A previously unreported drone boat, known as a USV (uncrewed surface vessel), appears to have slipped past Russian Navy patrols. The device was found on a beach close to the major Russian Navy base of Sevastopol in Crimea.
He is on the defensive:
- against Ukraine on the battlefield
- against the West on whom he depends with regards to the economy and technology
- against China, India and many other countries in Africa/Asia who want him to end this war quick, except Iran.
- against the middle classes who do not want to fight
- against the Russian ultra nationalists, who have guns, money and a leader and are upset of freeing the Nazi Azov leaders.
The goal of denazifying Ukraine had as symbol Azov and the expected trials and death sentences, and now they are swapped for a billionaire who is Putin's friend ? So he can leave jail ?
Possible actions of Putin;
Keep the new conscripts in the back, so lessen the fatality rate.
Send in the ultra nationalists from Wagner and other battalions on missions they will not survive, sorts that problem.
Hope winter will break Ukraine.
Russian president Vladimir Putin announced today that he is mobilizing the Russian population to fight Ukraine. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu put that number at 300,000 soldiers. At the same time, the legislature abruptly changed the laws to inflict harsh penalties on those who don’t report to military duty, who surrender, or who refuse to fight. Reports suggest that 20–40% of the soldiers from some units have quit.
The cost of airline tickets out of Russia immediately skyrocketed.
Having called for the territories Russia claims to hold referenda on annexation to Russia, and clearly expecting that those votes will call for annexation, Putin also said that “Russia will use all the instruments at its disposal to counter a threat against its territorial integrity—this is not a bluff.” He is arguing that he will consider any Ukrainian attempt to retake its own territory as an attack on Russia and has told his people that the West is responsible for the Ukrainian resistance to Russian conquest. He is threatening to use nuclear weapons to conquer Ukraine, in what seems an admission that Russia is on the ropes.
Putin began his attack on Ukraine in late February with the expectation it would be short and decisive. More than six months later, the Russian economy is in tatters, the armies are collapsing, and the future of Putin’s administration is uncertain.
Putin is getting bitch slapped by a country that is fighting for their freedom. A wannabe dictator is on the ropes, legally, in the usa. The world seems to be getting over a pandemic. As Rodney King said, "why can't we all just get along"?