Aw, Boo-Hoo.

No, really, or, pardon my French…No, shit, geniuses. 

 PARIS (Reuters) -France’s foreign minister said on Friday that Russia was trying to bypass the European Union by holding talks directly with the United States over Ukraine.Talks between U.S. and Russian diplomats will begin in Geneva on Monday after weeks of tensions over Russian troop deployments near its border with neighbouring Ukraine, with envoys on each side trying to avert a crisis.”(Russian President) Vladimir Putin wants to bypass the European Union… he wants to put dents in the EU cohesion, which is solidifying”, Jean-Yves Le Drian told BFM TV and RMC Radio.
Read my lips: Europe has NO foreign policy subjectivity–EU and its core members are America’s lap dogs and, in fact, are one of the major reasons the United States is still in Europe “defending” it from, you know, aggressive Russkies. So, yes, Russia doesn’t talk to minions, she talks to a master and EU can go and fvck itself. France also has no foreign policy subjectivity the moment last vestiges of Gaullism have been removed by Mr. Sarkozy and France became full member of NATO. People need to live with the consequences of their actions, you know. French wanted Macron, they got it.  Free will, you know. 
Immediately on record was Tony Blinken’s bootlicker and all-around ignoramus Jens Stoltenberg, who stated this:

 

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday ruled out any halt to the continued expansion of the military organization to address Russian security concerns, rejecting a key part of President Vladimir Putin’s demands for easing tensions with Ukraine. “We will not compromise on core principles, including the right for every nation to decide its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Brussels after an extraordinary meeting of NATO foreign ministers. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his counterparts held online talks to prepare for the first meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in more than two years. The meeting, set for Wednesday in Brussels, will give NATO ambassadors the chance to discuss Putin’s security proposals with Russia’s envoy face to face.

Of course, Western media failed to report what Soltenberg also said (in Russian) that NATO will be ready for possible conflict in case “negotiations fail” (in Russian). How cute. There is nothing cuter than a bunch of “economics” confused degree-holders and lawyers, such as Anthony Blinken, waxing all strategic and operational; not only it is cute, it is also hilarious. 

Meanwhile Russia continues to increase her presence in Kazakhstan. Here is yet another unit of Ivanovo Division is getting ready to depart:

 

Evidently VTA (Military-Transport Aviation) is in full force and Il-76s are landing and taking off in Alma-Ata airport non-stop. As I already said–Russia can deploy a whole division of VDV within 24 hours and if RT wants to continue to use this relic of “military analysts” Mikhail Khodaryonok further, they better watch his incompetent and timid mumbling yesterday at Solovyov’s show–I felt embarrassed for this colonel who doesn’t know basic facts about modern Russian Armed Forces, despite the fact that he once graduated from the Academy of General Staff, 24 years ago. As was expected, Kazakhstan’s leadership is getting its footing back with the support of ODKB and purges, especially within security block are not only inevitable but are already in progress. Tokaev, meanwhile, better start learning (I think he got the first lesson fast) who and how really guarantees Kazakhstan’s statehood and what is to be done to give this country a chance. Right, removing all of corrupt Nazarbaev’s cadres, many of who are also West’s and Turkey assets. That will be a good start.