According to NYT fake news on Thursday, battered and beaten Ukrainian troops on their back foot in retreat are “outmaneuvering Russian forces in the south, steadily reclaiming towns and villages and bringing its forces to within 12 miles of Russian-controlled) Kherson (sic).”
The above rubbish ignores that never once during Russia’s SMO did Ukrainian troops ever counterattack successfully.
Nor are they doing it now. The phony Times claim otherwise comes from a Ukrainian source with no credibility.
And this Times rubbish:
Russian forces have been stopped from “advanc(ing) in the south since the first weeks of” their SMO (sic).
And this perversion of reality:
“Ukrainians scored a number of tactical victories (sic) that would enable its forces to launch a broader counteroffensive when the time was right (sic).”
On Thursday, US vassals Macron, Scholz and Draghi showed up in Kiev to give puppet Zelensky another photo-op away from his Polish hideout.
Mocking the empty symbolism of their visit, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev called them “European connoisseurs of frogs, liverwurst and pasta.”
Ignoring soaring inflation and growing economic weakness in their countries by achieving nothing in Ukraine, their visit amounted to fiddling while things burned back home.
At this time, heavy weapons their regimes promised to Ukraine haven’t arrived.
Nor will they make a difference if ever delivered.
Scholz regime’s war minister Lambrecht said three promised German multiple-rocket launchers will be delivered to Ukraine in August.
After months of reinventing reality on the ground in Ukraine, UK war minister Wallace went off-message by admitting that Ukraine’s military is “exhausted (and) outgunned.”
And this from Reuters, saying two US citizens went missing in Ukraine after showing up as mercenaries to fight Russians.
If captured, they’ll likely be tried, convicted as war criminals, and perhaps face the same fate as two sentenced to death UK mercenaries.
Saying the Biden regime “will do everything we can” to get them back, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby’s claim won’t likely impress Russian officials if both mercenaries were captured after arriving in Ukraine to kill their soldiers.
And this London Guardian Russophobic propaganda report:
Ignoring over 8 years of US-orchestrated and directed Kiev aggression on Donbass, other atrocities by its Nazi-infested regime, and threat to Russian security — what prompted its defensive SMO — the Guardian reported the following:
“Western and Ukraine(’s) (regimes want) Russia to pay reparations for damage caused by its” SMO.
According to the UN Charter and other international law, the right of self-defense is inviolable for all attacked or otherwise threatened nations.
Reparations should be paid by the empire of lies, its NATO vassals and Ukraine to the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk — as well as to Russia.
Its SMO was launched at a time when over 100,000 US-controlled Ukrainian forces were mobilized in preparation to invade Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the Russian Republic of Crimea.
Years of Russian diplomacy to end Kiev’s aggression on Donbass failed because the US sabotaged its good faith efforts.
The US-dominated West and Ukraine are legally obligated to pay reparations, not the Russian Federation.
The empire of lies is legally bound to return hundreds of billions of stolen Russian assets.
The same goes for what it stole from Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela and other nations.
And this from CNBC on Thursday:
“Western unity (on all things Russia and Ukraine is) starting to crack.”
With no doubt about Russia’s SMO triumph when hard times are getting harder in the West, a poll in Europe showed the following:
“(A) majority of people want an end to (what’s going on) as soon as possible, even if it means territorial losses for Ukraine,” CNBC reported.
They want their ruling regimes to pay more attention to vital homeland needs gone begging.
On Wednesday, French President Macron called for Kiev to negotiate conflict resolution with Russia.
Germany’s Scholz and Italy’s Draghi expressed similar views.
Russia has been willing to negotiate an end to conflict all along.
At the same time, Vladimir Putin intends to achieve the goals of protecting Russian security and liberating Donbass entirely from Nazified occupation by demilitarizing and deNazifying Ukraine.
The US doesn’t give a hoot about Ukraine or its people — nor the vast majority of Americans.
Both wings of its war party prioritize service to wealth, power and privileged interests alone at home and in key subservient vassal states.
They’re also hell bent on pursuing unchallenged global dominance by whatever it takes to achieve their diabolical aims.
They refuse to admit that multi-world polarity ended hegemon USA’s unipolar moment.
Things aren’t returning to how they were for decades post-WW II.
Those days are gone.