If the situation in Ukraine could be resolved by peaceful means, Russia would have done so, but this opportunity was not given to it. President Vladimir Putin said this at a meeting in the Kremlin with Artem Zhoga, the father of Vladimir Zhoga, commander of the Sparta battalion, who died in the Donbas. The head of state is confident that the result of the special operation will be achieved.
“If there was at least one chance to solve this problem by other, peaceful means, we, of course, would use this chance. But they didn’t leave us this chance; they simply didn’t give it,” Vladimir Putin stressed. Russia had no other choice, he said.
The head of state said, “The guys are fighting courageously, heroically, professionally. All the plans are being fulfilled. The result will be achieved – there is no doubt about this.”
Speaking during the parade commemorating the 77th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, Putin said, “In December last year, we proposed to conclude an agreement on security guarantees. Russia called on the West to an honest dialogue, to search for reasonable, compromise solutions, to take into account each other’s interests. All in vain. The NATO countries did not want to hear us, which means that in fact they had completely different plans.”
The Russian leader noted that “openly” preparations were underway for a punitive operation in the Donbas, for an invasion of our historical lands, including Crimea. He said Kyiv announced the possible acquisition of nuclear weapons, and NATO began active military development of the territories adjacent to the Russian Federation. He stressed that the Russian Federation “given a preemptive rebuff to aggression”, which was the right decision.
Speaking about the military preparations, Putin said he saw how the military infrastructure was unfolding. He said hundreds of foreign advisers began to work, and there were regular deliveries of the most modern weapons from NATO countries. “The danger grew every day,” he said.
NATO is waging a proxy war with Russia, not the other way around. Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of Russia to the UN, said on Sky News.
The diplomat, quoted by RIA Novosti, called this the reality “we are facing.” He further referred to documents indicating with all clarity that “there were specific plans to strike at Russia from the territory of Ukraine, there were also specific plans to strike at the Donbas.” These documents were discovered by the Russian military during a special operation.
Polyansky also stressed that the documents received by Moscow from the generals of Ukraine also indicate plans for an attack. Thus, according to him, Russia dealt a kind of preemptive strike.
Russian media had previously reported that back in early spring, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev said that Ukraine was preparing an invasion of the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as Crimea. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, spoke about the same. According to DPR intelligence and the testimony of Ukrainian prisoners of war, the offensive was supposed to begin on March 8.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy wears Nazi Skull
Dmitry Polyansky said the Sky News host simply abruptly cut off live communication when he brought to notice how Vladimir Zelensky illustrated the publication by May 9 on social networks with a photograph of a Ukrainian military man with the emblem of the Schutzstaffel (SS division) “Dead Head”.
“British journalists hardly liked my interview with Sky News,” Dmitry Polyansky wrote on his Telegram channel.
On May 9, Zelensky posted on social networks a publication dedicated to the “day of victory over Nazism” and, as an illustration, posted a photo of a Ukrainian soldier with the emblem of the SS division “Totenkopf” on his chest. Half an hour later, the photo was deleted.
Polyansky asked the English journalist if the British public knew that this division was responsible for the execution of about a hundred British prisoners of war in France at the beginning of World War II. “After these words, the Englishman “quickly turned off the conversation, muttering that our time, it turns out, had suddenly expired, and that Sky News could not confirm the correctness of this information,” Polyansky said. “Here you have the notorious freedom of speech in the West…they really don’t need it!” the diplomat summed up.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky visited the port of the city of Ochakov, Mykolaiv region, wearing a military jacket with a chevron, which depicts a skull and crossbones and the inscription “Ukraine or death” – the emblem of the Ukrainian formation “Black Cossacks”, who fought against Soviet troops in the first half of the 20th century.
A photo of the Ukrainian leader was posted on his Facebook page by Ukrainian journalist Roman Donik. The photo was taken during Zelenskyy’s meeting with the sailors and his inspection of the ships detained by the Border Service of the Russian FSB in the Kerch Strait in November last year and recently returned to the Ukrainian side.
“Zelensky put on a patch of the 72nd brigade for a meeting with the sailors, which was presented to him in the Luhansk region. I remember everyone booing [previous Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko for having a tactical holster on his hip. Poroshenko did work on the mistakes and no longer played the “tough warrior”. What Zelensky is doing is funnier and much sadder,” Donik wrote.