Strelkov explained why Russia is openly pulling troops to the Ukrainian border

Moscow deliberately, without disguise and absolutely open to Kiev and the West, is pulling troops to the Ukrainian border. The former Minister of Defense of the DPR Igor Strelkov (Girkin) stated this on the air of the YouTube channel "Russian Interest", explaining why this is being done.

He noted that since mid-January 2021, Ukraine has actively redeployed a large number of forces and assets to Donbass. At present, a military "fist" is concentrated in the region, ready to inflict a powerful, "devastating blow" on the LPR and DPR.

For two months, Ukraine drove troops in large numbers. In principle, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are ready to attack. Almost all combat-ready units have been concentrated in the Donbass, plus they have created a grouping north of the Crimean isthmus. Apparently, this is in case of actions of the Russian troops.

- he specified.

Strelkov believes that after the end of the thaw, in 1-2 weeks, depending on the weather, the Armed Forces of Ukraine may launch an offensive. This causes serious concern in Moscow, which is not ready to surrender Donbass in this way, i.e. on the terms of Kiev.

Currently, Luhansk and Donetsk cannot withstand the Armed Forces of Ukraine. That is why Russia has concentrated a very large military grouping on the border.

In order of fire and demonstratively. <...> That is, obviously counting on scaring and giving the "respected partners" (Ukraine - ed.) A chance not to fulfill the instructions from Washington and not to launch an offensive

He remarked.

In his opinion, both sides are definitely preparing for the likely start of hostilities. Kiev is especially zealous. At the same time, the Russian Federation is doing everything possible to convince the Ukrainian side not to do this.

Let's say in simple words - Ukraine is preparing to attack, the Russian Federation is doing everything to motivate them not to attack

- summed up Strelkov.

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  1. vvnab Offline vvnab
    vvnab (Vitali) April 3 2021 21: 17
    Colonel Strelkov was demoted to Captain Obvious? ))
  2. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
    bonifacius (Alex) April 4 2021 00: 41
    Colonel Strelkov reminds me more and more of the battalion commander of "Donbass" Semyon Semenchenko.
  3. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) April 4 2021 05: 48
    Strelkov, by his nature, is an SR adventurer who could not cope with his dreams of becoming Che's Russian comrade, as evidenced by his hasty flight from Slavyansk.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) April 4 2021 07: 05
      Would be silent, dear, this colonel, unlike you, did not warm his ass on the sofa, but fought and it is not for you to judge whether he fled from Slavyansk
      1. Valentine Offline Valentine
        Valentine (Valentin) April 4 2021 08: 17
        Quote: rotkiv04
        warmed my ass on the couch

        I, at one time, fought back my wars, and there was no time for sofas .... And about Strelkov, I write what I know, tk. at my age, any lie is simply not appropriate.
      2. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF April 4 2021 11: 50
        Girkin, believes that Russia betrayed Donbass, at a time when he, being part of Russia, did not betray Donbass ...
        Why he says that is not clear, he will definitely not become a big hero from this, but only he can be seen as a judge ..
  4. Sergey-54 Offline Sergey-54
    Sergey-54 (Sergei) April 4 2021 14: 51
    And who is Strelkov. What else would be considered something.
  5. Smirnov Sergey Offline Smirnov Sergey
    Smirnov Sergey (Smirnov Sergey) April 4 2021 15: 45
    Here the alignment is rather like this - 2 months remain until the end of the active construction of SP2. The Poles, to please the Americans, tried to interfere with their ships. But nothing came of it. There is one more scenario left - escalation in Donbass. As soon as hostilities begin against Russia, accusations of supporting the separatists and a new round of the sanctions war will fly, especially if the DPR and LPR fight off. But Ukraine has pulled together a lot of forces there, and they have few chances to fight back without Russia. And here a dilemma arises. Or save the DPR and LPR, or finish building SP2. But you can raise the stakes. To pull off the equipment and show by all means that if there is an escalation, then we will not surrender the DPR / LPR, but because then we will not get away from the sanctions on JV2 anyway, we will sell them at a higher price. Perhaps for Mariupol, Zaporozhye and the Crimean Canal. It would be cool to cut Ukraine off from the sea entirely, but it will require a lot more effort. And Kiev does not really need an extra escalation - if a couple more pieces are taken away from Ukraine, then the rest can fall apart.
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) April 4 2021 16: 08
      Russia can apply NATO's plan for Libya in Ukraine in 2011 by declaring there a no-fly zone with the support of the LPNR. Then Gaddafi also had many troops, but they did not help him.
    2. Vladest Offline Vladest
      Vladest (Vladimir) April 4 2021 22: 11
      Quote: Sergey Smirnov
      It would be cool to cut Ukraine off from the sea entirely

      At what cost can you do this, give your life, brother, father, friend for this goal? Real war is not a PC game there die once.
      By the way, Strelkov does not like the current government in the Russian Federation precisely because then in 2014 Russia was not decisive and did not occupy the entire Donbass. Russia is hardly more decisive now than it was then. Everyone is pranking or bluffing.
      If Ukraine starts, it will end, Russia will break it.
      Russia will start the first or will respond to Ukraine, it will receive a complete blockade of the West.
  6. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) April 4 2021 18: 57
    Strelkov is an ardent opponent of the Putin dictatorship. One of the leaders of the beginning of Novorossiya. He knows the situation in Donbass as 2 * 2.
    This is not the West, this is the Russians "Donbass Tsushima - the end of Putin's team / I. Strelkov /"

    All claims to ROY IV on YouTube
  7. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) April 4 2021 22: 07
    you can treat Strelkov in different ways, but he says some things are very correct and original
  8. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 5 2021 10: 57
    Russia is doing what it can, given the narrative "Russia is the aggressor", for the creation of which the Ukraine project was started. Now it is necessary to filigreely reflect all possible actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and at the same time stay away from the narrative. It is not easy but doable.
  9. Gennady Yakovlev_2 (Gennady Yakovlev) April 5 2021 12: 52
    Shooters are a real combat officer. Perhaps a romantic and really believes in justice. Because of what it is denigrated.
  10. Svetoslav Viktorovich (Svetoslav Viktorovich) April 5 2021 17: 02
    One thing I don't understand - why exactly he was made almost the main expert on Donbass? Is there anyone else besides this under-officer? After all, is he being supplied with information from both sides, and is he the main broadcaster of truths? In my opinion, he simply dreams of the defeat of the Republics. May God grant that his predictions do not come true, and the Republican troops were able to fight off the gangs of Banderistan, and return the lost territories. By the way, because of Girkin - too.
  11. Vladimir Georgievich (Archakov Vladimir) April 5 2021 20: 28
    Igor Strelkov is right in hindsight. Here you need to understand that now the year is 2021, not 2014. These 7 years helped us a lot in creating new types of promising weapons. And, Igor still thinks at the level of 2014. The only thing that Russia cannot be allowed is to repeat the mistake of 2008, when our troops did not take Tbilisi. The result is that we have evil, corrupt pro-American leaders of Georgia, who alienate our peoples, instead of having several new Russian regions with the peoples of Georgia, Abkhazia, Ossetia ... we do not need enemies along our borders, we need to free Russian Ukrainians from Western occupation Bandera and Nazis. It is high time for Russia to collect its lands and its people from the occupation back home to Russia.
    1. syndicalist Offline syndicalist
      syndicalist (Dimon) April 6 2021 18: 15
      The largest percentage of volunteers in the Ukrainian National Battalions was not at all in the western regions, but among the Kharkiv and Dnepropetrovsk residents. So, they will have to free them from their own, Russians.
  12. Mikhail Rudenko Offline Mikhail Rudenko
    Mikhail Rudenko (Mikhail Rudenko) April 10 2021 00: 02
    And I believe him, he is not a traitor, but a person who worries about Donbass and Russia
  13. Valery Vinokurov (valery vinokurov) April 14 2021 19: 59
    Shooters - offended
    In the zone, the offended live separately and eat from separate dishes
    Their opinion does not mean ANYTHING ...