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.