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War in Ukraine

Dmitri Medvedev: “Kiev is a Russian City!”

“KIEV IS A RUSSIAN CITY!” – (top vid) Chairman of Russian Security Council Medvedev comments on a possible, logical ending point of the Special Operation – being Ukraine’s capital city.


Odessa (South Ukraine), come home! –
he exclaims, undoubtedly sending all the Western “analysts” into a frenzy. 

 We are a long way from the end of the hostilities in Ukraine. 

 

Maidan was a Big Staged Hollywood-Style Festival

“It [Maidan] was a big festival created for the western population”

Janus Putkonen, Finnish geopolitical analyst and investigative journalist with the Patriotic Network who worked in Kiev in April 2014, debunks the pretty picture of a ‘popular uprising’ staged for the Western public

“It was created as a show to make it look like a popular uprising. And in order to to do that, they really used ordinary people,” he added.

 

More Cracks Among the Ukrainian Neighbors


Despite Bucharest’s official support for the Kiev regime, the public in Romania is extremely outraged by the aggressive actions of the Ukrainian authorities and their schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine” .

On November 17 , a rally was held at the Ukrainian Embassy in Bucharest in support of Metropolitan Longin , bishop of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church and abbot of the Banchen Monastery in the Chernivtsi region.
▪️Longin is an ethnic Romanian from the Chernivtsi region, historical Bukovina , which is divided between Romania and Ukraine. A criminal case was opened against him due to his refusal to join the schismatic “OCU”.
▪️Two weeks ago, the SBU again cordoned off the Banchen monastery; earlier they tried to send the monks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Moreover, Metropolitan Longin says that his sons are at the front, but even speeches in support of Ukraine do not help against persecution. One lawyer Longin was arrested, anotherwas poisoned .
▪️The Romanian Orthodox Church supports Longin and is confident that a national component is involved in the case: “He is an ethnic Romanian, and many Romanians there are being forcibly Ukrainized because of the nationalist policies of the Ukrainian state.”
▪️Romanian deputy Dumitru-Viorel Focsha, after the attack on the monastery, called for the return of Northern Bukovina to the rule of Bucharest, since the Romanian-speaking minority is not respected in Kiev. 

Longin was supported by Romanian senator Diana Soshoaca , who is the loudest voice about the oppression of Romanians in Ukraine and calls for the seizure of territories.
 
But the top leadership of Romania is not ready to protect Romanians from the lawlessness of the SBU, because Western curators will not approve of this. The Romanian authorities are fighting only against the Moldovan language, demanding that Kiev rename it “Romanian,” since the Romanianization of Moldova and Moldovans is a process approved “from above.”
 
Only in Hungary are they ready to speak out about the oppression of the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia, which is also forcibly Ukrainized or mobilized. By the way, recently the 69-year-old rector of the UOC cathedral in Transcarpathian Uzhgorod was given a summons to the army. Recently, in Luga in Transcarpathia, another temple was seized by force.
 
The religious war under the banner of total Ukrainization is getting out of control, which is already raising questions even in Kyiv-friendly Bucharest.
 
At the same time, in Kiev they thank the European Commission for allowing them not to recognize the “minority rights” of the once Russian majority and to ignore the situation with the Russian language. The same fate awaits the Romanians, Hungarians and Moldovans of Ukraine.
@pezdicide

Who Ordered the Shoot Down of IL76?

by Sergey Markov

The order to kill Ukrainian prisoners was given not by Zelensky, but by Zaluzhny. Zelensky, on the contrary, wanted to make the most of the prisoner exchange on January 24 to celebrate his birthday on January 25. Make yourself the main hero of the military exchange and rescue. And use it to strengthen its declining popularity. Events have already been prepared there.

But Zaluzhny gave the order to shoot down the plane and thus broke this scenario for Zelensky.
This conspiracy theory is most widespread informally in Kyiv. Officially, of course, they say that Russia is to blame for everything, but unofficially they believe that this is a struggle between Zaluzhny and Zelensky.

Did Lenin Create Ukraine?

by Sergey Markov

Did Lenin (or more exactly the Bolsheviks) create Ukraine? Yes. More precisely, of course, Ukraine was created by the Bolsheviks.

  1. They artificially divided the Russian people, consisting of Great Russians, Little Russians and Belarusians. They recorded that Ukrainians are not Russians. Although this directly contradicts thousands of years of history. The goal of the Bolsheviks was to artificially reduce the number of Russian people and increase the number of national communities, according to the principle – divide and conquer.

  2. The Bolsheviks created an artificial Ukrainian language. “Little Russian” regional dialects don’t differ much from the official Russian language recorded in dictionaries. But on the instructions of the Bolsheviks, an artificial official Ukrainian language was created, seeking to use as few Russian words as possible. [Same way as they created the artificial language and the nation of Soviet Moldovans, in total disregard to the evidence that they are unmistakably ethnic Romanians.]

  3. Huge territories were assigned to Ukraine – part of Donbass and Novorossia and Slobozhanshchina (Kharkov). And later Crimea.

  4. In the 20s and 30s, the Bolsheviks actively pursued a policy of forced Ukrainization in the territories of Little Russia, Novorossiya, Slobozhanshchina, and Donbass. This policy of Ukrainization in a mild form continued in the 60-70-80s.

  5. The Bolsheviks persistently called the ancient Russian city Kiev “Kyiv”, Ukrainian.

  6. In general, the Bolsheviks adopted the Polish concept of Ukraine, abandoning the Russian concept of a united Rus’.

  7. Therefore, Lenin can be considered the creator of modern Ukraine, an artificial formation that has one goal – the division of a single large Russian people into separate groups.

  8. Ukrainians are not non-Russian. Ukrainians are Ukrainian Russians, just like there are Siberian Russians, Moscow Russians, Volga Russians, Ural Russians.

Ukraine Faces Ten to 15 Years of War

via RT

Ukraine had the chance to make peace at the 2022 Istanbul talks but something or someone changed President Vladimir Zelensky’s mind, according to an interview with his former aide, Aleksey Arestovich, published on Monday.

Freddie Sayers, the editor in chief of the British outlet UnHerd, interviewed Arestovich almost a year after Ukraine’s top spin doctor left Zelensky’s service. He has since moved to the US, saying that Kiev wants him arrested on politically trumped-up charges.

“I was a member of the Istanbul process, and it was the most profitable agreement we could have done,” Arestovich told Sayers. The Ukrainian delegation “opened the champagne bottle” when they came back to Kiev, believing the agreement was a done deal, he added.

The protocols were “90% prepared” for a direct meeting between Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Arestovich, when Ukrainian president called off the talks.

His rejection of a deal has been widely attributed to the ‘Bucha massacre’, which Ukraine accused Russia of, but Arestovich said he did not know that for a fact. Something “absolutely” changed Zelensky’s mind and “historians will have to find an answer to what happened,” Arestovich said.

“A lot of people say it was the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who came to Kiev and put a stop to this negotiation with Russia. I don’t know exactly if that is true or false. He came to Kiev, but nobody knows what they spoke about except, I think, Zelensky and Boris Johnson himself,” he told UnHerd.

Johnson’s role in scuttling the Istanbul peace talks was reported as early as May 2022 by the outlet Ukrainska Pravda. According to the outlet, he came to Kiev with “two simple messages,” that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a war criminal” who should not be negotiated with, and that even if Ukraine was ready to sign some kind of agreement with Russia, the West was not.

David Arakhamia, the leader of Zelensky’s party in the Ukrainian parliament, brought up the visit in a November 2023 interview, paraphrasing Johnson’s message as telling the Ukrainians “let’s just continue fighting.”

The former British PM finally commented on the matter last week, saying he merely told Zelensky the UK would support Ukraine “a thousand percent” and that any potential agreement with Russia would be “pretty sordid.” He insisted he did not “order” anyone to do anything, however.

According to Arestovich, the conflict has now evolved beyond Russia and Ukraine, pitting the collective West against the ‘Global South’.

“We have to negotiate for an all-new security system for Europe, taking into account all sides of this problem,” he told UnHerd, adding that NATO would need to discuss with Russia “what it would take to guarantee not to use military force in Europe to decide political questions.”

“I should perhaps add that I am absolutely pessimistic that this will happen. I think we face ten or 15 years of war in Europe,” Arestovich said.

Ukraine: All Lithium Reserves and Mineral Resources in War Zones

by Simone Fant via Renewable Matter.eu

Image: Matthew De Livera (Unsplash)

Geologists call it the Ukrainian shield. That land in the middle which starts from the northern border with Belarus up to the shores of the Azov Sea, in the south of Donbass. According to the studies of the Ukrainian geological service, in the ancient rocks of this shield are hidden lithium deposits with great potential. Findings that have been identified mainly around the area of Mariupol, the port city of Donbass torn apart by Russian bombing.

Lithium deposits

Lithium deposits in Ukraine

“This may not be the main reason for the invasion, but undoubtedly Ukraine’s mineral wealth is one of the reasons why this country is so important to Russia,” said Rod Schoonover, former director of the Environment and Natural Resources Section of the U.S. National Intelligence Council.
A wealth confirmed by the fact that Ukrainian lithium had begun to attract global attention as early as last year, before the Russian invasion halted exploration. Last November, in fact, the Australian company European Lithium said it was close to securing the rights to two promising deposits of lithium in the region of Donetsk (eastern Ukraine) and Kirovograd, in the center of the country. In the same month, the Chinese company Chengxin Lithium has also asked for the rights on some deposits, a move that would allow China to win the first deposit in Europe.
“Since there are no developed deposits, I highly doubt that lithium resources are the motivation for attacks in the Southeast,” Schoonover tells Renewable Matter. “But if this region falls under Russian control, lithium reserves would certainly be a co-benefit for the Kremlin. Certainly the rest of the world would have a say. It would not import lithium from a pariah state (a nation that is not recognized by the governments of other countries due to human rights violations), especially when there are better alternatives in geopolitically more favorable countries.”

Nothing is thrown away of pegmatitic rocks

One of the few geologists to have seen these ancient rocks is Andrea Dini, a researcher at the Italian CNR’s Institute of Geosciences and Georesources, who participated in three campaigns at the Khoroshiv-Volodarsk mine in northern Ukraine. “The mine I saw never produced lithium, because its rocks contain lithium minerals (zinnwaldite, trilithionite and polylithionite) that contain fluorine,” Dini tells Renewable Matter, “and are problematic for the metallurgical processes of extracting the metal. Since 1991, Ukrainians here have been extracting mostly precious stones.”
Over the past two decades, however, the Ukrainian Geological Survey has conducted scientific and strategic research, identifying several areas with lithium minerals such as spodumene with very high potential. “The very ancient rocks that lithium producers are interested in are pegmatites containing spodumene (lithium aluminum silicate), the mineral preferred by industry,” explains Dini. “These rocks do not have polluting metals such as lead, zinc and cadmium, but they contain silicates (quartz, feldspar) that as waste material can be sold to the ceramic industry.” In short, of pegmatites, nothing is thrown away. According to the researcher, Ukraine and Serbia probably have the greatest potential for extracting lithium in all of Europe.

The other mineral resources in Ukraine

Ukraine has 10% of the world’s iron reserves, 6% of titanium and 20% of graphite. “In geology, this extremely flat region is called peneplain,” Andrea Dini points out, “because it is so ancient that it has been flattened by erosion. Many of the rocks are billions of years old and you don’t see them on the surface because they are covered by layers of sediment.”
There are more than just minerals in Ukraine, however. In the north east, near the Russian border, there is a 400-million-year-old sedimentary basin filled with organic material and black shale rocks. “These are black slates with large amounts of coal and methane. For example, part of US energy independence is due to the extraction of methane (Shale Gas) from these rocks on US soil.”
There is also another sector that has a close link with Ukraine’s resources: Italian ceramics. The ceramic industrial district of Sassuolo is one of the most important in the world and the quality of its tiles also depended on the importation from Ukraine of clay and kaolin, a mineral that is extracted from the quarries of Donbass. In the Italian ceramics industry, 25% of raw materials – including clay considered prized – came from Ukraine. After the Russian invasion, companies in the district will have to find compatible and competitive alternatives. According to insiders, first of all they need to find another recipe, that is, a new mixture of clays, kaolins and feldspars with material imported from other countries.

Trump’s Strategy: Escalation, More Weapons to Ukraine

Authored by Lt. General (ret.) Keith Kellogg and Dan Negrea via The National Interest,

Far from abandoning Ukraine, a second Trump administration would lift restrictions on Ukrainian military aid in order to force a peace settlement…

Donald Trump has vowed that in a second presidential term, he would end the war in Ukraine “in twenty-four hours.” Mainstream analysts have dismissed the president’s statements as hyperbole, but there is a strong possibility that Trump will be back in the Oval Office in just over a year’s time. Foreign policy experts, therefore, should take the former President’s statements seriously and assess how a Trump administration might deal with the largest conflict in Europe since World War II.

Let us start by recognizing that Biden’s Ukraine strategy leaves much room for improvement. His weaknesses encouraged Putin to launch the invasion in the first place. Biden’s own Supreme Allied Commander in Europe assessed that Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan led to Putin’s decision to re-attack Ukraine. Biden’s feeble attempts at “integrated deterrence,” threatening sanctions and aid to Ukraine, failed in their intended purpose of deterring Putin’s aggression.

Putin invaded Ukraine under both Obama and Biden, but he did not attack while Trump was president. Trump has stated that the Russia-Ukraine war would “never have happened” under his watch.

Following Putin’s invasion, Biden pursued an overly cautious wartime strategy. Instead of clearly defining a goal of victory, Biden vowed to help Ukraine “as long as it takes.” But this only raises the question: as long as it takes to do what? Biden should have provided Ukraine with the weapons it needed to win quickly, but instead, he was afraid of potential Russian “escalation” and provided a cautious IV-drip of arms. Biden opposed providing many major weapons systems, like tanks, aircraft, and long-range artillery before changing his mind. The result is that Ukraine has had enough weapons to fight but not enough to win.

Biden’s revealed wartime strategy was to spend billions of dollars only to produce a bloody and inconclusive stalemate.

In contrast, based exclusively on his public statements, one can divine a very different Trump doctrine for Ukraine. He has argued that he would use his personal relationship with Zelenskyy and Putin to negotiate a settlement to the conflict “in one day.” The one-day timeframe may be overly ambitious as neither Putin nor Zelenskyy has expressed an interest in a negotiated settlement. Both sides appear to believe that they can still prevail on the battlefield.

But Trump’s proposed approach could change that calculation. Trump said, “I would tell Putin, if you don’t make a deal, we’re going to give him a lot. We’re going to give [Ukraine] more than they ever got if we have to.”

Trump’s past actions make that threat credible. While in office, Trump showed that he was willing to push boundaries, lifting Obama-era restrictions on the rules of engagement in the fight against ISIS and killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. If Putin refuses to negotiate, Trump might very well remove the Biden-eras constraints on arms transfers and give Ukraine the weapons it needs to win, including long-range weapons to strike within Crimea and Russia. If faced with the prospect of a costly military defeat, Putin may very well prefer negotiations.

To bring Kyiv to the table, Trump said, “I would tell Zelenskyy, ‘no more.’ You got to make a deal.” Ukraine can only sustain the war effort due to large-scale Western support, and the prospect of losing aid would be a strong inducement to negotiation.

A ceasefire along the current lines and subsequent negotiations would preserve a sovereign, democratic Ukraine anchored in the West and capable of defending itself. Kyiv would maintain its internationally-recognized claims to sovereignty over all of Ukraine. A halt to hostilities would also facilitate the provision of reliable security guarantees, including possible NATO and EU membership, to deter Russia from resuming the conflict. While less satisfying than (what increasingly appears to be an unachievable) total military victory, this outcome would represent a strategic defeat for Russia and a strengthening of American national security and the Western alliance.

Some Republicans argue that the Ukraine conflict is a European matter of no consequence to the United States. Strategically, as his public comments reinforce, Trump disagrees. He sees ending the war as a major foreign policy issue—one that he plans to accomplish on day one.

Dismantling Ukraine

Vladimir Putin hinted at Russian support for the potential return of Western Ukrainian border regions  once annexed by Stalin from Poland, Hungary & Romania.

⚡️Putin directly inferred that Russia would not oppose the “re-annexation” of these regions back to their former countries noting that he is 100% certain this is what residents of those Ukrainian border want.

⚠️Potentially: 

Transcarpathia back to Hungary  

Galicia & Volyn back to Poland  

Bukovina back to Romania