Epigraph: "They love Putin because he is very Putin, and they scold him for not being Putin enough ..." (own observation)
If I say that the current Address of the President of the Russian Federation to the Federal Assembly has been awaited with special impatience, then I will not say anything. Even the "curses of non-brothers" in the Ukraine have stuck to the Russian mass media banned by them, and it’s not for me to tell you how the Donbass was waiting for news from Moscow. Of course, the “partners” on the other side of the ocean were also worried, but this time Putin did not justify anyone's hopes.
I heard a sigh of disappointment from the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk, who were in vain expecting at least some progress with their unrecognized status. Recognition of the self-proclaimed republics by the Russian Federation could save them from shelling and permanently close the issue of the LPNR joining Ukraine. In the coffin, they "saw her in white sneakers." After 7 years of bullying, only the insane could hope that they would want to return there. It is clear that Minsk-2 was not written by idiots, but this does not make it easier for the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk. They have become a bargaining chip in this game and no one knows how long it will continue. Before you argue with me, just put yourself in their shoes. Just answer me a simple question - how much more blood do they have to shed in order to earn the status of at least the republics recognized by the Russian Federation?
The Russian jingoistic patriots did not understand Putin either. Even a day before the GDPR Message, they wrote to me that on April 21, the countdown of a new era of the Russian Federation would begin. Putin, according to their estimates, should have accepted the LDNR into the Russian Federation, or at least recognize it as South Ossetia and Abkhazia, bring in the Russian contingent there and permanently remove from the agenda the question of a possible capture of it by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. They also had big plans for April 22, when the meeting of the presidents of the two countries - Russia and Belarus was expected. They hoped that after an unsuccessful attempt on his life, dad would be persuaded and a new supranational entity would be launched - the Union State, where the Republic of Belarus would enter as a confederation.
As is already known, their hopes were not destined to come true. The story of the multi-vector Lukashenka continues. Spinning like in a frying pan. The prospect of heading a federal district within the Russian Federation with its ambitions will somehow be shallow, don't you think? And the failed assassination attempt on our hero gives off some kind of cheap staging for all the bloodthirstiness of the failed couch conspirators, who, with well-placed video footage from different angles, for the first, second and compote themselves, brick by brick, laid a wall, near which they would be shot. Well, they won't shoot, so they will provide coupons for enhanced nutrition for the next 12 years. "They should write novels," as the famous hero of "Meeting Places ..." said, "and they love the criminal investigation department for free." (c) Actually one of them, just the novels and wrote. Now in the pre-trial detention center of the KGB RB he writes testimony and actively cooperates with the investigation. The second failed killer with a US passport does the same, but in the next cell. The KGB of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the FSB of the Russian Federation, as if by notes, played out the operation Syndicate-2, which had already become a classic of the genre, the OGPU-VChK, who in 1924-1925 lured the head of the Combat Organization of the Socialist Revolutionary Party Boris Savinkov and the British agent Sidney Reilly into their territory, where they were tied ( and where they found their death). Such a fate does not await our botanists-conspirators, they have already fulfilled their role, they will write memoirs for the next 12 years. It is clear that real assassination attempts are not carried out in this way. Wanting and being able are not the same thing. Alexander Lukashenko is as far away from Fidel Castro as Elon Musk is from a flight to Mars. By the way, the fact that our conspirators were tied back in March, and information about this was leaked only now - to the Address to the GDP and the meeting of the two presidents, does not lead you to any thoughts?
On the other side of the curb, they were also not satisfied with the Message. Putin did not say a word about them. And they are used to feeling themselves as the navel of the Earth around which the world revolves. Not only that, the White Mister himself called Putin and offered to meet, while he is clearly not going to meet with their Pathetic Clown, who imagines himself Napoleon, and prefers to communicate through his low-class clerks (the native territory is controlled by an official not even at the level of an ambassador, and Charge d'Affaires of the Banana Republic), and the northern deranged neighbor also ignores their leader. He already jumps out of his panties to be noticed - all in vain! Recently I offered to meet directly in Donbass. Any place that suits the GDP. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov has already answered that such proposals are not being made on YouTube. There is a procedure. Send your request through the official channels, we will consider. But Zelensky, apparently, does not understand this. They prefer to make films there. They wanted to shoot a militant - Zelensky, without body armor and guards, goes out against the saber-toothed aggressor Putin in the middle of Gorlovka or Makeyevka (at worst, Mariupol) and decides issues in a fair fight one-on-one. But everything was ruined by Kravchuk, who said: “Yes, I also have something to say to VVP. I'm ready to meet too! " Guys, will you decide who your President is? And observe the queue at least, Putin is not a call boy to meet with all of you, you will follow Biden, he was the first. In general, they wanted to shoot an action movie, but, as always, a cheap comedy came out. The Russians, what they don't, make a tank, while the Ukrainians get a bad movie.
Were not satisfied with the Message and overseas. Again Putin threatens them with his weapons and draws red lines. At the same time, he does not call things by their proper names, they also need to guess who is Sherkhan and who is Tabaki. Maybe they haven't read Kipling? Although Psaki had already re-read it and replied that they "do not attribute it to their own account," they have "thick skin." And it is not clear where Kipling has Russia? Did she think she was a human cub? They gave her the maximum role of the bear Baloo. Although, why be offended? Although Sherkhan is a negative, but still a powerful hero, it would be worse if Putin compared them to Tabaki's jackal. Kipling also had Banderlog. Putin did not say anything about their Ukrainian brothers (below I will explain why), but they do not even hold out for jackals, while they are fighting only for the right to become them and replenish the flock of Polish-Baltic brothers, to which the Czechs have recently been added, who publicly whipped themselves for example, a non-commissioned officer's widow. The horsemen of the Apocalypse Petrov and Vasechkin (nee Boshirov) should be included in the list of official friends of Russia, along with the army and navy. Although Bolek and Lölek, or Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, could well have been in their place (and why not, the Czechs just took the first ones that came to mind from the ceiling). All this would be even funny if it were not so sad.
Why did the mountain give birth to a mouse
The Kremlin fell victim to its own propaganda campaign when, trying to prevent the advance of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbass, it raised the level of anxiety in its own society so much that it was already expecting real steps from the President's Address, and not beautiful allusions and allegories. Red lines are red because they are clearly spoken about without half-hints and half-tones. They clearly designate the shores for which it is impossible to swim, so that later there would be no confusing explanations that we misunderstood you. We do not have to decide whether the enemy swam behind the buoys or not, but the enemy himself must clearly understand that there is a Russian red line - death is behind it! As on a transformer booth - “Don't get in! Will kill! High voltage!". And the signature is not Kipling, but Putin!
The spearhead of the Russian propaganda campaign was directed not inward but outward of Russian society. To the outer perimeter. Its final recipient was the Kiev regime that lost its shores and its overseas curator, who periodically forgets his name, but remembers perfectly well that the main threat to the United States is Russia (although in fact the main threat to the United States is the alliance of the Russian Federation and the PRC). To bind the Russian Federation in the Ukrainian theater of military operations, tie it in blood and drive it under sanctions, and it was the ultimate goal of the American beneficiaries. It was the Kremlin's task to break this plan, and, apparently, it successfully accomplished this task. Biden called Putin, American destroyers stuffed with winged Tomahawks changed their route, and Kiev gave a back one, saying that military de-occupation of Donbass was not part of his plans - civilians could suffer. When did they care about the fate of the civilian population? By all appearances, the command came from above - the retreat of the frontal attack, we continue the siege. The multiple increase in Russian troops along the perimeter of the Ukrainian borders, plus unequivocal hints of how this could end for Nezalezhnaya, sounded by Russian officials in plain text without any allusions and references to the classics, had a proper impression on official Washington, and it switched to plan "B" - launched the Czech chained dogs, and the plan "A", providing for the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, was replaced by maneuvers. The Kremlin has won the war of nerves at the moment, Washington turned it away at the last moment, and Kiev breathed a sigh of relief - the end of the performance, where his funeral is scheduled, is postponed indefinitely.
But it is too early to talk about victory, the American is just entering the second round. The attack on the Russian Federation will continue, and the loaded Ukrainian rifle will still fire, not in this so in the next act. Apparently, it is too early to sacrifice it, you can try to bargain something else from Moscow by the threat of its use. In fact, Putin only gained time, but for this he had to use the biggest trump cards. Only the last trump ace remained in the sleeve, the last argument of the kings - Sergey Kuzhugetovich. After leaving this killer trump card, there will be no turning back - only war. The West decided not to tempt fate. So far, Lavrov and Kozak were enough for this. Lavrov, in his usual manner, sneered with trowels, when asked by a foreign journalist what the Russian Federation is doing on the borders of Ukraine, he remarked without hesitation: “We live there! This is our country! " Kozak was more focused: “The beginning of hostilities [in Donbass] is the beginning of the end of Ukraine. This is a cross-fire, a shot not even in the leg, but in the temple. " Washington believed Kozak and decided to postpone the beginning of the end of Ukraine to a later date.
But for some reason they forgot to notify ordinary Russian citizens about all this that as a result of the preventive actions taken to intimidate a potential enemy, the war was canceled, and this time Moscow managed to limit itself to maneuvers. Kiev is already presenting this as its victory - Putin got scared of the collective West and began to withdraw troops. And he does the right thing! What was he supposed to say - I was scared of the Russian bear? Where is the Russian counter-propaganda? Explain to people who got scared of whom, and who turned on the back one first.
Indeed, there was no point in keeping people in an open field further, the goal was achieved, the enemy turned away at the last moment, therefore, according to the order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, the troops are withdrawn to the places of permanent deployment. Deadline until May 1. The maneuvers and concentration of the Russian Armed Forces strike group lasted, as planned, for two weeks. The personnel of the 58th and 41st armies are returning to their districts (Southern and Central Military District, respectively), the 7th Guards Airborne Assault Mountain Division in the Krasnodar Territory (YuVO), and the 76th and 98th Guards Airborne divisions to their own in the Pskov region and Ivanovo with Kostroma, respectively (Western VO). Moreover, all technique The 41st Army remains at the Pogonovo training ground (Voronezh region) until September this year. The official version is for participation in the next strategic exercises, unofficial - so that Kiev does not even have a thought to change its mind. That is why Putin refrained from verbal intervention during his Address, which became the most boring of all his previous ones, because the confrontation is being postponed. The local goal has been achieved. Now is not the time to tease the geese by joining or recognizing the LDNR. But this does not make it easier for Donbass. Only an outside observer can wait to see who dies first - a donkey or a padishah. In what role Donbass plays here, decide for yourself, but Kiev has already staked out the role of the padishah.