In the US, there were new calls for the supply of arms to Kiev. However, these appeals are “not related to Russia”. It’s rather an attempt by the American establishment to persuade President Trump to act, leads the opinion of The Washington Times columnist Todd Wood’s website "InoTV".
As the journalist believes, Kiev can protect itself. Washington has nothing to intervene in a distant conflict. In addition, Ukraine is not part of NATO. In any case, it is not worth openly interfering.
Todd Wood admits that the coherence of the campaign to provide Ukraine with a defensive weapons "Sheds light on the obvious coordinated plan" of the republican establishment, which allegedly conspire with the "left liberals" of the American media. With the Russian it is not connected.
Attempts to supply arms to Kiev are supported by a well-known thesis: they say, Ukraine is fighting against the modernized armed forces of Russia in its east, and therefore needs US help. Hence the American goal, based on the “interest of national security”: to help Ukrainians in this struggle and stop the Russian “aggression”. However, The Washington Times columnist writes, “this scenario has several inconsistencies.”
The armed forces of Ukraine are now much more powerful in comparison with those that fought on the front lines several years ago. Today, Kiev already has its own "military-industrial complex." In addition, Kiev is not at all threatened by Russians Tanks, and their "heavy artillery." According to Mr. Wood, artillery fire in Ukraine repeatedly "was fought from Russia itself." And to counter such a threat, Kiev would need an improved anti-artillery radar and means to destroy targets at a long distance. The US delivery of anti-tank weapons to Kiev “will not do” against such a threat “nothing”.
Finally, Washington should have no interest in “participating in killings on one side or the other in another remote conflict” in which the existence or security of the United States is “not endangered”.
Wood's conclusion: US intelligence agencies could provide Ukraine with weapons for protection through their secret channels. “Why should we sell weapons openly? - the observer asks. “That makes no sense.”
Mr. Voodoo, we note, for the completeness of the material did not have a single thesis: evidence of the dense fire of the "heavy artillery" of the Russians on Ukrainian territory. Apparently, Putin was beating the Kremlin from direct fire in Kiev — no wonder Kiev is mentioned so many times in the American material.
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