You do realize that the agreement (not a treaty, it was never official policy of anyone) was with the defunct USSR, right?
If Putin's goal was to keep NATO away, he's doing a terrible job of it. This little fiasco has done more to push NATO than anything in the last 70 years. Just because the Russians think they have a birthright to control their neighbors as "buffer states" doesn't mean the neighbors don't have a say in it.
And Russians have been killing Ukes since the 1930s.
Did you know that there's a difference between a Russian speaker and an ethnic Russian? Did you know that the USSR did everything the could to stomp out Ukrainian identity, including their language, so many ethnic Ukes spoke Russian? Of course, that's all changing now. Many (most?) of the Russian speakers being killed in the Donbass were actual Russian invaders. Sure, there were plenty of separatists, but if they didn't like it, why didn't Russia take them in rather than support a guerilla war?
I agree fully. I think Pedo Joe either directly or indirectly told Putin he could have Ukraine. That's why he offered Zelensky a ride. When Z refused, and the Ukes put up a fight, Joe (his handlers) sensed the change in the winds and welched on the deal.
Do I think Russia should have invaded? No but the West left them little choice. I think they're all evil us included. As long as the West keeps sending money and munitions to Ukraine there will be no end to this. I would hope there is some negotiations going on behind the scenes.
Why do the Ukes have to give up for peace to happen? Why not the Rus? The Rus also signed a treaty, which they broke in 14 to steal Crimea. Then they came after the Donbas. Then they came again this year. How many bites would you let them take? How long should they keep trading peace for land? Should they wait until they are blindfolded and standing against a wall? I'm not a fan of Chamberlain, are you?
Sorry, not buying into your MSM opinion. Vlad currently enjoys a 90 percent plus approval with his citizens. Much like Trump, he is a strong leader, cares about his people, and does what he says. They have everything they need ( and what the West wants), food, vast water reserves, grain, oil, NG, electricity, metals, commodities, rare gases, etc…and since brain dead Biden sanctioned Vlad, his counter sanctions are bringing the EU to their knees….checkmate, we will not discuss the fact Russia is now lowering interest rates, their inflation is decreasing, their Ruble rapidly rising, and he is raking in billions of cash.…while the West sinks deeper into unpayable debt. Anything senile Joe supports is evil, from his failed Covid vax and shut downs to his Ukie war.
No need to say it again, but I will, Vlad says Checkmate again, and again. My advice, stop drinking the western MSM whiskey.
The general prosecutor of the so-called LNR, Sergei Gorenko, was killed in an explosion in his own office in Luhansk, Interfax reports citing a source. The pro-Russian war correspondent Yuri Kotenok and the Telegram channel 112 also reported on Gorenko's death. Officially, the “authorities” of the republic have not confirmed the news.
It is reported that Gorenko's deputy Yekaterina Steglenko was also injured in the explosion in his office.
UPD: The explosion in Luhansk killed not only the LNR General Prosecutor but also his deputy.
Earlier, TASS, citing a source, reported that Gorenko was wounded in the explosion. According to an “LNR” People's Militia offcier, an improvised explosive device went off in the building. Preliminary investigation suggests it was a terrorist attack, the agency says. At the same time, the state media did not report on the general prosecutor’s death.
The explosion in the office of the “LNR” general prosecutor was earlier reported by TASS, which cited a source in the prosecutor’s office. Employees of the prosecutor's office have been evacuated; Emergencies Ministry officers and sappers are working at the scene. According to a source quoted by Baza, one person was killed and one wounded, their identities unspecified. A spokesman for the “LNR” People's Militia, Andrei Marochko, also reported casualties.
Sounds like our Gulf War I and a few years later, Gulf War II. Me thinks Ukie War I will be concluded with a “ Truce” or some kind of agreement, Vlad takes and keeps the Donbass ( claiming to have won) only having to go back in later due to the Ukies violating the “ agreement”….think Minsk Accords of 2014 where the Ukies signed it then violated it by bombing the Donbass.
Putin has attempted peace agreements from the beginning - something you won't hear in the MSM.
I think they're going to accomplish their goals set forth of demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine. They're in no hurry. Winter is coming and it's going to be cold per usual. Even if it doesn't get to -20° or lower... even 0° is a tough row to hoe.
THEY, are the unfortunate majority who have all of their lives worked to have a good life. And they have for the most part. Problem most have is that they are generally secure in thier lives, and refuse to believe anything except what Major Media tells them. In otherwords, they don't want to think, being told what to think will suffice. Up to the point where it starts to affect their lives.
[Forwarded from Fiorella Isabel News & International Politics (Fiorella)]
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Despite Russia’s clear RED lines, the West has been blaming Russia & painting Putin as the villain, saying his intervention was “unprovoked.” But recently NATO admitted that it DID have plans to expand along the eastern flank YEARS ago longer before 2022.
Despite Russia’s clear RED lines, the West has been blaming Russia & painting Putin as the villain, saying his intervention was “unprovoked.” But recently NATO admitted that it DID have plans to expand along the eastern flank YEARS ago longer before 2022...
[Forwarded from DPR MFA]
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The dates of the referendum on joining Russia have been set in the DPR, it will be held from September 23 to 27
“Donbass is returning home! I think the bill is timely. I ask the deputies to support. The dates of the referendum are from September 23 to 27”, - DPR Head Denis Pushilin said at an emergency plenary meeting of the People’s Council.
The day before, the Public Chambers of the DPR and LPR initiated the issue of an immediate referendum on the joining of the Republics to the Russian Federation.
[Forwarded from Donbass Devushka (Donbass Devushka)]
If the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics join the Russian Federation, the "volunteer units" of these republics will become full-fledged military personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, said Andrey Kartapolov, Chairman of the State Duma Defense Committee.
Russia won't negotiate now. They are gonna let those fockers freeze this Winter. Maybe just maybe that will promote an attitude adjustment. When you have people in power who say to the populace screw you we need to support Ukraine even if it kills you then you have serious problem. Europe is done.