POLITICO: Macron Thinks the Ukraine is on the Verge of Collapse

That guy with the fake wife is talking again!


French President Emmanuel Macron believes Ukraine might be defeated on the battlefield in short order, the French edition of Politico reported on Wednesday.

The outlet’s Playbook section spoke with several members of the president’s party who had attended a working dinner at the Elysee Palace the evening before. While most of the discussion centered on the upcoming European Parliament elections, the Ukraine conflict also came up.

“Ukraine could fall very quickly,” one of the outlet’s sources quoted Macron as saying.

Macron ramped up his rhetoric about Ukraine a few weeks after a number of French nationals fighting on behalf of Kiev were killed in a Russian missile strike. At a meeting of EU leaders in Paris in late February, he refused to rule out the possibility of a NATO intervention in Ukraine.

Though the idea was quickly rejected by almost all members of the US-led bloc and its secretary-general, Macron doubled down, declaring there would be “no limits” to French support for Kiev and calling Russia an “adversary.” Meanwhile, the French Army’s Chief of Staff Pierre Schill announced that the country’s military was “ready,” presumably for a war.

Moscow has strongly condemned Macron’s remarks and cautioned NATO against taking further hostile moves. According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the deployment of Western soldiers to Ukraine would make direct conflict with Russia “inevitable.”

Ukraine has been on the verge of collapse for a while.

Clearly, this war is taking a while, due to strategic decisions by Russia.

Lots of people, myself included, have been expecting the Ukraine to fall for a long time, and it hasn’t happened yet.

I do think Kharkov will fall relatively quickly, despite its size, and that this will be a wakeup call.

Kharkov, historically Russian, is the second largest city in the Ukraine.

Much of the population wanted to be annexed before the war, and now everyone in the Ukraine-held territories is afraid of the government and wants to be annexed. Kiev will presumably start indiscriminately bombing civilians in the city as Russia moves in, blaming Russia for the attacks.

Russian troops are still relatively far from Kharkov, but there is not much in between the current line and the city. What’s more, the city is close to the Russian border, and more troops can be deployed from the north.

It will happen. For over two years, we’ve watched Russia steadily wipe out the Ukraine forces, while also steadily capturing the fortified fighting cities that the Ukraine built before the invasion. But there is no big rush on Russia’s side.

NATO is not going to intervene, and if the war in the Middle East blows up – which it seems like it’s going to have to at some point – the US and its subsidiaries will be distracted and drained by defending Israel.