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'Grinning' Putin Comments on Ukraine's Counteroffensive
The U.S. is not conducting a 'proxy war' with Russia, it is conducting war with Russia, Gerald Celente say
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The Trends Journal has been opposed of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since the first Russian tank rolled into the country, but we have long noted that Kyiv’s military is no match for the superior Russian military and should ignore U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and negotiate for a peaceful resolution.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not allow his forces to lose to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky on the battlefield, no matter how many HIMARS former Raytheon board member and current secretary of defense, Lloyd Austin, gift wraps for them.
The Western media has been one-sided in its reporting in favor of Ukraine and recent reports - in unison - marveled at the “lightening quick” counteroffensive that reclaimed large swaths of land from the Russian invaders.
Putin is reportedly feeling the pressure at home and, while at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand, Kazakhstan, said he was in no hurry vis-a-vis Ukraine.
"The Kiev authorities announced that they have launched and are conducting an active counter-offensive operation. Well, let's see how it develops, how it ends up," Putin said, Reuters reported. The report noted that Putin made the comment with a grin.
Putin talked about how Russian forces struck key infrastructure in the country in response to the new fighting and said if the situation “continues to develop like this, then the response will be more serious.”
He said the ultimate goal remains unchanged: "The main goal is the liberation of the entire territory of Donbas"
TRENDPOST: The White House has refused to acknowledge its own failed diplomacy that Ukrainians are now paying for. Russia told the U.S. and NATO clearly that it wants NATO to stop expanding and does not want Ukraine to join.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said no deal on both fronts. Moscow called those two issues its red line and decided to act. Putin has nothing to lose and will never let Ukraine or its comedian president embarrass him on the world’s stage.
French President Emmanuel Macron raised ire from the Presstitutes when he warned against embarrassing Putin in Ukraine earlier in the conflict.
“We must not humiliate Russia so that the day when the fighting stops we can build an exit ramp through diplomatic means. I am convinced that it is France's role to be a mediating power.”
It was Sun Tzu who wrote, “Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.”