Russian television presenter Vladimir Solovyov, one of Vladimir Putin’s “unconditionals”, considered the formation of an “international coalition” of Russia’s allies essential to fight against Ukraine. Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Iran were some of the nations to which Soloviov alluded.
“I don’t understand why the Americans, even if it is against Grenada that they are going to fight, always improvise an international coalition,” he said Wednesday. in your program At night with Vladimir, alluding to the US military intervention in the small Caribbean island to reverse a coup supported precisely by Cuba and the then Soviet Union.
During the landing in Grenada, the Americans were backed by Barbados, Jamaica, and other Caribbean nations.
“Why do we deny ourselves that pleasure?” he added, assuring that the “allies” would be willing to send their troops to support Russia in a counteroffensive against Ukraine in Donetsk. “There are units in Syria that are very well trained by us, there are people in Africa who support us, there is Venezuela, there is Nicaragua, Cuba, Iran and North Korea,” said the man, whose program is broadcast on Russia-1 state television.
“If volunteers from all over the world come and fight in Donetsk, why shouldn’t we give them the opportunity to organize and create an international body?”
Solovyov asserted that the “coalition” method was being practiced by Ukraine, which already had help and troops from other European countries and the United States.
“If volunteers from all over the world go and fight in Donetsk, why shouldn’t we give them the opportunity to organize and create an international body?” including Cuba, which supported the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War.
He added that “our Serbian brothers” are already in Donetsk anyway, so he saw no impediment for “people who want to take up arms” to join them.
Considered one of the main propagandists of the Putin government, Soloviov is one of the people sanctioned by the European Union after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In his coalition call for Russia’s “allies”, the ideologue forgot to mention that Cuba, unlike North Korea, Belarus, Syria and Eritrea, did not vote against the UN resolution condemning Putin’s aggression, but only refrained.
Faced with the advance of the kyiv forces, who claim to have liberated approximately 8,500 square kilometers, 388 towns and 150,000 people since September 6 in the eastern region, Russian troops have hastily withdrawn from dozens of villages in the east of Ukraine, leaving large amounts of military equipment on the ground.
According to data provided by the United States, the Russians have had 75,000 casualties in the fighting in seven months. The war, described by Putin as a simple “military operation”, has not gone as expected by the Kremlin, and more and more critical voices are heard about the lack of preparation of the Russian Army.
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