Saturday 20th of April 2024

from the department of australian offence...

Australian soldiers depart Darwin for the United Kingdom this week to join partner nations in providing critical training to Ukrainian recruits.

A contingent of up to 70 ADF personnel will deploy as part of ADF Operation Kudu to assist with the UK-led and based training program, supporting Ukraine's defence in response to Russia’s illegal invasion.

Minister for Defence Personnel Matt Keogh said Australia’s experience and support was vital for the Ukraine and its armed forces.

“Our people are our greatest defence capability. That’s why it’s important our soldiers, alongside a number of partner nations, provide essential skills to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, supporting Ukraine to end the conflict on its own terms,” Mr Keogh said.

“We are proud to support the brave people of Ukraine and their armed forces.” 
 
The training conducted under this operation will generate additional capacity within the Armed Forces of Ukraine and will focus on basic infantry tactics for urban and wooded environments, helping Ukrainian recruits gain the military skills needed to defend their homeland.
 
No ADF personnel will enter Ukraine as part of the program.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles said the Australian Government was committed to standing with Ukraine, in response to Russia’s violation of the rules-based order.

“Operation Kudu builds on Australia’s military support for Ukraine, with the previously gifted Australian-produced Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles proving their worth as highly valuable military vehicles.”

To date, Australia has provided Ukraine with about $655 million in support, including $475 million in military assistance.

 

READ MORE:

https://www.defence.gov.au/news-events/news/2023-01-18/australian-troops-deploy-train-ukrainian-forces

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE UKRAINIAN BOYS (THEY ARE BOYS NOW?) CANNOT DEFEAT THE RUSSIAN ARMY, NO MATTER HOW WELL TRAINED LIKE A GOOD DOG THEY WILL BE.... SIGN A DEAL NOW AND SAVE THE WORLD A LOT OF GRIEF, VOLODYMYR... YOU HAVE TO, WILL WILL HAVE TO. WHY NOT DO IT NOW?

 

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Washington ruined relations with Moscow in its push to dominate in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Now, even the written commitments of the US and its allies cannot be trusted, he added.

The senior Russian diplomat spoke to journalists on Wednesday about Russian foreign policy, the possible resolution of the crisis in Ukraine, and opposition to what his nation perceives as a colonialist approach by the US to world affairs.

 

Military action in Ukraine justified

The goals of the Russian military operation in Ukraine were “not invented” and instead are based “on core, legitimate security interests,” and the nation “cannot” simply stop pursuing them, Lavrov stated.

Ukraine, just like any other Russian neighbor, must host no “military infrastructure directly threatening our nation,” he asserted. There also must be no “discrimination, persecution of our compatriots who happened to become citizens of the Ukrainian state” and want to preserve their ethnic Russian roots.

In 2021, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky called Ukrainians sanctioned by his government “specimens” and told people in Donbass who cherish their Russian ethnicity to leave, Lavrov recalled.

 

No meaningful proposal on talks with Kiev

Kiev is not free to decide its own foreign policy, so talking to the Ukrainian government makes no sense, Lavrov said. Western nations are seeking to inflict more damage on Russia by arming Ukraine and prolonging hostilities, which are part of a larger proxy war against Moscow.

He described as “nonsense” the notion that other nations must not say “a word about Ukraine without Ukraine.” In reality, “the West decides for Ukraine,” the foreign minister argued.

Russia would “react to any serious proposal” for overcoming the crisis, Lavrov pledged, but none has been set out so far.

 

Biden asked for meeting of top spies

The November meeting between the heads of the CIA and the SVR, two prominent foreign intelligence agencies in the US and Russia respectively, happened at the request of US President Joe Biden, Lavrov revealed. The US leader asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the meeting, he said.

CIA Director William Burns and SVR head Sergey Naryshkin met in Türkiye, but the US official didn’t say anything beyond Washington’s public stance, as is typical for “sporadic” US-Russian contacts, Lavrov remarked. Nevertheless, it had some value.

It is the US whose policies have ruined bilateral relations with Russia, and it’s up to Washington to fix them, the diplomat added. “We will not be running after them saying ‘Let’s be friends again,’” he said.

 

No business as usual with West

Russia has had enough of deception by the US and its allies and simply cannot trust them anymore, Lavrov stated.

NATO’s expansion in Europe is one example, he said, asserting that this went against both the promises given to the Soviet leadership and pledges to uphold indivisible security on the continent by the US-led bloc. The same was true for the Minsk agreements, which Ukraine, Germany and France apparently signed in bad faith, he said.

He listed several other international treaties, which he suggested “the West never intended to implement.”

“They simply lied to our face when presidents and prime ministers solemnly signed commitments,” the minister said.

 

Washington has colonialist mentality

Washington has a colonialist attitude towards other nations in the sense that it seeks to subjugate them one way or another, and exploit their resources for its own benefit, the Russian diplomat said.

He mentioned as an example a bill introduced in the US Congress, which seeks to create a strategy to “counter the malign influence and activities” of Russia in Africa.

“I believe that in their heart, even those who wouldn’t comment on American provocations such as this one are convinced that this [proposed] law hurts Africans first and foremost,” Lavrov said. The document shows “colonialist mentality in a new dimension.”

 

Three most important words

A journalist asked Lavrov which three words he would call “the most tragic and the most hopeful” for diplomacy last year, and “the one that the entire world should hear now.”

The foreign minister seemed amused by the request for poetic commentary and remarked that his department usually dealt with “concrete matters” but agreed to answer anyway. 

He picked “war” as the most tragic word, because the crisis in Ukraine “is our response… to the hybrid war that was unleashed upon us and under the banner of which the West is promoting its agenda.” The word “victory” is appropriate for the two other categories, he added.

 

 

READ MORE:

https://www.rt.com/russia/570078-lavrov-press-conference-recap/

 

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THE WEST'S DECEPTION OF RUSSIA AND OF ITSELF WILL CARRY ON UNTIL... NO COWS COME HOME... UKRAINE WILL BE DESTROYED, RUSSIA WILL GET WHAT IT WANTS AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE WILL TRY TO START WORLD WAR THREE, BECAUSE IT IS VENGEFUL, NASTY AND FUCK AUSTRALIA FOR BEING PART OF THIS CRAP (SEE ABOVE)...

 

SO VOLODYMYR, STOP ASKING FOR MORE WEAPONS OR FOR MORE TRAINING OF YOUR KIDS WHO WILL DIE AS SOON AS THEY REACH "THE FRONT"... PLEASE VOLODYMYR, COME TO TERMS THAT UKRAINE HAS LOST THE FORMER RUSSIAN TERRITORIES OF THE DONBASS AND OF CRIMEA. THE SOONER YOU DO THIS, THE BETTER FOR ALL. JUST SIGN A DEAL. I MEAN A REAL DEAL. NOT A MURKY MERKEL ALLA HOLLANDE SAUCE DEAL. YOU PUSHED YOUR LUCK BY TRYING TO DESTROY THE RUSSIAN ETHNICITY OF UKRAINE AND BY BOMBING THE DONBASS. JUST GO ON HOLIDAYS....

 

PEACE. 

 

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