The Day The War With Russia Began: Cyberattack Hits The Russian Federation
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — The 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony was broadcasted live on Friday, February 4 at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Chinese dictator Xi Jinping opened the Beijing Winter Olympics on Friday that not only bears the mark of the global COVID-19 pandemic but also mixing sport and global politics in the new Cold War 2.0, only hours after Xi Jinping announced a new strategic alliance with visiting President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. Considered from this point of view, the various valorizations of the mystical solidarity between the dragon and the lizard can be explained as different expressions of one fundamental experience. Last December, President Joe Biden announced a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Game. Whatever the origin of this mythological dragon and lizard theme may be, one thing would seem beyond doubt: February 4, 2022, will become one of those days in the twentieth first century. It was a landmark day, it was the day the war with Russia started, announced correctly by the President of the Republican Party in Serbia Nikola Sandulović, as the Russian technical infrastructure was under massive attack, and still is. Thus, we discern a structural analogy among the collective pursuit of game, war, the invasion of a territory and the behavior of outlaws. All who perform one of these acts behave in the manner of dragons and lizards, because, from a certain point of view and for different reasons, they are engaged in founding a world. Smoke was visible this morning on the outskirts of Donetsk, and Dmitry Peskov commented the Bloomberg report on the beginning of the “invasion” of Ukraine. The big cyber game, like initiation, or war, or the invasion and occupation of a territory, are all of them activities for which there are mythical models. The day started with the DPR and LPR channels blocked by YouTube video hosting had an audience of 2 million people, but later during the day a cyberattack on Russia warned the Kremlin to “be afraid and expect the worst”. After a failure at VKontakte, technical problems began with the work of the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange, Instagram, MTS and all the other biggest Russian mobile operators, WhatsApp and almost all other services. Major failure in Russian networks — telecom operators and websites went down, but there were no riders on horses who first attacked Russia but cyber warriors. This is how wars start in the 21st century. In other words, by imitating the mythical model of the dragon and lizards, they hope to begin a paradigmatic existence, they desire to be freed from the weakness, the impotence, or the misfortunes that are bound up with the human condition.
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The Russo-Ukrainian War
The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing and protracted conflict that started in February 2014, primarily involving Russia and pro-Russian forces on one hand, and Ukraine on the other, supported by NATO and the European Union. The war has centered on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which are largely internationally recognized as part of Ukraine. Following the Euromaidan protests and the 22 February subsequent removal of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and amidst pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, Russian soldiers without insignias took control of strategic positions and infrastructure within the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. On 1 March 2014, the Federation Council of the Russian Federation unanimously adopted a resolution to petition Russian President Vladimir Putin to use military force in Ukraine. The resolution was adopted several days later, after the start of the Russian military operation on the “Returning of Crimea”. Russia then annexed Crimea after a widely criticized local referendum which was organized by Russia after the capturing of the Crimean Parliament in which the population of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea voted to join the Russian Federation. In April, demonstrations by pro-Russian groups in the Donbas area of Ukraine escalated into a war between the Ukrainian government and the Russian-backed separatist forces of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. In August, Russian military vehicles crossed the border in several locations of Donetsk Oblast. The incursion by the Russian military was seen as responsible for the defeat of Ukrainian forces in early September.In November 2014, the Ukrainian military reported intensive movement of troops and equipments from Russia into the separatist-controlled parts of the eastern Ukraine. The Associated Press reported 40 unmarked military vehicles on the move in rebel-controlled areas. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission observed convoys of heavy weapons and tanks in DPR-controlled territory without insignia. OSCE monitors further stated they observed vehicles transporting ammunition and soldiers’ dead bodies crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border under the guise of humanitarian aid convoys. As of early August 2015, OSCE observed over 21 such vehicles marked with the Russian military code for soldiers killed in action. According to The Moscow Times, Russia has tried to intimidate and silence human rights workers discussing Russian soldiers’ deaths in the conflict. OSCE has time and again reported that its observers were denied access to the areas controlled by “combined Russian-separatist forces”.The majority of members of the international community and organizations such as Amnesty International have condemned Russia for its actions in post-revolutionary Ukraine, accusing it of breaking international law and violating Ukrainian sovereignty. Many countries implemented economic sanctions against Russia, Russian individuals or companies.In October 2015, The Washington Post reported that Russia has redeployed some of its elite units from Ukraine to Syria to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In December 2015, Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin admitted that Russian military intelligence officers were operating in Ukraine, insisting though that they were not the same as regular troops. As of February 2019, 7% of Ukraine’s territory is classified by the Ukrainian government as temporarily occupied territories.