Kremlin says Putin will win because everyone has to suffer

Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via Reuters

Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via Reuters

Dozens of newly recruited troops are already dead, Russian forces laying groundwork for withdrawal From a major Ukrainian city, the Kremlin has now made it clear that it wants to give the war a second wind by making ordinary Russians feel it as much as possible.

Sergei Kiriyenko, the first Chief of Staff of the President’s Office, Said On Saturday, in a speech at a national conference of teachers, he declared that the war, which the Kremlin has so far insisted on, is nothing more than a “special military operation” and must become a “people’s war.”

“If the war has become a people’s war, Russia has always won any war. [war]We will definitely win this war. Both the “hot” war and the economic war, and the highly psychological information war being waged against us. But for that to happen, it just needs to be a people’s war so that everyone can feel their involvement. May everyone have the opportunity to contribute to our common victory,” Kiriyenko said.

His comments raised eyebrows on social media, with many noting that it appeared to be the first time the presidential administration dropped the absurd “special operations” euphemism, and that millions of Russians had Some pointed out that they had already fled the country in protest against the

Even when Kiriyenko commented, the authorities in Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine, clearly They built a concrete barrier, ostensibly to keep the area safe from the Ukrainians.And in Moscow, multiple media report Local authorities said they had begun preparing air-raid shelters in schools and hospitals. This is likely a theatrical move intended to instill fear of an attack in the capital.

Meanwhile, at least 41 newly recruited troops have already been killed, just one month after Vladimir Putin summoned tens of thousands of civilians to face death on the battlefield. Tally By Mediazona and BBC. Some of them, including Raiffeisen Bank employees, were not even eligible for the draft by law. Timur Izmailovapparently tricked into visiting a local military recruiting office, and died six days after being dumped on the front lines.

Oddly enough, Kiriyenko claimed that the “most important battle” for Russia now is the “battle for the youth.” This is a strange priority given that thousands of young people have already been killed to support Putin’s paranoid war against Ukraine.

A phone call to the mother of an unnamed Russian soldier provided perhaps the most succinct reply to Kiriyenko’s vision of a “people’s war.”

“Damn you! This fucking government makes me so angry! They are so stupid and I am shocked,” he told her from the Ukrainian frontline. audio Ukrainian intelligence agency announced.

“It will happen. Half the country will go to jail, half the country will go to war.”

After her mother tried to reassure him by predicting that Russia would soon seize land from Poland, her son retorted that it was Russia now worried about losing territory.

“Yes, yes, yes, with this fucking government, it’s already been revealed.”

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