Ukraine Conflict is in Dangerous Phase
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 11 Apr , 2022

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The sudden visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Ukraine signals the US-led western resolve to up the ante against Russia in Ukraine. With mercenary organizations like ‘Britain Defence’, Britain is a major supplier of mercenaries for the US. Johnson’s Ukraine visit was probably as special emissary of US President Joe Biden – just like Biden deputed him to visit Saudi Arabia and the UAE to seek oil.

Johnson’s Ukraine visit would have been to assess firsthand how many mercenaries have been killed, how many including American-British-Canadian special forces, are still stuck in pockets of Mariupol, how many more mercenaries-terrorists need to be provided to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, what more lethal weaponry should be inducted and convey Biden’s message to Zenesky how and when weapons of mass destruction, less nukes, should be used. Groundwork for the latter has already been laid with both the US and UK repeatedly harping about Russia planning a false flag chemical attack in Ukraine.

Interestingly, the new German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht has said that the German Armed Forces have run out of stocks of weapons to supply Ukraine. “I have to be honest and say that we have reached the limit in the supply from the Bundeswehr stocks. For the German troops must remain able to guarantee the defence of the country and the NATO Alliance”, she said. This should make Biden happy; he will simply tell Lambrecht to buy more arms from the US and keep up the supply to Ukraine lest Boris Johnson beats Germany in the race.

Anatoly Antonov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the US has said that Russia will not tolerate the torture and murder of Russian soldiers and the killing of civilians in Ukraine. He also said, “We must do everything to prevent the undermining of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. There should be no threats to Russia coming from Ukrainian territory.” He called on the West to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine. Earlier, Antonov had stated that the unwillingness of the Kiev regime to fulfill its obligations under international agreements by stopping the genocide of Russians had led to the special military operation of Russia in Ukraine.

Britain being Washington’s collaborator in waging proxy war (read promoting terrorism) around the world, Johnson naturally wants to earn brownie points with Biden, but the US has no need to rely exclusively on the UK for supply of mercenaries. Over the years, the CIA has armed, supported, fought and reused multiple terrorist organizations like the ISIS/ISIL and Al Qaeda besides support from terrorist-supplying or terrorist-linked countries like Pakistan, Turkey and Qatar. To add to this are the neo-Nazis trained by the CIA and MI6 in Azov, Ukraine.   

The US planned the Ukraine conflict way back, which included expansion of NATO to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States to create an existential security dilemma for Russia. Erik Prince, former US Navy SEAL officer and founder of ‘Blackwater’ visited Kiev in February 2020 to hire Ukraine’s combat veterans into a private military company and acquire large portions of Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, including factories that make engines for fighter jets and helicopters – a vertically integrated aviation defence consortium that could bring $10 billion in revenues and investment. The aim was to disassociate the Ukrainian military-industrial complex from any trade with Russia.

NATO countries and the UK have been supplying short-range, defensive weapons including Javelin, NLAW and Stinger missiles to Ukraine. Now, Boris Johnson has promised to send 120 armoured vehicles as well as new anti-ship missile systems to the Ukrainian military. Also, Slovakia is to provide Ukraine with a Soviet-era S-300 air defence unit on behest of the US.  NATO wants Ukraine to not only attack the Donbas region but also deeper into Russia, as possible. According to Margiris Abukevicius, Lithuania’s Vice Minister of Defence who recently visited Washington DC, Lithuania will work with US allies to transfer Soviet-made tanks to Ukraine

The US was very much aware of Ukraine’s genocide in the Donbas region over the past eight years killing over  14,000 civilians. It is quite possible that this genocide was actually on the behest of Washington, at least since Zelensky became President following a CIA-sponsored coup in Ukraine. After Biden entertained Zelensky at the White House in September 2021, Ukraine began regular shelling of the Donbas region in early February 2022, forcing Russia to launch special operations in Ukraine on February 24. There is no surprise that Biden showed no concern about the genocide in Donbas considering America’s own worldwide record. The ironic part, however, was that Zelensky had no compunctions about shelling and killing Ukrainian civilians in the Donbas where the  majority are Russian speaking, but not all.

Zelensky’s propensity of killing Ukrainians on Washington’s behest encouraged the Biden administration  to order the Bucha killings, for which Ukraine used neo-Nazis, mercenaries and terrorists, blaming Russia. Ukraine has been targeting the Donbas region with Tochka-U missiles killing civilians at random. One such recent missile strike in Donetsk killing 23 people was also discussed by Russian President Vladimir Putin with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet. On April 8, a rocket attack on Kramatorsk Railway Station in eastern Ukraine killed 52 including five children and left over 100 wounded. Zelensky told the Finnish parliament in a video address, “This is just an ordinary railway terminal … just an ordinary town in the east of Ukraine.”

Why would Russia launch a rocket attack on a railway station weapons making factories and infrastructure like tanks, Antonov aircraft facilities, Sukhoi fighter manufacturing facilities, and mercenaries/terrorists training centres, unless the Kramatorsk Railway Station was a storehouse or transit point for western weaponry and proxy forces being pumped into Ukraine. The other possibility is that the attack was by the Ukrainian forces to continue portraying Russia, particularly Putin, in bad light. It just takes one successful attempt to kill own conscience – and Zelensky successfully did that long back. The war is being directed by the Biden administration and Zelensky’s role is reduced to periodic video addresses to various foreign and international forums to justify what Joe Biden wants.  

In light of the above, Ukraine is likely to witness many more civilian casualties in coming months. Apparently, the conflict is poised for another sinister turn. Russian has presented documented evidence of Ukraine’s interest in using Turkish drones to deliver weaponized pathogens developed in US-funded biolabs. Ukrainian company Motor Sich wrote to Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar Makina on December 15, 2021, asking if the Bayraktar TB2 and Akinci drones could carry 20 liters of aerosolized payload to a range of 300 kilometers. This development also took place after Zelensky visited the White House in September 2021.

Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian NBC Protection Forces says, “We are talking about the development by the Kiev regime of technical means of delivery and use of biological weapons with the possibility of their use against the Russian Federation.” The 300-km range brings the entire Belarus and many Russian cities within range.

Kirillov said Pentagon’s biological projects in Ukraine were coordinated by Joanna Wintrol, head of America’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) office in Kiev, until she left in August 2020. She directly supervised projects UP-4, UP-6, and UP-8 to study deadly pathogens, including anthrax, the Congo-Crimean fever, and leptospirosis. Kirillov also said Hunter Biden, son of the POTUS Joe Biden, played an important role in creating financial opportunity to work with pathogens on the territory of Ukraine; which is proved by e-mails, authenticated and referenced to in British media.

According to Kirillov, all pathogenic biomaterials stored in Ukraine were “transported by military transport aircraft to the United States via Odessa,” in early February 2022, and on February 24, as Russian troops entered Ukraine, the ministry of health in Kiev ordered the remaining strains to be destroyed. Kirillov said that the Russian intervention halted activities at five Ukrainian biolabs that had been working with anthrax, tularemia, brucellosis, cholera, leptospirosis, and African swine fever.

The US-led West wants to inflict maximum casualties on Russia; by arming Ukraine to keep attacking Russian forces in the Donbas region. But should the Biden administration decide to use chemical or biological weapons, the situation has the potential to escalate beyond their imagination. 

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Lt Gen Prakash Katoch

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4 thoughts on “Ukraine Conflict is in Dangerous Phase

    The Russians are winning according to their own propaganda and according to the author. The flagship Moskva of the Black Sea Fleet is sinking or has sunk! On the ground the tide of war seems to be turning, notwithstanding the general’s nonsense.

  2. The General should consider writing fiction! For all the fanciful claims that he has made, he is certainly entitled to a paid holiday in Kremlin. All his recent writings on Ukraine are either Moscow-sponsored or a figment of his imagination. This clown actually believes that there are Nazis in Ukraine backed by the West and that Russia is doing a wonderful job. Too bad general, the Russians are worse than the Nazis and they will stand trial and hopefully go to the gallows.

  3. A complete nonsense by the general who is sadly senile. The article is full of conjectures and surmises; it is whimsical and fanciful to say the least! General, please state as to what the saints wearing Russian army uniforms were doing in Mariupol, Kharkiv, outskirts of Kyiv from Feb 24? Were they on a paid holiday? What is Wagner’s Group? Another bunch of saints? Who is Ramzan Kadyrov? And what are his Chechen gangsters doing in Ukraine? You are eligible for a paid holiday in Kremlin for the propaganda you have been indulging in.

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