Thank God, you all know me as the Sharp Putin falcon, who is standing guard over the interests of the Russian Federation and almost eats from the hands of the Dark One, and the fact that I am sitting on the salary of the Kremlin is not even discussed, so to what I’m now I’ll say that you will be critical, not suspecting me that I have crossed over to a bun with butter in an enemy camp on the opposite side.
I understand, of course, that the enemy propaganda is working and it delivers all our victories and defeats in the right perspective from the angle she needs, as a result, no one risks finding out about our victories in the West, and even our defeats (imagine, there are such ) they inflate to gigantic proportions, multiplying the negative effect. But even I, looking back, begin to critically rethink all our achievements and reflect, and are they achievements? What I’ll try to do here now by submitting to your court a list of our victories and defeats, starting with our first defeat - state. coup in Ukraine (whatever one may say, this is our joint, they overlooked!). I will not serve in chronological order, just as it comes to mind.
Victory 1st. Mistral
September 15, 2014 UDC “Vladivostok”, built by the French company STX France by order of the Russian Navy at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire (France), went to sea for sea trials with the Russian crew on board. And already on December 18 of the same year, due to difficulties in transferring the ship, the Russian crew on the training ship Smolny departed from Saint-Nazaire for their homeland. So ingloriously for us ended our epic with the "Mistrals". Let me remind you for those who forgot: on June 7, 2011, during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a contract worth € 1 billion 120 million was signed between Rosoboronexport and the French shipbuilding company DCNS. The contract provided for the delivery of two UDC (universal landing helicopter carriers) of the Mistral type. The first ship was named "Vladivostok", the second - "Sevastopol", France was supposed to transfer them to the Russian fleet in November 2014 and October 2015, respectively. However, this did not happen for reasons beyond our control. The United States intervened and blocked the deal, pushing its decision through the gutta-percha Hollande (if, who forgot, this figure then worked as president of France). As a result, France fell under penalties, loss of business reputation (such an incident happened for the first time in its history!), And we were left without two ships that would be very useful to us now in Syria (but then no one knew about Syria, the ships were being built in the reinforced ice class for operation in the northern latitudes, including in difficult ice conditions, they were assigned to the Pacific Fleet, however, the Americans looked into the water and we must give them their due).
2nd victory. Debt of Yanukovych
If someone forgot, then the notorious debt of Yanukovych, the very 3 billion dollars that Ukraine was supposed to return to Russia in December 2015, no one returned to us. And in the near future is not even going to. “What could have been like that?” - the hapless reader will be surprised. You can, it turns out, you can! If it comes to Russia, then you can, as you see, everything! Especially if the case is being examined by our best friend, the High Court of London (since the deal was concluded under English law, the parties met there). It would seem that everything is obvious, the Ukrainian side received the money, documents confirming this are available - if you please, please return with interest and late fees! .. Aha! Already ... The end of 2018 is in the yard, and things are still there. Three years sued the Ukrainian side, as a result of which the case was returned for reconsideration. This is another five years. By that time, either the donkey will die (read, Ukraine) or the padish (write yourself what you want, you can have a dollar, you can America, you can Russia, I leave at your discretion).
For those who are not in the subject, I would like to inform you that on September 14, 2018, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales upheld the appeal of Ukraine against the verdict of the High Court of London in the case of 3 billion dollars not paid by Ukraine to Russia in December 2015. As a result, the case, which has been going on since February 2016, in which everything is clear, like two or two, is directed to a reconsideration of the High English Court, this time not according to the expedited procedure, as it was before, but according to the full program within the framework of the classic legal proceedings with considering all political moments in the case. As a result, the case runs the risk of dragging on for another five years. For those who did not understand what happened after that, I am translating from legal to public - the judge of the Court of Appeal decided that the first instance court mistakenly did not consider the arguments of the Ukrainian side, so now the case will be heard within the framework of a full-fledged procedure, which will postpone the possibility of recovery debt in favor of the Russian Federation for at least another period of the aforementioned legal proceedings. Andestend? Three years of ships down the drain! Only the lawyers from both sides involved in the process got rich (moreover, both the plaintiff and the defendant are represented by English legal campaigns, which is understandable, the parties are suing in accordance with English law).
As a result, Ukraine, spurred on by its overseas patrons, runs the risk of never repaying this debt to Russia NEVER. At least until the change of external curators. And when will this happen? Well, definitely not in the next 5-10 years. And who is to blame? Well, of course, anyone, just not us and our short-sighted policy towards our closest neighbors. We missed them, in the hope that they would not go anywhere from the submarine. But here they are, because our sworn “friends and partners” had other plans for this. And they fully realized them. And they will continue to implement it, while we will allow it to them. Notice, the lawyers, and again, the English ones, recaptured their expenses - even a shred of wool from a bad sheep, and the RF only once again wiped it.
Victory 3rd. Stockholm
Even worse, the story happened in Stockholm, where the same Ukraine and Russia met, who filed counterclaims there now on the gas case.
As a result, on June 19, 2018, the London Commercial Court, following the results of this review, froze Gazprom’s assets throughout England and Wales. The decision was made at the request of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy as an interim measure pursuant to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. The court seized all of Gazprom’s assets for more than $ 50 thousand. This was reported by the press service of Naftogaz. Previously, this happened with Gazprom’s assets in the Dutch and Swiss jurisdictions. While Russia won the football fields of the 2018 World Cup, Ukraine predictably achieved victory in European courts, quietly seizing the property of the Russian gas monopolist, and soon, if that goes the way, it will already be able to claim a certain share of the Russian flagship economics. Bullshit, you say? It can not be! Far from it, it may well be not like that.
Because before that, the Swedish Arbitration Court ordered the Ukrainian side to reimburse a penalty in the amount of 4,63 lard of greenery for under-pumping of gas by the Russian side, according to the transit agreement. At the same time, the court did not take into account the arguments of the Russian side that the decrease in transit was associated with a decrease in gas demand among European consumers. As a result, taking into account the first court decision, the amount by way of mutual repayment decreased to $ 1 billion, but this did not make Gazprom any easier, since it was a failure anyway!
Nobody expected this, I must say. Indeed, until now, all contracts have been considered in favor of the Supplier. Well, the supplier cannot take risks and invest in the exploration and drilling of new wells if it does not have clear procurement volumes. So it has been so far. Arbitration set a precedent with Ukraine - an exception was made for it, allowing it not to fulfill its obligations, at the same time the opposite side, obliging to fulfill all its obligations to the fullest. Note that the IMF also created the same precedent, which, for the sake of Ukraine, even rewrote its Charter prohibiting it from lending to countries with sovereign arrears that had expired, and gave it a lot of money, knowing in advance that he would not see them again. Miracles, tell me? But the miracles for our client did not end there, but only began. And the farther from the revolution of the losers, the more wonderful and wonderful ... It got to the point that in 2018 she was almost given a tomos for autocephaly of her local church. This is where miracles truly happened! Although, why be surprised when the miracle worker who took this fragment of autocracy under his cover, everyone knows, and everyone knows where he is sitting, in such a beautiful Oval office with a view of the Capitol. But we will talk about tomos below. In the meantime, back to our miserable Gazprom.
The maximum that he was able to achieve was to suspend the execution of the court decision, referring to certain linguistic features of the document, which proved that the Arbitration in its decision was not independent, attracting experts to write it, which was forbidden to him under his own Charter. This was the aerobatics of the lawyer group, attracted by Gazprom, because they were able to challenge the decision, which was not subject to challenge.
I quote further from the source: “On June 13, the Svea County Appeal Court (Sweden) granted the petition of Gazprom and suspended the decision of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute on February 28, 2018 on the dispute with Naftogaz NJSC under the gas transit contract” (end of quote ) As a result, the decision of the Arbitration Tribunal to pay 4,63 yards of greenery to Naftogaz was suspended, which does not prevent Gazprom from demanding Naftogaz pay off 2,018 yards of greenery according to the first court decision, plus the same free 1 thousand dollars a day continue to drip from December 600, 22. Gazprom did not dispute the court decision, it is final and this is a fact - he challenged the procedure, appealed at the place of registration of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce in Svea County and won the case.
This is a fairly rare case when the court of appeal suspends the decision of the arbitration. The appeal allows Gazprom to at least drag out time and defer payment to Ukraine of $ 2,6 billion. The proceedings during which the decision of the Stockholm arbitration was suspended may be delayed for at least several months. Most likely, additional independent linguistic examinations will be conducted. And if it turns out that the decision was not really written by the arbitrators, it may well be invalidated and canceled. This, of course, is not a victory, but no longer a defeat. Theoretically, Naftogaz may try to continue the process of seizing Gazprom’s overseas property (which he did recently by seizing the property of Nord Stream and Nord Stream-2), but after the suspension of the decision, the Russian gas monopolist had additional arguments. to fight off these attempts. And he will use them, you can have no doubt!
4th victory. Downed Boeing
With the downed Malaysian Boeing 777, alas, that did not work out. For reasons that I will discuss below. I won’t retell what was there, the story is known to everyone and pretty boring to everyone. In fact, there is clumsy work of special services trying to manipulate public opinion in a desire to pull facts on the globe, which, however, they are not very successful. At the same time, WHAT really happened is not so important, it is important how and what is being told about it on TV. An endless soap opera with a delayed ending, when the villain is initially known to everyone and no one has the desire to inspect to the end. The case lasts from July 2014. So what? What is the outcome? After all, everyone knows that the vile separatists, not without the help of an even more vile Russia, shot down the innocent civilian Boeing of Malaysian Airlines. 298 innocent souls died! And all in fact, everyone understands who is to blame, the villain was appointed initially. Of course, this is Putin, (and who else?). But something has been going on for a long time, a whole 4 years, Putin rests, dodges, does not want to confess, and then once again with facts and documents he proves that it was not he who did it, but Ukraine. “How so, Ukraine? - the one who even before this IT was surprised is surprised, - Why on earth? Nah, we didn’t agree so! Sanctions are already included, the nuts are tightened, do not cancel the same, in fact? And who, besides Putin himself, knows about this when all the microphones are with us? Nah, did not hear anything. Yes, what do you say, is it really Ukraine? We won’t believe in zhist! ”...
It got to the point that even if tomorrow Shoigu proves that Poroshenko personally controlled Buk and there is video evidence for that, nothing will change either. Nothing at all! And “the whole world” will not even know about it! But he learns that Putin personally killed Skripal, and he personally poisoned the Syrian children with chlorine (along with Assad he personally dumped them from the plane!). About interfering in the American elections, the British Brexit and the Austrian colonel, personally recruited by the future president of the Russian Federation, the whole world already knows everything and resignedly believes in this nonsense. Of course, this tireless Putin, he is just the devil in the flesh! And his GRU agents - so they are finally on every corner and under every bed. If it pops up that Putin was also spying on Merkel, while simultaneously eavesdropping on Hollande and Macron, then no one would be surprised. They will only be glad that Putin did not personally eavesdrop on them and the Pope. Although, who knows? You can expect everything from Putin! Putin - he is like that! So I gave you only a small fraction of the possible consequences of the cognitive war unleashed against us by the collective West, the first act of which was the episode with the downed Boeing.
I may repeat the common truth, but the truth will not change - whoever owns the information flows owns the world. Agree, it’s stupid to sit down to play cards with a card sharpie when he has all the decks marked and each has 5 aces. And our sharpie owns not only information flows, but also financial ones. And in order to win against him, playing by his rules, we will probably have to turn over the card table. It’s just no other way! Because the game has already gone out of control. Well, if so, then we will turn the table over. “Why do we need a world in which we are not?” (from). Do you know the author of these words? Will you check ?!
Victory 5th. Tomos
However, our sworn “partners” were not going to stop there. Having bitten a bit, a rod! Now our existential enemy has encroached on the sacred - on Orthodoxy! It would seem that the Ecumenical Patriarch - His Divine All-holiness Archbishop of Constantinople (New Rome) Bartholomew I, in the world of Dimitrios Archondonis, an elderly, seemingly man, 78 years old, it would seem time to think about the soul. Ah no! I want, she says, to be the Pope of New Rome (Constantinople), I don’t want, she says, to be the first among equals, but I want to be equal among the first ... I and the Pope! .. And Orthodoxy, kneeling on the knee! I think I’ll keep silent whose American ears stick out because of the figure of the flimsy patriarch (who stimulated and financed this “project”, and everyone knows, and who does not know, he guesses). And this will not return 3 yards of green to you, nor accuse of attempted murder of a nonexistent Salisbury boy, (where, by the way, is the boy? Who last saw him?). This game has already gone big! A split in Orthodoxy is fraught with religious wars, from which Western Europe perished throughout the Middle Ages. And now what again ?!
But there is nothing unexpected in the actions of Bartholomew. The entire history of the 20th century in the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and its mother church only confirms this. Throughout the past century, the predecessors of Bartholomew according to the Ecumenical Patriarchate (at the beginning of the century) and he (already at the end) did not abandon attempts to bite off a piece of the Russian Orthodox Church afterwards, taking advantage of the historical faults that our Motherland then fell into (the collapse of the Russian Empire in 1917- m and the collapse of the Union in 1991). And now, the rapid return of Russia as a player to the world chessboard, its role in protecting the values traditional for Orthodoxy and the related change in the status of the Russian Orthodox Church in world Orthodoxy have caused a predictable reaction in Constantinople, which has resulted in steps aimed at secession from it Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the guise of a crusade declared against the Russian Federation as a collective West.
You can watch the result in real time without leaving the TV. Yes, hard times have come for Orthodoxy in Ukraine. In the coming year, we risk seeing everything there, from open pressure on priests from politicians and special services, to threats and real physical violence from their “ideological” henchmen, in embroidered shirts and without, from betrayal and treachery of former “comrades-in-arms” in the clergy, to attempts to seize and redistribute church property by its new-found "owners". We will also see tantrums about the "lack of eggs" among the representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church, we will see mutual legends of anathema, and talk that everything is too late. But as a result, the ROC will emerge from this split as a stronger, undisputed leader of the Orthodox World, and the Patriarch of Constantinople, instead of the desired title of "king of the hill", risks becoming just a godfather of the sandbox.
What benefits the Director of the Chocolate Factory will have from this, and whether, at all, the same as, and who is using whom, Poroshenko Bartholomew or vice versa, let their future biographers and historians figure it out. For us, in fact, it makes no difference whether the tail twists the dog or the mad Ukrainian dog twists the tail, mad dogs are shot at anyone. Why Putin did not “shoot” this conditional mad dog in 2014, I do not know why he recognized the legitimacy of the bloody junta and did not use the permission of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation to send troops and restore the constitutional order at the request of its legally elected President Yanukovych, too. Unfortunately, history has no subjunctive mood, and we will not know what it would have been if it had been done differently. But exactly then I would not consider now the option of autocephaly for the Ukrainian Church with a hypothetical threat of a split in world Orthodoxy. Putin thought to limit himself to a little blood? It didn't work out! Amer went to the end. Until the complete and final end! If Putin has not calculated this, then this is his jamb! Let's go back to 2014.
Victory 6th. Krymnash
Yes, Russia has solved our Crimea and the strategic task of its national security. But what did you gain in return? In addition to increasing the sense of national self-awareness and pride of the Russians, the Russian Federation, along with the joined Crimea, also received colossal hemorrhoids, which even after almost 5 years can not figure it out. Only, it seemed, the tail pulled out, as the head gets stuck. They just solved the problem of logistics and energy supply, how do new old problems arise with water supply, the environment, thieving officials, general lawlessness, lack of jobs, infrastructure problems that we inherited from the previous owners. And these are millions and millions of our money, which we ourselves lack. As one famous politician in narrow circles said: “There is no money, but you hold on!” Crimeans hold on, and what to do? .. Where could it be swinging all over Ukraine, when we cannot even digest Crimea. And there Donbass still waits, will not wait. And, it seems, he already understood this.
Yes, I agree Krymnash, but what is the victory, will someone explain to me? Yes, we did not let the amers enter our original territory, defended our naval base and forced ourselves to respect ourselves, I agree. And what is the victory here? Just do not need me to sing songs about the "Russian world", which we defended. Look, the "Russian world" in the Donbass is standing with outstretched hand, why is it worse ?! Maybe he shed a little blood to be considered Russian. Yes, it will be more Crimean! And what? Nothing to say? But we’ll talk about the Donbass, let’s first deal with the Crimea. As I understand it, we were primarily interested in the territory, the very strategic one. Unsinkable aircraft carrier, extended into the Black Sea and overhanging the entire Mediterranean, from where we can control this entire perimeter, and with which the Americans can not do anything (can not yet! The construction of bases in Odessa and Ochakovo in the Nikolaev region is in full swing that they are there post, God only knows ?!). And people are an appendage to the territory, which still needs to be fed. That is why other people from Donbass are crowding in the waiting room as soon as 5 years in anticipation of joyful News for yourself. So far, I have no good news for them. But we will return to them. But the joy of the Russians, I think, would have been much greater if the whole South-East of Ukraine had returned to them along with Crimea, especially since there was such an opportunity, permission of the Federation Council to help the "fraternal people" at the request of its legally elected The president was received ((I recall, this was before the Crimea!), Why Putin did not use it, the question ?! I think that sanctions from this would be no less than already available, but there would be no Boeing, no Tomos, no Bandera at our borders, no smelly Confectioner demanding us to punish all our mortal sins, or litigation for Ukrov’s GTS (she I would partially become ours, and if I wanted to, it would be completely), and most importantly, I would not put the words “brotherly people” in quotation marks, because we would in fact show that we are not interested in territories, albeit strategic ones, and people. Those same Russian people. By the spirit and way of thinking, and not by nationality. And then I would say, yes it is our VICTORY, a great and real victory, and not what we have now. But Krymnash and we will rake for him for a long time. Yes, I do not mind, but I would like to rake, if already to rake, so for the whole of Ukraine and once and for all to close this issue.
Victory 7th. Donbass
About Donbass, I don’t even know what to say? Victory here doesn’t even smell! This is our undisguised defeat, a spot of shame that will clouding our consciousness for a long time to come. No, I understand everything perfectly well, it was not Putin who initiated the Donbass, he simply scooped up the consequences of the actions of individual citizens of the Russian Federation (and not only the Russian Federation), who misunderstood the “party policy” for themselves and decided to defend the right of “blood brothers” to speak their native language language for them. How it ended for them and for the "blood brothers", we know. Putin, playing already the second number, in fact had to take control and transfer the situation to the stage of a frozen conflict. Which he did, creating an anti-Ukraine on the territory of LDNR, which only by the fact of its existence became a thorn in the eye of the state that came as a result. the coup to power the Kiev junta and the justification of all its problems. Well, who benefited from this? It seems that only the Americans and the Director of the Chocolate Factory with comrades who managed to make money on this as well. And what then is our victory, who will explain to me ?!
There is already no Bezler, no Strelkov, no Batman with Brain. Sandman went into the other world, and ataman Kozitsyn returned home to the Rostov region. In the LPR and DPR, supposedly regular units are formed from disparate militias. How much they were regular and combat-ready showed the last serious clashes in January 2015 near Debaltseve - they were not impressed, they would not have been able to cope with the word “completely” without the “north wind”. But also the “victories” of the valiant Ukrainian army, grinding dozens of Buryat divisions, and only restraining oneself in order not to go on the offensive and not meet the sunrise on the Ukrainian-Japanese border, but actually “Grads” and “Acacias”, pacifying their own population, we will not discuss here. Why discuss what is not? There are no victories, nor the Ukrainian army itself - there are scumbags whom the military can’t even name, fighting with pregnant women and the people's militia, reinforced by volunteers from the Russian Federation, supported by Russia, supplying them with BC and withdrawn from conservation machinery. What do you want? Russians do not abandon their!
But don't they? Let's look at this through the eyes of people living in this warring territory. For 5 years now (just think about this figure, the Great Patriotic War lasted less!) Have been living between a rock and a hard place, having no normal job, no income, no prospects, no hope that it will ever end. I am already silent about artillery and mortar attacks, they are used to them. This is a reality and there are no complaints about Moscow. But people who, by the will of fate, found themselves in this trap, are dissatisfied not with the fact that they were abandoned there, and not even with the lawlessness of the local revolutionary authorities arranged for them in their places of residence, but with the rules established by Moscow for obtaining simplified Russian citizenship. You will laugh, but these rules are no different from the rules for the rest of the inhabitants of the independent, even for stoned Maydauns (just not the ATO veterans, smeared up to their ears in blood). The question is - what were they fighting for ?! And how long to endure this? And this I am still silent about the procedure for passing through the checkpoints on the border of the LDNR with the Russian Federation. Where there is one window for the entire checkpoint and one border guard, in the mode of sluggish schizophrenia, drawing up documents. People really run the risk of aging in this line! It's easier to give birth to a hedgehog! The next time, you will think a hundred times more when you risk repeating such an execution. But many people have to, people go to Russia not because of a good life. About the prices in stores and the chronic lack of work, I will even keep silent here, so as not to aggravate. But the conclusion suggests itself, if the Russian Federation is not able to take care of people close to it in their way of life, in fact, Russian in spirit and blood, then this only speaks of its weakness. And henceforth it will be extremely difficult for her to count on the respect of even her friends, not to mention enemies. Even within his own perimeter, it is extremely difficult for Putin to explain to the Russians why the Russian Federation does not recognize the status of the LDNR and does not equate its citizens even with the citizens of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Not to mention the West and the East, where double standards are in use and where only force is taken on faith! And strength, as you know, is in truth!
And if we recall the recent death of Zakhar, Motor and Givi, then it doesn’t even smell like force - this is our crushing defeat and victory for the alcoholic-diabetic in a crumpled suit. Alas and ah! Regrettably, I can state this.
Victory 8th. Syria
Among Putin’s crushing victories over the past period, Syria has a special place. Syria, whatever you say, this is our victory, there can be no two opinions here! Entering there in 2015, we returned to the major league of world politics and forced ourselves to respect, thereby solving a bunch of our problems, from restoring our former influence in the Middle East and diverting attention from Ukraine, to breaking in the latest weapons on a real theater of war and increasing combat readiness our troops.
But let's look a little from a different angle that we have there. After the start of the operation of the Russian air forces in Syria, Russian President Putin announced two tasks of this operation: 1) the fight against international terrorism, its utilization at the far approaches to the Russian Federation, without waiting for it to come to us, and 2) the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria . At the same time, Putin considered a certain time frame for this operation. Three years later, everyone, even critics of Russia, are forced to admit that this operation is very successful, but they are in a hurry to notice that with the utilization of terrorism at distant approaches, not everything is so smooth. As a result of agreements with militant leaders for the bloodless liberation of certain territories, the advancing SAA troops (Syrian Arab army, Assad army), together with the Iranian IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) and pro-Iranian Hezbollah allowed the withdrawal of militants, even with weapons, to other territories. Some of them, the most implacable, thus ended up in Idlib, (where we now have real problems with them, temporarily frozen), another part, the most efficient, personally selected by the Americans, surfaced in Afghanistan and Iraq through their efforts, and this is already the nearest approaches to the Russian Federation. If this is a victory, our spiteful critics ask, then WHAT then is defeat ?! Terrorists are already in the southern underbelly of the Russian Federation. Task number 1 is not completed!
It’s hard for me to argue with the obvious, here I agree with Putin’s critics, but I can only say one thing in defense of the President of the Russian Federation - you don’t have to juggle and try to catch it, (you yourself understand that not everything can be said on TV, we write something, and something “went to mind”). The main tasks that the RF solved in the SAR were not the rout and utilization of ISIS on its territory and not a small victorious war in order to wipe America’s nose, as some “experts” suggest. The RF has never set such tasks for itself. The main task was not to defeat ISIS, but to make the defeat of Assad impossible. Feel the difference ?! As a result, the task is completed. And it is a fact! And everything else is the details that fade before the solved global problem.
One lightning-fast operation was enough for Putin to demolish, scattering all the players, the chess table set there, and declare that Russia is regaining its lost zones of influence. At the same time, everyone understands that the Russian Federation is not going to stop at this, but will continue to expand them into zones that were not previously such. What is happening now. The balance of power in the Middle East is changing, and American influence is slowly but surely being replaced by Russian. As a result of this difficult operation, the Russian Federation solved its main task - tore apart the international isolation that had developed around it, reduced the degree of interest in the events in Ukraine, forced the States to return to direct contacts (and not only at the level of military headquarters) and radically changed the balance of power around Syria and in the Middle East in general. Therefore, here we have our unequivocal victory, which I gladly admit! And by the way, not only me, but also our sworn enemies.
As the authoritative American magazine Military Review points out, "Russia's entry into the conflict in Syria allowed there to radically deploy the direction and nature of military operations." And, despite the fact that the limited contingent of Russian troops involved in it, writes Military Review, “had to conduct combat work in a remote theater of operations with a lack of experience in expeditionary operations, in conditions of limited opportunities for long-range supply, provision and use of local infrastructure, the main task assigned to him was solved. Moreover, it was resolved without involving the Russian Federation in a long-term campaign. " (This sounds especially piquant, taking into account the unsuccessful experience of Western countries during such expeditionary campaigns in the Middle East and their own sad experience of the Afghan war, in which the USSR was bogged down for a whole 10 years). All finished with Syria, let's move on to potential and existing allies. There, too, not everything is okay.
Victory 9th. Allies
I'll start right away with the fact that we do not have allies. Alas and ah! Nothing has changed since the time of Alexander III, when our army and our fleet were our only allies. Nothing has changed over these 125 years, only our VKS have been added to them. But this is not scary. Because the phrase attributed to Churchill that Britain has no permanent friends and constant enemies, but only permanent interests, is relevant for us. The Russian Federation has only permanent interests around the world arising from its economic interests and the interests of its national security. Whom did you consider your ally before? Turkey? Belarus? Kazakhstan? Or maybe China or India? About Ukraine, mind you, I don’t even ask. Aren't you funny yourself?
See what America is doing with its allies. She really breaks them through the knee. And I don’t even say anything about Europe, which has long lost its right to vote, but look at how the Yankees behave with their long-standing and reliable partners - countries of the British Commonwealth. They do not stand on ceremony with them either. But these are their loyal friends - Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (there are 54 countries there now, mostly former British colonies, which India and South Africa have forgotten there, given their current situation, I don’t know, but they are also listed there) . But there are no loyal friends who cannot be betrayed when it comes to one’s own interests. That the United States and betray. Because in the world now has come such a moment when only one can survive. The strongest. But, at the expense of others. And the USA quite rightly in this situation proceeds, first of all, from its own interests. And so everyone would do in their place.
Therefore, one should not be surprised at the behavior of the President of Belarus Lukashenko, in this situation he is no better than Erdogan, and even worse, because we have a blood brother and we had the right to count on him. In some ways, the dad and the sultan are even twin brothers, Lukashenko is a mirror copy of Erdogan, they have the same psychotype, they are both very impulsive, ambitious and reflective, which simplifies manipulating them if desired, turning them into victims of reflexive control, because their reactions are easy miscalculated and they can be controlled by clicking on a button in time. That Vladimir Vladimirovich is sometimes brilliant and demonstrates. But Lukashenko is not our main problem at all, because the Lukashenka come and go, but the people of Belarus remain. Like the people of Kazakhstan, although we have fewer complaints about Nazarbayev. But here is another sadness - Nazarbayev, alas, is not eternal. We have nothing in common with the Turks, only common interests, which now temporarily coincided. As with China. But here we don’t need to deceive ourselves, we are China’s friend, as long as he needs us in the confrontation with America, and so far he needs our resources, but he won’t fight for us. And you need to know! On the contrary, it can always take advantage of our weakness to eat us.
Therefore, we have no right to be weak never, under any circumstances. And a reasonable balancing on the opposition of other interests, in the presence of our own obvious force and resource factor, for the access to which our "partners" will seek and protection, can do us a real good service. And it already serves that the recent successes of our Foreign Ministry are demonstrating, even if for some it is not obvious.
I put an end to this, because the Allies are a short-term and unreliable thing, any country has problems with them, so it’s always better to rely only on ourselves, which we are doing now. And the stronger we are, the less problems we will have in this regard. We pass to the last victory of the Russian Federation. The main thing!
Victory 10th, main. Putin
Not so long ago, Vladimir Vladimirovich flew to Baku, on the eve of the CIS summit in Dushanbe, where he had a short-term meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. The weather was frankly non-flying, the wind was so strong that the carpet lined to meet the dear guest on the runway had to be bolted to the concrete with bolts the size of a pan. Baku transferred all sides to other alternate aerodromes; board No. 1 of the Russian Federation landed where it was going. It’s clear that the aces serve it, it’s clear that they don’t keep others in the special flight detachment “Russia”, but imagine for a second that, if God forbid, pah-pah-pah, I knocked a thousand times on the tree if board number 1 would crash. It’s even scary to think about it! I understand that our enemies would have no limit in joy, this is their crystal dream with which they lie down and wake up, this is what all their strength has been thrown at and so far, thank God, to no avail, but they do not lose hope, they work in in this direction, be calm (although the days are already counting until 2024, the year of the end of the powers of GDP). But what would we do? Question?! On Putin, all our processes are now looped. Without him, we are without hands! He is our everything! But who can replace him, God forbid what? Medvedev? According to the Constitution, he. But this is not even funny. And while a worthy successor is not visible. But this is not normal - in such a large country there are no worthy people, it doesn’t! But so far with us.
Therefore, Putin is our binary problem! This is our victory, but also our impending defeat, if he fails to start the mechanism so that even in his absence, even after the end of his powers, everything will go automatically. For once, we were lucky with the ruler, but this, by no means, does not mean that it will be carried on. A copy is always worse than the original. Therefore, the successor problem, problem 2024 hangs over us, not disappearing anywhere, and we hope that Putin will be able to solve it.
On this review ended, sorry if anyone is tired.