Recently, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, who is actively involved in Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, has been consistently criticizing actions and statements of part of the Kremlin establishment.
On April 3, Ramzan Kadyrov published another statement criticizing the actions of the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Dmitry Peskov is known for his links with the liberal part of the Russian establishment, as well as Western and Turkish elites.
“I had no idea, but it turns out that in order to become a patriot of your country, you have to criticise Russia’s actions loudly and grandiloquently, go abroad, creating hype around yourself, and then, when the political standoff has subsided, come back as if nothing had happened.
This scheme works, use it. This is roughly what Ivan Urgant (Russian showman who fled Russia after the start of the military operation in Ukraine) did, for which he was recently rated a “big patriot” by Dmitry Peskov.
It’s so easy to be a patriot, isn’t it? It’s not like running between brick piles and concrete walls in uniforms. And not to sit in a freezing trenches for days. Apparently, we have not noticed how the very notion of patriotism has been re-evaluated.
I was actually surprised when Peskov did not comment on my elevation to the rank of Lieutenant General, as he allegedly “had not seen the decree yet”. We are here with all the security forces and volunteers to conduct a special operation day and night. He could somehow cheer us up or comment more delicately, but not saying his “I have not seen the decree”. But the coward who ran away in a moment of instability allegedly on his holiday (speaking about Ivan Urgant), and came back in a moment of calm on the political scene supposedly from holiday, is a true patriot.
Strange way of thinking nowadays. Heroes cannot be called heroes, generals are not called generals, cowardly fugitives are called patriots and even big ones. Peskov’s scale of priorities is somehow immature. Something needs to be done about it…”
TAP – The Russian military is possibly feeling horrified by the withdrawal of their troops from Kyiv, arranged by diplomats like Peskov, who are suspected of having sympathy for ‘global elites’. It wouldn’t be the first time a European Army gets sold down the river by their own politicians, who are secretly controlled by the bankers working in the background. It makes you wonder where Putin stands on these issues. Is Putin just another puppet and secretly working for Schwab as one of his ‘youthful leaders’? Maybe Russia needs to work out what its aims are, and whether they want to be New World Order, or continue as a great nation.
Then again the military moves taken can be explained as sensible military tactics, to draw troops away from the main battleground of Lugansk and Donetsk. Russia has only committed 200,000 troops against the AFU which some estimate as high as 1,000,000 if reservists are called up. Russia needs to play some interesting tactics to overcome the disproportion.
However, how can Ukraine be denazified unless the bulk of the country is temporarily taken over by Russia?
It seems like a grand plan (denazification) has been shrunk all the way down to a (sizeable) local punch-up.
The Russian military might have to take the political lead if denazification is to succeed.
Or maybe those hypersonic missiles can be carefully directed to sort out the Nazi problem quickly and efficiently without the need to take over vast swathes of Ukraine. The essence if winning a war is to destroy the enemy’s armed forces, and Russia seems to be progressing well in that regard. The fear of a diplomatic sell-out however cannot be good for military morale.
Putin seems to be trying to get back control of the diplomatic process.
Meeting between Putin, Zelensky possible only with prepared written agreement – Kremlin
MOSCOW, April 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin can meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky only when a specific written agreement is worked out between the two countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
“No, Putin has never rejected (a possible meeting with Zelensky – TASS). Putin has never ruled out such a meeting and this meeting, yes, hypothetically it is possible,” the Kremlin official told the Russia-1 TV channel on Sunday.
“Yet on order for it (the meeting) to happen, it is necessary for a certain document to be generated by the two delegations. Not a set of ideas but a specific written document. Then the time will come for such a meeting,” he stressed.
Responding to a question as to whether Russia can be certain that Ukraine will implement the new bilateral agreement, Putin’s press secretary said: “We have this experience (of Ukraine not fulfilling its obligations – TASS), we remember it, remember very well and act accordingly,” he assured.
Lately, Turkey was talking about plans to organize a meeting between Putin and Zelensky. On April 1, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that organizing such a meeting remained a priority for Turkey. Yet on the same day, Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that it was difficult to name a specific date for such a meeting, since the situation is constantly changing.