(Natural News) Ukraine-based novelist and filmmaker Gonzalo Lira told the Health Ranger Mike Adams that there’s a complete disconnect between the reality on the ground in Ukraine and what is being sold to the general public. Lira, known for his uncensored videos and roundtable discussions on what is truly happening in Ukraine, talked about the three huge offensives by Kyiv that led to the deaths of thousands of Ukrainians.
“These offensives were catastrophic for the Zelensky regime and for the Ukrainian side. They lost over 12,000 men in action in these three offensives and the wounded is likely double that number,” Lira related during the September 16 edition of “Health Ranger Report: Situation Update.” (Related: The economic ANNIHILATION of Europe – Gonzalo Lira and Mike Adams publish epic interview.)
According to Lira, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces carried out the attacks and exposed their troops in doing so. Russians have an advantage in artillery fire and in aircraft and air defense systems. Lira pointed out that Ukrainian forces no longer have air defense systems because the Russians have destroyed them all.
“Russians don’t care about territory. Their objective is to destroy the armed forces. So for them, this was like Christmas morning because they got to destroy a whole bunch of soldiers who will not be fighting them in the future,” he said.
But at the same time, the Russians are gaining territories. Russia has already captured over 150,000 square kilometers or about a quarter of Ukraine so far.
Lira said Ukrainian forces “don’t even make a dent” against the Russian defense. He further cited a recent incursion by Ukrainian troops around the Kurdistan region, where the Russians blew up a dam.
“The Russians didn’t blow up the dam just to harm civilians as they are not interested in destroying civilian infrastructure. When they destroyed the dam, it flooded a river. Now there are 4,000 to 7,000 Ukrainian soldiers there that were cut off,” Lira said, adding that these soldiers were disconnected from reinforcements and unable to retreat. “They’re going to be annihilated.”
Izyum being retaken by Kyiv does not matter to Russia
Zelensky visited Izyum just days after his country’s troops retook it from Russian forces. Al Jazeera reported that the loss of the city was a “huge blow” to Russia.
“Izyum is a logistical hub and it’s from there that Russia was supplying its troops that are further east in the Donbas region round places like Kramatorsk and Sloviansk,” the report stated.
This was debunked by Lira. “The Russian troops were able to reroute and make their logistics more efficient. So they didn’t need the eastern Ukraine city,” he said. “Izyum was essential two months ago. The fact that they lost it doesn’t mean anything. Because ultimately, their goal is to destroy Ukrainian forces. It is not to capture territory just to capture territory.”
Lira said the Russians knew exactly what they were doing – they give up territories that were of no military use to them. “And now they’re in a much better position. So from their point of view, this was a win,” he said. “At the end of the day, you don’t win the war on Twitter, you win the war on the ground by defeating the enemy army. That’s the whole point.”
Adams agreed. “It doesn’t matter where they operate geographically. Their goal is to diminish the ability of the Ukrainian forces to wage future actions,” Adams said.
The Health Ranger also mentioned that Russian officials have been warning the U.S. and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to stop funneling weapons through Ukraine, training Ukrainian soldiers and essentially running the war for Ukraine as they may face larger counter-attacks by Russia.
According to Adams, the Russians are very much prepared for this war. They’re winning not just on the ground.
Adams pointed to the ongoing energy crisis in Europe to support his claim. “Winter becomes almost a weapon. Suicide sanctions initiated by the West have backfired so catastrophically to the point their industry leaders are now warning about ‘permanent de-industrialization of the continent,’ and all [Russian President Vladimir] Putin has to do is wait for winter to kick in,” he said, noting that this season’s chilling weather is even cheaper than artillery costs.
Lira added: “The people in Europe will go cold, dark and hungry and the EU did it to themselves because they were anti-nuclear due to their green parties and climate change narratives.” He also cited the Western sanctions on Russian crude that caused the energy prices to go soaring to record highs while Russia is still making lots of money selling its gas to India and China.
The West has miscalculated the sanctions they placed on Russia as the country is self-sufficient. “They’d be fine because they have the key resources: energy, food and raw materials for industry. They can shut themselves off from the rest of the world and become a hermit country,” Lira said.
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