Despite everything US/Western regimes through at Russia as part of their longstanding rage to weaken, undermine and isolate the country, the Kremlin is standing tall economically, politically and militarily in Ukraine and Donbass — despite minor setbacks to be reversed ahead.
With US dirty hands all over rendering Nord Stream I and II gas pipelines to Germany inoperable at least for months, Russia has willing non-Western buyers of its energy — notably China and India.
According to Russia’s envoy to India weeks earlier, Denis Alipov, exports of its energy to the country “surged in recent months,” adding:
“There is every reason to believe that (the trend) will continue to be positive, since it is in the interests of our countries.”
According to Bloomberg News, Beijing greatly increased its reliance on Russia crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas and coal.
In August alone, Chinese imports of Russian energy were 68% higher year-over-year, Bloomberg noting:
“Russia is likely to ship more crude and products to destinations including China in the coming months as Europe tightens sanctions.”
Last month, Russia’s Finance Ministry projected an increase of $6.67 billion in revenue from energy exports in September.
In August, energy analysts estimated a 38% year-over-year increase in Russian revenue to over $337 billion from exports of oil, gas, coal, petrochemicals and related products.
Following democracy in action referendums last month in Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye — followed by Vladimir Putin’s stirring address and Kremlin signing ceremony last Friday — Russia’s Constitutional Court approved ratification treaties for the above regions.
On Monday, Russia’s lower House State Duma will convene a plenary session to approve four draft constitutional law for accession of the above regions to the Motherland.
According to First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma’s Construction and Legislation Committee, Daniil Bessarabov, the body’s lawmakers intend to adopt all four draft constitutional laws in three readings at the same time.
On Tuesday, Russia’s upper house Federation Council will follow suit, its Speaker, Valentina Matviyenko, saying the following:
“We will respect the decision by residents of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions.”
“We do not leave our own behind.”
Over 130 observers from dozens of nations affirmed that referendums in the above regions were scrupulously open, free and fair with no irregularities.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry stressed the following:
“(R)eferendums were held in strict compliance with the rules and principles of international law.”
“The people of Donbass and southern Ukraine exercised their legal right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Charter, the 1966 International Covenants on human rights, the 1975 CSCE Helsinki Final Act, and the July 22, 2010 (Advisory) Opinion of the UN International Court of Justice on Kosovo…confirm(ing) that a unilateral declaration of independence by part of a state does not violate any rule of international law.”
“Despite provocations of the Kiev regime, which gave criminal orders to launch massive artillery strikes on crowded places and civilian structures, the people were not scared to come to polling stations and express their will.”
In response to unanimity about democracy in action as it should be by foreign observers, the Ministry added:
“We say thank you to foreign experts, bloggers, journalists, and representatives of public organizations for their courage, honesty and objectivity.”
“A critical period of cooperation to fulfill the wishes of the people of the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson Regions to be together with Russia will take place in the near future.”
Liberation of the above regions from the scourge of Nazified Kiev control didn’t go down well in the US-dominated West — their ruling regimes smarting from defeat by Russia.
In response, EU and UK vassal states to US hegemony are imposing illegal sanctions on foreign observers.
According to spokesman, Peter Stano, for the EU’s so-called foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell:
“There will be consequences for all people who” dared support democracy in action — a notion virtually banned throughout the US-controlled West.
Britain’s Truss regime made a similar announcement.
According to grayzone.com last Thursday:
European parliament member, Nathalie Loiseau, delivered a letter to Borrell, “demanding (that EU regimes sanction) all international observers of” Sept. 23 – 27 referendum voting.
Loiseau mentioned redoubtable British journalist, Vanessa Beeley, by name.
In response to her involvement in observing referendum voting, Loiseau turned reality on its head as follows, saying:
She spread “fake news about Syria (sic) and act(s) as a mouthpiece for Vladimir Putin and Bashar el (sic) Assad (sic)…”
The Gray Zone quoted Beeley’s straight-talk response, saying:
“Imposing sanctions on global citizens for bearing witness to a legal process that reflects the self-determination of the people of Donbass is fascism.”
“Should the EU proceed with this campaign, I believe there will be serious consequences because the essence of freedom of speech and thought is under attack.”
Russia’s liberating SMO, accession of four regions to the Motherland this week and related events threaten the drive for hegemony by the empire of lies and forever wars, as well as its Western vassals.
Responses by their ruling regimes and press agent MSM reflect desperation.
Multilateralism is triumphing over their unipolar moment.
And there’s not a damn thing they can do to reverse things.
Everything they tried, with more of the same surely coming, failed.
Short of mutually assured destruction by global war with nukes, all US-dominated Western regimes’ horses and men can’t put dissolving humpty dumpty hegemony back together again.
Responses of US-controlled Western vassal states to unfolding events are signs of desperation indeed.