This article was originally published by Paul Joseph Watson at Summit News.
“Western propaganda failed,” claims the Kremlin. Shortly after media reports suggested a Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent, Moscow announced that it was withdrawing all troops from the border and then claimed “western propaganda” had failed.
Goaded by the Biden administration, major news outlets like the Sun reported that the invasion was set for tomorrow, with a “massive missile blitz” planned, along with 200,000 troops at the ready.
But within hours, it appeared the media had jumped the gun.
I bet this won't age well. pic.twitter.com/MYDIEa5BIk
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 15, 2022
Major General Igor Konashenkov announced that all Russian troops would begin to be withdrawn from the border region.
“As the forces complete their military exercises, they will, as always, complete a multimodal march back to their permanent bases,” Konashenkov stated. “The divisions of the South and West Military Districts have finished their tasks and have already begun loading the rail and automobile transport, and today will begin moving back to their military garrisons.”
Russia also released video clips showing armor being loaded onto railway carriages on its way back home.
Russia withdraws / Rusia se retrage pic.twitter.com/cX8gE9o8XO
— Freezy – the friendly alien (@TheFriendlyAlie) February 15, 2022
Kremlin officials seized upon the troop withdrawal as proof of a propaganda victory against the United States and NATO.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, “15 February 2022 will go down in history as the day Western war propaganda failed,” she wrote, adding that the west has been “shamed and destroyed without firing a single shot.”
The White House’s national security advisor Jake Sullivan had breathlessly told CNN on Sunday that intelligence suggested “major military action” could “begin any day now.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had also declared that February 16th, the day the Biden administration claimed Russia was planning to invade, would be a national “day of unity.”
“On this day, we will fly our national flags, put on blue-and-yellow ribbons and show our unity to the entire world,” said Zelensky.
The comments were subsequently picked up by US media outlets and reported without an ounce of skepticism, prompting a stock market sell-off and a rush on gold and crude oil.
Zelensky was then forced to backpedal and claim his comments were said “with irony.”
BREAKING: U.S. pulling remaining embassy staff out of Kyiv, moving them to western Ukraine, as Ukrainian president Zelenskyy says in an address that Wednesday "will be the day of the attack" pic.twitter.com/ZKmEVhSKNy
— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) February 14, 2022
If you have NOT figured it out yet Putin is playing Biden, and trying to show the world he is NOT playing games and that it is Biden and others that are just trying to bait him into a war. This is all smoke and mirrors from the scumbag Biden and crew! Throw the scum out.
I think you’re right about Putin handling the big guy. I also think he’s showing Americans what a fraudulent administration we have. The ones who haven’t realized it yet. Think about that for a minute.
This is going to change Western movies forever?
Putin once again shows his nous in geopolitics. So, what has he gained so far?
1) He still has Crimea.
2) He made NATO have a bird and ship billions in cash and advanced weapons to a government propped up by neo-Nazis! and run by a comedian.
3) He just got a world centre for money laundering and trafficking flooded with cash and weapons.
He just has to sit back and let that sh#t show play out.
That Maria Zakharova is whip smart and a bit of a looker!
“The divisions of the South and West Military Districts have finished their tasks…”
Except, the retrieval of ethnic Russians, being subjected to the Ukranian version of wartime (cultural) Reconstruction.
Did western military trainers leave Ukraine for their own safety? If so, and they’re not allowed to return, and the equipment they brought there is (secretly) handed over to the Russians, a deal may have been reached secretly to avoid war.
Still think Putin is bluffing? You’re all fucking morons.