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West’s Ukraine fantasy will spell doom for the Ukrainian nation

There is a price to be paid for the fanciful delusions of the West, and those in Ukraine who believe them, and that price may be the very existence of a Ukrainian state.

  https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/06/17/684090/West-Ukraine-War-Fantasy-Death-Ukrainian-Nation

18 June 2022  By Scott Ritter

In the words of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Europe is undergoing one of the greatest struggles in the name of freedom since the American Revolution.

“The Ukrainians are fighting for their country; they’re fighting for their future; they’re fighting for their freedom,” Blinken said recently.

“I am convinced and confident that, at the end of the day, Ukraine’s independence, Ukraine’s sovereignty will prevail and will be there long after Vladimir Putin has left the scene.”

What was left unsaid was the reality that Russian President Vladimir Putin has survived four US presidential administrations and is well on his way to outlasting a fifth — the Biden administration that Blinken serves.

Blinken’s comments come on the heels of continued calls from Ukraine’s embattled President, Volodymyr Zelensky, for additional deliveries of heavy weapons needed for his country’s ongoing fight against invading Russian forces.

While acknowledging that Ukrainian forces were suffering “painful losses” on the front lines, Zelensky believes that Ukrainian forces would be able to hold on to the contested Donbas region, and eventually launch a counterattack that would throw Russian troops from the totality of sovereign Ukrainian territory—including both Crimea and the Donbas.

While many military analysts have come to assess that the war in Ukraine has tilted in Russia’s favor, US defense officials believe that the opposite is in fact true — Ukraine is emerging from the current struggle with “an advantage” brought on by the provision of billions of dollars of military assistance by the US and the West to the Ukrainian armed forces.

The US stance has apparently emboldened Ukraine’s European allies, with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis all travelling to Kiev to pledge their ongoing support for Ukraine, both in terms of continuing to provide advanced weaponry to fend off the Russians, but also to support Ukraine’s efforts to join the European Union.

Not to be outdone, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his own solo jaunt to Kiev on Friday, armed with a plan for Great Britain to provide training for 10,000 Ukrainian soldiers every 120 days.

The problem facing the European leaders is the harsh reality of military math. The driving force behind Ukraine’s desperate need for heavy weapons is the fact that in the 100-plus days Ukraine has been fighting Russia, the Russian military has destroyed the vast majority of Ukraine’s pre-conflict arsenal. 

This fact is played out with violence daily — in a conflict that has taken on the characteristic of a massive artillery duel, the Ukrainians are able to fire some 5-6,000 rounds of artillery per day toward the Russian forces. Russia, on the other hand, replies with 60,000 rounds — per day (by way of comparison, US forces fired a total of 60,000 artillery rounds during the entirety of Operation Desert Storm, in 1991.)

The hard truth is that Russia will destroy whatever weaponry the West provides well before Ukraine would be able to assemble the mythical “offensive capability” of American imagination.

Moreover, with Ukrainian officials themselves admitting casualty rates of 200-plus killed and 500-plus wounded per day, there is no way Johnson’s offer of training could reverse the inevitable tide of Ukraine’s looming strategic military defeat — with Ukraine losing 10,000 troops every two weeks, the British offer to replace them every four months rings hollow.

The President of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, in a statement made during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, indicated that Ukraine’s decision to receive heavy weapons from the West leaves the Russian forces no choice but to continue military operations even after the liberation of the Donbas.

All cities in Ukraine where there is a large Russian population, such as Kharkov and Odessa, will be captured, and the Ukrainian armed forces destroyed.

Pushilin believed that when the so-called special military operation was over, which he believed would be before the year ended, that Ukraine would no longer exist as a nation.

It is hard to imagine that Pushilin would make such a statement on Russian soil, at a conference organized by the Russian Presidency, without first clearing it with his Russian hosts.

There is a price to be paid for the fanciful delusions of the West, and those in Ukraine who believe them, and that price may be the very existence of a Ukrainian state.

June 21, 2022 - Posted by | secrets,lies and civil liberties, Ukraine, weapons and war

3 Comments »

  1. Hidden problems of rocket launch sites

    Comment by CG | June 21, 2022 | Reply

    • Pete Sawyer I was reluctant to post your comment, because I hate it when comments start – ”This comment will probably be censored or unpublished because, it is too true and real.” However, I was won over by some colourful English expression – ” that husk of a dead cockroach, Biden”. ( I don’t agree with this, but it is elegantly expressed!)

      The other thing is that I am aware that the Trumpists are doing everything to try to destroy the Biden administration. and I certainly don’t want to be on the side of the chaotic Trump. But, at the same time, some of the stuff that they are saying is true. So – it’s a fine line between looking for the truth, and being used by the negative and hate-driven Trumpists.

      Comment by Christina Macpherson | June 23, 2022 | Reply

  2. Trumps fascist court is destroying America. Gerrymandering and electing key Secretaries of state, for states who determine who votes are already taken over. Trumps fascist supreme court is insuring the coup goes through.
    It would be hard to design a president destined to tank his party’s support base more than Biden. Even Hillary probably couldn’t have done a more-comprehensive job of it. Deliberately frustrating progressives, vilifying the opposition and majority of working and middle class who are suffering so badly. These elitist fools who have already been threatened with death and yet they are futilely trying to impress conservatives who are now extremist fascists.
    Musk pulled a fascist a coup in Bolivia for lithium. Later people rose up and put the coup plotter in prison.
    If trump had done a coup attempt like jan6 2020, in france, Germany or Australia,he would already be in prison. Him.and his violent fascist offenders openly threatened to hang pence , Biden and pelosi but, these people are not rational.pense or Biden, or.pelosi or any of them. They are so esconsed with money and arrogant with priviledge and power that they are virtually insane.
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    Comment by Pete Sawyer | June 23, 2022 | Reply


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