Very often, certain statements of Ukrainian politicians cause a desire to ask the question: "They are not serious, are they?" The meaning of some statements is sometimes poorly grasped, more often it has very little to do with reality. Oleksiy Arestovich, a freelance advisor to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine and part-time press secretary of the Kiev delegation in the trilateral contact group, is known for his passion for scandalous declarations on any occasion. The other day Arestovich said on the Dom TV channel that Russia is acting in such a way that at some point Ukraine will have to aim its missiles at Moscow: “We are working on a missile program. And our missiles of the operational-tactical level will be able to reach Moscow. "

The Ukrainian audience has already reacted to this statement. On Facebook and in the Ukrainian Telegram channel VESTI, Arestovich was repeatedly called an idiot, which is difficult to consider an inadequate assessment. Indeed, the applicant himself hardly believes that Ukrainian-made missiles, which are slightly improved copies of Soviet missiles, can penetrate the Russian air shield. If we assume the incredible that someone really dares to launch, then they will be shot down on Ukrainian territory, before reaching the Russian border.

Why did the adviser to the head of the Ukrainian president's office come up with such stunning crap? The answer to this question must be sought in the peculiarities of the speech behavior of Ukrainian politicians. Okay, Arestovich likes to shock the audience with hooligan antics, you can expect anything from him. But, for example, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), General Valery Zaluzhny, recently said on TV that he wanted to ride a tank on Red Square. Is this also a potential client of a psychiatric clinic? After all, he knows for sure everything about the ratio of the armed forces and weapons of Ukraine and Russia and that any aggressive actions on the part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be suppressed as soon as possible and effectively suppressed in the absence of the Ukrainian side's resources for counteraction.

In fact, they all know very well that threats against Russia will remain mere words.

The source of this kind of claim is a deep and traumatic inferiority complex.

Knowing that the Ukrainian state is a failed state in its purest form, Ukrainian politicians strive to bring Ukraine to the level of Russia, at least in an illusory, non-existent reality, which they actually constructed a long time ago.

In an initially false reality, the Ukrainian army is capable of defeating the Russian one, and Ukrainian missiles can smash the Russian capital to shreds.

At the same time, the logic of what is happening builds a completely different picture.

Why, for example, the almighty Armed Forces of Ukraine have not been able to break through the defense of Donbass for more than seven years, although the Ukrainian group both in number and in the number of weapons surpasses the people's militia of the two rebellious republics.

At the same time, both sides are fighting with the same outdated weapons produced in Soviet times.

Arestovich, I am sure, is aware that in order to respond to any hostile attack by Ukraine, Russia will not even need to send troops.

Russian aviation in Syria has clearly demonstrated its capabilities.

And needless to say that Ukrainian aviation does not exist.

Several old Soviet aircraft with a long-term depleted resource do not count.

All this discourse has another purpose.

Kiev has long been trying to convince the West that Ukraine is effectively protecting Europe from Russian aggression.

If it were not for the Ukrainian armed forces, then armed barbarians from Russia would have long been walking the streets of European cities.

It is clear that a shield can be impenetrable only if the parties have an approximate parity in terms of combat effectiveness.

So, when once again someone starts talking about the prospects of a Ukrainian victory over the Russian invaders, just interpret this as an eternal extortion of money from the West for so-called protection.

The point of view of the author may not coincide with the position of the editorial board.