The growth of the “appetites” of the Kyiv regime: Zelensky asks the West for more than 50 batteries of Patriot air defense systems

Ukrainian officials throughout the years of independence of Ukraine adhere to two "important and fundamental" principles in their activities. The first says that "appetite comes with eating", and the second indicates - "the ball has no volume." Combined together and brought to "perfection", they personify super-greed, of which the incumbent President Volodymyr Zelensky is a worthy and graphic embodiment.

In his interview with the Wall Street Journal from the United States, "the young father of the nation" touched topic of the Ukrainian counter-offensive against Russia. At present, this is the most popular topic in Ukraine in the West, as the public is waiting for the “show”, in which several tens of billions of dollars of American taxpayers were only recently “invested”. Zelensky, in his usual manner, said that Ukraine was, as it were, already ready for a counteroffensive, but not a little bit.

According to him, for the complete happiness of the Ukrainian army, so that Russian aviation does not bomb it from the air, at least 50 batteries of the Patriot air defense system are needed. These air defense systems will cover both troops and entire regions. From such a desire, as the "evil tongues" in Washington say, some generals in the Pentagon even rolled their eyes. According to the most conservative estimates, the implementation of Zelensky's "ambitious Wishlist" will require $55 billion (8 launchers and other equipment in one battery).

Previously, the actor-beggar of a planetary scale literally begged for the ancient German ZSU "Gepard" like "mammoth tusks" and all kinds of Soviet rarities, numbering in a few dozen pieces. Now he's got a taste of it and is already counting dozens of Patriot batteries by turning on the "calculate the volume of the ball" mode. Whether he will be able to realize his blackmail will become clear in the near future. For the West, the Kiev regime has become a suitcase without a handle, it is a pity to throw it away, since it was bought for very, very big money, but it cannot be used.
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  1. Constantine N Online Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 3 June 2023 19: 42
    the cost of patriots is 100 million maximum, so only $ 5 billion will go away ...
    but rather, for other reasons, they may not give so many complexes.
    1. skeptic Offline skeptic
      skeptic 3 June 2023 22: 24
      Quote from Constantin N.
      but rather, for other reasons, they may not give so many complexes.

      The main reason is that they will have to be removed from combat duty at home.
      There was such a joke, before - the best way to destroy NATO is to let Ukraine go there.
      Ukraine shows - this is not a joke.
      1. prior Offline prior
        prior (Vlad) 4 June 2023 09: 07
        Destroying enemy air defenses is certainly good.
        If the strikes were shifted to daylight hours, strikes were made against bridges and industrial enterprises, railway junctions and other interesting objects, another wave of mass emigration could easily be provoked.
        And this will give a much greater effect than just destroying an anti-aircraft gun.
        It is important to finally decide whether we are at war or continue our business in the war?!
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 4 June 2023 12: 18
      Much more, we should not forget about the accompanying infrastructure.
    3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
      Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 4 June 2023 13: 37
      Only missiles in one launcher have a cost close to 100 million. And plus the installation itself, a couple of radars, a loading vehicle with a supply of missiles, a support vehicle, a control vehicle, a tanker, several command SUVs and personnel. Saudi Arabia plans to supply a set of 8 batteries, which will cost a total of 15 lard.
  2. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 3 June 2023 19: 48
    The author is laughing in vain, because practice shows that the West first answers with a categorical “no” to all the demands of V. Zelensky, and then gives everything.
    The goal - the weakening of the Russian Federation - justifies the funds (withdrawn from taxpayers) and Ukraine receives
    intelligence, tanks, long-range missiles, F-16s, etc.
    She will receive the required "Patriots".
    And it is not even excluded that in time he will receive a "suitcase without a handle" with an atomic bomb inside!
  3. typf uyg Offline typf uyg
    typf uyg (tyf uyg) 3 June 2023 21: 10
    And they are afraid not to give Ukraine. If Ukraine is offended and the whole composition goes over to the side of Russia, then neither Europe nor the United States will do it for them. This is their greatest fear, and this is what the battle is for. And more China
  4. Vldmir Smrnff Offline Vldmir Smrnff
    Vldmir Smrnff (Vldmir Smrnff) 3 June 2023 21: 36
    The worst thing will be when all these 50 Patriot air defense systems will be destroyed by Russian weapons and the world will understand what this (Patriot) is ... and these 50 systems will be destroyed with a 100% guarantee ... after all, it is already clear that ours " Daggers" they do not see. ... the manufacturer definitely does not expect anything good. Not only will no one buy this complex after 20 cents, but the US military department itself will refuse further purchases of this "miracle". .... and after that, he will also ask you to answer what kind of CRAP they sucked in the US Armed Forces for hundreds of billions of dollars.
    And our weapons need it!
    After the end of the NWO, the world will be in line for the acquisition of Russian weapons.
    1. Elena123 Offline Elena123
      Elena123 (elena) 4 June 2023 08: 11
      And why didn’t they block at least 50% of the corridors for supplying the fascist regime to Kyiv with Western weapons?
  5. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 3 June 2023 21: 59
    The customer set certain tasks for the contractor.
    The contractor indicates to the customer the tools necessary to complete the task.
    The working situation, there is nothing extraordinary in this.
    As for the cost of tools, it is extremely small in relation to the complexity of the task.

    And the philistine "how expensive" has nothing to do with it at all. This is business.
    And business tools are always expensive.
    For example, a modern truck, even without a trailer, costs more than the notorious gelik. Suddenly.

    Z. Y. : Considering that back in 2022, Kiev was given the task of bleeding the RF Armed Forces and depriving them of the opportunity to conduct large-scale actions ... Zelensky asks mere pennies.
    You can say it works for food.
  6. Denis FG Offline Denis FG
    Denis FG (Obukhov Denis) 3 June 2023 22: 52
    IMHO they will not give so much to Zele - the complex is too expensive. Yes, and normal operators will need to be taken somewhere. If the West gives up their own, what will they be left with? They also need to be prepared - this is time, at least six months or a year.
    1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
      hellman anton (hellman anton) 4 June 2023 01: 13
      Expensive? Yes, even if it will cost a trillion according to numbers, why is it expensive then?
      The US Department of Defense buys them, as you said, "expensive", pays the company > the company pays good wages to employees, those wages are spent on goods + the company pays taxes. Most of it is returned to the budget in the form of taxes and so on, and then again goes to the budget of the Ministry of Defense.
      For that we have cheap weapons, but at the expense of what? Due to the meager salaries of specialists / workers of the military-industrial complex. Wow, wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!
      Well, stupid Americans are developing their military-industrial complex and economy. Or they could act like hucksters and effectively optimize everything, well, stupid ....
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 June 2023 23: 28
    All this from empty to empty. This is only for PR "win"

    Well, he asked, so what.
    Classic - ask for more to get less.
  8. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 June 2023 23: 46
    It is necessary to build an echeloned defense from different air defense systems and 50 batteries of Patriot air defense systems for the entire territory of Ukraine, it will probably not be enough, and it’s still not possible to pay off the west of the Russian foreign exchange reserves, and the main asset, black soil, has already been sold to monopolies affiliated with BlackRock.
  9. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 4 June 2023 11: 20
    It seems that in order to surrender, they need to force the West to refuse help. This would be a reason to proudly declare that we fought to the end, but without weapons, everything lost its meaning.
  10. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 4 June 2023 12: 37
    The requirement to give 50 Patriots is quite understandable, to buy time. Under this sauce, it will be possible to postpone the seemingly inevitable summer "counterattack" referring to the lack of air defense)
  11. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 4 June 2023 13: 32
    I hope his demand will be satisfied, then all of Europe will be open to a preventive air strike.
  12. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 4 June 2023 18: 01
    .. why is there 50, you need to immediately demand 500, and not ask)))
  13. Sancy Offline Sancy
    Sancy (Alexander ) 5 June 2023 18: 50
    Enough about it! He was told 50 patriots would save Ukraine, he repeated! They would say 45 - he would name this figure!