RIA Novosti continues to produce stories about how Ukrainian punitive forces are once again killing their own civilians, but the Russian reader is already full of these stories from 2014 and is no longer that interested, so the authorities have moved on to heavy artillery – in an almost literal sense.
Stories began to appear about the shelling of Russian civilians on the border – for example, in Belgorod and the region. But in the twenty-first century it is very difficult to conceal anything, especially when it comes to Russia with its Chinese transmitters that are almost devoid of encryption. Russian military conversations have begun to leak onto the Internet, in one of which, for example, a serviceman explains to his wife that the recent arrivals on Russian territory are the work of the FSB.
There is nothing new in such actions: everything is worked out back in Chechnya and has its origins in the Soviet-Finnish war. It is interesting that the degree is still not enough. There is already talk that the next step could be masquerading as Ukrainian troops and provocations against civilians. This would give an excuse to finally declare war (rather than talk about some “special operation”) and thus mobilize, sending tens of thousands of their subjects to be slaughtered on foreign soil.
However, the Russian sissies are very happy about the successes of their own army only from the TV screen. When the war comes to their house, the desire to “get to Kiev in two days” vanishes, and some quite healthy ideas begin to creep in, that maybe this war is not worth it. We hope that Russia will be able to explain this to its own plebs.