As Russian troops mass along border, Denys Shmyhal urges NATO to send ships and step up surveillance flights.
[ Editor’s Note: The Ukrainians are crying wolf once again to see how much they can milk out of NATO and the EU so they can continue stealing as much of it as possible.
Their cries of wolf are falling on deaf ears for those in the know. While we hear a constant stream of warning threats of the 100,000 Russian troops on the Ukraine eastern border, we are told nothing by Western media about the constant shelling of the Donbass perimeter by Kiev for years now, which silly people like us at VT would consider a shooting war provocation.
Then we have the silliness of the Ukies howling for more US ships, like there weren’t any US ships already there. But they are there, and have been for some time, and have been engaging in provocations causing them to have warning shots fired at them by the Russian navy.
The calls for more surveillance flights by Kiev are also silly. Those also have been ongoing, and are even not really necessary, as satellite surveillance is capable of seeing everything that needs to be seen, and at zero risk.
Regarding Kiev’s calls for more US military patrols, the US has been offensively probing the Russian air perimeter and China constantly for years, when Russia does not engage in similar activity, as it considers it to be a waste or putting wear and tear on their equipment that would be better served for more important work.
‘Russia’s Murmansk-BN strategic electronic warfare system prevented NATO F-35 fighters from operating near Russian borders, completely blocking communication of fifth generation warplanes with their command and control points and, presumably, with their satellites.’
So dear Ukraine, the US is there, and has been there, doing exactly what you are asking it to do, as if you did not already know that… Jim W. Dean ]
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First published November 27, 2021
With a major mobilization of Russian troops once again menacing Ukraine, and U.S. intelligence warning of a potential invasion, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Thursday urged NATO to send warships to the Black Sea and step up reconnaissance flights along Russia’s borders.
“Ensuring the constant presence of maritime warships of the NATO alliance in the Black Sea would be a very strong signal,” Shmyhal said in an interview with POLITICO by videoconference from his office in Kyiv.
“In the same way, a very strong signal would be the increase of intelligence and reconnaissance flights across the Russian border, in particular in the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea,” he said.
Shmyhal’s request echoed proposals put forward by Polish President Andrzej Duda during a meeting with Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Duda also called for an increased deployment of allied troops in Poland and the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
…But while U.S. officials have briefed NATO allies about the threat of a Russian invasion, Ukrainian officials, including Shmyhal, said they believe the Kremlin is most immediately focused on a wider effort at destabilization of EU and NATO countries.
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Today they are no more Ukraine Christian, alive…
Only Russians Christians living on that part of territory trying to scape from this Group…
The result it is therefore, trying to joying mother Russia.
The kneejerk reaction that Yanukovich bailing was a US coup are also lazy, not just in ignoring that Ukraine gets it’s $ from USA regardless, and that it was an EU deal he blocked, but also the popular support for it.
I’ve been all over Ukraine, and seen thousands of things marketed as “European-Style” this or that. A quick interwebs search shows 69% favor joining EU. (2021 poll.)
Obviously, the same result woulda happened shortly in elections anyway. Only, absent Putin’s “justification”.
What’s the past tense of cui bono?
Didn’t USA… and Russia, and others, have a treaty to respect Ukraine territory in exchange for them giving up their nukes?
Maybe nobody honored it because… Well just outta habit for USA, but also because Ukraine’s nukes weren’t “invincible” like those manchild Putin showed raining down on Florida. SMH, FFS.
That this is always presented in our illustrious MSM as Russian aggression totally ignores how the USA coup in Ukraine over-threw the legitimate government and installed a neo-Nazi regime that takes orders from NATO. Again, this is not a war that can be won. It will go nuclear within hours. WWIII, here we come, folks.
Tommy, no one will ever start a war, especially a nuclear one, because of the puppet government of Ukraine. The hawks from the United States have long understood that the Crimea (read – control on the Black Sea and a beautiful naval base) has sailed away from under their noses. There is nothing else of value left in Ukraine. Well, except for feeding nationalists with weapons and keeping them as a point of tension with Russia. Americans will never fight for Ukraine. Because they just don’t care anymore.
Hope you’re right, Andrew. But, we have 40 million Christian Zionists in the USA who say you’re wrong.
Why does it gotta be USA? Is the EU Mary Poppins?
It was an EU, not US deal Yanukovich blocked.
Seems like Ukraine gets it’s $ from US regardless, as the always-misrepresented $5B quote from Nuland already proved at the time.
And even if it was USA, how does that justify invasion?
So USA shoulda been invaded because of the 1/6 coup attempt?
Andrew, the value of Ukraine to the West to have it as a sacrificial battlefield in the next war where a NATO first strike force will be stationed to ‘protect’ Ukraine, but will be sealing its doom as the Russians will have to eliminate those first strike weapons positions befor they are fired, as a justifiable defensive move, but which of course will be spun by weastern ‘no free’ media as wanton aggression.
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