Russia Threatens Further Annexations, Ukraine Obliges With Ports For Trade

The timing of Sergey Lavrov’s interview with state-run Russia TV appears to both pressure Kyiv into demining the harbours and softening the pro-Russian separatist Donbas, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia provinces from US-supplied missiles. His statements came as the US declared it would deliver Ukraine with more long-range weapons.

Ukraine will accept another four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) rocket systems to stop the passage of Russian battalions, obtaining the actual number to 16. Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska too discoursed US Congress on Wednesday, requesting for more air-defence systems to “help us to stop this nightmare against Ukrainians.”

Lavrov described in the hour-long interview, “Now the landscape has changed. It’s not just Donetsk and Luhansk. And it’s Kherson, Zaporizhia, and several other regions.

 “The grain export deal, critically necessary for international food security, will be autographed in Istanbul underneath the sponsorship of President Erdoğan and UN Secretary-General Mr Guterres concurrently with Ukrainian and Russian representatives.

The Montreaux Convention gives Ankara power over Bosphorous and the Dardanelles Straits linking the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.

Up to 25 million tons of grain had been stopped in Kyiv ports by Moscow naval ships and Ukrainian sea mines, which Ukraine claimed was because Russia had been blocking ports. They later blamed Kyiv for drilling the port systems.

It also created the idea that it was western boycotts of Moscow banks and vessels that had complex economic modalities and obtaining shipment insurance. While Kyiv initially always prohibited drilling the Black Sea ports, the enthusiasm with which it decided to address showed the Russian leader was true.

A Ukrainian Foreign Ministry officer had informed Reuters in March that Russia had spread 372 sea wellsprings of the ‘R-421-75’ type during the secession of Crimea in 2014, which are not used by the Ukrainian troops.

Unending War Between Invisible West And Visible Ukraine Against Nightmare Russia

Despite the heavy deaths upheld by the UAF, massive defections, submissions, reduced shot products and shrinking region, Russia sees Ukraine as still living, egged on by the west to battle and senses it as a US-backed representative war.

Kyiv and Moscow have held several rounds of conversations since the start of the war, showing Moscow did not like to push Kyiv to the border and was ready to pay for promises that Ukraine would not join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Zelensky himself said numerous times in his televised speeches that he was ready to give up the need for NATO membership.

Ukraine’s Integral Parts: Kyiv, Mariupol, Snake Island & Now Kherson

This also might be the fourth time in the war Moscow could be using its classic World War II tactic of Maskirovska to disseminate disinformation to make the enemy look elsewhere and complete its military objectives.

However, Russia’s Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LDPR) earned in the east and the south in Mariupol because the UAF had achieved a bulk of their points there. Lisychansk and Sieverodonetsk fell later.

In Mariupol, at the laboriously readied Azovstal steel plant, nearly 2,000 partners of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment were holed up in the maze of belowground underpasses that could have had to block for months!

Putin summoned his Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to wrap the plant – because of delivering successfully caught the rest of the city – and die out the defenders.

They might get tacked down if the UAF uses more HIMARS. If the US and UK determine to keep shipping weapons to Kyiv, Moscow would have to increase its military function.