Putin in O-Ton concerning the scenario in Ukraine and Russian targets.

Russian President Putin met with pilots and stewardesses to debate the scenario within the aviation…

Russian President Putin met with pilots and stewardesses to debate the scenario within the aviation business. After all, he was additionally requested about Ukraine.

On the assembly with feminine staff of the aviation business, i.e. pilots and stewardesses, Putin was requested by a feminine Airbus co-pilot concerning the scenario in Ukraine, the explanations for the army operation and Russia’s targets. I’ve translated Putin’s full reply.

Begin of translation:

I’ll make it very quick, however I nonetheless have to begin, as they are saying in such circumstances, within the ‘center of the sphere.’ I mentioned it at first of the operation and I talked about it earlier than the choice was made – a tough determination, little doubt.

What’s it about? It’s about the truth that after the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine, which, sadly, was actively supported by Western international locations… Why disguise the sins, they don’t even disguise it, they freely mentioned that they spent 5 billion {dollars} on it, they distributed heat buns on the Maidan and so forth. After which, as an alternative of getting the scenario again underneath management, even when it bought uncontrolled, even when it was a so-called extra of the executors – there’s a authorized time period for it, which implies you deliberate one factor and did one other – they might have and may have introduced this example again into political channels. That is all of the extra true as a result of on the eve of this coup, three international ministers got here to Kyiv in 2014 and signed an settlement with the federal government of the day and acted as guarantors of these agreements that the scenario would evolve politically.

No, nothing of the kind. They carried out a coup d’état. They supported those that carried out the coup. After which got here the well-known occasions in Crimea and in southeastern Ukraine, within the Donbass, the place folks didn’t assist the coup.

As you realize, Crimea determined in a referendum to return to the Russian Federation. After all, we may solely assist that, particularly since they have been threatened by nationalists and neo-fascists. I say now that there’s all of the proof that they have been proper at the moment.

After which, or virtually in parallel, the occasions within the Donbass started. What did this result in? The individuals who opposed this growth in consequence have been persecuted, and the Kiev authorities started to conduct army operations within the space. They carried out two large-scale punitive army campaigns, utilizing heavy gear, fighter planes, direct assaults on Donetsk, shelling squares from above, tanks, planes, and so forth.

Each campaigns failed, they have been defeated. This was adopted by the so-called Minsk Settlement, or the Package deal of Measures, as it’s formally referred to as, which pointed the way in which to a peaceable decision of the battle. And we tried to do every little thing in our energy to go down that path, to revive the territorial integrity of Ukraine and to guard the pursuits of the individuals who dwell in these territories.

And what did they demand? Elementary issues: the fitting to talk their native language, on this case Russian, and to dwell inside their traditions and tradition. It was nothing particular. Nothing particular.

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No, Kiev organized a blockade of those areas, minimize them off from the banking system, from the availability of meals, from the fee of pensions, social advantages, and so forth. There have been some handouts, however to get these advantages and pensions, you needed to cross the entrance line. (Translator’s be aware: That is true, I do know such circumstances myself. In the summertime of 2014, Kiev stopped pension funds within the Donbass. Those that needed to get pensions needed to undergo the entrance line into Ukraine, register as refugees, after which for every pension fee undergo the entrance line once more into Ukraine to gather their pensions).

Are you aware what I need to say? This will sound harsh, it simply got here to my thoughts, however nonetheless the scenario forces me to say this stuff. You see for your self when in a single area or one other stray canines assault and injure folks, and there are even deadly circumstances, after which – and it is a separate downside that native authorities must take care of – we see how folks begin poisoning, killing, taking pictures these animals. Pay attention, however folks in Donbass aren’t stray canines in any case. Through the years, between 13,000 and 14,000 folks have been killed, over 500 youngsters have been killed or maimed.

However what is especially insufferable is that the so-called civilized West has not seen this all these years. Pay attention, eight years!

Furthermore, the federal government in Kiev has just lately begun to state instantly and publicly that it has no intention of implementing this settlement. They discuss it on TV, on the Web, in every single place they publicly say “we don’t prefer it”, “we gained’t do it” On the similar time, they’ve repeatedly accused Russia that we don’t adjust to the settlement. That is simply nonsense, a theater of absurdity: they are saying “black” to what’s white, and “white” to what’s black.

Recently, it’s gotten worse. Instantly they began speaking about what they’ll do, properly, they’ve been speaking about it for a very long time, however they began speaking an increasing number of actively about Ukraine becoming a member of NATO. Do you perceive what that would have led to or may nonetheless result in? If Ukraine is a NATO nation, then underneath the group’s founding treaty, all different members of the alliance are obligated to assist that nation within the occasion of a army battle. Nobody however us right here acknowledges Crimea as Russian. They’re conducting army operations within the Donbass, they can even go to Crimea, after which we should go to conflict with all of NATO. What’s that? Are the implications clear or not? I believe they’re clear to everybody.

Now there may be speak of acquiring nuclear standing, that’s, buying nuclear weapons. We can not ignore this, particularly since we all know how the so-called West behaves in the direction of Russia. (Translator’s be aware: Western media have hardly reported on this, however Ukrainian President Selensky overtly introduced on the Munich Safety Convention the weekend earlier than the Russian army operation that his nation wish to purchase nuclear weapons.)

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First, Ukraine nonetheless has nuclear capabilities from the Soviet period by way of nuclear enrichment, so it is going to be capable of manage that work. There are missile programs, which implies Yushmash alone, it has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles for the Soviet Union. And there abroad, they’re nonetheless serving to to try this. After which they may say, “We don’t acknowledge the nuclear standing, they did that themselves.” They are going to deliver these programs underneath their management, and from that second on, the destiny of Russia will likely be utterly completely different. As a result of then our strategic adversaries gained’t even must have intercontinental ballistic missiles, they’ll maintain us proper right here within the nuclear crosshairs and that’s it.

How can we ignore all of that? These are completely actual threats, this isn’t some farfetched nonsense. And our guys who’re preventing there now are laying down their lives-they are preventing for our future, for our youngsters’s future. That’s a completely apparent factor.

And the individuals who don’t need to perceive that, particularly from at present’s management, ought to perceive that in the event that they proceed to do what they’re doing-I’ve talked about this, too-they’re placing the way forward for our statehood in jeopardy, and if that occurs, they’re going to have it on their conscience.

What is occurring now? I’ve already talked concerning the targets that we have now set.

The primary, after all, is to guard the folks of Donbass. How? By demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine, giving it a impartial standing. Why? As a result of it won’t be a part of NATO whether it is impartial. And it’s within the Ukrainian structure that they go into NATO. Perceive, they wrote that within the structure!

What’s denazification? I talked to my Western colleagues, and so they say, “What’s the matter, you might have radicals too.” Sure, there are, however we don’t have radicals within the authorities. And everyone admits that there are them there within the authorities. Sure, we would have a number of jerks working round someplace with swastikas, however can we assist that on the state stage? Do we have now 1000’s of individuals strolling round our capitals with swastikas and torches – in Moscow or in our different regional capitals – like in Germany within the Thirties? Does that exist in our nation? There’s, and it’s supported. Will we assist those that killed Russians, Jews and Poles in the course of the conflict, can we make them heroes? However that’s what is finished there. (Translator’s be aware: All that Putin says about Ukraine is true, I’ve listed some examples right here).

What is occurring now can be essential. You see, they’ve taken international residents hostage, in Sumy, in Kharkiv – greater than six thousand younger folks, college students. They’ve herded them into the prepare station and have been holding them there for 3 days. Pay attention, they’ve been holding them there for 3 days! We now have instructed everyone. We instructed the present management of Ukraine, and so they, “Sure, sure, after all, we’re doing every little thing now.” We instructed the European leaders, and I personally instructed them, and so they, “Sure, sure, we’re exerting affect now.” We instructed the Secretary Common of the United Nations, and he mentioned, “Sure, we’re taking good care of it now.” No person is doing something!

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(Translator’s be aware: That is additionally true and that is additionally identified to the Western media, as a result of the Kremlin reported on the cellphone name with Chancellor Scholz that Putin knowledgeable Scholz about how Nazi battalions use civilians as human shields, Putin additionally knowledgeable Scholz concerning the scenario of international college students. If the Kremlin’s report have been unfaithful and Putin had not instructed Scholz this, the Chancellor’s Workplace would have reacted accordingly. The identical goes for the cellphone name with French President Macron, during which Putin instructed Macron about Indian college students taken hostage by Nazi battalions in Kharkiv, and Putin requested Macron to work for his or her protected evacuation).

They deal with the folks they think about their very own residents even worse. They merely use them instantly as “human shields”

In Mariupol, that is taking place proper now as we converse. The federal government in Kiev has referred to as our troopers, “Present corridors for the departure of residents” After all, our guys responded instantly – instantly! – And even suspended fight operations and regarded to see what was happening. They’re not letting anyone out. Do you perceive what they’re doing? They’re not letting anyone out, they’re utilizing them as “human shields.” Who’re ‘they’? After all, the neo-Nazis. (Translator’s be aware: That is additionally true, the demand for protected corridors was additionally reported by Ukrainian media, solely then Ukraine didn’t implement it itself. I’ve since reported on this, particulars will be discovered right here).

We register the presence of fighters from the Center East and from some European international locations. We all know it, we hear them on the airwaves. They’re utilizing what are referred to as jihad mobiles – they’re filling automobiles with explosives and driving them to the troops. However they haven’t succeeded and won’t succeed.

Who’re such folks if not neo-Nazis? By such actions they destroy their nation and their statehood.

Subsequently, considered one of our foremost calls for is demilitarization, that’s, we assist the residents, the residents of the Donbass, by searching for the impartial standing of Ukraine, by searching for the demilitarization of the nation, as a result of we have to clearly perceive which weapons are underneath whose management and the place.

There are numerous choices right here that we’re discussing now, together with with representatives of the federal government in Kiev in the course of the negotiation course of in Belarus. We thank President Lukashenko for organizing this work and serving to us to conduct these negotiations.

Our proposals are on the desk of the negotiating crew from Kiev. We hope that they may reply positively to them.

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