Vladimir Putin and Russia have fully recognized the independence of breakaway Ukrainian Republics Donetsk and Luhansk. At the Institute for Political Economy, Paul Craig Roberts suggests that, given the inability of Russia and the West to find common ground, “provocations of Russia will become increasingly dangerous.” He writes (abridged):
I listened to Putin’s address to the Russian people, indeed, to the entire world, following his meeting with the Security Council. He expressed his sadness that negotiating with the West has taught him complete distrust of Washington, and Putin made it clear that Russia would be prepared for the war that Washington is intent to bring to Russia.
Putin said that for 8 years he had tried to bring peace to the Ukraine situation in a way that would keep the breakaway republics as part of Ukraine, but had been frustrated by Washington. Consequently, he has no alternative but to announce Russia’s recognition of the two republics, something he says should have been done years ago. He signed mutual aid treaties with both republics.
Russian armed forces have been issued orders to ensure provision of peace on the territory of the Independent Republics.
Of course, this will be described by the presstitutes as a Russian invasion, and the fool in the White House will highlight US impotence by imposing sanctions.
From this time forward, provocations of Russia will become increasingly dangerous.
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades.
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