Is economic “suffocation” of the Kyiv regime possible?

One of the recently popular hypotheses explaining why the special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine is not developing as fast as we would like is that the Kremlin allegedly relied not on the violent destruction of the criminal Kyiv regime, but on its economic suffocation. There is undoubtedly a certain logic and common sense in this, but is it worth it again to seriously hope and wait for Ukraine to “fall apart on its own”?

War is an expensive business, it requires a lot of money, a lot, a lot of money. The Ukrainian economy is already more dead than alive, like a rapidly cooling corpse to which electrodes have been attached to make its limbs tremble. Indeed, in 2,5 months of the special operation, Kyiv lost its largest metallurgical plants, coal mines, refineries and oil depots, almost all oil and gas fields, and the most important defense enterprises were destroyed. Ukraine was left without almost all of its seaports, with the exception of the most important, Odessa, for which a heated battle is still ahead. Kherson and the south of Zaporozhye regions have already definitely gone to Russia, and now local farmers will work not for the criminal Kyiv regime, but for the Crimeans. Export of Ukrainian grain is possible only by rail.

Nevertheless, the fact remains: Kyiv is already bankrupt, and closer to winter, its affairs will go very badly. If it were a one-on-one confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, the latter would not have a single chance to survive. But, alas, behind Nezalezhnaya stands the collective West, which has decided not to allow Russia to win. British Prime Minister Johnson agreed to the point that it is necessary to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine with weapons so that they can return all their former territories in general. This means exactly two things.

At first, Ukraine will receive more and more powerful NATO-style Western weapons, and a new army is being created right now on the Right Bank of the Dnieper, which is trained to fight them.

Secondly, Kyiv will receive the serious funding needed to continue the war with Russia. There is no particular talk about the economy, only about paying salaries to the military, doctors, teachers and other civil servants. Initially, the Ukrainian authorities swung at the amount of 7 billion dollars a month, now the Ministry of Finance is asking for emergency financial assistance of 2 billion a month. They want to formalize all this in Kyiv through the so-called "Marshall Plan-2", as President Zelensky said:

Now we need up to $7 billion every month to offset economic losses. And to recover from this war, Ukraine will need hundreds of billions more dollars. I am sure that each of you has such calculations.

Hundreds of billions is 600 billion dollars, in which the Kyiv regime estimated the restoration of the destruction caused to the country during the special operation. True, even his Western curators counted only 60 billion, but they, naively, simply did not take into account the appetites of the Zelensky team and the size of the “kickbacks” it expected. It would seem that with such requests, Vladimir Alexandrovich should have been sent away long ago, but in Brussels they reacted to his request very kindly, from their "master's generosity" allowing to transfer to Kyiv the gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, illegally arrested in the West.

This is 300 billion dollars that the Russian liberals in the government withdrew from the national economy and, in fact, donated to Ukraine. The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, sees no reason why "respected European partners" cannot dispose of Russian money at their discretion:

I would be very in favor, because this initiative is full of logic. Someone needs to explain to me why the withdrawal of reserves is good for Afghan money and bad for Russian money.

Liberal-democratic values ​​- they are now such. Will they give Kyiv petrodollars withdrawn from the Russian economy to the West? Of course they will. In fact, the war with Russia will be waged with our own money. Let's pay tribute to the domestic "sislibs" that will finance the Armed Forces of Ukraine!

Meanwhile, the wording that President Zelensky used when begging for Russian gold and foreign exchange reserves is noteworthy. He suggested that Western countries take "patronage" over Ukrainian regions and cities:

Such a patronage project can create a new <...> historical example of interaction and partnership between the states of the free world, between regions, cities and companies of Europe and democratic countries.

From the bell tower of the author of these lines, this proposal suggests the following. The collective West, through the hands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the National Guard, will fight Russian troops to the last Ukrainian in order to maintain control over the Right Bank in order to turn it into an anti-Russian foothold. If they manage to stop the advance of the RF Armed Forces, sponsors will be able to get control and management of territories and assets of interest to them as "bosses". So, for example, Poland will "patronize" Western Ukraine. Britain, together with the United States, will cling to death in Odessa, which they need as an anti-Russian stronghold on the Black Sea.

Of course, this should not be allowed under any circumstances. The collective West has declared war on us. It's time for Russia to show up and start fighting for real, without the restrictions of the special operation format.
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  1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 9 May 2022 15: 48
    We can agree with the author's arguments by 96%.
    But what does he propose as "a real war, without the restrictions of a special operation format"?
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 9 May 2022 20: 22
      But what does he propose as "a real war, without the restrictions of a special operation format"?

      Follow my articles. Everything is written there. smile
      1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
        Michael L. 10 May 2022 12: 31
        To "football" turn for lack of arguments! ;-(
        1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 10 May 2022 15: 01
          Who about what, and you about football. what
          1. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
            Michael L. 10 May 2022 15: 46
            And they get personal: for the same reason.
            I sympathize! ;-(
    2. jankovvladim Offline jankovvladim
      jankovvladim (Vladimir Yankov) 12 May 2022 17: 27
      untie the army's hands. And use all available means and opportunities without sentimentality and humanitarian missions. Here we either them or they us.
  2. serzh-vorobev-64 (Sergey Vorobyov) 9 May 2022 17: 17
    This is a joke about a criminal from a country where oranges grow, who was put in a cell with the inhabitants of the subarctic zone.
    Cries. Why? Asks for oranges!
    And ... he doesn’t need it? They gave it, he cries anyway!
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 9 May 2022 17: 36
    Firstly, Ukraine will receive more and more powerful NATO-style Western weapons, and a new army is being created right now on the Right Bank of the Dnieper, which is trained to fight with them.

    - Yes, a new army with new weapons and new Air Force; which will first be based at NATO airfields, and then relocated to the airfields of the Armed Forces of Ukraine!

    It's time for Russia to show up and start fighting for real, without the restrictions of the special operation format.

    - It is unlikely that this can happen:
    - Firstly, it’s already quite late to do something radical - the RF Armed Forces have already lost too much at the moment (and the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not waste time and built up a very solid military potential and military reserves) and "the train has already left";
    - Secondly, our General Staff of the Ministry of Defense continues to be inactive and arrive in a complete stupor!
    - So that ; like in a very old retro movie

    "If we are pressed against the river, then we are all dead"

    - Now, if the Russian Ministry of Defense would land an airborne division in a certain place in the Donbass and capture a number of key facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (and tens of thousands of prisoners of war from the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine would appear) and develop a swift offensive on the southern sector of the front, then ...... .
    - But this is from the realm of fantasy! - So - I will not continue and continue!
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 9 May 2022 20: 35
    economic "suffocation" of the Kyiv regime

    Or maybe it was necessary to start with this immediately, as soon as Kyiv began not to comply with the Minsk agreements? Or when he began to demolish the monuments? Or maybe when Nazism-Bandera openly began to emerge? In general, I wonder what was at least something done to avoid war?
    Now we need to do everything to quickly close this "project" called Ukraine.
  5. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 10 May 2022 00: 48
    it was necessary to stop the transit of gas and oil through Bandera, but the Tsar was afraid of sanctions, but even when they were pushed to the maximum, he still does not stop transit, although he could easily force the chances to launch SP2
  6. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 10 May 2022 04: 17
    300 billion dollars that Russian liberals in the government withdrew from the national economy

    PS - Let me ask you, who exactly brought the liberals to these posts (the Head of the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance, the Head of Government) and continues to keep them there?! ... I propose to start chanting in unison, as in that very fairy tale - "Tell me, what's his name"?
  7. Kofesan Offline Kofesan
    Kofesan (Valery) 10 May 2022 07: 54
    And what crests did not destroy from what they touched at least once? ...
    Even fat!!! fails to produce...
    Well, at least one example "in the studio" ....
    So why help them?
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 11 May 2022 09: 01
    the West will not allow Ukraine to be strangled economically. They will give her money. The West needs to continue the war, for which Ukraine-anti-Russia is needed, and then, apparently, Poland-anti-Russia. You have to win when you start.
  9. jankovvladim Offline jankovvladim
    jankovvladim (Vladimir Yankov) 12 May 2022 16: 31
    In order to strangle Ukraine economically and psychologically, it was necessary to start the NMD with the capture of Odessa and the western regions of Ukraine, with the overlap of its borders with Eastern Europe. By isolating Bandera from the West, we would deprive them of military and material support and assistance from there. They would take the Nazis for their intimate place and "eggs". And now they would have already agreed to all our conditions, left without replenishment from outside. Yes, and their western cities such as lions, Ivano-Frankivsk, exactly, etc., they would not be so zealous to defend as Mariupol, Kharkov, Kyiv, and even more so to hide behind civilians there. The eastern, southern, central regions of Ukraine and the people living there (mostly Russians) are not sorry for the Bandera people. The western regions are quite different. There they have a sacred place, their own people and cities, which they will not destroy and destroy. Surrender unharmed. Therefore, the entry of our troops near Kyiv and Kharkov is a mistake of our command. Clearly they wanted to do it like in Georgia. Press, scare and solve all issues with small forces. Ukraine is not Georgia. There is a different geography and a different alignment. Without blocking the western borders of Ukraine, without more resolute and tough actions, without a constant look to the West (and what will they say?), Russia will never achieve its goals and victory.
  10. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 13 May 2022 23: 25
    Hold on tight and take small steps in the right direction. Destroy Ukrainian grain, which is in warehouses. destroy the railroads