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Russia's red lines over Ukraine

30 May, 2024 Thursday
19:24

Russian propagandists, in order to raise the jingoistic spirit of ordinary people, began to tell them that the range of Iskander, Bastion and Kalibr missiles launched from the Kaliningrad region includes practically all countries that agree with Ukraine's right to strike Russian territory with its weapons

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This is a hint at yet another "red line" that has turned into a diplomatic meme....

In general, an interesting propaganda move..... Well, in the zone of action and so what? What's next?

For example, tomorrow ATACMS will fly over Morozovsk airfield, what next? Storm Shadow will target headquarters of the North military grouping, what will you do? A group of Russian warships in the port of Novorossiysk will be hit by Scalp EG... or AGM-158, what's the reaction?

For the third year in a row, we have seen Russia threatening the entire world for helping Ukraine with some kind of "red lines" that already surpasses the "China's final warning" in popularity.

In case anyone doesn't know, "China's final warning" is an idiom that emerged during the Taiwan crisis, in which China issued more than 900 "final warnings" to Taipei.

In the course of the war with Ukraine, Russia draws "last red lines" with which it threatens everyone around it, but in fact, after crossing another one, it draws a new one.

This is the very case when a country whose threat was taken seriously by the whole world just a couple of years ago has turned into a laughingstock, which surprisingly has not yet made itself sick.

But, all in good time.

About author: Oleksandr Kovalenko, Ukrainian military observer.

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs.

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