“Zelensky’s Peace Proposals Absurd”. ISW: Putin could announce a second mobilization today
Washington has subjugated Europe in order to be able to wage war on Moscow. Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte used the same tactic against Russia. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during the annual press conference in Moscow.
“The United States, through Ukraine, is waging a proxy war against our country with the same task – the final solution of the Russian question,” Lavrov said.
The Russian Foreign Minister slams Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ten-point peace plan as “absurd”. “Zelensky proposes absurd initiatives, a ten-point plan in which everything is piled up: food, energy and biological security, withdrawal of Russian troops, repentance of the Russian Federation, courts, sentences,” Lavrov said at a press conference.
“We are ready to respond to any serious (negotiating) proposal, but we don’t see any,” he added. The minister dismissed Western claims that Ukraine will decide on peace as “nonsense”. It is “the West that decides for Ukraine”, argued Lavrov.
SECOND MOBILIZATION – Vladimir Putin could announce as of today a second wave of mobilizations to strengthen the country’s armed forces. The forecast is from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has announced that Putin will give a speech in St. Petersburg to commemorate January 18, the date on which Soviet forces managed to break the Nazi siege of Leningrad 80 years ago.
“Putin likes to take advantage of symbolic dates to address the Russian people, and some bloggers who support the president’s war strategy have speculated that he will take this opportunity to announce the mobilization,” says the Washington-based institute ISW. Ukrainian and Western intelligence agencies have also repeatedly warned of Putin’s mobilization preparations scheduled for mid-January.
ARRESTS IN MOSCOW FOR DNIPRO VICTIMS MEMORIAL – Meanwhile, at least four people have been arrested in Moscow after people began bringing flowers to a sort of memorial for the 45 victims of the Dnipro apartment block hit by a Russian missile. Flowers were placed under the monument to poet Lesya Ukrainka, where a framed photo of the gutted palace was also placed.
According to the Ovd-Info website, the authorities arrested two people who were placing flowers together with their two escorts. According to the Moscow Times, after the authorities removed the flowers yesterday morning, people began to lay more. Yesterday evening, writes the Sota website, the authorities dismantled the memorial and in the early hours of this morning a bus full of policemen was deployed next to the monument to the poet.