THE IRON LADY FROM LITHUANIA SHOULD BE THE HEAD OF NATO (02 04 2023)
Political strategic level
Emmanuel Macron has finally come to his senses. Instead of calling Putin, he dialled Zelensky's number and talked to him for a whole hour. The two men discussed defence cooperation between Ukraine and France, as well as the way forward to implement the peace formula. They also talked about the situation on the front line.
Macron's awakening to the fact that he is no longer wasting time on calls to the Kremlin, which were counterproductive, is welcome.
The NATO countries intend to transfer German Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine to form two battalions, as well as Leopard 1 tanks for four battalions. The total number of armoured heavy vehicles will reach 160. The announcement was made by German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius. He recalled that the US, together with the UK, also supplies tanks.
At the same time, the politician pointed out that it was unlikely that the Ukrainians would be sent more such weapons because "the allies' resources are limited", adding that Germany "cannot give everything because there are reserves that cannot be spent". "Unfortunately, NATO countries do not have tanks that just stand around waiting to be sent. Nevertheless, I believe that in the medium term it will be possible to meet Ukraine's needs", Pistorius concluded.
It is a pity that NATO did not and does not have "tanks standing and waiting". The German Defence Minister was very clear that despite the military action in Ukraine since 2014, almost all NATO countries did not consider the Kremlin a threat and were not preparing for war with Russia. In fact, the major NATO countries were not only not preparing for war with Russia, they were not preparing for war in general. Preparations were made for barbecues and dancing while milking the Russian matryoshka - oil from one breast, gas from the other.
O. Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine, believes that Russia will not deploy nuclear weapons on Belarusian territory. Putin can only do this with China's permission, but it is unlikely that China will agree.
The Kremlin is clearly acting as a vassal of Beijing. Moscow was once a protectorate of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania under Vytautas the Great. Had Vytautas the Great foreseen the future, he would have annexed Muscovy to the GDL, and that would have been the end of the crisis.
The Ukrainian Security Service has informed Petro Lebed, former Metropolitan of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Kyiv Pechora Laura, of allegations of justification of Russian hostilities and incitement to inter-religious strife. The maximum penalty for this offence is imprisonment for up to five years. The Pope's home is being searched.
The priest pleads, "They say I cursed the President. I have never done that in my life and I will never do it. Not the children, I have never cursed at all".
The Pechorai Laura of Kyiv is the only place in the world where the sons of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Algirdas - Skirgaila, Vladimir, his wife Julijona, the children and grandchildren of the Gediminas, the grandchildren of the Gediminas family, Konstantin Ostrogiskis, who defeated the Mascolians at Orsha, and many other Lithuanian noblemen who ruled over the city for more than 200 years, are laid.
The British tabloid media is reporting that Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, may succeed Jens Stoltenberg as Secretary General of NATO. Von der Leyen's term of office does not end until next year. British sources say that Britain is likely to veto her nomination on the grounds of her poor performance as head of the German armed forces.
In addition, British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace is in the running to become the first British representative as NATO Secretary General. The current Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, is due to be replaced this year, as his mandate has already been extended due to the war in Ukraine.
We have another candidate whose position on the war in Ukraine is reasoned, rational and in line with the analytical, must-do actions and the regional security concept expressed by the authors of these reviews. If the Iron Lady from Lithuania were to become NATO's leader, there would undoubtedly be peace in Europe.
The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War believes that Ukraine will need to launch not one but several counter-attacks to gain the upper hand. The aim of these operations would be "to persuade Putin to accept a negotiated compromise or to create a sufficiently favourable military situation for Ukraine to allow Kiev and its Western allies to effectively freeze the conflict themselves, regardless of Putin's decisions", according to the Institute's assessment published this week.
US analysts, like us, are of course traitors to Ukraine, representing the Kremlin and pursuing pro-Russian policies. Moreover, they read our reviews and finally, under pressure from us and from Putin, they concocted this report.
We hope that you realise that this is sarcasm and the psychological fatigue that is inevitably reflected in us when the crowd keeps throwing stones of anger at us in order to hear the gospel of victory.
No, darlings. This is not treason against Ukraine. This is a real peace plan to preserve Ukraine and to integrate it into Western structures as soon as possible. We were the first to name this plan openly and, as usual, we were not met with criticism based on arguments but with labelling.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has criticised Ukraine's decision not to allow Ukrainian athletes to take part in competitions to which Belarusian and Russian players have been invited. The IOC allowed the Russians and the Belarusians to participate in the qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics as "neutral" athletes without flags and anthems. Ukrainian officials are expected to make a decision on participation in the Paris Games at a later date.
The IOC lives on the space field, but not on this earth. The sports ufonauts should realise that hundreds of Ukrainian athletes are fighting against the Russian occupiers and dozens have already died. It is low and indecent to fight the representatives of an occupier on the sports field. Shame on the IOC.
The Russian TV propaganda shows are a moderate tripe. The experts on the Solovyov and Skabeyeva brainwashing show bark that the Ukrainian army has amassed a sufficient number of high-precision missiles, which it will use first to hit the Russian command posts, ammunition depots and military armaments on the rear of the front. And only then will the offensive begin.
It is time for the Kremlin's mouthpieces to take care of their pampers.
The so-called Russian troops have not advanced one metre in and around Bakhmut. The pace of the offensive has slowed considerably. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, the pace of the offensive has slowed down due to the heavy snowfall and the lack of manpower resources for the Valkats.
Despite the setback, the horde is likely to seek to increase the pace of the Bakhmut offensive by bringing in more forces.
Ukraine will purchase one hundred Polish Rosomak armoured vehicles, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced. "Rosomaks with improved armour were used in Afghanistan in 2008, where they proved resistant to a wide range of missiles.
The British press reports that the Russian leadership's plans to seize the Donbass during the winter offensive have been frustrated. The seizure of the Donbass is being orchestrated by Russia's Chief of the General Staff, V. Gerasimov, who personally took over command of the "special military operation" in Ukraine on 11 January 2023. However, General Zaluzhnyi, who is in charge of the Ukrainian army, turns out to be more intelligent than his mentor Gerasimov. On several fronts in the Donbass, Russian forces have made only minor gains at the cost of tens of thousands of victims of the occupiers.
The British believe that the only Russian advantage is the number of personnel gained from the autumn 'partial mobilisation'. Gerasimov is threatened with the loss of his post after ten years as Chief of the Russian General Staff.
Last day, the Russian occupiers launched 2 rocket attacks, 30 airstrikes and more than 40 attacks on Ukrainian military positions and civilian infrastructure in various settlements.
Having failed to achieve the desired results on the battlefield, the Russian terrorists continue to wage a barbaric war against civilians. Russia has again used ballistic missiles to hit civilian targets in Druzhkivka and Avdiivka in the Donetsk region. Civilians were killed and injured in the attacks.
The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.
The main battles are taking place in the vicinities of Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka.
Two-legged locusts continue to roost in the temporarily occupied areas of Ukraine. Driskis transport timber felled in the Zaporizhzhya region to Melitopol.
The occupiers continue to force the inhabitants of the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson to obtain Russian passports. Those without Russian passports are forbidden to move. Russian marauders are forging sale and purchase contracts and donation contracts in order to seize real estate from Ukrainian citizens.
The Ukrainian Air Force conducts 12 air strikes on the occupiers' personnel and military equipment sites and shoots down an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle.
Ukrainian rocket and artillery units struck 3 enemy personnel, weapons and military equipment depots, 2 ammunition depots and a salvo rocket launching system.
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In this photo, a member of the Ukrainian Mobile Air Defence Unit demonstrates his skills at Antonov airport, with the remains of the world's largest cargo plane, an Antonov An-225, destroyed in fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces, seen in the background, in Khostomel, on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, April 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Pictured here, Ukrainian soldiers sit in a trench along the front line during fighting with Russian troops near Bakhmut, Sunday, March 26, 2023 (AP Photo/Libkos)
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