In response to growing US/NATO threats to its security — what’s far too serious to ignore — Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said the following on Friday:
Hegemon USA-dominated NATO “heightened military threats near the Russian border.”
“Over the past eight years, the intensity of US strategic bomber flights in Europe increased some 15 times.”
“Visits of American ships armed with guided missiles to the Baltic Sea have become a systematic occurrence.”
“This year alone, they visited suspected cruise missile launch zones off the coast of Kaliningrad Region six times already.”
“Since 2016, 24 such events have been detected.”
US/NATO regimes “have been (menacingly) ramping up operational and combat training along our borders.”
“Up to 40,000 troops from 30 NATO member-countries are currently involved in the (so-called) Defender Europe exercise.”
It’s all about offense, preemptive aggression, what’s unrelated to defense at a time when US/Western enemies are invented.
No real ones existed since WW II ended.
In response to hostile US/NATO actions, Shoigu said that Russia will form 12 new military units in the country’s Western Military District to defend the nation as needed.
Separately on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, explained the following:
“(A)nti-Russia accusations are part of a well-orchestrated campaign of the collective West.”
“Its goal is to blame Russia for all global problems.”
“We are well aware that (hegemon USA) and its (vassals) in Europe are manipulatively trying to disorient the international community and persuade other countries to support the Western anti-Russia line.”
Along with the heightened risk of direct East/West confrontation, US/Western sanctions war — the most intense in world history against any nation — bears full responsibility for “macroeconomic instability.”
“The whole world was affected by a record number of restrictions placed on Russia’s foreign trade.”
“Naturally, economically vulnerable nations were the hardest hit.”
Instead of prioritizing measures to alleviate crisis conditions, hegemon USA and its Western vassal regimes keep making a bad situation worse.
Phony Western claims about Russia using “hunger as a weapon of war” turned truth and full disclosure on its head.
Zakharova slammed the Big Lie.
Russia is not blocking grain exports from Ukraine or any other countries.
Its ruling authorities opened humanitarian corridors to ports with facilitating grain exports in mind.
“Russia continues supplying food products in line with its commercial commitments and as humanitarian aid to the population of needy countries via bilateral and multilateral channels,” Zakharova stressed.
Virtually all US/Western claims about Russia are bald-faced Big Lies.
Separately, Zakharova addressed US/Western fake news claims about Russian use of — or preparation to use — chemical weapons in Ukraine, saying:
“Once again, we must remind everyone that the Russian Federation fulfilled its obligations to destroy chemical weapons in full, ahead of schedule and under strict international control in September 2017.”
At the time, total elimination of its CW stockpile “was officially confirmed by the OPCW Technical Secretariat’s director-general.”
“The Russian Federation’s commitment to CWC goals and principles remained unchanged over the 25 years of the existence of this most important international treaty.”
It’s in stark contrast to US/Western/Israeli stockpiles of chemical, biological, radiological and other banned weapons — using them against invented enemies.
And this straight talk by Russia’s UN envoy Vassily Nebenzia on Thursday, saying:
“Present-day political culture of (US-dominated Western regimes) is best characterized by (unjustifiably) blam(ing) Russia for everything.”
“After we started a special military operation in Ukraine, allegations against Moscow made a (misinformation and disinformation) “quantum leap.”
US/Western sanctions and proxy hot war on Russia bear full responsibility for the dismal state of things — including European instability, growing economic weakness and soaring inflation.
What began long before Russia’s SMO in Ukraine continues to worsen because of wrongheaded US/Western policies.
Nebenzia stressed that Moscow “can do nothing (about how US/Western regimes) shoot yourselves in the leg, or rather both legs.”
“This (harebrained) policy (adversely affects their) domestic markets.”
Their “proxy war (on) Russia… hold(s) the whole world hostage” to their diabolical aims.
Commenting on Big Lies by interventionist Blinken, Nebenzia debunked his phony claim about Russian forces “starving (Mariupol) residents,” stressing:
Indisputable evidence showed that US/Western supported Azov Nazis deprived its residents of food, calling their diabolical action “an old fascist tradition,” adding:
Russian forces “risked their lives delivering humanitarian aid.”
“But our opponents remain deaf (and blind) to” this reality.
Moscow is on the right side of history — in stark contrast to hegemon USA-dominated NATO’s forever war on humanity at home and worldwide.