The European Union has no intention of fighting to defend its Ukrainian puppet:
There can be no military solution to the Ukraine crisis, only a political one, Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s new head of foreign policy, has insisted.
In her first interview since being appointed at the weekend, Ms Mogherini, soon to step down as Italy’s foreign minister, said: “It’s in the interests of Ukraine, Europe and Russia that the crisis should have a political, not a military solution.”
The prospect of Europe going to war to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression “simply does not exist”, she insisted.
At least the Eurofascists are not operating in the realm of complete fantasy, at least where the Russians are concerned. Putin has stated that Russian forces can take Kiev within two weeks, and based on the inability of the Ukrainian army to hold its ground, there is little reason to question his assertion:
Kiev forces retreated from Luhansk airport after battling a “Russian armed forces” tank column on Monday, Kiev said, in what Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko described as the latest stage of Moscow’s “direct and open aggression”.
The battle came ahead of a key meeting between Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, the Belarus capital, later on Monday.
“In the Luhansk direction, Ukrainian forces have received an order and have pulled back from the airport,” Ukraine army spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters. He said seven Ukrainian service personnel had been killed in the past 24 hours. Ukraine’s defence minister Valeriy Geletey said that Russian units are moving into other towns in the region, including the largest city of the region Donetsk.
Ukraine should jump at the opportunity to give Novorossiya its independence if that is what Putin is demanding at the Minsk talks. It is strategically risky to fight a war you are certain to lose if what is at stake is not vital, because you often end up losing far more than you were hoping to protect. And the Ukrainians should keep in mind that NATO is not a magic shield; neither the European nations nor the USA are going to go to war with Russia over resistance to their their shabby attempt to financially pillage Ukraine and expand NATO.
There are no good guys here, but it is a positive sign to see that there is resistance to the global vampire squid as well as limits to its rapacious reach.