Ukrainian troops are advancing to the northeast and south. Russian mobilization came to a standstill. At the same time, the leadership of Kyiv is in a dispute with Elon Musk.
As the Russian State Duma in Moscow on Monday approved the annexation of the occupied Ukrainian regions of Cherson, Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia and aims to bind the regions to itself with new laws, problems at the front remain for the Russian military. Kyiv troops continued to advance in both northeastern and southern Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Selenskyj secures the courts
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tried to calm the people in the occupied territories. He assured that Kiev would not act as collaborators to the local population. The Ukrainian leadership is sticking to its quest for a complete recapture of its territory, and is also trading coups with US billionaire Elon Musk.
Against the background of the Ukrainian offensive, Zelenskyy affected the population in the occupied territories. Zelenskyy said in his daily video address:
He said that anyone who does not offer services to the Russians has nothing to fear.
Zelenskyj contradicts the Russian narrative
The 44-year-old stressed that although “hundreds of thousands” are temporarily under the occupying force, there is only isolated support to the Russian invaders.
In doing so, he challenged the Russian narrative that the majority of people in Ukraine’s four occupied regions, Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia, desired Russia. For this reason, Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin annexed the regions after holding fake referendums.
Discussion with US billionaire Musk
At the same time, the Ukrainian leadership got into an argument with Musk. This was a supposed solution to ending the Russo-Ukrainian war on Twitter. Accordingly, the four regions annexed by the Kremlin should be reconciled under the auspices of the United Nations. If the people want, Russia should leave the land. Ukraine becomes neutral.
The Crimean Peninsula, annexed by Russia in 2014, will be annexed to Moscow. Unlike a nuclear war, the scenario is “very likely”.
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