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Russia warns NATO & Ukraine, pull back forces to avoid conflict

Russia warns NATO & Ukraine, pull back forces to avoid conflict
The Duran: Episode 930

US Army Raises Europe Threat Level To ‘Potential Imminent Crisis’ On Ukraine-Russia Fears

US Army Raises Europe Threat Level To ‘Potential Imminent Crisis’ On Ukraine-Russia Fears

The recent rise in tensions between the US and Russia over continued simmering conflict in Ukraine seemed to correspond with the Biden administration entering the White House.

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Luka-The-K9
April 4, 2021

Putin has stated several times:

“Russia will not fight a war on her own land”

Of course the EU, NATO et al. does not understand what that statement indicates.

Over the past 6 years the RF has stated that position several times.

Guy
Guy
April 4, 2021

A rat fights the most ferociously when cornered .The US/NATO block has dug a hole for itself and will have to crawl out of it .

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
April 4, 2021

That’s funny. Western armchair zerohedge bullshit “experts”.

Sorry guys, this is complete BS. Kravtchuk stated just today that Ukraine will not attack Donbass. Never.

Hard to take you serious when it comes to Ukraine.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 4, 2021

But Ukraine has attacked Donbas and there is a military build-up by the Ukrainian army along the border. The Minsk came about because of Ukraine’s shelling and it has broken the ceasefire agreement several times. Why would Russia not get prepared?

Why should Russia (or anyone) trust Ukraine? It hasn’t respected the ceasefire, it failed to pay Russia its gas bill ($2 billion), and it was diverting gas to Ukraine that was intended for other European countries.

There is plenty of footage online clearly showing Ukraine attacking Donbas.

HSchmatz
HSchmatz
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 4, 2021

Then there is the 5 years old child and babushka killed by a sophisticated military drone whose controllers everybody in Russia and Donbass know could view exactly who were going to kill from command center…That was a provocation, apart from a crime of war…

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 4, 2021

Here’s the Interview with Kravchuk.

https://youtu.be/dOijj3P7cgQ

Oh damn. It’s in Ukrainian. Now nobody can expect an “expert” on Ukraine to speak that language, right ?

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 4, 2021

Actually, it’s russian. Now that would take another expert. Damn !

Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 4, 2021

But with russian being the first language of about half of Ukraine, surely an “expert” on Ukraine can deal with that !

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 5, 2021

Russian is the first language of the Donbass and of Crimea – always has been.

Katzenjammer Kid
Katzenjammer Kid
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 11, 2021

Get your facts straight. If you can’t do that, then at least get your propaganda straight. 😉

Glocken-spiel
Glocken-spiel
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 5, 2021

Kravchuk is from a cabal of known liars, inhumanes and US DoS-vetted stooges. The country known as Ukraine ceased to exist after the US coup of Feb. 2014.

Katzenjammer Kid
Katzenjammer Kid
Reply to  Glocken-spiel
April 11, 2021

They overthrew a democratically elected leader of Ukraine. Of course Ukraine is illegitimate. By those standards, even the 3rd Reich initially had more legitimacy.

Last edited 11 hours ago by Katzenjammer Kid
JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 5, 2021

Nothing funny or strange about it. Zelensky is in deep political decline and the power echelons are divided between those who wish to attack the Donbass thereby diverting attention away from corrupt and failing internal Ukrainian politics. And those who realise such an attack now would be suicide. Hence Ukraine trying (and failing) to persuade Americans to put their troops into harm’s way in Ukraine. Meanwhile Germany & France are wisely trying to warn Kiev not to attack the Donbass. Because they know there are powerful elements inside Kiev who want to do precisely that.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 6, 2021

Franz – perhaps you don’t realize that Ukraine is not its own agent, Ukraine has no choice but to do whatever “Western” powers want Ukraine to do, and under the current “Western” dictatorship, it wants it to attack Donbass for no other reason than to provoke war against Russia.

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
April 6, 2021

France and Germany most certainly do not want Kiev to attack the Donbass again.

Last edited 5 days ago by JerryBear
Katzenjammer Kid
Katzenjammer Kid
Reply to  JerryBear
April 11, 2021

France and Germany are eunuchs.

Skinhead Logic meets the US Army
Skinhead Logic meets the US Army
Reply to  Franz Beckenbauer
April 11, 2021

Hard to take Kravtchuk seriously, fellow. Dust yourself off and get back on that turnip truck’s my advice to you.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
April 4, 2021

Interesting article here on events that took place between Ukraine, EU, Russia and the IMF before Obama interfered and gave Ukraine $5 billion in funding for the coup d’état: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-russia-deal-special-report-idUSBRE9BI0DZ20131219 Looks like the US, EU and Ukraine, were all to blame for the events of 2013 which led to the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. Re the $5 billion, Obama admitted to it in a TV interview. “In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Barack Obama acknowledged that the United States had “brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine”, thus admitting to a high level of democratic impropriety.” https://www.rt.com/op-ed/228379-obama-power-transition-ukraine/… Read more »

Katzenjammer Kid
Katzenjammer Kid
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 11, 2021

Same IMF game they played in Yugoslavia. The IMF, along with so many other alphabet soup intl agencies, has been weaponized by the US.

Luka-The-K9
April 5, 2021

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SergeyAlexson
April 5, 2021

From my point of view, Ukraine wants to play on the front to increase Zelensky’s rating and got the attention of NATO and the US. They want money and other support, not a real war. 

At the same time I see the thoughts going on in the Russian political environment. They don’t see a way to deal with Ukraine and wants to end the war, which is too painful for civilians and have no visible end. Some experts predict some kind of military solution.

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  SergeyAlexson
April 5, 2021

It doesn’t seem there is any hope for a military solution for western Ukraine.

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  JerryBear
April 6, 2021

NB: Thankfully

JerryBear
JerryBear
April 5, 2021

Including his caveats I think Alexander Mercouris is reading the situation in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France and the US exceptionally well.

Re-assuring to know the Ukrop ultra-nationalists will not be able to attack the civilian population of the Donbass again without being completely destroyed themselves in the process.

Metro2011
Metro2011
Reply to  JerryBear
April 5, 2021

Alexander & alexander are missing a few points. It´s not up to Zelinsky to decide. The US handlers are calling the shots and they are insane.
And the most important, Russia intends to grab a big chunk of Ukraine. Half Ukraine will be Russian. That´s what i think. That is the answer to NATO maidan 2014, the long time planning.

JerryBear
JerryBear
Reply to  Metro2011
April 6, 2021

The two Alex’s have missed nothing.

Indeed the neo-cons in the Democratic and Republican parties are insane. But they cannot ‘force’ Zelensky to attack the Donbass.

If the US hawks are able to give Kiev the nod and a wink to attack, this is all the ammunition the ultra nationals inside Kiev need to attack.

I trust Russia’s word she is not interested in attacking Ukraine. Besides the Donbass itself is much, much stronger than it was last time round. However Russia has openly acknowledged that if Kiev attacks the Donbass, she WILL counter-attack.

Inconvenient Truths
Inconvenient Truths
April 11, 2021

Putin’s talking at empty suits and empty heads, so best he prepare for the worst.

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