Thursday, November 30, 2023

Of Course, It Is Not An Option.

Since Kuleba talks about it, it means it was proposed on many occasions. Not by Russia, of course, by NATO itself.

The idea that Ukraine could cede territories that it lost to Russia in exchange for NATO membership remains unacceptable, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba told journalists on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. The idea has been floated by former senior NATO officials, including ex-Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and ex-Supreme Allied Commander Europe James Stavridis. Kuleba blasted the proposal ahead of a NATO-Ukraine Council of foreign ministers. Supporters of the plan should tell other nations to make similar concessions, “and if they do so, then I am ready to listen to their arguments,” he said. The minister also dismissed the notion that there was “fatigue” with the conflict in Western nations, insisting that a shortage of arms deliveries was not related to it.

In regards to fatigue, as many already noticed and it was documented through videos--the number of  women from 404 killed at the front lines is rather large. If that hasn't been enough, here is a peculiar, very 404 document:

It is a medical certificate (affidavit)  issued to VSU guy that although he has above third of his calf amputated, he is just fine, he is still good for military service, albeit in limited capacity. Hey, not biggie! He still got hands, you know. 

In related news, very related (I should be making video about it tomorrow) I started rereading October 2022 US National Security Strategy and National Defense Strategy with Nuclear Posture Review. Apart from those documents obsessing with Russia, never in my life did I see national strategic security and defense documents becoming fully obsolete within less than one year. Absolutely mind-boggling. 

Meanwhile, here is Arkhangelsk submarine being rolled out (in Russian) yesterday. 

It is the fourth project 885M (Yasen-M) ship and the fifth in the Yasen-class line. Four others are being built. Moreover, the flag was raised yesterday in St.Petersburg on yet another SSK of pr. 636 Mozhaisk, this ship goes to Pacific Fleet. Arkhangelsk will join the Northern Fleet.

These two are additional 38 missile salvo added to the first strike of Russian Navy, those are P-800 Oniks, 3M22 Zircon and 3M14M with 4,500 kilometer range. Boy, those strategy documents got obsolete so fast.

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