Russia needs more people, fast!
…Russia is dying. It’s been well-established that Russia has suffered from a severe brain-drain in recent decades, but what is perhaps less obvious is that the nation’s population is declining at an alarming rate.
Russia has concluded that in order to fully assimilate occupied Ukraine, it must first annihilate it culturally and politically. Ukraine, as a national identity distinct from Russia, cannot co-exist in the retro-czarist fantasy that Putin is pursuing. Instituting a national policy of mass-migration from their communities to foreign lands reflects his profound delusional obsession with resurrecting the Russian Empire. What is being done is not the extermination of a people, but of a people’s identity
Every unhappy Ukrainian that Putin drags into Russia is a time-bomb waiting to explode all over him and his criminal regime. But back in Ukraine, an insurgency of partisan fighters is gearing up to resist the Russian occupation from here to eternity. Already hundreds of Russian troops have been “destroyed” by these freedom fighters, and the more territory Russia occupies, the bloodier the resistance will become.
Russia Wants to Steal As Much of Ukraine as Possible
As partisan attacks will likely continue, Russian efforts to absorb and stabilize Ukrainian territory will be exceptionally difficult. The Russians will have to fight a two-front war, split between internal and external threats. This split – if properly exploited – could cripple the Russian occupying forces from within.Putin’s Demographic War Has Huge Risks
Russian Military “Running Out of Steam”
The Russian military seems to be running out of steam, so to speak. Lack of ammunition and basic supplies because of the Ukrainian long-range fires now join the pervasive manpower issues that the Russian military has been facing for some time now. Time is running out for Putin, and his Kremlin advisers concerning Kherson and, indeed, potentially other occupied Ukrainian territories, and they might try to annex them in the immediate future because that would provide some sense of security—howsoever legally bogus that might be—to the territories as they would nominally be considered part of Russia.Russia’s Demographic Disaster Becomes a Military Disaster
The Ukrainian military is climbing up a steep combat learning curve in an effort to resist a national slavery under the Russian mafia government in Moscow.
Ukrainians have proved themselves resourceful and faster learners, requiring much less time to master modern weapons systems. All NATO needed to do was deliver the vehicles, in working order, to the Ukrainian border with Poland, Slovakia or Romania and the Ukrainian troops would do the rest, including crossing the border to receive training in operation and maintenance of the armored vehicles. Ukraine insists that M1 tanks would be the ideal weapon to spearhead its offensive operations. These tanks would be high-priority targets for Russian attacks and Ukrainians would do whatever it takes to get the M1s to where they are needed and keep them operational. As in other recent situations, the Ukrainians have demonstrated an ability to be resourceful and inventive in their use of these Western weapons. Many Western tank officers and civilian armor specialists believe Ukraine should get the M1s. How else is anyone going to find out how much the M1 can take and remain operational against a near-peer opponent?
All Putin really wanted, to begin with, was to increase Russia’s population by 45 million people. Sure, he said he wanted to rape Ukraine, but he also said that Ukraine was not a real country anyway. He also said that he himself was another Peter the Great, leading Russia in a great war of conquest and territorial acquisition.
He thought it would all be over within a few days after the start of the invasion in late February 2022. He was wrong. Everything he has done in an effort to mitigate his early errors is only making it worse for Russia, in the long run.
Most Russian men who are Putin’s age are already dead. His judgment is clearly shot. But as long as he can pick up the phone and have anyone in Russia killed — and their family too — the Russian elite will hesitate to do what should have been done long ago.