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 What Russia has reached over three months diplomatic and military pressure on West ?

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Effect of dollar sanctions below

Effect of technological sanctions -44 % of trucks in Russia are now bought from China in July 2022. Apart from 90 % of smartphones

So you need some yuans in Russia to pay for all these stuff.

Why not?

You've got triple digit oil and NG for 1500 $ in Europe. Chinese got 150 milion people market

Looks like win-win situation.

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And "tomorrow" was the yuan The Chinese currency overtook the European one in terms of trading tomorrow on the Moscow Exchange

The Chinese currency for the first time came second after the dollar in terms of trading volume with delivery "tomorrow" on the spot market of the Moscow Exchange. It amounted to 52.8 billion rubles, while with the euro it barely exceeded 41 billion rubles. The active growth of interest in the Chinese currency is facilitated by the tightening of anti-Russian sanctions, the actions of banks to devalue, as well as the expectations of the launch of a new budget rule. The new economic reality opens up broad exchange prospects for the yuan.

For the first time in history, the trading volume of the yuan for tomorrow delivery on the Moscow Exchange exceeded the trading volume of the euro. The volume of transactions with the Chinese currency amounted to 52.8 billion rubles, while with the European one it barely exceeded 41 billion rubles. Moreover, for the second day in a row, the volume of trading in the yuan exceeds 50 billion rubles, while in the first half of the month it averaged 30 billion rubles.

The gradual increase in the volume of trading in the Chinese currency is taking place against the backdrop of the transfer of clients from the currencies of unfriendly countries, primarily the dollar and the euro. As the head of the department of the Internet broker "BCS World of Investments" Nikita Silkin notes, activity is visible both among individuals and among legal entities. Importers are increasingly switching to paying in currencies that are not restricted by higher-level banks, he notes. This is facilitated by the actions of the Central Bank and tough anti-Russian sanctions. As the head of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, noted following the meeting of the board of directors of the regulator on Friday, July 22, at the same time, “devaluation on the passive side is faster than on the active side.”

According to Viktor Tunev, Chief Analyst at Ingosstrakh Investments Management Company, the interest of residents in the Chinese currency is natural when buying a dollar or euro is both risky in terms of possible blocking, and costly in terms of existing or potential bank commissions. Many banks have introduced fees for foreign currency accounts, primarily in dollars and euros, but also in British pounds and Swiss francs. In addition, they impose high commissions for currency transfers from account to account.

Investors will not abandon government bonds in dollars and yuan

At the same time, while the volume of trades in the yuan is noticeably behind in terms of trading volumes from the main currency of exports and imports - the US dollar. However, as Viktor Tunev notes, the Chinese currency has already outperformed the dollar in terms of balances on the stock exchange. Thus, the volume of trades in swaps (transfer of positions without the sale of an asset) in US currency decreased from 500-600 billion rubles. at the beginning of the year to 130 billion rubles. in July. The volume of transactions of the same type with the yuan grew from 0 to 140 billion rubles. ( see "Kommersant" of July 8 ).

It should be borne in mind that transactions with the yuan take place only until noon, while with the US currency they are carried out throughout the trading day.

Interest in the Chinese currency is also growing in anticipation of the implementation of the new fiscal rule.

So far, the new regulation has not yet been approved, and, according to the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, following the meeting of the board of directors of the regulator on Friday, July 22, it is a question of the government in what way it will store the acquired assets. According to her, "the set of assets is not very large", and here "it is possible to discuss the currencies of friendly countries", but it is necessary to look at "the stability of these currencies, the liquidity of the markets." Nevertheless, the regulator has already allowed non-resident banks from hostile states to enter into transactions on the Russian foreign exchange market for the purchase and sale of one foreign currency in exchange for another. Against this background, the volume of dollar / yuan transactions on Thursday updated its historical record, reaching 38.4 billion rubles, and on Friday it showed the second result - 33 billion rubles.

Further growth in yuan trading volumes will depend on two factors - the transfer of foreign trade to yuan and investors' interest in foreign currency savings, Viktor Tunev notes. According to him, the second factor now prevails, but in the future the first factor will become more significant. At the same time, the internal exchange rate of the yuan significantly deviated from the cross rate against the US dollar (up to 10% in May-June). To date, the difference is much smaller - 1-2%. With an increase in liquidity, the difference should decrease to a minimum, so it is unlikely that a unique yuan exchange rate will form in Russia, summed up Mr. Tunev.

 

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On 7/18/2022 at 12:28 AM, RichieRich216 said:

The only way to respond to a bully is if he punches you, you shoot him dead!

History keeps repeating itself and nobody learns from it.

You shoot him dead, he shoots you dead.  Mutually Assured Destruction.  It's OK for you, this is what you wanted.  But for the rest of us who wants none of this, your nukes will destroy the whole world.

I really don't understand why you are so upset about Ukraine.  After all, you can invade Iraq and kill a lot of Muslims based on a vial of white powder.  Why can't Russia invade Ukraine when the Ukrainians have been killing Russians and discriminating against Russian speakers in the country?

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On 7/20/2022 at 3:59 AM, RichieRich216 said:

And the people of both countries are all thrilled to be there with cheap energy, under constant surveillance and any given night might disappear forever.

What a fucking tremendous Utopia! You should start making plans to move there!

Like amurcuns who are thrilled to live in a country led by faggots and trannies? Where people in power lie constantly in congressional hearings? Where elections are rigged? Where mass murders occur weekly? Where people are 'suicided' regularly? Where journalists are too afraid to speak the truth for fear of reprisal and lock-ups ala Assange? Where nobody can question the facts of the narrative and banned books? Where government keeps everything hidden and secret from its own people? You call that government for, by, and of the people? Where vast areas have been raped and destroyed for their resources? A country turned into an endless stream of strip malls? A country that has murdered more non-combatant civilians than any other in history? yup, Amurca must be the greatest.

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10 hours ago, Boat said:

It’s just candle light. Your thick lens in your glasses produces a bit of distortion. You Ruskin supporters are a bit heavy on the drama. You haven’t even experienced the F-35 yet. That’s the drama rated stuff. 

ah yes, the much touted F35 that flies like a duck and needs 2 on the ground for every 1 in action. I suppose you believe a pack of F35s could not be detected upon take off? Your ego blinds you to certain facts about physics and war via air power. The more blinded people like you, the better and easier for the rest of us to wipe you away. 

So, flyboy, bring it on. Europe has waged war for 2000 years. Still today, EU 'leaders' talk of war, 1st strikes, etc, egged on by the USSA.  Maybe the time has come to end this insanity for all time?  With Europe gone, Amurca is vulnerable. Maybe Amurcuns should be careful what they ask for, assuming the USSA has still a few sane Amurcuns?  Or is that a false assumption?

 

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On 7/21/2022 at 10:28 PM, RichieRich216 said:

You don't know shit; There is a 40,000 NATO reserve force, not including the United States has 10 Brigades on alert!

You are definitely a communist BOT; go fuck yourself and your family!

I learned more in High School then you will ever know; you probably still shit in an outhouse.

Putin is a paper tiger; his power in the last five years has fallen that he hides in a secure building and is a paranoid pussy! He crawled over to Iran to kiss their asses!

His control is by fear and henchmen, and BOT pussies like you. The Russian population should drag his ass out of hiding and hang him.

Your source of information is disinformation; Russia is killing women and children; they shelled and attacked the Ukrainian nuclear facility because they were too stupid to understand what could happen, just like Chornobyl!

 

do tell what you have learned.  let the world see and know its saviour.

 

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Western Europe to be honest  does not really want and has no vital interest of fighting with Russia for eastern Ukraine. I am talking about France, Germany and Italy in particular.

Only Anglo-Saxons and the Baltic states want to fight together with Poland.

In fact, France and Germany would like to see in long-term perspective a geopolitically independent united Europe and American influence significantly removed from Europe. In this task Russia is rather an ally then enemy/

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Has been whole bunch of softening of sanctions this week

- more ships allowed to carry russian oil

- banks doing agro trade had their cash unfrozen

- titanium producer exempted from sanctions

- russian imports started growing again in July 

- India paying for russian oil in UAE dinar

Sanctions hurt of course but significant leakage and cracks in western unity emerged

Oh and I forgot - also we have an easing on restrictions on Russia own grain exports which was Russia key condition for doing Istanbul Ukraine grain deal & Putin got all he wanted.

Interestingly it seems Putin did about face because rather of  pressure from MENA friends not West. Russia is  now more important there than west because of graint especially wheat.

Also as mentioned in article below:

'In each of the three situations, Washington’s stance is to not allow the present confrontation between Russia and Europe aggravate further. Washington must be acutely conscious that the war fatigue in Europe is a compelling reality...'

So maybe Ukraine peace talks in the cards?

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A goods yard in Kaliningrad, the Russian exclave that has become increasingly isolated since the start of Ukraine war

Finance ministers are the pangolins in the world of international diplomacy, solitary animals and predatory, unlike foreign ministers who are like glowworms, mesmerising and gorgeous animals that create light through their tail. While the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attending G20 foreign ministers meeting in Bali a week ago staged a dramatic walkout when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rose to speak, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen simply sat through the speech by Russian minister Anton Siluanov at the meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs that began in Bali on Friday. 

Indeed, Yellen said her piece — calling Russia’s war in Ukraine the “greatest challenge” to the global economy and all that — while Russian Deputy Finance Minister Timur Maksimov who was present, calmly listened. But a joint communique is unlikely, as the US is pressing G20 allies for a price cap on Russian oil, where consensus is lacking. All the same, the moderation in Yellen’s behaviour catches attention, as she realises, perhaps, that she no longer sets the global agenda. 

Even a close friend of the US such as former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ami is advising that “Russia has generally managed to stem the tide” on Ukraine’s battlefield and a “similar shift in Russia’s favour may well be playing out geopolitically,” which would mean that “the consequences of remaining on the current path could prove far worse.”  

Such voices of reason must be getting noticed in Washington. During the past week alone, Washington has shown willingness to “tweak” the western sanctions against Russia on three occasions in a direction that addressed Moscow’s concerns. 

The latest one is with regard to the food crisis where Russia and Ukraine have reached an agreement, whereby Kiev will remove the mines in the waters around its southern ports so that a “grain corridor” opens toward the Bosphorus. Meanwhile, Washington has notified international banks, shipping and insurance companies that the western sanctions are not applicable to Russia’s exports of food grains and fertiliser to the world market. 

Again, a potentially explosive situation arose when on June 18, Lithuania blocked the transit of Russian goods to and from the exclave of Kaliningrad. After Moscow’s furious protests and warnings of retaliation, the European Commission published a revised decision on July 13 in “a display of realism and common sense,” as the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson put it. 

According to the EU guidelines, the rail transit of oil and petroleum products, coal, steel and iron, wood, cement, and other non-military goods to Kaliningrad will not be prohibited under the sanctions. It is inconceivable that EU acted without consulting Washington, who likely intervened to defuse the potentially dangerous confrontation. 

Similarly, on July 11, the US state department spokesman acknowledged that Washington favoured a sanctions waiver by Canada that would enable Siemens to transfer an urgently needed turbine for the operation of Gazprom’s Nord Stream gas pipeline to Europe, so that Germany’s energy situation will not worsen.

In each of the above three situations, Washington’s stance is to not allow the present confrontation between Russia and Europe aggravate further. Washington must be acutely conscious that the war fatigue in Europe is a compelling reality. The farmers’ protests in the Netherlands have quickly spread across Europe. 

The UK prime minister Boris Johnson may have stepped down from a political implosion of his own making, but it was also a process rather than an event, and the state of the British economy teetering on the brink of recession was a major factor. Italy’s government is now on the verge of collapse and, again, the measures to offset the cost of living crisis became a focal point for tensions brewing within Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s broad coalition. 

When it comes to Germany, Europe’s powerhouse, all bets are off. The feasibility of reviving nuclear power generation; inflation and the most effective ways to fight it; rising prices; energy security crisis; looming industrial shutdowns and large-scale reduction in employment — these have exacerbated inter-party disagreements within the coalition government headed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and steadily eroded public support. 

The internal disagreements on key issues are affecting the government’s decision-making and shredding the coalition cabinet’s reputation apart. The British Telegraph reported yesterday, “Once admired and envied, Germany is now the textbook example of how much damage a misguided foreign and energy policy may do.” 

The newspaper underlined that Scholz is trying to please both the NATO countries and Russia, while ‘no one respects him’ and there are few options for further developments. Its forecast: “Either Berlin will suffer a massive setback, accompanied by the collapse of the ruling ‘traffic light’ coalition, or it will capitulate to Putin.”

Indeed, Moscow is tightening the screws. Gazprom warned on Wednesday it could not guarantee the functioning of “critical” equipment for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline despite Canada’s decision to return an essential turbine after it was repaired. 

Yet, there was a time not too long ago when Putin forecast that Germany would be the world’s next superpower. Germany is indeed paying a very high price for toeing the US’ belligerent line towards Russia. The Greens in Scholz’s coalition, in particular, pushed the envelope. Today, Washington has no solutions to offer as German economy is on the verge of collapse due to the blowback from sanctions against Russia. 

The galling truth is that, as China Daily noted, “On the European debt crisis of 2011, Germany, with a sufficient supply of Russian energy thanks to the stable relations with Moscow maintained by then chancellor Angela Merkel, acted as the saviour of the European Union… Will Germany be able to save the EU this time? ” 

To be sure, the Biden Administration understands that the Western alliance is facing the moment of truth. The “tweaking” of the sanctions thrice this past week conveys something. 

The influential Russian daily Izvestia wrote on Wednesday that the settlement over the “grain corridor” across the Black Sea can create the ambience for resumption of peace talks between Kiev and Moscow. The daily quoted Ivan Abramov, deputy chairman of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) committee on economic policy, as saying, 

“Of course, now any agreements can bring positions closer. There have been shifts in Kaliningrad. Perhaps the success of the negotiations on grain will be an incentive for the resumption of peace talks with Ukraine. However, Kyiv should be ready for this.” 

Abramov hinted that President Putin and Turkish counterpart Erdogan may discuss new peace talks at their upcoming meeting in Tehran on Tuesday. The Deputy Chairman of the State Duma (lower house of parliament) Committee on Economic Policy Artem Kiryanov also told Izvestia that in order to stop the special military operation in Ukraine, the conditions declared by Moscow must be met, but Kiev instead appears to be inclined to rely on the supply of Western weapons rather than sit down at the negotiating table.

Against this backdrop, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has paid an “inspection visit” today to the command post of the Southern and Central groups of the Russian armed forces, which are spearheading the special military operations in Ukraine, to be briefed by the army commanders about “the current situation, the action of the enemy and the progress of combat tasks fulfilment”. 

The MOD press release stated that Shoigu “gave necessary decrees for intensifying the action of the groups of troops on all fronts in order to prevent massive missile and artillery attacks launched by the Kiev regime at civilian infrastructure facilities, population of Donbass and other regions.” Shoigu’s focus was on the consolidation of the military gains rather than new offensives.

 

https://www.indianpunchline.com/ukraine-peace-talks-in-the-cards/

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World affairs to be honest  is like a jungle like living in a classic mafia family.

Once you showed weakness (like Russia in 2014) then you are a looser.

No rules although it's called rule based order.

If in February Russia once again put no action once NATO told them to fuck off to their demands about Ukraine it would look like a easing-winning troll/ paper tiger and total looser.

If someone finally gives an ultimatum like Russia in December 2021 than you simply must take next steps or you will look like a total looser that don't back statements with action.

I told my friends back in 2014. They were all happy in Poland. End of Russian imperialism. End of history.

I just told them then just wait for Russian response in next few months. Maybe because I read a very insightful history book  of Russian Empire and know Ukraine is a vital importance to any Russian leader. Be it Putin Medvedev or Navalny.

I knew Russia just can't let it happen and that's one bridge too far by organising color revolution all over the world.

 

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20 hours ago, Hotone said:

You shoot him dead, he shoots you dead.  Mutually Assured Destruction.  It's OK for you, this is what you wanted.  But for the rest of us who wants none of this, your nukes will destroy the whole world.

I really don't understand why you are so upset about Ukraine.  After all, you can invade Iraq and kill a lot of Muslims based on a vial of white powder.  Why can't Russia invade Ukraine when the Ukrainians have been killing Russians and discriminating against Russian speakers in the country?

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You may not care about anyone or anything outside your little circle, but this is how genocides happen!

There would not be separated countries on that continent if we didn't spend billions of dollars to fight and defeat Hitler, you dumb ass! We may not be perfect, but we certainly saved your ass, and the cherry on top of the pie is we rebuilt you for free! Yeah by the way your welcome.

I think I never had to respond to such a stupid person on this site but you Are in the number 2 Spot of top 3!

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12 hours ago, frankfurter said:

Like amurcuns who are thrilled to live in a country led by faggots and trannies? Where people in power lie constantly in congressional hearings? Where elections are rigged? Where mass murders occur weekly? Where people are 'suicided' regularly? Where journalists are too afraid to speak the truth for fear of reprisal and lock-ups ala Assange? Where nobody can question the facts of the narrative and banned books? Where government keeps everything hidden and secret from its own people? You call that government for, by, and of the people? Where vast areas have been raped and destroyed for their resources? A country turned into an endless stream of strip malls? A country that has murdered more non-combatant civilians than any other in history? yup, Amurca must be the greatest.

Please do tell me what you think? LMAO, I live a much better life! Why is it you all want to get into The United States?

You take the number 3 spot as the stupidest I have had to respond to on this site, and my list is only a total of 3!

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7 hours ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

You are such a gentleman and a scholar

Glad to see you're finally learning about something!

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2 hours ago, RichieRich216 said:

You may not care about anyone or anything outside your little circle, but this is how genocides happen!

There would not be separated countries on that continent if we didn't spend billions of dollars to fight and defeat Hitler, you dumb ass! We may not be perfect, but we certainly saved your ass, and the cherry on top of the pie is we rebuilt you for free! Yeah by the way your welcome.

I think I never had to respond to such a stupid person on this site but you Are in the number 2 Spot of top 3!

I think he's from Malaysia. It is not on the continent where they had Hitler. You are spending billions of dollars on supporting Hitler's spawn now, so you must be feeling sad about him gone?

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3 minutes ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

I think he's from Malaysia. It is not on the continent where they had Hitler. You are spending billions of dollars on supporting his spawn now, so you must be feeling sad about him gone?

Merkel made a mess of things, I still hold a Enate beleif women should not be politician's. Highly skilled trained professionals yes, political leadership not a chance.

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2 hours ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

I think he's from Malaysia. It is not on the continent where they had Hitler. You are spending billions of dollars on supporting Hitler's spawn now, so you must be feeling sad about him gone?

Incredibly Stupid! You're not even on the subject any longer!

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1 hour ago, Andrei Moutchkine said:

LMAO no...I have no such belief system. Half French half Norwegian here, grandparents right off the boat..as were my parents almost literally...no German culture what so ever. Frankly notice the Enate, quite a bit of Norwegian culture is ingrained/learned and just enough French to survive such a conglomeration..Pre war French of course..lmao enough of me before i insult the world..Such is life.

Enate: one related on the mother's side

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3 hours ago, RichieRich216 said:

Please do tell me what you think? LMAO, I live a much better life! Why is it you all want to get into The United States?

You take the number 3 spot as the stupidest I have had to respond to on this site, and my list is only a total of 3!

Fact: no, not everybody wants to emigrate to the USSA.  Fact: were I to emigrate, my standard of living would decrease substantially.

If you are satisfied to live in a country where a theft occurs every 10 seconds, a murder every hour, where all your news is filtered to comply with a narrative, where all your correspondence is spied upon, where your leaders rip you off constantly, and much more, I cannot comment further. But your self-righteous rants are simply vile and display anything but intelligence and education.

The admins here should take note of your hate speech.

 

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2 minutes ago, frankfurter said:

The admins here should take note of your hate speech.

Do i sense a attitude here? Frankie say it isn't SO!

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3 hours ago, RichieRich216 said:

You may not care about anyone or anything outside your little circle, but this is how genocides happen!

There would not be separated countries on that continent if we didn't spend billions of dollars to fight and defeat Hitler, you dumb ass! We may not be perfect, but we certainly saved your ass, and the cherry on top of the pie is we rebuilt you for free! Yeah by the way your welcome.

I think I never had to respond to such a stupid person on this site but you Are in the number 2 Spot of top 3!

Clearly, you know nothing of history, and not much else of anything. But you do know hate and vulgarity.

The greatest genocide in history is the white Americans genocide of the First Nations People. From ca  15,000,000 down to 200,000. Complete DNA reservoirs were eliminated.

The USSA entered the war against Hitler not to liberate Europe, but to usurp the British Empire. By stroke of luck, the armistice also served to contain the USSR.

The countries in Europe were not created by the USSA. They were formed at least 1000 years prior.

The USSA did not rebuild Europe. The Europeans did this.  What the USSA contributed were loans, to buy USSA goods and services. The same tactics used by the USSA slave masters. Some portions of the loans were forgiven, as consideration for establishing USSA military bases in Europe. The great majority of loans were repaid, with interest. Nothing was given for free; absolutely nothing.

The USSA fight in WW2 was paid for by the USSA taxpayers. The printed-from-air money went into the hands of the banking cartel, which took a 'fee', then into the hands of defence contractors. The interest on the EU loans went straight into the hands of the jewish cartel controlling the Fed and EU central banks.  Not $1 was returned to the USSA taxpayer in any form.

The admins here should take note of your hate speech.

 

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43 minutes ago, RichieRich216 said:

Incredibly Stupid! You're not even on the subject any longer!

Do you even know the topic?

As you know so much more than anybody here, do tell us the reasons for Ukraine. Then tell us why the USSA will not send its troops to the front lines.

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^So many facts! Not sure you can get away with just saying FACT and then making an assumption. It's fact that Zelensky has requested nuclear weapons? 

So many feelings in this thread. It would be a lot more interesting if anybody was objective. Of course it's hard not to root for our "side", but feelings don't any given outcome more likely. Here's what I see: 

-sanctions have not succeeded. At least in the short term, it has been a failure, despite early optimism from the West. 

-Very little organized opposition to the war from within Russia. 

-Russia's military campaign has been a brutal one. After major retreats from Kiev and Kharviv, Russian forces have had some success in the Donbass but that seems to be slowing. There is no major city in the near term that is at risk for falling from Ukrainian control, and the next battle to watch will be the Ukranian counteroffensive in the Kherson region. 

-If western intelligence is correct, Russia will expedite referendums in occupied regions, which is a smart move if you're on the Russian side of things, as once these regions are "officially" independent from Ukraine, perceptions could change, and the onus may be on Ukraine to end the war (especially if Russian push for invasion ceases). 

I try to keep my hopes and dreams out of it, but I do hope for a peaceful end to the war, and soon.

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4 hours ago, Grumpy Pants said:

^So many facts! Not sure you can get away with just saying FACT and then making an assumption. It's fact that Zelensky has requested nuclear weapons? 

So many feelings in this thread. It would be a lot more interesting if anybody was objective. Of course it's hard not to root for our "side", but feelings don't any given outcome more likely. Here's what I see: 

-sanctions have not succeeded. At least in the short term, it has been a failure, despite early optimism from the West. 

-Very little organized opposition to the war from within Russia. 

-Russia's military campaign has been a brutal one. After major retreats from Kiev and Kharviv, Russian forces have had some success in the Donbass but that seems to be slowing. There is no major city in the near term that is at risk for falling from Ukrainian control, and the next battle to watch will be the Ukranian counteroffensive in the Kherson region. 

-If western intelligence is correct, Russia will expedite referendums in occupied regions, which is a smart move if you're on the Russian side of things, as once these regions are "officially" independent from Ukraine, perceptions could change, and the onus may be on Ukraine to end the war (especially if Russian push for invasion ceases). 

I try to keep my hopes and dreams out of it, but I do hope for a peaceful end to the war, and soon.

I guess people cannot read?

yes, Z has requested tactical nukes from the USSA. So far, the USSA says no.  But given the USSA is the only country to have used nukes on civilian populations, how likely will USSA use again?

Sanctions have failed. The USSA is a paper hegemon, a toothless tiger: like a barking dog behind a fence.

Russians support their troops. This is not a war. If it were, Ukraine would have been reduced to rubble in a week.

Russia has not been outright brutal: Russia has been limited. Russia has not deployed any heavy bombers. Russia refrains from the shock and awe carpet bombing and other atrocities the USSA and Natostan inflicted upon Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya. Russia has not targeted civilians. Civilians have been killed as a result of the Ukronazis using civilians as shields. Russia has offered civilians safe passage routes, but the Ukronazis mine and shell these routes.

Kiev is not a retreat. It was a decoy, a feign. Its purpose was to dilute the Ukro forces at Donbass. Only dumbshits do not see this tactic.

Since when has western 'intelligence' been correct about anything?  The correct word is ignorance.

Fact; Ukraine signed the Minsk accord, but never implemented it. Why should any such party be trusted for anything?

repeat; Zelensky refuses to discuss terms of peace. So why are you hoping for a peaceful solution from a vile tyrant who refuses peace?

 

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9 hours ago, frankfurter said:

Fact: Zelensky is a Jew. Fact: Zelensky refuses to sign a peace treaty. Fact; Zelensky wants ever more heavy weaponry and missiles from the USSA, to continue the conflict, despite losing city after city, to fight to the last Ukrainian standing. Fact: Zelensky has requested nuclear, chemical, and biological weaponry.  Fact; Zelensky ordered his retreating troops to fire heavy shells upon the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.  Fact; The USSA coordinates all of Zelensky's forces.

 

To be honest argument that Żeleński is a Jew has not very much importance 

Check ethnicity of Putins mother. Or ethnicity of important share of Russian and ukrainian oligarchs.

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Western help has visible priorities.

Old weapons from western Europe.

More weapons from USA. This one  from US reserves will have to be replaced by new one by military industrial complex in near term.

But very little direct money for Ukrainian budget. Germany already blocked additional 9 bilion euros for last 2  months. Only 1 bilion sent to Ukraine as of today. 

So Ukrainians has to print additional 3-4 bilion dollars per month. It's already visible in macroeconomy.

 

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If this would be full scale war you would need to do 2 things at the beginning

 - first mass mobilization to get superiority 3-1 for attacking side and

 from first day shock&awe strategy to destroy commanding military center and political center in Kiev.

Nothing of this two things happened. That's why it's special military operation not classic war. As Putin said they didn't start serious war as yet.

 

 

 

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