Ukrainian government have made a bold move by attacking Belgorod using paramilitary forces for a plausible deniability situation Belgorod Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said one civilian had been killed “at the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces”.
This also stated that ‘counterterrorist operations were underway’; this shows a game of plausible deniability between the Kremlin-backed paramilitary fortresses of the Wagoner Group and forces supported by Ukraine.
In their war effort against the Russian invasion since 2014 or 2022, pending on you the reader’s point of view, Ukrainians require the Ukrainian government to avoid direct engagement in Russia’s mainland to avoid positions of Ukrainians being viewed as aggressors.
Also, there is a danger that if Ukrainians push the Russians towards the thin ice, it may make Russia desperate and begin launching nuclear weapons.
Alternatively, Western nations supporting Ukraine may stop sending equipment. Without the United States and its allies, Ukrainians would not be able to wage this war for the defence of their country.
In many ways, the Ukraine war is a proxy war between the Russian Federation and the Allied system created by the United States in the post-World War II 1945 and post-Cold War after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Guerrilla Movements in Russia
The Ukrainian government, led by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has denied any involvement by the Ukrainian military in operations of a military nature inside the Russian Federation.
This is most likely misinformation because Ukrainians are in a war of survival and will use any necessary means to defend the nation.
The Ukrainian government claimed that the soldiers attacking Belgorod from two paramilitary organisations primarily of Russian origin supported Ukraine; these groups are called the Liberty for Russian Legion and the Russian Volunteer Corps.
Russian volunteer courts are led by the right-wing extremist Denis Kapustin who opposes the Putin regime and is currently taking several photos of being in the Belgorod region, and the liberty for the Russian Legion has claimed liberating Kozinka.
It’s crucial that you, the reader, know that the territories were taken by Ukrainian-backed paramilitary organisations that the Ukrainian government is naturally supplying them; it is essential to understand that the lands taken are small and close to Ukraine.
It’s essential to be aware of the expectations and probabilities of what the Ukrainian and Russian armies can do.
Ukrainians are hurting the Russians badly, but this war is far from over. The psychological impact of Ukrainian forces entering Russian territory would primarily make the Russian public take this war more seriously, and it will be severely embarrassing to the government of Vladimir Putin in Russia.
There is also the possibility of Ukrainians making these attacks to divert Russian forces from the next Ukrainian offensive and making the Russians spread their forces over a larger area to protect Russian territory.
Ukrainian and Russian Ethics Group
When understanding the ethnicity of Ukrainians and Russians, a robust historical comparison can be found between the Germans and Austrians.
Both of these cultural groups are German, with Germany historically being made up of different ethnic groups that overall identify as German.
During the unification of Germany in the late 18th and 19th centuries, this new state or nation would be united by two countries, either the Kingdom of Prussia or under the Habsburg dynasty ruling from Austria; ultimately, Germany was created by the Prussian militarised state.
Austria never became part of Germany because it was part of the Herzberg Empire, and the Germans, under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck from 1862 to 1890, being politically active, aimed to create a lesser Germany that did not incorporate the Austrian people.
This process is reversed in Russia because Ukraine was originally part of the Russian Empire and the Russian cultural group.
Still, unfortunately, since the collapse of the Soviet Union with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the final collapse of the Soviet government in 1990, the old puppet states won their independence.
What we are seeing now in the Ukraine and Russian war from 2014 present day is, in some ways, the equivalent of the American wars of independence from 1775 until 1783, where the Ukrainians during this conflict are developing and have developed particularly Western Ukraine an independent identity not connected to the Russian state.
This kind of historical development is familiar, and a straightforward example is that the Americans, Australians, South Africans, and Canadians do not identify themselves as English.
They share many historical roots, including culture and English political history and development, because England, since it was founded in 927, has never had an absolute monarchy, with the historian David Starkey describing it more like a republic with a hereditary ruler.
However, despite the strong links, all being nations that the English culture group has birthed, these nations are firstly independent and no longer view themselves as English.
Sources and Biography
Reuters Russia says it crushes cross-border incursion by ‘Ukraine nationalists’ link
The Office of History Issues Relevant to U.S. Foreign Diplomacy: Unification of German States link
BBC History Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) link
English Heritage Story of England link
The Guardian Anti-Putin militia claims to have overrun village in Russia border region of Belgorod link
TLDR What the Hell Just Happened in Belgorod? link
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