The West faces a dilemma: Total war as an alternative to peace on Putin's terms

Over the past months of the protracted special operation of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine, many Russians have become accustomed to what is happening, just as they have become accustomed to the years-long hybrid war between Moscow and the Western world, so they have the illusion that the way of life will soon return to pre-NVO standards. But on February 24, Russia and the West passed the point of no return in their global confrontation, which was recorded in the final documents at the NATO summit, which took place in Madrid at the end of May.

It should be noted that many Russians simply do not pay attention to some important signals and events. For example, on July 7, during a meeting with the leaders of the factions of the State Duma, Russian President Vladimir Putin говорил not only that Russia hasn't even started doing anything militarily serious in Ukraine yet, it's no less important how he ended his speech.

At the same time, we do not refuse peace negotiations, but those who refuse should know that the further, the more difficult it will be for them to negotiate with us.

Putin then said.

Putin's words clearly indicate that he is posing an ultimatum to the West: either we are now drawing red lines and signing a peace treaty on the terms Russia needs, or total war as an alternative to refusal. Now the West is facing a dilemma - to fight for real, and not only with the hands of Ukrainians, or to accept the conditions.

Note that Putin's previous warnings, made at the end of December 2021 and at the beginning of February 2022, regarding security guarantees, were cynically ignored by the West. Now Russia is conducting a NMD in Ukraine and resisting the attack of the collective West with only a small part of the peacetime army. The RF Armed Forces completed the first and second stages of the SVO and moved on to the third, complete liberation of the DPR. Then there can be either fixing the borders with the creation of a demilitarized zone around Russia, or mobilization and war with NATO. Probably the time to make a decision is approaching.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 July 2022 11: 49
    Confusing text.
    The main Signal is FSB Colonel Strelkov in the LDNR or umbrellas on tanks.
    And the West is only too happy to fuse the old weapons as a sign of the 93 nuclear weapons agreements in Ukraine. The more "lunar landscapes" there, the more PR for him.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 17 July 2022 13: 17
    Total war is nuclear war. Is Putin ready for it? Not sure
    1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 17 July 2022 13: 51
      more importantly, is our society ready to fight for their homeland, the experience of ukrusia and the war with banderlogs suggests that the former citizens of the ussr do not want a war with russia, they don’t join the army in every possible way. they desert and flee to different countries, russia. west
      in my opinion, we have strong in Russia and those who are ready to fight and those who are annoyed that ordinary people are fighting and officials and shoulder straps at the top both sat exactly on the ass and sit
      don't want to die for them
      and it's not about potential Vlasovites and the fifth column
      power in Russia has long and deeply divided the people and this power by the standard of living
      1. aslanxnumx Offline aslanxnumx
        aslanxnumx (Aslan) 17 July 2022 14: 17
        And a lot of running. Near Kyiv and Kharkov a lot passed. There was a type of agreement that ours enter, and the locals support, and as a result, a complete popelats. In the Kremlin, one head in one direction, and the other in the other, and as a result, we see confusion in the brains
      2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 18 July 2022 10: 04
        and it's not about potential Vlasovites

        Vlasov also fought and died, only on the other side. And the "5th column" wants others to die for them, even if they defend their interests. They themselves are not in a hurry to fight!
  3. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 17 July 2022 14: 55
    Then there can be either fixing the borders with the creation of a demilitarized zone around Russia, or mobilization and war with NATO. Probably the time to make a decision is approaching.

    Does NATO need a war with Russia?

    You might think that the Europeans, personally and en masse, are eager to "heap" on the Russians on the battlefield ...
    All that they, gay Europeans, can do is shove "vnaukrainians" in the buttocks and drive them into the attack, or shove the same "vnaukrainians" between the buttocks, introducing them to their "values" ...
  4. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 18 July 2022 00: 08
    Then there can be either fixing the borders with the creation of a demilitarized zone around Russia, or mobilization and war with NATO. Probably the decision time is approaching

    if anyone is thrown into this inferno of war like the Balts and Poles, and this is the maximum. The West has already lost, but harnessing it seriously and really losing in front of the whole world is the greatest collapse and shame. bigwigs in the USA that they will be the first to be hit right in their offices, and they themselves know it.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 July 2022 12: 12
      Today wars are hybrid, and not necessarily military clashes. For Russia, it is enough to instantly cut off gas pipes and oil supplies to Europe, and the West will go into a knockdown. the oligarchy of the Russian Federation will not dare to take harsh measures against the West, the keeper of families and wealth, earned, or rather stolen billions, withdrawn with the permission of all state financial and supervisory structures of the Russian Federation. This means that the bureaucracy of the Russian Federation is in conjunction with the withdrawal of billions (there are up to three TRILLION US dollars stolen and withdrawn from the Russian Federation) ... Therefore, Russia's rear needs to be cleaned and brought to the proper state, this is Russia's main problem today, fraught with defeats on all fronts ...
  5. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 19 July 2022 08: 30
    only a small part of the peacetime army

    In fact, everyone they could have already been sent to hammer the Nazis, for 2020 there were 405 thousand contract soldiers in the RF Armed Forces.
    We must not forget that our Armed Forces consist of three parts: the land army, the Navy and the Aerospace Forces, as well as several branches of the military, in particular the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN), paratroopers and special military units and everywhere serve as contractors. For good, only ground forces can now fight with the Hoclopithecus. Do not remove the sailors from the northern and Far Eastern fleets and throw them into the trenches or VKSnikov. + Do not forget that our contractors are now in Syria, Tajikistan and South Ossetia, + there are many more small contingents in different countries. So it turns out that they were able to pick up 200 thousand ground forces, and of these 200 thousand, probably half are directly fighting with weapons in their hands, the rest are support.
    So let's not engage in hat-taking and say that we sent 1/5 of the army here