Putin Says the Obvious: Demand to Withdraw Troops Part of US Plot to Escalate Conflict

No one thought Putin was going to withdraw troops, and making this absurd demand can only be for one reason: to force Russia into escalating the conflict.

This is the only thing the Fatmericans have done this entire time: tried to figure out various ways to force Russia into pushing further than she ever intended to, with the idea that if they can get her to push far enough, it will cause something to break.

But nothing is breaking.


Ukraine’s demand for the withdrawal of Russian troops is only designed to perpetuate the conflict, because that’s the only way the current Kiev government can stay in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Putin was speaking at a press conference in Hanoi following his meetings with the leadership of Vietnam on Thursday. Among other topics, he addressed the Ukraine conflict.

“If negotiations are linked to the withdrawal of our troops, about which the Kiev regime dreams, then this will never happen,” Putin told reporters.

Because the Kiev regime does not want to relinquish power, does not want to hold normal elections according to the Ukrainian constitution, they will forever drag out the ceasefire talks,” the Russian president added. “This means that Kiev has an interest in our troops remaining there, because they don’t want to hold elections.”

As for attempts to “beat back” Russian troops from Kharkov, Putin said that Kiev’s orders to achieve a victory on the battlefield “at all costs” will mean it is Ukraine that will suffer. Kharkov, he said, is a tactical operation, which Ukraine is trying to portray as strategic.

When asked about the Western rejection of the peace terms he offered Ukraine last week, Putin said that it was true to form.

“I expected just such a reaction, at first,” he said. “What happens later, time will tell. It all depends on how the situation develops on the ground.”

Russia has always been willing to negotiate, while Ukraine and its Western backers sabotaged the Minsk process and the Istanbul talks, Putin said, noting that the terms he outlined will not be valid forever.

According to the Russian president, Ukraine has to recognize Russian sovereignty over the entire territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, “as defined by their administrative borders at the time they joined Ukraine [in August 1991].” Kiev must withdraw its military from the four regions and inform Moscow in writing that it no longer plans to join NATO, before any ceasefire talks can begin, Putin said last Friday.

It’s actually a really good deal for everyone, and would allow the Americans to say “see, we won! He didn’t conquer the entire Ukraine! Big time victory!”

But this is part of a bigger thing happening, that is happening in the Middle East and in the Pacific: the US is pushing for a world war.

It’s not clear why they’re doing that, but it seems like they’ve decided that this is the only possible path out of the mess they’ve created for themselves.

It doesn’t matter who “wins” the presidential election. This is the plan. The people Trump is talking about bringing in if he “wins” are all on-board with this plan.