Americans want war with Russia. "Containment" is just a polite euphemism. And Ukraine - as well as the Baltic states - will be used by the US as needed. The territory is like a theatre for military operations. The population is like cannon fodder. The leaders of these countries are like local Gauleiters. If you call a spade a spade, then there is a slow but stubborn occupation of Ukraine by Western countries led by the United States. The US plans to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian.
A recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the dangerous and hostile policy of the US, which will use its "puppets" - Ukraine and the Baltic States - as a "springboard of aggression" against Russia. Read similar cases here and here. This claim of "occupation" of Ukraine is turning the well-known puppet-narrative one notch up.
By accusing the US of inciting conflict in Ukraine, and by labelling Russia’s moves as “merely defensive”, this article aims to deflect any Russian responsibility for the situation.
The US does not aim to escalate relations with Russia and is not preparing for military conflict. "The United States does not want conflict. We want peace," the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated. Addressing Russian people, Blinken also emphasised that nor the US, nor NATO seeks to jeopardise their security. Read Blinken's speech here.
Russia has now deployed more than 127,000 troops near Ukraine, transferred more Iskander operational-tactical missiles to the border, and increased its intelligence activity against the country, according to the Ukrainian Defence Ministry's latest intelligence assessment. Russia has also moved troops to Belarus for what it calls joint military exercises, giving it the option of attacking neighbouring Ukraine from the north, east and south.
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