Some of you, no doubt, have heard that the Imperium has thrown in with the Trigs. Strictly speaking, this is not accurate. Some of our detached forces with the Ministry of Love have intervened in Niarja, effectively supporting Triglavian efforts. This is a result of the current war in nullsec.
As our enemies in Legacy Coalition have publicly stated (thank you, Dunk Dinkle), their purpose in Niarja is to protect their logistics supply chain. As Legacy is currently in the process of attempting to invade our space, we have made it our purpose in Niarja to disrupt those supply chains, and degrade their ability to invade.
Vily has made a public statement of her own, insisting that Legacy have only come to Niarja to oppose our support for the Triglavians. Unfortunately for my former alliance-mate, Dunk’s coalition-wide directive to defend the logistics route was made public several hours earlier. And it makes clear not only the ridiculous lie that Vily’s statement represents, but just how much Vily looks down on the actual forces of EDI, that she thinks they cannot see through the lie.
I really wish this had not been the choice taken. I believe this decision was made in haste, and without consideration for the long-term impact on the civilians of Niarja. However, I cannot deny the strategic value of the decision, nor MiniLuv’s historically insular, self-sufficient method of operation. And this decision has been made entirely because of Legacy’s invasion of our space. I have worked, and will continue to work, to repel the Triglavian menace. I will do what I can to alter our course in Niarja.
I’m sorry. I wish I had better news on this.