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Russia, Separatists Control 20 Percent of Ukraine, Zelensky Says
Kyiv needs to negotiate for peace and stop listening to President Joe Biden
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Russian forces and separatists now control about 20% of the country as they continue to advance in the country's eastern flank.
Russian forces and Ukrainians have been fighting it out in Donbas, which Kyiv said is the fiercest fight in Europe since WWII. Zelensky said earlier this week that his country is losing as many as 100 soldiers a day in the conflict.
“The most difficult situation is in the east of Ukraine and southern Donetsk and Luhansk,” Zelensky told Newsmax.
“The situation is very difficult. We’re losing 60 to 100 soldiers per day as killed in action and something around 500 people as wounded in action. So we are holding our defensive perimeters,” he said.
Zelensky, and most recently his wife, said Ukraine will continue fighting until it gets every inch of its land back from the “occupiers.”
Zelensky told lawmakers in Luxembourg that Russian forces and these separatists control 125,000 square kilometers of Ukraine, which he said ifs “much greater” than the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg combined.
The Ukrainian president became an icon in the Western media due to the government-corporate media complex, shot down Henry Kissinger’s idea that Kyiv should cede land to Russia in order to achieve peace in the country.
Putin called the invasion a preemptive strike to demilitarize, de-Nazify Ukraine.
He said Russian intelligence revealed that preparations were underway for another "punitive operation in the Donbas, an invasion of our historical lands, including Crimea," and that the U.S., NATO and Zelensky ignored Moscow’s concerns and refused to discuss them.
“NATO countries didn’t want to hear us, which means that, in fact, they harbored completely different plans, and we saw it,” he said.
Sam Cranny-Evans of the Royal United Services Institute told the BBC that if Russia is successful in Luhansk and Donetsk, he believes Moscow will assess the state of the Ukrainian forces: "If the Russians feel that they are able to gain more of their stated goals, I suspect they will go for them."
NOTE TO READERS: Reports out of Ukraine are grim for Kyiv and its Western backers. As each day passes, Russian forces continue to seize more land and kill more Ukrainians. It is time that President Volodymyr Zelensky pushes for an immediate cease-fire before more is lost.
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TREND FORECAST: Ukraine would have been forced to negotiate with Russia months ago if not for the multi-billion dollar weapon flows from the West and billions in funding to prop up the economically broke and busted Kyiv government.
The West is fighting more than just a “proxy war” with Russia. It is, by its money and weapons transfers into Ukraine, an accessory to the crime.
We forecast, as economies in the West decline, the war drags on, and Ukraine loses more territory to Russia... the massive weapons and money flows will dry up and Russia will win the war.