A setback like the recent one in Kharkov Region could never be allowed to happen in that scenario since it would be considered by the Kremlin as amounting to an overwhelming conventional attack deep within the territory of the Russian Federation itself that thus threatens its territorial integrity and therefore […]
The referendum on September 23-27 in the Donbass and southern Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine on their accession to Russian Federation is, prima facie, an exercise of the right of self-determination by the native population who reject the western-backed regime change in Kiev in 2014 and the ascendancy of […]
The scenario of America provoking Kiev to escalate the conflict to a new, dangerous, and very unpredictable phase can’t be discounted, which is why everyone across the world is on edge. This weekend’s referenda that the liberated parts of Donetsk, Kherson, Lugansk, and Zaporozhye will hold on joining the Russian […]
by Russell “Texas” Bentley, republished from the Greanville Post, and introduced here by Eric Zuesse Introduction Mass-murders routinely occur in many places around the United States, and dominate the headlines each time. The killers aren’t funded by the U.S. Government. But when mass-murders happen in the U.S. vassal-nation of Ukraine […]
The Russian General Staff gave an in-depth briefing on March 30 on the military strategy behind the special operation in Ukraine culminating in the decision to decrease the military activities in the Kiev and northern Chernigov regions. Broadly, the MOD messaging is that the twin objectives have been realised — […]
In the midst of turmoil and controversy, it is useful to review the most important preceding events and analyze how did this happen. Following are some key events and historical facts leading to the current crisis in Ukraine. Fact 1. In February 2014, a coup overthrew the Ukrainian government which […]
Russia’s recognition of the ‘people’s republics’ of Luhansk and Donetsk in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass on Monday is a watershed event. In a manner of speaking, by this decision President Vladimir Putin crossed the Rubicon. But a tumultuous period lies ahead. Moscow followed up by putting the legal […]
Kiev’s continued shelling of those newly independent republics as part of its ongoing genocide against their indigenous Russian people and its occupation of their territory that the Kremlin officially recognizes as falling within their sovereign borders could very likely provoke Moscow to militarily respond in self-defense. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky […]
Observers are in a passionate debate over what’s really driving the latest Donbass destabilization, with the most prominent hypotheses being either domestic Ukrainian politics or the US’ regional geostrategic ambitions, but the argument can also compellingly be made that the concept of so-called “vaccine nationalism” is playing a largely under-discussed […]
The terrible beauty of “frozen conflicts” is that it takes hardly any effort to turn up the heat and re-escalate them into hot violence, but pressing the “pause” button later would need consensus, which is not so easy. The frozen conflict in Ukraine’s Donbass has gone through this cycle repeatedly, […]
If Kiev continues its anti-Russian and pro-NATO/USA/EU’s political-military course, the joint republic of Luhansk and Donetsk regions (or more) will be declared as an independent state with a real possibility to join the Russian Federation as Crimea already did it in 2014.
The timing of Zakharchenko’s assassination also deserves to be looked at because it was meant to coincide with the upcoming opening ceremony of the UN General Assembly later this month, during which Poroshenko could use his global pulpit to try and rally the Western world against Russia and the rebels.