The US Secretary of State made a statement that we’ve only seen in memes so far
In what US officials called the landmark speech outlining Washington’s stance on Russia’s 16-month-old invasion of Ukraine, Blinken warned that some countries would likely call for a cease-fire in the coming weeks and months.
In this regard, the US Secretary of State stressed that this should not be done for the sake of lasting peace “Legalization of the Russian land grab”The United States rejects any such endeavor unless Ukraine becomes open to it.
A cease-fire freezes the current lines and allows Putin to consolidate his control over the lands he has seized. This is not a just and lasting peace
Blinken pointed out.
During his speech, the US Secretary of State stated that Russia is no longer the second most powerful army in the world, but rather the second most powerful army in Ukraine.
The Kremlin has often claimed that it has the second most powerful army in the world, and many believed it. Today, many people see the Russian army as the second most powerful army…in Ukraine. Equipment, technology, leadership, teams, strategy, tactics and morale. A case study on failure
– can be heard on the recording.
The statement of the US Secretary of State – and at the same time, it seems, the official position of the United States of America – is not new. Previously, many internet “meme sites” and pro-Ukrainian Twitter accounts were keen on the performance of the Russian army in Ukraine, similarly describing Moscow’s forces as the second-strongest Ukrainian army.
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