US hint: Ukrainians love peace as much as Finns did in 1939


In anticipation of Russia's expected "invasion" of Ukraine in early 2022, the American magazine Foreign Policy decided to draw historical parallels between the current situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border and the end of 1939, when war broke out between the USSR and Finland. In that armed conflict, the Soviet Union prevailed, but paid for it with a large number of lives.


The publication draws attention to the key factors of the fierce resistance of the Finnish army. In particular, the trust of the soldiers to the commanders and their supreme commander-in-chief, Karl Gustav Mannerheim, played an important role. The timely mobilization was of great importance here, thanks to which the soldiers gained time for training and the construction of fortifications, as well as developed a common team spirit.

In addition, the Finnish military knew that they were fighting for the freedom and independence of their small but proud country. Many reservists served in the Finnish armed forces, and home front workers readily helped the army in material and technical terms.

It is also important that in the face of a common enemy they receded into the background political controversy in Finland, where civil war was raging until recently. Thus, pro-communist citizens readily fought the "Soviet invaders", despite their ideological proximity to the Soviet Union.

The Finns believed in their government. Ukrainians have less confidence in Kiev officials, many of whom are mired in corruption, but their patriotism and faith in victory are stronger than ever. So, ordinary Ukrainians are also able to take on the provision of the army with everything necessary, forming a reliable rear and thereby helping the soldiers at the front.

The Ukrainians can also adopt the tactics of the Finnish servicemen, who made daring "ski raids" to the rear of Soviet units and inflicted heavy damage on them using Molotov cocktails. This may be especially relevant due to the fact that Ukraine is in a more difficult position than Finland in 1939, since the territory of the former is well known to Russians and is much less protected.

Ukrainians undoubtedly love peace and work as much as the Finns did in 1939

- notes Foreign Policy.

According to American experts, the same thoughtful planning and drawing the necessary lessons from the Soviet-Finnish campaign of 1939-1940 will give Ukraine a "glimmer of hope" in the coming winter.
  • Used photographs: Armed Forces of Ukraine
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 December 2021 09: 17
    +1
    And what, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Karl Gustav Mannerheim had his own candy factories in the USSR, or did he act in Soviet cinema, released his films in the USSR?
  2. Valery Bakulin Offline Valery Bakulin
    Valery Bakulin (Valery Bakulin) 22 December 2021 10: 32
    +2
    You cannot compare Finland on the 39th with modern Ukraine. There are many differences. For example, ethnic composition, economy, etc.
  3. Pink 123 Floyd 328 (Pink Floyd) 22 December 2021 10: 54
    -1
    Something tells me that the "indestructible and legendary" army, despite the billions injected, is steadily decaying on the way to complete degradation. There are many reasons for this, and we will now go over them.

    Of course, if you believe the Zvezda TV channel, our army is so good that if something happens, any adversary will be thrown to dust in the shortest possible time.

    The proof of this is usually the victory over one of the strongest armies in the world in Georgia in 2008 and the battle in Syria with the terrorist group ISIS, banned in Russia, but never defeated, despite several statements, Russia.

    Worthy rivals, of course, but that's not even the point.

    https://topwar.ru/190112-kogo-i-kak-stanet-zaschischat-prodazhnaja-armija.html
  4. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 22 December 2021 11: 05
    0
    Quote: Pink 123 Floyd 328
    Something tells me that the "indestructible and legendary" army, despite the billions injected, is steadily decaying on the way to complete degradation. There are many reasons for this, and we will now go over them.

    Of course, if you believe the Zvezda TV channel, then our the army is so good that if something happens, any adversary will be defeated in the shortest possible time.

    Our? Well, you seem to be from Belarus.
    1. Pink 123 Floyd 328 (Pink Floyd) 22 December 2021 12: 45
      -1
      There is such a phantasmagoric formation - "The Union State of Russia and Belarus." Everyone understands in his own way.
  5. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 22 December 2021 23: 17
    +1
    The Russian Federation mobilized reservists last week. According to all the offensive plans of the Russian Federation, the reservists are the second wave, ensuring the consolidation of the occupied territories.

    The second thing was said by Sergei Shoigu (the Russian Minister of Defense) himself: according to Russian intelligence, “toxic substances thrown out by American specialists in the Donetsk zone were discovered so that these chemicals would kill the population.

    https://point.md/ru/novosti/politika/kul-minskii-my-stoim-na-poroge-slozhnykh-sobytii-kotorye-negativno-otraziatsia-na-moldove/
    1. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 27 December 2021 10: 12
      0
      And the reservists are aware that they were mobilized like a week ??? So the military registration and enlistment offices are not in the subject, but it turns out that we have wink
      I'll call my friend, retired in the mobile department he trades, the fool is playing around, he doesn't catch flies
  6. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 23 December 2021 23: 15
    +1
    The Yankees are out of their minds if they put Mannerheim's line and Yatsenyuk's picket fence on the same level ...
  7. akarfoxhound Offline akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 27 December 2021 10: 05
    0
    The funny thing is that the authors of the American crap were called "experts"