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Russia says US facing humiliation in Ukraine like in Vietnam

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. (Photo by AFP)

Russia has likened the humiliation that the United States was facing presently in Ukraine to America's defeat in the Vietnam War.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday that the US government was engaged in a hybrid war against the Russians and its deeper immersion into the conflict will turn into a humiliating fiasco for it on a par with the humiliating defeats Washington saw in the Vietnam or Afghanistan conflicts.

Zakharova said, "Washington's deeper and deeper immersion in the hybrid war against Russia will turn into a loud and humiliating fiasco for United States such as Vietnam and Afghanistan."

She said it is clear that the United States wants Kiev to mobilize its forces "to fight to the last Ukrainian," adding that ordinary Ukrainians were being "forcibly driven to slaughter as "cannon fodder" but that the

The United States was now no longer betting on a Ukrainian victory against Russia. Washington, she said, was hoping Ukraine could hold on until the US presidential election in November.

She noted that the US military-industrial complex running the arms factories were the true beneficiaries of the war.

Meanwhile, despite the suggestions of its allies, the United States has repeatedly ruled out sending its own troops or forces from European countries other than Ukraine to fight against the Russians.

Last week, US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns admitted that without US military support Ukraine had no chance and it would lose all its forces fighting Russians on the battlefield. The CIA chief, however, claimed with Washington's continued military support Kiev could hold on this year.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has already admitted that his country will lose the ongoing war against Russia without US support.

Zelensky warned last week that Russian troops continued to mount pressure on Kiev forces. He also reiterated his constant request from his Western allies for additional arms and munitions, claiming Kiev forces could overpower Russian troops if they had a larger number of military personnel, armed with the latest weapons, on their side.

Russia is now in control of about 18 percent of Ukraine in the east and south, which have joined the Russian motherland in separate referendums, and has been gradually gaining more ground after the failure of Kiev's much-hyped 2023 counter-offensive.

For months, Zelensky has been begging the United States to provide Kiev with more money, weapons, munitions adn troops to help fight Russian troops.

However, US military officials and many lawmakers have reached the conclusion that continued US military aid to Ukraine will not prevent Kiev’s ultimate defeat in the war against the Russian troops.

On Saturday, the US House of Representatives passed much-delayed $95 billion legislative package providing military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, over bitter objections from some far-right Republicans.

The new legislative package includes measures that would allow the US government to seize billions of dollars' worth of Russian assets frozen by sanctions imposed on Moscow. Zakharova described that US move as "theft".

Russia President Vladimir Putin sees the US-led Western countries proxy war against Russians as part of a much broader Washington-Moscow fight, which he says ignored the Kremlin’s demands after the Soviet Union's 1991 break-up and then plotted to cleave Russia apart and grab its natural resources.

The United States denies that it wants to destroy Russia. Moscow, in turn, denies that it intends to invade any NATO member state and states that its special military operations in eastern Ukraine is for defending the Russian-speaking people in the region against the Nazis, as well as to stop the NATO's westward encroachment.


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