the coffins at home. And for what? Donbass cannot be returned by force, but for love they do not want to. And in Ukraine they understand that both Luhansk and Donetsk will fight to the last. They know perfectly well what awaits them, enter the Ukrainian troops into Donetsk and Lugansk. Moreover, they will receive the full support of Russia. And they will fight desperately. How until 1956 tiny western Ukraine fought against the entire USSR ...
    Passions have subsided. Of course, who would argue: a large unfriendly state has appeared on the borders of Russia. With common borders - 2000 km. But I think it will not come to large-scale military actions. It would be the case in 1991 - then of course. The Russian Federation is strong enough, and Ukraine is not that powerful. Donbass is the sanitary zone that now separates Europe from the Russian Federation. A local exacerbation, from time to time will be. To support the rating of the Ukrainian authorities.
    Other options are possible. But they are fraught with global confrontation between the Russian Federation and the West. Unlikely.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 26 February 2021 19: 13
      bullshit, especially about western Ukraine, it is immediately clear that the person is not in the subject
      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 26 February 2021 19: 50
        Quote: rotkiv04
        bullshit, especially about western Ukraine, it is immediately clear that the person is not in the subject

        You have murderous and specific arguments. I'm not even talking about the level of discussion and culture. Apparently you are a descendant of Lord Fauntleroy. At least.
    2. zz811 Offline zz811
      zz811 (Vlad Pervovich) 27 February 2021 20: 00
      then why start a war?
    3. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
      Sergey-54 (Sergei) 28 February 2021 17: 23
      It won't work from time to time. The IMF does not give money, China demands its money back. Gas transit will soon end and US interest will decline. God forbid, tomorrow Yanukovych will be returned and all debts will be zeroed out. It is necessary to negotiate with the LPNR as with Ukraine, and the Bandera state is on the side. And in the event of an offensive by Russia or LDNR, the flags of Russia will hang up to Lviv.
  4. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) 28 February 2021 17: 16
    And if he goes on the offensive, he will lose his statehood. I think for the United States this is the best option, to hang on Russia's neck a hostile state with an economy destroyed in the trash. Internal forces also have nothing to lose property. And whoever said that the attack should be from the LPNR, you can repulse the attack with air-to-ground missiles, I see planes every morning at dawn. From the border to Kiev 260 km. and Yanukovych is still in the wagon train, the legitimate president of Ukraine.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 11: 20
      Hanging on the neck of Russia a hostile state with an economy smashed into rubbish is in a dull situation. Germany after the Second World War was also defeated, but the Marshall Plan restored it very quickly. Russia can also do this by shifting the Ukrainian economy to the priority of rubles - as it was before with the dollar. And do not forget that in the GDR, many also hated the FRG, but suddenly became part of the FRG quickly and quietly.
      1. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
        Sergey-54 (Sergei) 6 March 2021 17: 02
        We entered, and now they dream of building a wall even higher.