As the United States ramped up the Ukraine war by sending billions of dollars of weapons of death to Kyiv to defeat Moscow, Gerald Celente said they are not fighting a proxy war against Russia, they are at war with Russia.
Now top Russian officials are also saying what Celente said, that the American and European governments want to see a massive defeat and destruction of the Russian military… as well as bringing down their government.
Russia has long identified Ukraine as a red line, and an existential threat if allowed to join NATO.
Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s top diplomat, recently described Russia’s plight as equivalent to facing down Adolf Hitler and the Nazi army during WWII.
“Just as Hitler wanted a final solution to the Jewish question, now, if you read western politicians… they clearly say Russia must suffer a strategic defeat,” Lavrov said.
He did not mention any politicians by name. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and President Joe Biden has said he cannot be allowed to stay in office. Lloyd Austin, the defense secretary, said it is important that Russia is weakened to a level that its military is rendered impotent.
Not a Happy Anniversary
Russian President Putin acknowledged the 80th anniversary of the end of the blockade of Leningrad when the Red Army orchestrated an offensive that overran the German lines in 1944. He addressed a gathering in St. Petersburg last week and said some European countries committed crimes during the blockade, not just Germany that resulted in the deaths of up to 1.5 million Russians.
“We have never before said anything, due to a certain tolerance and in order not to spoil relations…with many countries,” Putin said, according to The New York Times.
The paper noted that Putin and Lavrov’s comments seem to be continuing a trend and signal to the Russian people that the Ukraine War is wider than a border clash, and more like a conflict with the West, “one that could explode into a global confrontation.”
The paper wrote that the Kremlin and its state-controlled media “have warned that the U.S. is leading a campaign to try to contain or even destroy Russia.” Part of that messaging has been Russian TV airing photos of damaged buildings and destruction in Russian-occupied areas in Ukraine. These images identify the type of Western weapon that was used in the attack, like U.S. HIMARS.
The paper said these outlets insist that Washington is the puppet-master, and that European countries are being forced to gang up on Russia. According to these reports, Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, is nothing more than a puppet for the U.S.
Lavrov said the amount of weapons that the U.S. has provided Ukraine proves his point but regardless of all the armaments sent to Kyiv, Russia will continue to fight until all of its objectives are reached. Lavrov also said that Moscow was open to peace talks, but neither the U.S./NATO or Ukraine has shown any interest to negotiate.
Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, addressed reports that the West was sending newer, more powerful weapons in an “attempt to seize our territories.” He said Russia will respond with “retaliatory measures using more powerful weapons.”
TRENDPOST: Trends Journal subscribers know that the animosity between Russia and Ukraine did not start last year. (See “ZELENSKY ADMITS TO ‘EIGHT YEARS OF WAR’ IN DONBAS – BUT IGNORED BY PRESSTITUTES AND POLITICIANS” 2 Aug 2022.)
Putin told the gathering that he “could not stand idly by when Kyiv started eliminating people just for associating themselves with Russian culture, language, and traditions.”
“Large-scale combat operations involving heavy weapons, artillery, tanks, and aircraft haven’t stopped in Donbas since 2014,” Putin said, according to The Associated Press. “All that we are doing today as part of the special military operation is an attempt to stop this war. This is the meaning of our operation—protecting people who live on those territories.”
Zelensky acknowledged in July his country’s eight-year conflict in the Donbas between Russian separatists that resulted in the death of over 14,000 people, which Putin cited before the February invasion.
Just days prior to the Russian invasion, Putin signed friendship treaties with the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics in the region. He also signed the presidential decree recognizing the independence of these separatist regions before the war.
Ukraine has long accused Russia of providing weapons and troops to these separatists in Donbas, a charge that Russia denied. Moscow, in response, accused Kyiv of committing a “genocide” against the pro-Russian separatists in the region, which Ukraine denied.
Yet, as we note, the western media no longer reports on the fact that in 2014, the U.S. backed the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and the replacement government led by Petro Poroshenko.