TARGET MOSCOW: Top Ukrainian Official Threatens Putin After Drone Attack Deep Inside Russia
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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that he will increase border security after the Kremlin blamed Ukraine for launching a drone attack deep inside Russia as the U.S. and NATO continue to provide more advanced weapons to escalate the conflict.
The Associated Press, citing a nearby governor, reported one drone “fell near the village of Gubastovo, less than 60 miles from Moscow.”
Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Ukraine's minister of internal affairs, tweeted a photo of the drone that matches that of the UJ-22 Airborne, a product of Ukrainian manufacturer Ukrjet, the BBC reported.
“It is more than 500km away from Russian border with Ukraine. Soon Putin might get very afraid to show himself in public as drones can reach far distances,” he wrote alongside the photo.
Andrei Vorobyov, the governor, noted that the Russian Defense Ministry identified two Ukrainian drones that were downed near the village of Gubastovo, where Gazprom operates a key facility. The BBC said Ukraine does not claim responsibility for attacks inside Russia.
The Trends Journal has reported extensively how Ukraine has been accused of expanding the war deeper inside Russia after receiving the green light from the U.S.
Dmitry Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister who has been one of the most outspoken advocates of more weapons and war, was caught in a prank Zoom video admitting to being behind attacks on civilian infrastructure in Crimea and Belgorod.
Reports said Kuleba was evidently under the impression that he was talking to a former American ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, who himself has been a major supporter of U.S. intervention.
“Well, if you were to ask me who blows up things in Crimea or Belgorod, then speaking privately, as much privacy we can have in a Zoom call, I’d tell you, yes, that was us,” Kuleba said.
The Western media embraced the bridge bombing as though it was another major setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who days later approved airstrikes in about a dozen Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv.
Victoria “Fuck the EU” Nuland, who was a major player in the U.S.-led coup in Ukraine back in 2014, continued down her path of destruction last week when she called Crimea a legitimate target for Ukrainian forces.
Nuland told the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace that the U.S. supported Ukrainian strikes on these targets because Washington believes Kyiv is “owed and due all of their territory within their international borders,” which she said included Crimea.
“Ukraine is not going to be safe unless Crimea is—at a minimum, at a minimum—demilitarized,” she said.
The Russian Embassy in Washington used Nuland’s comments as evidence that the U.S. is “directly involved in the conflict,” RT, the Russian news outlet, reported. The embassy said Nuland’s comments show that Washington is taking “concrete actions” in the war.
“Russia has turned Crimea into a massive military installation…those are legitimate targets, Ukraine is hitting them, and we are supporting that,” Nuland said.
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Putin said, again, last week that the West is supporting Ukraine’s war effort in hopes to destroy Russia, which he said will not happen. Dmitry Medvedev, the former Russian president and top security official, said Moscow must achieve its goals in Ukraine or Russia could disappear.
“If Russia stops the special military operation without achieving victory, Russia will disappear, it will be torn to pieces,” he said.
Putin conceded that it would be unlikely that Russia would be able to defeat the collective West in a conventional war, but he said Moscow has nuclear superiority. He said the Kremlin will “pay increased attention to strengthening the nuclear triad.”
Putin announced last week that Russia was suspending its involvement in the New START Treaty with Washington, which was the last pact in place between the countries.
Sjoerd Sjoerdsma, a Dutch politician and member of parliament, told The Wall Street Journal that Europe is “all-in.”
“We have also realized that it is not only the safety and security of Ukraine that is at stake but also our own,” he said.
‘Think Tank’ Says Ukraine May Gain Upper Hand in 2023
The Study of War, the Washington think tank supported by some of the country’s biggest military contractors, is feeling optimistic about Ukraine in 2023, and thinks this could be the year that the country makes gains on Russia.
The think tank, which is supported by General Dynamics, DynCorp, and previously, Raytheon, said the timing of Western support could be a game-changer in the conflict. The Study of War also said Biden’s trip to Ukraine was a strong signal to Kyiv that U.S. support will continue.
❝We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition by war with the neighbors of that country which dares to oppose us: but if these neighbors should also venture to stand collectively together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war.❞
No bueno. This could give him reason to escalte real quick and severe.