Did you know that Russia will again face German tanks, like in World War II? Or that Russia is fighting “the new Nazism”?
Vladimir Putin outdid himself today in his delusions on the occasion of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.
It takes a solid dose of bad faith to dare to compare the battles of the Second World War to those which are currently unfolding in Ukraine.
Firstly because this time, the aggressor country is Russia and not Germany. Pro-Russian propagandists should observe that Ukrainians everywhere, far from helping the Russians, are fighting them fiercely.
Then because the Russian gossip about Nazism in Ukraine does not hold water, the Ukrainian president being himself Jewish. Not to mention that no world leader has taken up these absurd accusations.
Propaganda needs alone cannot explain Putin’s verbal outbursts. Like many Russian leaders, Putin is under extreme pressure.
This pressure comes from the difficult situation in which the Russian troops find themselves and from the relative isolation that Russia faces.
power in play
Putin and the leaders grouped around him feel that their power is at stake. Recently, a former Putin speechwriter indicated that in his opinion, Putin had lost the common sense that characterized him before. He would make many mistakes. For example, in no time, he would appoint and remove officials from key positions.
Volodymyr Zelensky has just declared that Russian troops are concentrating their forces. He expects another major Russian offensive, perhaps even on February 24, the first anniversary of the war in Ukraine.
Note in him the absence of verbal excesses. He doesn’t seem to make any erratic decisions either.
This gives important clues to the outcome of the war.