Early this morning, Russia kicked the SMO into high gear.
Putin’s address, English text with video.
And, he knows:
The goal of that part of the West is to weaken, divide and ultimately destroy our country. They are saying openly now that in 1991 they managed to split up the Soviet Union and now is the time to do the same to Russia, which must be divided into numerous regions that would be at deadly feud with each other.
They devised these plans long ago.
They know exactly who they are at war with.
Many thanks to Andrei, The Saker, for translations, links, and commentary.
The Lugansk Republic, Donetsk Republic, and the oppressed Zaporozhie and Kherson regions of Ukraine will vote by large majorities to join the Russian Federation. Putin knows this. As noted, the LPR and DPR are practically pacified and Nazi-free. Emphasis is shifting to the south (Zap. and Kherson). The extra 300 K reserves will likely serve as peacekeepers, MPs, and border guards for the realigned Russian territories. Note also that, among the innumerable lies the fake news told recently, Shoigu is still working and in-charge.
The babblings of fake SecState and fake American Blinken aside, real democracy and real freedom will unfold in the Donbass. Literally nobody cares what the US thinks, says, or does anymore.
The new phase of the SMO will likely see heavier concentration towards Odessa and probably Kharkiv as well (so much for the great gains of the “counter-offensive”). They too will join Russia. Then, the rest of central Ukraine will be pacified and the western parts likely rearranged. No one outside the MOD knows exactly how. But the gloves are, to a degree, coming off.
There is nothing the USSA, NATO, or anyone else can do to stop or slow this progress. It’s just a matter of how evil and stupid they are and what they’re willing to lose in the process. Note also the mentions of the US/NATO satellites. If US ISR directs fire into the new or existing RUS territory, that will be taken as an act of war. Which will be responded to accordingly. Russia can easily destroy the satellites. And things may heat up considerably. If it comes to full-scale war, Russia will not be nearly as gentle with the WereWest as it has been with and in the Donbass or in Ukraine in general. While still hoping for a smooth or soft-landing, know this could all get very rough, very fast.
This fall and winter will be a wake-up call and/or massacre for Europe. The US will continue to fade and fall. The sovereign nations are rising and the NWO is dying. The future is now.