But, Just How Real Is It?
As a US diplomat was poised to return from Poland to the American Embassy in Kiev, she made a blatant public comment saying “Putin you lost.”
While the diplomat may believe what she said, Putin’s forces are slowly but surely advancing in the South and working their way to Odessa and points West. It appears that they are consolidating their gains, and while Ukraine’s resistance may ultimately force Russia to a cease fire, the cost of that cease fire will be a cession of as much land as Russia can occupy up until the guns fall silent; and after that, it would take a full scale international war to restore Ukraine’s borders to their pre 2014 status.
Whether or not Putin goes past Odessa remains to be seen
Possibly indicative of Putin’s larger goals are two recent bombings, one being in the East, a blown bridge between the cities of Lyman and Sloviansk. The significance of this demolition is that it hinders future access to Ukraine’s Eastern territory that Russia has already taken. While Russia borders on the Eastern territories and can move supplies across the border, Ukraine would be hindered in advancing into the East without the use of continuous roads.
In the South, a Russian missile strike destroyed the bridge over Dnistrovsky Lyman in Odessa region. If Putin continues a push into and then past Odessa, he will wind up below Transnistira and the section of Ukraine that is below Moldova. The bridge that was just bombed will effectively sever this region from Ukraine.
Whether or not Putin goes past Odessa remains to be seen; but if he decides to do that, he is preparing the way. While it initially appeared that Putin might draw his territorial line on the Dnieper river From Belarus to Crimea, the supply of Western weapons may have altered his plans, preferring rather to further his gains along Ukraine’s southern border and cutting off Ukraine’s access to the Black sea.
It would appear that the Ukrainians are not as strategically dense as they are made out to appear because of their failure to take advantage of some very attractive targets. Rather, it seems that they are just very limited in their capabilities, something which Russia obviously knows.
Recently Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Oleksiy Danilov said Ukraine does not rule out a Ukrainian strike targeting the Kerch Strait bridge connecting the occupied Crimean peninsula with mainland Russia.
Why hasn’t the West aided Ukraine in stopping Russia’s supply of weapons and other material across the Kerch straight?
“Had we had the ability to do it, we would’ve already done it. If there is an opportunity to this end, we will definitely do it,” Danilov said.”
So, the question that begs asking is, “Why hasn’t the West aided Ukraine in stopping Russia’s supply of weapons and other material across the Kerch straight? In some way, the West could have helped Ukraine with blowing the bridge. Ukraine has thus far only limitedly bombed Russian supply depots on the Russian side of the border near the Donbass.
The Crimea Bridge, as it is also called, is the most direct and best road and railway supply corridor to Crimea and points west.
While Russia prepares to insert 200,000 – 400,000 plus troops into what it now calls “a war,” Ukraine’s cities are being bombed from the North, the East and the South. That would be like Texas being bombed by missiles from Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mexico, while a good chunk of its territory west of Louisiana and inland from the Gulf Coast was occupied.
Larger convoluted Globalist plan to impose heavy financial costs on both Russia and the US at the expense of Ukrainian lives
It is difficult to trust the West’s motives, which has still not fully implemented sanctions, rolling them out as energetically as a snake’s movements on a cold Winter day.
The West’s lack of truly forceful support is very clearly leading to a much larger conflict if the war continues along its present course; the war might even have been stopped at the beginning with demonstrated deterrence prior to the invasion. Earlier support might also have allowed for a situation in which Ukraine could have ultimately regained all its territory in the Donbass.
This has all been obvious from the beginning. It would appear to be more than just reticence to get involved in a fight that is stopping the West from allowing Ukraine to act aggressively, but part of a larger convoluted Globalist plan to impose heavy financial costs on both Russia and the US at the expense of Ukrainian lives.
While we can speculate on what we believe is happening on the ground, it is very difficult to read too much from those observations, however broad they are, not really having access to the inner sanctums of the Globalists.
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