24.03.2023 | www.kla.tv/25530
February 24th marked the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. One year of war and no end in sight! zdf.de wrote, „The Kremlin had a lightning bolt victory in mind when it attacked Ukraine a year ago. Twelve months later, there is a stalemate between Kiev and Moscow … Neither Moscow nor Kiev is willing to negotiate on the basis of the status quo.“ Well, a blitzkrieg was supposedly planned but there has now been more than a year of war. More and more people in Europe, but also in the Ukraine itself, are asking the question, “Is Russia really not capable of achieving a military victory?” If, however, you compare the military strength of Russia and the Ukraine in 2022, the Russian army should be far superior. (https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/292788/umfrage/vergleich-der-militaerstaerke-von-russland-und-der-ukraine/) Are there ultimately other goals behind this war than Moscow is ostensibly communicating? Could it therefore even be a matter of design that there is no end in sight? This program tries to find possible answers to these questions. First of all, we have to look at the motives and intentions Moscow put forward for the war. Purported motives for the war: 1. Eastward expansion of NATO and the threat of the Ukraine’s entry into NATO 2. Aid to the Donbass People’s Republics 3. Denazification of the Ukraine. The eastward expansion of NATO, as Putin calls it, right up to Russia’s borders has taken place in five steps since 1999. Other candidates would include Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. That this does not please Russia is hard to deny. The conflict in the eastern Ukraine, which has been ongoing since 2014, had by the end of 2018 alone cost the lives of 13,000 people, including some 3,300 civilians, according to UN figures. Attacks by Ukrainian troops on the population in the Donbass increased dramatically from mid-February 2022, before Russian troops had entered the country. OSCE neutral observers counted up to 1,400 explosions per day from February 17, 2022. 100,000 civilians were reportedly evacuated to the interior or to Russia for protection. The Azov Regiment is a volunteer battalion that became part of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukraine in 2014. According to Wikipedia, the unit is controversial because of links to far-right groups and Nazi symbolism. Taking stock after one year After one year of war, we are now taking stock of the extent to which Russia has pursued or achieved its stated goals. A group discussion on the Internet portal NuoViso with Billy Six provides some pointers on this. Billy Six is a German investigative journalist who is known for his danger ridden reports from various hotspots around the world. Billy Six spent several weeks in Kharkov in 2022. He answers the question of what the people in the eastern Ukraine actually want, whether they wanted help from Russia, like this: Whether the majority of people in the eastern Ukraine are pro-Russia or pro-Ukraine, he said, must be differentiated from city to city, from region to region, and between city and country. During his last visit to Ukraine in 2014, he said that one third were pro-Russian and two-thirds wanted to passively stay out of the conflict. Today, he said, about one third are still pro-Russian, but one third are also clearly pro-Ukrainian. The view of the predominantly Russian-speaking population has changed in the last ten months. Quote from the people: “Putin did not come with gifts but with bombs.” The Donbass has now been completely devastated so that he, Billy Six, sees no future at all. This has also been confirmed by reports of letters that reached Kla.TV from the Ukraine. The people there have not been helped at all. On the contrary, they are even more endangered by the invasion of Russian troops than before. They are deprived of the basic necessities of life, for example they receive water only twice a week for a few hours. That is why most young people and families have left the troubled area. Moreover, according to Billy Six, Putin did not end the war even when he still had the opportunity to do so, namely on May 9, 2022, when Russia had just taken Mariupol. This ensured the land corridor between Russia and the Crimea to supply the Crimea with water and electricity. The railways as well as the road link had also been under Russian control. Putin could have ended the war then, withdrawn troops from the Kharkov region, built a defensive line, and acted only defensively. He would have had the chance to put the Ukrainians in the wrong vis-à-vis world public opinion. Instead, Putin had said in his May 9th speech, “We must continue to denazify, and we are at war and it will take a long time.” As for this so-called denazification, further inconsistencies reached Kla.TV from Ukrainian witnesses. Nationalists of the militant Azov regiment were encircled in Mariupol, according to the report from the Ukraine. They were captured by Russian troops; however these prisoners, of all people, were exchanged for Russian prisoners a short time later and returned to the Ukraine with honors via the Arab Emirates. Question of Ukrainian citizens: “If Putin wants to denazify Ukraine, why are prisoners of the Azov battalion, of all things, transported back?” Of course, these could be just purposefully spread rumors. But what if they are not? Billy Six goes on to report that he clearly perceived other “nationalists” in the Ukraine as opposing a globalist agenda. They are against migration, against joining the EU and NATO. They are also against vaccination and do not want to have anything to do with communism. And are exactly these now supposed to be the main target of the war of the Russians? Because of all these inconsistencies, here is a brief interim conclusion: The population in the east has not been helped at all. Due to the devastating situation, most people have had to leave their homes. The elderly people who stayed behind live in catastrophic circumstances without a functioning infrastructure. As far as the alleged denazification is concerned, the opposite is more likely to be true here as well. These inconsistencies make even Ukrainians wonder what else could be behind the war. Possible Background of the War The German freelance journalist Aron Morhoff, who also participated in the discussion with Billy Six, expressed the following thought. There is this theory that nowadays such conflicts should not escalate in a frontal or total war at all. Rather, it is precisely this smoldering ongoing conflict that is ultimately to be sold by both sides to their own populations as a kind of permanent state of emergency – something that was also observed with Corona which made it possible to legitimize everything. This strategy of “smoldering conflict” is obviously pursued by both sides, the Russian and the Ukrainian which is being armed by the Western states. Behind this seem to be longer-term goals, such as a globalist agenda or a new world order. Ryan Matters, a writer from South Africa whose work has been covered by various independent media, defines the globalist agenda as follows: “Part of the globalist agenda is the destruction of the current economy in order to enable the introduction of a new economic system, the so-called ‘Great Reset.’ This new economic system is based on ‘Digital Central Bank Money’ (CBDC) and surveillance and is controlled by artificial intelligence.” Considering the consequences of the war in the Ukraine, this could be a plausible explanation. After all, the “war with no visible end” is primarily helping to destabilize the global economy. Gas prices are soaring and financial markets have been thrown into turmoil. Billy Six cannot identify Putin or the Ukrainian government as opponents of a globalist agenda. On the contrary! Putin pursues it just the same, only with a stronger Russian slant. For example, Putin played along with the supposed Covid 19 pandemic just as most other countries in the world did. Russia was a pioneer in introducing vaccination passports. In early 2022, the Bank of Russia began testing its “digital ruble,” its version of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) – to cite just a few examples. It is an incomplete picture and no definitive conclusions can be drawn yet. But there is much to suggest that the Russian-Ukrainian war is about far more than national interests. Putin’s role is also far from clear. There is much to suggest that the Russian-Ukrainian war is proving to be an enabler of a globalist agenda. Looking forward, further events in this war should be observed from this perspective.