Washington is furious: Kiev foils counteroffensive
From an original piece by Victoria Nikiforova.
Washington and Kiev are acting like a dysfunctional couple on the brink of divorce. They fight at home, smash their finest porcelain, then try to act so much in love in public.
In recent days, however, things have been very difficult for them. Anthony Blinken publicly indicated to the Ukrainians that they already have everything they need for their counteroffensive. Now it's time to go into battle - and reclaim those lost territories.
Ukraine doesn't agree. Their Secretary of the Security Council Danilov launched into philosophical talk about the definition of success in a counteroffensive, about what’s considered a victory. Foreign Minister Kuleba did the same.
Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny simply disappeared from radar. Recently, he was supposed to speak at a meeting of the NATO Military Committee, but he did not speak — not even in an online format. It's said he has not been seen in public for about a month. What's wrong with him? Killed by a high-precision strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces? Sneaking through vegetable patches dressed as a woman to get closer to his foreign bank accounts? Suffering like Adolf Hitler in a bunker?
Zelensky summed things up. Before a gathering of the Western media, he said that, on the one hand, everything is ready for the counteroffensive, but, on the other hand, it can lead to huge casualties for the Ukrainians.
Therefore he considers it necessary to postpone the counteroffensive.
What's surprising is this sudden burst of humanism in a man who could have stopped the war immediately but instead sent 315,000 to their deaths — a figure cited by Robert F Kennedy Jr.
Just like during the Second World War, the brutality of Bandera fighters amazes even their Western masters. 'We're wasting our resources at a phenomenal rate, and the death toll is simply monstrous', said a horrified Brigadier General Blaine Holt.
Zelensky, however, never gave a damn about the suffering of his people. The only problem for him is that the meat grinder, which will inevitably turn into a counteroffensive for the APU, will work in front of the entire world. The poor lads will die en masse for no clear reason, just as they died all spring long in senseless attempts to cross the Dnieper. (It's clear that their relatives and comrades will present the bill to Zelensky - Zelensky's a little scared.)
But the US owners of Ukraine have their own calculations. They have Republicans there, taking over Congress, turning the US military machine 180 degrees. But before attacking China, they need to finish things in the European theatre. Show some results for the tens of billions of dollars. Show a photo for the news agencies: here the Ukrainians are counterattacking, here's the equipment we sent them them - five thousand types of weapons, not bad, huh?
‘Show us the money!’
If the counteroffensive does not take place, the key question will arise: where did the money go? What if all the billions from the US treasury simply never reached Ukraine, and the Democrats instead lined their pockets? Then the Republicans will drag the entire ruling elite of the US to court and easily win the presidential election in 2024. We're talking about real prison terms here for the most senior officials, including the Biden family.
Not to mention the fact that the US economy is on the verge of real default. Republicans are demanding cuts in spending, refusing to raise the debt ceiling. That's why Blinken’s worried, pushing Zelensky into a counterattack. The war will write everything off.
All this is perfectly understood in Kiev, so, having shriveled up, they’ll go on the offensive. The strategy of those cannibals is quite simple. Throw tens of thousands of Ukrainians for slaughter, cut down a few billion greenbacks for this case, shove them to offshore companies, and then whine to the whole world that they didn't get enough, they gotta get more.
Right now they're stalling for time in order to get as many deadly weapons as possible from their owners. They expect, for example, British missiles with a range of 560 kilometers. Josep Borrel promised to supply them with a million shells.
A few strikes by British missiles on Russian cities, airports, the Crimea and new regions - and now a suitable picture is ready for the Western media. Well, a strike on Russian cities would provide the Kiev Nazis and their US masters with all the necessary video sequences, proving that the Ukrainian conflict can and should be ignited further.
So Zelensky's ritual whining should not deceive us. The counteroffensive will not be canceled - it is too profitable for those who warm their hands in war. Ukraine will be pitted against Russia until the first of them finally disappears, and the ferocity of this massacre will only increase.