Ukrainian-Russian war: The Further On, The Stranger
On the onset of World War II after the invasion of German troops into Poland in September 1939, the United Kingdom and France declared war on Germany. But for about 9 months, there were no any significant military actions from either side. That is why that period of time was called “The Strange (or Phony) war.”
What is going on in Ukraine between Ukraine and Russia is far more stranger.
In March, Russia had annexed Crimea. In August, Russia invaded Ukraine and grabbed yet another part of its territory – Southeast Ukraine called Donbass. And the absurdity had begun.
Since the Russian troops had no insignia, Russia claims it had not invaded Ukraine.
Since officially there are no Russian troops in Ukraine, the latter had not declared war on Russia. From where the terrorists have gotten their arms and heavy weapons is a big mystery since Russia claims it does not supply them to terrorists.
Regardless of the obvious military conflict, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko still owns two military shipyards in Crimea and even continues to invest into Russia by buying half of the shares of the confectionary plant in Lipetsk (Russia). At the same time, Poroshenko has called upon western countries to strengthen the sanctions against Russia.
Since January the Ukrainian currency had lost 100% in value. The inflation now is about 30%. People lose their savings and income. And at the same time the bank owned by the President increased its profit by 50%.
Because the population’s buying capacity has dropped so much, food companies are looking for the new export markets to save their enormous profits instead of somewhat decreasing domestic prices.
The deputy head of the presidential administration Iurii Kosyuk, who is the owner of the biggest Ukrainian poultry company MHP S.A., says the company had reregistered its Crimean subsidiary according to Russian legislation, thus admitting that Crimea is a Russian territory. No consequences for him. Also Iurii Kosyuk’s company rents about 40,000 hectares of land in Voronezh oblast of Russia. While there were severe fights in Ukraine, Iurii Kosyuk who was responsible for the whole military logistic effort and spent a lot of time managing his own business and cruising the Mediterranean on his luxury yacht.
Because most of the Ukrainian coal mines are now controlled by terrorists, Ukrainian power plants experience big shortages of coal. Since Ukrainian electricity generating capacities are now lower than the demand, in order to balance output and load, the distributing companies began to turn off customers from electricity across the country. The turn-offs are being done without any warnings and may last for several hours.
At the same time, electricity to territories controlled by terrorists; they are supplied with natural gas, water and electricity in full and for free. Crimea is also supplied by Ukraine with the resources (food included) in full.
Instead of cutting Crimea and terrorists from all inputs, Ukraine even buys coal to generate electricity and electricity itself in Russia and even considers buying coal from terrorists (for the further supply for free).
The terrorists rob the Ukrainian banks on the controlled territories and with the stolen money buy food and other goods from the Ukrainian suppliers.
The Ukrainian army experiences huge shortages of weapons, ammunition, uniforms, etc., and is operational only because of volunteers’ aid. The Ministry of Defense has turned out to be absolutely useless being occupied by the saboteurs, idiots and absolutely incompetent generals and officers many of whom are also thieves.
Ukrainian people want to fight but until now they are not allowed to own guns, rifles and other arms.
Will Ukraine survive? It depends on which economy collapses first: Ukrainian or Russian. Western countries may eventually strangle the Russian economy while the Ukrainian authorities do their best to help Russia.
Things here continue to be stranger and stranger.