Why Has The Ukraine Counteroffensive Against Russia Been So Successful?
The element of surprise only plays a small part.The news has turned the war on its head and made headlines around the world, as Russians have been pushed out of cities and villages in the north-east of Ukraine.
© Genya Savilov, AFP A Ukrainian flag floats in front of a local administration building destroyed, in a village in the Mykolaïv region, Saturday September 24, 2022.
while the Russian regime Mobilizes and threatens, let's not give in to fear. Let us effectively support Ukraine and Ukrainians because they also defend our freedom and peace. Let us be alongside the Russians who work for freedom and democracy.
The false referendums organized by Russia in order to annex four regions of Ukraine do not deceive anyone: it is a masquerade. In these places occupied by the Russian army, Russian soldiers do door-to-door or challenge the Ukrainians in the street to have them voted. How can they vote freely under the threat of an occupation army?
For Vladimir Putin, This Is the Beginning of the End
U.S. intelligence officials are gun-shy about making predictions. But "Putin has to be contemplating his own survival at this point," says one.Ukraine's victories are the beginning of the end for President Putin.
These referendums raise strong protests. They "in no case represent a legitimate expression of the will of the Ukrainian people who have constantly resisted Russian efforts aimed at modifying the borders by force" , declared the countries of the G7 affirming that they will never recognize these "illegitimate elections". "Russia's referendums are a fallacious pretext to try to annex parts of Ukraine by force," said President of the United States Joe Biden.
President Macron denounced this "parody of democracy" . In the United Nations rostrum, he had declared: "In its very foundations, this war launched by Russia, flouts the principles of the only international order, the only one to be able to guarantee peace, that is to say the respect for national sovereignty and the intangibility of borders. "
Ukraine Wants New Powerful Weapons From the U.S. Biden Is Not So Sure.
Correction: September 17, 2022 An earlier version of this article misstated which country annexed Crimea in 2014. It was Russia, not Ukraine. WASHINGTON — Flush with success in northeast Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky is pressing President Biden for a new and more powerful weapon: a missile system with a range of 190 miles, which could reach far into Russian territory.Mr. Zelensky insists to U.S. officials that he has no intention of striking Russian cities or aiming at civilian targets, even though President Vladimir V.
Russia who is a member of the Security Council, however, has the duty and the responsibility of implementing the goals of the United Nations: " maintaining international peace and security […]. Develop between nations friendly relations based on respect for the principle of equality and the right of peoples to have themselves, and take all the measures to consolidate world peace ... "
but instead of taking This path, the Russian regime commits crime on crime and continues its flight forward. He decreed the mobilization causing a wave of panic and exodus. He brandished the nuclear threat again. He hopes that frightened democracies will divide and give up on his blackmail.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainians continue to defend themselves courageously. They call on democratic countries to provide them with anti -aircraft defenses and to act to prevent the use of nuclear weapons by Russia (1).
Zelenskyy urges Russian conscripts to 'sabotage' military operations and offers protections to those who surrender: 'It is better to surrender to Ukrainian captivity than to be killed by the strikes of our weapons'
Russian President Vladimir Putin's mobilization effort impacts 300,000 reservists, many of whom are going to great lengths to avoid being drafted. Some have even headed to the border, despite facing up to 10 years in prison for desertion.In a video address late on Friday Ukraine time, Zelenskyy said he seeks to "sabotage" Russia's unprovoked efforts to conquer the country.
In this perilous passage, we have to keep our cool and look at the essentials. We will never win peace on the ruins and the butchery of Ukraine. If we yield, we would open the door to new wars and to the endless blackmail of the Russian regime.
Defending peace involves respecting the principles of international order. It would be surprising that the opinions of democratic countries give in at the very moment when representatives of the Russian opposition, gathered at the Peace Forum in Caen agree that "Ukraine must find its borders of 1991" And prepare the democratization of Russia.
don't give in to fear. Let us effectively support Ukraine and Ukrainians because they also defend our freedom and peace. Let us be alongside the Russians who work for freedom and democracy.
(1) Ouest-France, 24-9-22.
War in Ukraine: what must be remembered from the day of Tuesday October 4 .
The Ukrainian breakthrough continues. A card shown on Tuesday by the Russian Ministry of Defense reports a significant decline in the Russian forces in the Kherson region, in the south of Ukraine. © provided by Franceinfo A map published Tuesday, October 4 by the Russian Defense Ministry show a decline in Russian forces in the Kherson region (south of Ukraine). After two weeks, 200,000 Russians were mobilized in the army, reported Sergei Choigou, Minister of Russian Defense.