Putin: West 'Lied About Peace' While Planning for War
Russian president addressed the country on New Year's Day.
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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the public during his annual New Year’s speech and warned them of a prolonged conflict in Ukraine and blamed the West for tricking the Kremlin that it was seeking peace in the region, while helping Kyiv prepare for war.
“The West lied about peace while preparing for aggression. They are cynically using Ukraine and its people to weaken and divide Russia,” Putin said.
Putin’s comment came weeks after former German Chancellor Angela Merkel slipped and said the Minsk agreements were an effective ruse to give Ukraine time to “get stronger” for its next conflict with Russia.
She said Ukraine used the ceasefire after the two peace deals as a time to get stronger, “as you can see today.”
“The Ukraine of 2014/15 is not the Ukraine of today. As you saw in the battle for Debaltseve in early 2015, [Russian President Vladimir] Putin could easily have overrun them at the time. And I very much doubt that the NATO countries could have done as much then as they do now to help Ukraine,” she said.
The ruse was well-known among the political elite in the region, even before Merkel’s comments. In 2015, Pyotr Poroshenko, the U.S.-backed stooge who became president of Ukraine after the 2014 US-backed coup, told an audience that the Minsk deal was a ruse to buy time for a military build-up.
Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said Merkel’s comments “horrifyingly” reveal that the West uses “forgery as a method of action,” RT reported. She accused the West of employing “machinations, manipulation, and all kinds of distortions of truth, law, and rights imaginable.”
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that about 90 Russian troops were killed when a Ukrainian missile detonated at a building in the city of Makeyevka in Donetsk People’s Republic just after midnight on 1 January, RT.com, the Russian news outlet, reported.
Lt. Gen. Sergey Sevryukov told reporters it is “already obvious that the main reason for what happened was the turning on and mass use mobile phones by personnel – contrary to the ban – within the range of enemy weapons.”
The RT report said the missiles in the attack were launched by a U.S.-supplied HIMARS rocket system, which was destroyed in a retaliatory strike.
TRENDPOST: Two days before Russia launched its military campaign against Ukraine, as the 22 February Trends Journal cover illustrated, WWIII had begun.
And as we have forecast, it will not be “official” until there is a flash from a nuclear bomb and/or a major false flag event that the general public will swallow: “Remember the Maine”? Remember the sinking of the Lusitania? Remember the Gulf of Tonkin incident? Remember Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? Remember “We’re gonna get Osama bin Laden dead or alive”? Remember the pure lies and the demonic political idiocy that the public swallowed that cost trillions, killed millions and destroyed nations?
NO! That is “ancient” history long forgotten… or never known by the masses. The general public swallows political and mainstream media propaganda and will let the government steal their money and take their lives to fight for “Free Dumb” and “Duh Mocracy” in a country around the world. (Subscribe to The Trends Journal for more)