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Zhang Jun: To base one country’s security on the insecurity of other nations is neither reasonable nor operable
Wars that are a continuation of politics by states have practically always been waged according to special rules of warfare, by a specially trained state organization: the army. Analysis of the international situation that has evolved lately shows that the military conflicts occurring in the world are fundamentally different from the classical war type. New-type conflicts lack the uniformity of organized force traditionally represented by the state. Instead, they feature nonstate entities as initiators of organized action and the employment of nonmilitary methods of confrontation along with traditional military methods.
Krivosheyev: Despite Medinsky’s remark, Russia not prepared to accept Ukraine’s terms on the Crimea, Donetsk Basin breakaways; Zelensky’s referendum proposal not logistically viable
Gallyamov: ‘palace coup’ in Russia can’t be ruled out once Ukraine operation disaster sinks in
RG: Patrushev comments on causes and progress of special operation: to keep WMDs from US-allied radicals; Russia committed to helping “brotherly people return to normal life” in freed Ukrainian land.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday [March 7] highlighted the need to run the military in accordance with the law, issuing his call during a plenary meeting of national lawmakers from the armed forces at the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature.
Russian military experts on expected outcome of Russian special military operation: Russian air superiority will quickly overwhelm Ukrainian defenses with little loss of life; Zelensky will flee charges of war crimes; ‘new historical era’ is coming
Lukyanov: Current tensions reminiscent of Cuban missile crisis and can be resolved the same way – via mutual security guarantees.
Retired FSB Gen. Savostyanov voices support for Ivashov’s letter opposing war in Ukraine, calling for Putin’s resignation, says an unsuccessful war with heavy losses will cause Putin’s rapid demise.
Col. Gen. Ivashov pens appeal to Putin calling for his resignation, says greatest threats to Russia come from its incompetent leadership, nonviable model of government and passive population; external threats not critical now.