Two weeks after begun on February 24, Russia’s campaign continues as planned — with special care taken to protect civilians in harm’s way.
Days earlier, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, General Igor Konashenkov, explained the following:
Russian forces discovered classified Ukrainian documents.
They confirmed preparations for large-scale Kiev aggression on Donbass this month — code-named “Joint Forces Operation” against the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, by Nazified and other Ukrainian troops.
The above information debunks fake news claims by Kiev of no plans for cross-border operations against Donbass — that issues will be resolved in a “political and diplomatic way (sic).”
Begun two weeks ago, Russia’s special military operation foiled Kiev’s planned offensive — orchestrated by Pentagon and CIA elements.
Ukrainian military capabilities have been largely neutralized.
Its forces are greatly disorganized and surrounded in Kiev, Kharkov, Mariupol and other cities.
Its battalions in Donbass are on the back foot as Donetsk and Lugansk freedom fighters continue to liberate more of their territory.
On Wednesday, the Donetsk News Agency reported the following:
“The DPR People’s Militia destroyed 12 Ukrainian fire positions in Mariupol as the Republic’s forces take control over the city step by step” — citing DPR deputy chief of staff Eduard Basurin, adding:
In Mariupol urban combat, “our defenders destroyed 12 Ukrainian fire positions in residential houses, where (Nazified) Azov units were located.”
Civilians held hostage as human shields were rescued.
“Eight marines of the 36th Ukrainian brigade defected to the DPR.”
“DPR forces made a 1-km advance into Mariupol.” Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed.
“Currently, humanitarian corridors are open to evacuate civilians from the city that is encircled by DPR and Russian forces.”
“Nationalistic units try to prevent the evacuation as they intend to (keep) us(ing) unarmed residents as their shield.”
Since the campaign to liberate occupied parts of Donbass began, more than 1,500 Ukrainian forces were killed or wounded.
Scores more surrendered, Basurin reported.
On Thursday, Sergey Lavrov met with his so-called counterpart Dmitry Kuleba in Antalya, Turkey. See below.
On Monday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed hope that talks between them would advance things “toward (restoration of) peace and stability” in Ukraine.
He, Lavrov and Kuleba know that Biden regime hardliners control decision-making on conflict resolution.
As long as they intend war to the last Ukrainian, fighting will go on.
When dominant Nazified battalions are defeated, US-dominated NATO may resort to guerrilla war by use of jihadist and other imported foreign fighters — an issue discussed in a previous article.
Three rounds of talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials achieved nothing positive.
Lavrov won’t likely be more successful by meeting with Kuleba.
Vladimir Putin wisely chose not to meet with or otherwise discuss Russia’s special military operation with US-installed puppet Zelensky.
Moscow is committed to demilitarize and deNazify Ukraine, to halt 8 years of war on Donbass, to protect Russia’s security at the same time.
Separately in response to US/Western sanctions war on Russia, the country’s United Russia ruling party announced the following on Wednesday:
“(M)easures designed to support the Russian economy (include) a mechanism for the nationalization of the property of foreign” enterprises that suspended or otherwise shut down their operations in the country.
Russian upper house Federation Council Senator Andry Turchak introduced the measure, saying:
“The (US-dominated) West unleashed a sanctions war against Russia which include(s) not only governments, but also private companies.”
“Our task is to save jobs and not allow our economy and production potential to be destroyed from within.”
“United Russia is proposing the nationalization of the production capabilities of those companies which have announced that they will be exiting Russia and closing down production during the special military operation in Ukraine.”
“This is an extreme measure, but we will not tolerate being stabbed in the back and will protect our people.”
Other proposals aim to support Russia’s economy at a time of US/Western aims to destroy it.
US/Western firms that announced a suspension of operations in Russia include the following:
Adidas, Airbnb, American Express, Apple, BMW, Airbus, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Dell, Disney, Exxon Mobil, Ford, General Motors, H&M, Ikea, Inditex, John Lewis, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, PayPal, Pepsi, Puma, Spotify, Starbucks, Visa, Mastercard, Volvo, Facebook, Twitter, Google, UPS, DHL, and FedEx, among others.
Separately in response to the Council of Europe’s suspension of Russia’s membership, its Foreign Ministry said the following:
“Moscow will not participate in NATO and EU turning ‘the oldest European organization into another platform for mantras about Western superiority and narcissism,” adding:
“Let them enjoy communicating with each other, without Russia.”
A Final Comment
Following talks with Ukraine’s Kuleba on Thursday, Lavrov said the following:
Their discussion was not a substitute for multiple rounds of talks in Belarus with more to come, adding:
Kuleba defied reality by falsely claiming that Kiev is acting responsibly on all things diplomatic.
The Kiev regime “want(s) to substitute real work on implementing agreements by inventing new formats that are supposed to be covered prominently in the news,” Lavrov stressed, adding:
“I am not surprised that Kuleba made a statement that we didn’t agree to a ceasefire.”
“Nobody was negotiating it here in the first place.”
It’s no surprise that Lavrov accomplished nothing by meeting with his so-called Kiev counterpart.
Like the US-dominated West, the only language Nazified Ukraine understands is toughness.
Russia’s demilitarization campaign is delivering a bellyful.