Festering sore Ukraine in Europe’s heartland masquerades as a nation-state.
It’s a hegemon USA platform for perpetual war by its regimes on invented enemy Russia, threatening possible global war by pushing things too far.
Since its SMO began on Feb. 24, Russia has been systematically smashing the made-in-the-USA Ukrainian monster — created by coup d’etat.
Its Nazified thugs, conscripts and foreign mercenaries are being eliminated as part of Russia’s liberating demilitarization and deNazification campaign.
On Thursday, Russia’s Defense Ministry provided the latest update on how its SMO is going.
In the last 24 hours alone, “(h)undreds of foreign mercenaries in Ukraine were eliminated by Russian long-range precision weapons soon after their arrival at the places of training and cohesion of tactical units,” adding:
Captured mercenaries said during interrogations that they’re being sacrificed as cannon fodder — for Kiev’s Nazified regime and its higher power in Washington.
Largely suppressing reality on the ground, puppet Zelensky and others around him have been “hush(ing) up” the severity of large-scale Ukrainian casualties.
Inflows of foreign mercenaries to Ukraine’s front lines meat grinder slowed significantly over the past month.
Russia believes that numbers currently in Ukraine are half their peak total.
Captured ones are not considered POWs, Russia’s Defense Ministry saying:
“The Kiev regime’s urgent attempts to guarantee legal protection to mercenaries, including them in the list of military units of the armed forces of Ukraine or the National Guard, or issuing them new passports of Ukrainian citizens, will not save any of them.”
They’re war criminals and will be dealt with appropriately.
“In the past 24 hours, the Russian air defense systems shot down a (Ukrainian) Su-25 warplane and an Mi-8 helicopter.”
Whatever Kiev’s military sends airborne is easy pickings for Russian air defense systems or aircraft to destroy.
Separately according to Russia’s ruling United Russia party’s General Council Council Secretary, Andrey Turchak:
Donetsk, Lugansk and Ukraine’s predominantly Russian-speaking Kherson may join Russia, saying:
“The decision should be made by (their) residents, and I am confident they will do so.”
“And I have absolutely no doubt that (they’ll choose to) become part of the Russian Federation.”
A Kremlin statement said much the same thing.
That referendums in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zapporzhye will likely show overwhelming support for joining Russia.
It’s for their people to decide, not Moscow.
Ukraine will likely look much different in the aftermath of Russia’s SMO.
On Thursday, Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said the following:
“Special emphasis is placed on the development of measures aimed at stalling Western attempts to provoke a full-scale economic crisis in Russia with a potential to exacerbate the social situation in the country.”
“As part of that, the challenges of improving the quality of life of Russian citizens, ensuring macroeconomic stability and balanced territorial development of the country are being addressed.”
Separately according to Bloomberg News:
Biden regime officials are at odds over more sanctions on Russia.
Interventionist Blinken and White House Russophobes want tougher ones imposed.
Treasury Secretary Yellen and others are concerned that piling on additional sanctions will more greatly harm global economies, cause inflation to soar higher, keep supply chains disrupted, and elevate the risk of a severe, protracted recession.
According to international history Professor Nicholas Mulder, who focuses on the political and economic fallout of policymaking:
“We’re now just coming up to the limit of how severely you can impose sanctions against a major economy without it having such bad spillover effects that you are creating a ton of bushfires elsewhere.”
Sanctions war on Russia already caused significant economic and financial harm to US/Western economies — while largely shooting blanks at the self-sufficient Russian Federation.
The more sanctions imposed, the greater the harm to Western and other economies.
Biden regime under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, Jose Fernandez, said review is ongoing about imposing new sanctions on Russia.
Defying reality, former State Department official, Edward Fishman, falsely claimed that there’s “no good argument against maximizing sanctions on Russia (sic).”
“And the sooner you do it, the better (sic).”
Perhaps Fishman favors $200 a barrel oil, similarly high-priced natural gas and other commodities, a significant protracted downturn of Western economies, soaring unemployment, greater poverty and food insecurity, along with higher inflation than already — and global war for pushing things too far.