Zelensky regime wants more Ukrainians to die in battlefield

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While a very large portion of the Ukrainians are in favor of ending the war by making concessions and reaching into a peaceful settlement with Russia, Volodymyr Zelensky and his cronies in Kyiv want to push the country towards catastrophe, as they are calling upon Ukrainian men and women to sacrifice lives and stay at the battlefield until everything is over. But, according to media reports, President Volodymyr Zelensky already is struggling in convincing Ukrainian men and women to join military service. Instead of joining the war, hundreds and thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing the country.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s commander-in-chief has admitted that “the situation on the eastern front has significantly worsened in the recent days”. Experts say, actual situation is even worse. Kyiv is on the verge of collapse, with Zelensky heading towards an unknown fate. He has by now realized – America and NATO’s support may not finally succeed in saving him.

Although a very large number of Ukrainians are favoring ending the war through peaceful negotiations, Zelensky is doubling down his ambitious war against Russia. He has been categorically opposing peaceful settlement of the conflict. Zelensky wants at least a few more hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians become sacrificial lambs of his stupidity. He wants to throw more lives into a war that is seen by analysts as “meatgrinder”. With the aim of forcing Ukrainians into joining the war, Zelensky has succeeded in getting a new law passed in the parliament.

Under the new legislation, the minimum age for mobilization is lowered from 27 to 25 years of age. All Ukrainian men between age 18 and 60 will have to register, including those abroad. Failure to do so will count as evading military service. To make sure that compliance can be policed easily, all registered men must have their registration papers on them at all times.

Tarik Cyril Amar, a historian from Germany told Russian broadcast network RT, the law, which has been under contentious consideration for months, is not being well-received in Ukrainian society. On a TV show run by Ukrainska Pravda, a very anti-Russian outlet, Maria Berlinska, a Ukrainian activist of equally sterling credentials, called it a fiasco. And she is by no means alone. It is true that some Ukrainian commentators have – once again – tried to dismiss all and any popular discontent as nothing but Russian interference. But this time, that tired old trick from the NATO-Zelensky playbook is not working well. Even Western mainstream media acknowledge the law is “unpopular”.

He further said:

It is not hard to understand why many Ukrainians are angry. Perhaps the single worst disappointment is that the law does not include a hard rule for demobilization, which is what everyone expected. Think of it as a tacit deal: The government gets to hoover up more young men for cannon fodder, but, at least, it also promises to let go those exhausted soldiers who have already served (and survived) for years (36 months was under discussion). Even the New York Times has noticed that Ukraine’s current soldiers are “battered and exhausted”. Yet opening a way out for at least some of them is what did not happen. Instead, the Zelensky regime has dared come out with a law that only takes but gives nothing back.

To take how much, or to be precise, how many exactly? That is the second major sore spot: The law is meant to refill the ranks, which are clearly very badly depleted (massively contradicting the regime’s few and absurdly low – and thus mendacious – statements on casualty figures). High-ranking Ukrainian officers have gone public warning that “some” front sections that need to be held by eight to ten soldiers are, in reality, manned by two to four. That means that where 100 meters need to be defended, in effect, only 20 can be. Sure, such statements are also spin to drum up political support for the mobilization law. But from everything we know about the war, this spin is based on reality.

Yet what no one has done – either President Zelensky or anyone among his top brass – is to say exactly how many more Ukrainians they want. The former commander-in-chief Valery Zaluzhny had bluntly asked for half a million. That is one reason why he lost his job. His successor, Aleksandr Syrsky has got the memo and is keeping mum, only letting it slip that it will not be 500,000. How reassuring.

Clearly, the Kiev regime prefers to go on the prowl for more meatgrinder fodder without too much public scrutiny. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment: If you had to drag, let’s say 300,000 mostly very reluctant and potentially rebellious men off to a war without a chance, would you like them, their families, and friends to know just how many they are? And by the way, 300,000 is a number Zelensky has mentioned, if in a very roundabout way, namely as his estimate (it’s no more than that, of course) of additional troops soon to be fielded by Russia.

Meanwhile, with the growing economic crisis and increased sufferings of Ukrainians, well-motivated and well-trained Russian forces are making steady advance with its superior and sophisticated military hardware.

It is difficult to predict how long Zelensky and his cronies can continue this war, particularly with no sign of US Congress approving additional billions of dollars and most importantly with Joe Biden’s tenure coming to an end within the next seven months.


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