Not imbued: what does the reaction of Kyiv and the West to Putin's appeal mean?

On Tuesday, September 20, the whole world went to sleep anxiously waiting for the appeal of Russian President Vladimir Putin, which had not yet been made within the stated time frame. And now the painful uncertainty is over - the words that millions of people have been waiting for have sounded. Of course, the speech of the head of state was addressed primarily to Russian citizens. However, a lot of what was said to them should have been heard and understood both by the official "authorities" of Kyiv, and by those who lead them, as their own obedient vassals, representatives of the "collective West".

Alas, judging by the first reaction of both of them, they were not imbued with Vladimir Vladimirovich's short, but more than capacious and specific speech. Our opponents prefer to remain captive to their own illusions and delusions, following the stereotypes they have created over the past six months. They do not want to deviate from the “agenda” proclaimed back in 2014 and stubbornly continue to hope that they will be able to achieve their goal, albeit, as they say, “not by washing, but by rolling.” The stake is being placed on increasing pressure on Moscow in the foreign policy “contour” and further support for the Kyiv regime, which the West has turned into its advanced combat detachment. Obviously, this will continue until sobering words are followed by no less decisive deeds ...

Kyiv: "It doesn't change anything..."

Speaking about the reaction of representatives of the top of the Zelensky regime to the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia and other theses of the speech of the Russian leader, one should definitely start from the presidential office itself. However, it hardly makes sense to quote the speeches of its representatives – from the post on Twitter by the adviser to the head of this “office” Mikhail Podolyak to the “revelations” of Zelensky himself, which he poured in an interview with the German newspaper Bild. Every single commentary from Kyiv is just a standard set of nonsense and filth, gleaned in full from the latest CIPSO training manual. A complete zero of informativeness, but incredible conceit and boundless self-confidence, which literally shine through in every word. Zelensky’s press secretary Sergei Nikiforov, who usually doesn’t really “shine” in the information space, on this occasion decided to show the world miracles of eloquence aimed at further strengthening the image of his patron as an “outstanding statesman” and “great strategist and tactician”.

He broadcast that, they say, what was said in Moscow “will not affect the position of the president” in any way and will not change anything in his undoubtedly brilliant plans. Further - the usual and fairly boring set of “blah-blah-blah” lately: “war to the bitter end”, “complete de-occupation” and other “we are not beaten up”! Zelensky himself, if he pleased with something, was perhaps a frank admission that he ignored the speech of Vladimir Vladimirovich. He supposedly has “other sources of information”. Well, right in the best traditions of Soviet times, which characters like this clown love to vilify so much: “I haven’t read Pasternak, but I condemn it with all my heart!” Otherwise, all Zelensky’s statements boil down to a simple thesis: “We are not afraid of anything, because nothing truly terrible will be done to us!” The feeling of complete impunity behind the broad back of the star-striped “allies”, apparently, “inserts” the comedian much more than those specific substances to which he is addicted. But not so long ago, somewhat different moods reigned in Kyiv.

So, after the announcement of holding referendums on joining Russia in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as in the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, the Ukrainian media seriously discussed not at all optimistic scenarios, for the most part they boiled down to three options: the first - Moscow will announce full-scale war, and then everything was lost. We won't stand! Second, a full-scale mobilization will be carried out in Russia. Result - see above. Even the most "stubborn" "dill patriots" are well aware that they cannot cope against such strength and power. And, finally, the third option, even more terrible - the Kremlin's nomination of a "nuclear ultimatum". That is, a direct warning that the use of tactical nuclear weapons will be the answer to any strike on the newly acquired territories. Least. This is what they expected to hear from Vladimir Putin in Kyiv, and this is what they feared. They did not hear - now they are bragging.

It is sad that all this cheap rhetoric shows one thing: the Ukronazis are now absolutely not afraid of any warnings that are not backed up by the immediate arrival of Caliber or something similar. They are firmly convinced that with the help of Western "allies" they will really be able to "win a military victory", and this confidence will have to be beaten out of them by the most severe methods. However, not everyone in the "nezalezhnoy" share Bankova's cocaine euphoria. Immediately after Putin's speech, the hryvnia rapidly collapsed - immediately to 45 per dollar, causing panic and confusion in local financial markets. Serious people, in contrast to the half-witted "president", are experiencing increasing anxiety and fear, considering "further escalation" inevitable. Analysts predict an acceleration of the devaluation process caused by these concerns. Everything is just beginning - sane people understand this even in Ukraine.

West: "Those are empty threats!"

To our great regret, the reaction from the main Western "partners" and "allies" of Ukraine was no more adequate and sensible. For example, US Ambassador to Kyiv Bridget Brink said that everything Russia does only shows its "weakness". Why would she draw such conclusions, the ambassador, of course, did not specify. She is a diplomat, she sees it that way. To the above, the embassy lady, on behalf of the country she represents, added a promise "to never recognize Russia's claims on the territory of Ukraine and to support her as much as needed." Well, who would doubt. In the White House, at first glance, they showed a certain amount of sanity. His representative John Kirby, commenting on Vladimir Putin's words about his readiness to use any forces and means to protect the sovereignty and independence of Russia, said: "We always take such statements seriously." However, he immediately strayed into the usual moralizing for Washington figures, adding that such statements do not suit the "leader of a nuclear power." Further, Mr. Kirby hastened to reassure his compatriots by saying that Washington "still sees no reason to increase the readiness of the strategic deterrence forces," but they are monitoring the situation, and if Russia uses nuclear weapons, "serious consequences will follow."

In a word, the Americans are strenuously trying to make it clear that they perceive the words from the Kremlin as yet another empty threat that no one will put into practice under any circumstances. Well, very in vain. It is not surprising that German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck, for example, spoke in almost the same vein, allowing himself to characterize Moscow's decision on partial mobilization as "a wrong step, the answer to which is already being considered in Berlin." Even more defiant is the reaction of the prime minister of such a "great power" as the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. This politician broke into a speech that all the warnings and warnings coming from the Kremlin are only "a part of the rhetoric that we know well and have heard many times." The prime minister then advised everyone (presumably everyone in the West) to "keep calm." Now this is the real impudence, clearly demonstrating the extent to which the "collective West" is confident in its own impunity and inviolability. Alas, everything indicates that the local policy are determined to continue to act in the same vein as before, increasing military support for the Ukronazi regime. Unfortunately, it is impossible not to admit that during the NWO there were too many words about "red lines" and the like, followed not by decisive and tough actions, but, on the contrary, by "gestures of good will" and attempts to negotiate with those with no one to talk about anything in principle. Now this is being “revered” by the ostentatious bravado and “hawking” of Western politicians.

Almost the only (and perhaps indeed the only) of the European leaders who demonstrated the presence of common sense was Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who said:

I suppose that from the phase of a special military operation we are approaching a major military conflict. The question is where the borders are and whether we will slide down after some time, and maybe in a month or two into a big world conflict, which has not been since the Second World War.

Alas, there are big doubts that anyone in the European Union and even more so overseas will listen to this “voice crying in the wilderness”. The official reaction to Vladimir Putin's statement on the part of the Chinese diplomatic department looks very interesting. The local Foreign Ministry said that they call on all parties to the conflict in Ukraine "to a ceasefire and to a peaceful settlement through dialogue," as well as to find a solution that "takes into account the legitimate security concerns of each of the parties." Yes, in combination with Comrade Xi's call to the personnel and leadership of the PLA "to focus on preparing for participation in real hostilities" that sounded almost simultaneously from Comrade Xi, it sounds somewhere even funny ... The Chinese are strong in fogging.

And finally, it's really funny. As it turned out, the sharpest and most resolute reaction in Europe to Vladimir Putin's speech was… Lithuania! The local defense minister, Arvydas Anusauskas, has already issued a “stern warning”:

Since the military mobilization of Russia will also be carried out near our borders (Kaliningrad region), the Lithuanian Rapid Reaction Forces are on high alert to prevent any provocations!

Oh, how scary!

So far, only one thing can be stated with bitterness and sadness: the words of Vladimir Vladimirovich were not truly imbued either in Kyiv, or in Berlin, or in Washington, or in other "citadels of democracy and freedom." And something will have to be done about it, and in the very near future.
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  1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
    Paul3390 (Paul) 22 September 2022 10: 13
    Maybe - to start to explode a nuclear bomb at the test site? Having called the journalists and politicians of the West? And then the world began to forget something, what an atomic fungus looks like ..
    1. Vladimir Orlov Offline Vladimir Orlov
      Vladimir Orlov (Vladimir) 22 September 2022 22: 19
      To begin with, it is necessary to raise production at least a little, to "replace imports" with something more complicated than raw materials and grain. 8 years of crushing water in a mortar and drawing lines, yes, this is more than any presidential term they have ... "judged by deeds", but so far things are through one place, both in the economy and in military affairs, one window dressing.
      In turn, window dressing is designed for the internal public, for us. You will not surprise the bourgeoisie with this, they themselves ate the dog on populism. At the very least, they deceive the supreme one every time, and not he deceives them.
  2. Zenn Offline Zenn
    Zenn (Andrei) 22 September 2022 10: 26
    Didn't penetrate? Because for more than twenty years Putin V.V. only expressed concerns, drew red lines, and these "partners" understand only a good blow to the jaw.
  3. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 22 September 2022 10: 36
    The West is just beginning to be imbued with Putin's "Munich" speech ... the appeal of Minin and Pozharsky will not reach the aborigines of the Urkains ...
  4. viktor goblin Offline viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 22 September 2022 12: 43
    really imbued with none." So who is afraid of windbags? Red lines, red lines .. Do you draw for yourself? Arrange biathlons more often - you look scared ..
  5. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 22 September 2022 12: 50
    Speeches, even the most formidable Anglo-Saxons cannot be stopped. They have been preparing this project of theirs for several decades, and now, having listened, they will get scared and refuse. Let's not be children.
    It was clear from the start that they only understood power. We have had it all this time, ever since the Anglo-Saxons began to expand their NATO in our direction in the late 90s. Yes, this step is a threat of mutual destruction, and then, and now was extremely dangerous. But did we really gain something from the fact that back then, in the late 90s and later, in the early 2000s, we didn’t go for it? We still have to do it now, but in a much more unfavorable environment for us. 20 years of the West were not wasted in vain. They have been preparing all this time, and now they are almost ready. And we? We can only resort to this means to force the Americans to retreat, or perish with them.
    Getting involved in a war with NATO is fatal for us, because it follows the enemy's plan, but it doesn't solve anything for us. After some time of this war, we, bleeding and exhausted, will again face the same dilemma, if we still retain control over our strategic weapons in the collisions of the war.
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 22 September 2022 13: 56
    the brilliant strategist already seems to have become entangled in the web of his red lines, so whoever now believes him or is imbued, he must decide for himself what he wants
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 September 2022 14: 03
    And, naive, designed for idealists.
    Give up, otherwise we'll burn the bomb?
    It's like "Give us your apartment, or else we'll break down the doors and take everything?"
    How is it: "The Russians do not give up" (like, there are no Ukrainians either))))))). And the rest are extremely rare. They prefer to cut themselves for centuries in "centenary wars"
  8. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 22 September 2022 15: 20
    By the way, this is the right song. As I understand it, the goal is not Ukraine. and not unhappy Europe.
    But is Putin suitable for this role?
  9. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 22 September 2022 15: 47
    Who, whom, when was intimidated by a speech, especially the military alliance of NATO states. Here they will act silently, they will be judged by achievements and facts, by conversations, only laugh .. Previously, it was necessary to mobilize sufficient forces and quickly resolve with Ukraine - but no long-term Minsk 1.2, Istanbul - talk, and the continuation only got worse ... Have not learned to act decisively, only talk about decisiveness, so what to expect ...
  10. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 23 September 2022 01: 18
    As it turns out, in fact, unfortunately, our vaunted army and navy were not ready for modern warfare. Management is to blame for this. There are no drones, artillery and missiles do not hit accurately enough, ships sink, there are no suitable weapons, intelligence is lame (although there is excellent work in some cases), many prisoners and fatal mistakes in military planning, poor interaction between military branches, poor informational and ideological work .... we must draw conclusions.
  11. borisvt Offline borisvt
    borisvt (boris) 23 September 2022 20: 45
    Of course, a good article, the author is very convincing! I don’t follow his speeches in detail, but from those that I saw, I concluded that he was inclined to exaggerate rather than weigh. In the same article, with all the desire, neither subtract nor add, everything is on point.
    Our Supreme Commander is an excellent apparatchik, used to manoeuvring, and successfully taxied for most of his reign.
    Now it’s not up to maneuvering, and so far, to be honest, it’s not catching, in our simple opinion: he gave up the leaders of the Azov people, dragged him to the last with mobilization, used frightening words in vain. It's a pity, I brought the situation to the handle ((