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"Aid package" for Ukraine: American edition found a way to stop "Russian aggression"

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Russia has been waging a hybrid war with Ukraine for seven years. Recent events have shown that the Kremlin is not ready to stop the escalation of the military conflict and continues to build up its forces near the Ukrainian borders. Since the West does not want to enter into an armed confrontation with Russia, it is necessary to provide Kiev with such assistance that will help contain "Russian aggression." And there is such a way out - it is the modernization of the Ukrainian Air Force. Steven Blank writes about this in an article for the American edition of the Atlantic Council.


After the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory in 2014, Ukraine made attempts to reanimate its military Aviation, the author writes. At the same time, for some reason, he attributes the deplorable state of aircraft and infrastructure to "decades of Soviet mismanagement," and not to the years of Ukrainian "independence", when everything that remained from the Soviet Union was sold.

The author emphasizes that the lack of spare parts did not allow the Ukrainian Air Force to commission a large number of combat aircraft, but the remaining number was sufficient to deliver a series of strikes against the invading Russian army, mercenaries and separatists. Blank writes that as a result of several airstrikes, "a significant number of Russian servicemen" were killed, but the Russian air defense stationed in Donbas prevented the Ukrainian aviation from completing the defeat of the Russian army.

Over the remaining years, Ukraine was able to repair a number of aircraft on its own, but the lack of Russian components greatly slows down the process. The country's air force is in a weakened state, the potential to contain "Russian aggression" is limited, since Kiev has nothing to respond to in the event of an air invasion by Russian aviation.

To remedy the situation, the author proposes to provide assistance to Ukraine by supplying aircraft. In the US "relief package", Blank proposes to include one hundred or more F-15s removed from storage, six to eight E-2C-2000 Hawkeye and eight to 12 KC-135R tankers, cruise missiles, ammunition, etc. In his opinion, Washington has many options to finance this assistance.

Strengthening the Ukrainian Air Force for the Biden administration is a powerful way to signal that the United States is no longer willing to put up with Russian antics in Eastern Europe, and Russia will incur tangible and long-term strategic costs for its malicious behavior.

- sums up Blank.
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  1. Hog
    Hog April 7 2021 15: 39
    +13
    The Americans will improve from greed, so they can be sold to Ukraine without problems, but simply donated, not.
    1. NIKN
      NIKN April 7 2021 15: 46
      +13
      Quote: Hog
      The Americans will improve from greed, so they can be sold to Ukraine without problems, but simply donated, not.

      Exactly. And I especially liked the need for Ukraine
      from eight to 12 tankers KC-135R
      This is if they suddenly decide to strike at the Urals. And why something has not yet been thought to this author, the storyteller, how long it will take to retrain all this and how much it will all cost. Or maybe they want to supply their own contingent of l / s in addition to equipment? Then I do not think that their pilots will agree to fly against Russia on vehicles from storage.
      1. Cananecat
        Cananecat April 7 2021 15: 54
        +15
        Quote: NIKNN
        And why something has not yet been thought of this author, the storyteller

        I, too, wonder what the author smokes so hard. )))
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell April 7 2021 22: 40
          +3
          Quote: NIKNN
          And for some reason this author, the storyteller, hasn’t thought about how long it will take to retrain all this and how much it will all cost ..

          You know, I even decided to check, well, this cannot be, but no, I was mistaken https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/upgrading-ukraines-air-force-could-deter-russia/
          Quote: Canecat
          I also wonder what the author smokes such a big guy
          yes the casket just opens, the “analyst” atlantic consul refers to Wishlist The Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Serhiy Drozdov https://112.international/society/ukraine-plans-to-receive-f-15-and-f-35-fighters-59707.html
          They are funny guys, they smoke something out there. lol
      2. neri73-r
        neri73-r April 7 2021 16: 07
        +13
        The author with the formation of the graduation group of our kindergarten! Alas, degradation on the march. And such people are there in the "advisers"!
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis April 8 2021 07: 35
          0
          Quote: neri73-r
          The author with the formation of the graduation group of our kindergarten! Alas, degradation on the march. And such people are there in the "advisers"!

          Here I'm not worried about this at all! More stupid, mentally disabled counselors from the USA for svidoukryakia
          and svidoukryakskih Air Force, Armed Forces, VMsuk !!
      3. Herman 4223
        Herman 4223 April 7 2021 16: 16
        +3
        Well, sometimes it's profitable to throw off the old stuff. And the space in the warehouses is freed up, and there is no need to carry out conservation measures, they fall on the shoulders of those who take this stuff. And then you will need spare parts for that trash, this is work for the industry.
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov April 7 2021 18: 58
          +4
          Even if the dream of this Jewish storyteller Blank had a chance to come true, he would be very late with his advice! laughing laughing laughing
    2. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 7 2021 15: 50
      +19
      Malodey Yankee, found a way to completely ruin the uk-roin! Another would be five cruisers, and an aircraft carrier to speed up the process of death of a quasi-country, so that it would suffer less! !!
  2. Holuay T.O
    Holuay T.O April 7 2021 15: 40
    .
    This is an invincible blow to Ukraine at once, because with such massive assistance, Russia will have huge losses.
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty April 7 2021 15: 52
      +7
      Holuay, that help will you pay for your rich cough? And, maintenance and operation are also at your expense, forum philanthropist? ???
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 7 2021 15: 56
        .
        Actually, the help to Egypt and Israel was no less, you do not worry, the Yankees are rich and do not save on their interests
        1. Thrifty
          Thrifty April 7 2021 16: 32
          -1
          Holuay, times are different! We know how to count every penny, and I don’t remember that we supplied Israel with military equipment, perhaps through the Arabs, who threw serviceable equipment on the battlefields in large quantities!
          1. Holuay T.O
            Holuay T.O April 7 2021 16: 38
            .
            Strange you, you think the Yankees' money, it’s a penny for them, they have been doing geopolitics for a long time, and they don’t get greedy for us, they will flood Ukraine with weapons
            1. Thrifty
              Thrifty April 7 2021 16: 49
              +4
              Holuay, I didn’t poke you, because I didn’t drink with you for brotherhood, and I count my money, not your idol, the USA, for which you literally pray.
              1. Holuay T.O
                Holuay T.O April 7 2021 16: 50
                .
                So the speech was originally about Yankee money ... What do you write to me, did you drink it?
                1. Thrifty
                  Thrifty April 7 2021 17: 40
                  +4
                  Holuay, do not homite, otherwise in return I will pay you with the same coin, which I least want! !!
            2. ironic
              ironic April 7 2021 23: 00
              -1
              And how will Ukraine serve and prepare for combat missions a hundred F-15s, even supposedly having a flight reserve according to unused hours? Do you have a rough idea of ​​the need for infrastructure readiness?
    2. Gardener91
      Gardener91 April 7 2021 16: 04
      +1
      Quote: Holuay T.O.
      This is a blow to Ukraine immediately

      Already wrote, sarcasm in the price. Appreciate.
    3. Aleksey Aleksandrovich
      Aleksey Aleksandrovich April 7 2021 16: 27
      +1
      Help is when from a pure heart and for free. And this is just business, on fools. I get on with the non-brothers, and they give me another loan for payment. Helpers damn it.
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 7 2021 16: 56
        -8
        Geopolitics is never cheap
    4. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 April 8 2021 09: 16
      +1
      Buddy Holuay T.O-by the number of "minuses" you can't catch up with me ..... I have more of them .... much more ..... laughing hi
      1. Holuay T.O
        Holuay T.O April 8 2021 10: 44
        -1
        Yes, it’s not clear why the cons when everyone has different opinions, it’s high time to cancel the cons, leave some pluses
        Moreover, the disadvantages here are to put for many, the meaning of life
        1. GTYCBJYTH2021
          GTYCBJYTH2021 April 8 2021 17: 07
          0
          Quote: Holuay T.O.
          Yes, it’s not clear why the cons when everyone has different opinions, it’s high time to cancel the cons, leave some pluses
          Moreover, the disadvantages here are to put for many, the meaning of life

          Island Russian-you Holuay from there or just your name ...... School of Weapons-3 company ...... no ... offense
    5. Li17
      Li17 April 9 2021 05: 49
      0
      Tell the elder that you didn’t get through .... There’s not a street for you, where you yell and they don’t hear you. I am explaining the topic, so that the plane at least took off, you need to shout glory to Ukraine three times, and the pilot must answer that he is a hero .... If he takes off and even sits down, he must receive the title of hero of the country, most likely posthumously. And as usual, the Russian trace is to blame for everything, which paid for the actions of your partner friends and carried out a hacker attack on the amerovsky server in order to write a payment order for the planes.
  3. Klingon
    Klingon April 7 2021 15: 41
    +10
    amused the article and especially the author's desire to install flying gas stations KS-135. Yokhlam why did they surrender? Where are you going to fly for a long distance ?? wassat
  4. marchcat
    marchcat April 7 2021 15: 42
    +5
    Another "storyteller" Blank, puts forward his theories. Oh well....
  5. svp67
    svp67 April 7 2021 15: 42
    +8
    In the US "relief package", Blank proposes to include one hundred or more F-15s removed from storage, six to eight E-2C-2000 Hawkeye and eight to 12 KC-135R tankers, cruise missiles, ammunition, etc.
    Yeah .... And the sooner the better, the best recipe to "fill up" Ukraine and not find ...
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 April 7 2021 15: 47
      +9
      Quote: svp67
      there is no better recipe to "overwhelm" Ukraine.

      Aircraft carrier? bully
      1. svp67
        svp67 April 7 2021 15: 53
        +5
        Quote: Dym71
        Aircraft carrier?

        And the nuclear one and that's it ... in a year there will be no Ukraine.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine April 7 2021 16: 45
        +2
        Quote: Dym71
        Aircraft carrier?

        Yes, it is better to give Svidomo a few hundred "Hot air balloons", put everyone and let them fly wherever the wind takes them.
        1. Li17
          Li17 April 9 2021 06: 21
          +1
          As in a joke ....., hello Ukrainians, why are they squinting!
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell April 7 2021 22: 45
      +3
      Quote: Dym71
      Quote: svp67
      and the sooner the better, there is no better recipe to "overwhelm" Ukraine.
      Aircraft carrier? bully

      And be sure not to forget the F-35C and B, it is desirable, too, in a hundred. Yes, and the X-37 would be useful 404th, without it there is no way ...
  6. zadorin1974
    zadorin1974 April 7 2021 15: 45
    +11
    American guys !!! Well, give us an aircraft carrier as a present. Your poor and unfortunate Ukrainians!
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 7 2021 16: 36
      +2
      Quote: zadorin1974
      American guys !!! Well, give us an aircraft carrier as a present. Your poor and unfortunate Ukrainians!

      We can give it, but it's scary ourselves that you can do it later, it's easier to give a grenade to a monkey than a literary bearer to you.
      1. zadorin1974
        zadorin1974 April 7 2021 17: 09
        +3
        He (the white elephant) is needed, but we won't even move it from the pier, so we'll have an admiral on each deck and all the remnants of aviation on it (so that they don't burn and whistle again). wassat wassat
  7. GREG68
    GREG68 April 7 2021 15: 47
    +3
    He (Stephen Blank) is a noble science fiction writer!
  8. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st April 7 2021 15: 50
    +6
    Ravings of a madman...
  9. rusich
    rusich April 7 2021 15: 51
    +10
    Washington has already supplied rubber boats instead of ships. Wait now instead of airplanes - balloons
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 7 2021 20: 57
      +20
      Quote: rusich
      Washington has already supplied rubber boats instead of ships.

      Exactly rubber?

      Island-class patrol boat "Slavyansk", handed over to the US Naval Forces of Ukraine, in the port of Odessa.
      1. Alexander Betonkin
        Alexander Betonkin April 7 2021 23: 54
        +1
        Rubber. And with what pomp.
      2. rusich
        rusich April 8 2021 07: 39
        +1
        The fact is that the Islands, withdrawn from the US Coast Guard as of early March 2017, have a very serious reason for their resignation. They were written off for a reason, but due to the appearance of cracks in the case due to metal fatigue. No major repairs can fix this. Leaky cans
  10. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 7 2021 15: 51
    +10
    The package is necessary, otherwise everyone is sick there, but there is nowhere to go, they do not take anywhere.
    Well, the article is a classic propaganda book for degenerates. Minus what, if everything is tied to agitation for the degenerates, then there is a reaction - the mass for which the agitation is designed, sooner or later becomes dull. The bottom line is somewhat clear. For example, for many years the United States, instead of creating medicine, was engaged in the creation of propaganda about the fact that their medicine is the best in the world. Now the whole country has been in quarantine for over a year. Instead of the army, they created a myth about the army - and they were slapped in tinsel from North Korea and Venezuela to Iraq, absolutely everything - from the poor gangs of the unsupported Taliban - to the regular army of Iran
  11. jetfors_84
    jetfors_84 April 7 2021 15: 53
    0
    Don't make my horseshoes laugh.
  12. Nikolay1987
    Nikolay1987 April 7 2021 15: 56
    +1
    A bag of cookies?
  13. Gardener91
    Gardener91 April 7 2021 16: 00
    +4
    "... eight to 12 KC-135R tankers" Why do they need refuelers? NATO planes to refuel in the air not over their territory? On true 850, the flight across Ukraine takes 20 minutes (figuratively).
    1. cniza
      cniza April 7 2021 16: 08
      +6
      Quote: Gardener91
      "... eight to 12 KC-135R tankers" Why do they need refuelers? NATO planes to refuel in the air not over their territory? On true 850, the flight across Ukraine takes 20 minutes (figuratively).


      This is money that will successfully drink ...
  14. Jaromir
    Jaromir April 7 2021 16: 06
    +7
    After the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory in 2014

    recourse If Russia invaded, the occupation power in Ukraine would not have existed for 7 years.
    Blank writes that as a result of several airstrikes, "a significant number of Russian military personnel were killed."

    Civilians of Donbass killed as a result of air terrorism organized by the aviation of the occupying power in Kiev, Russian servicemen? How else does the Earth carry such Blanks ...
  15. Konstantin Gogolev
    Konstantin Gogolev April 7 2021 16: 07
    +3
    Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Article 353. Planning, preparation, unleashing or waging an aggressive war

    1. Planning, preparing or unleashing an aggressive war -
    are punished with imprisonment for a term of seven to fifteen years.
    2. Waging an aggressive war -
    is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term of ten to twenty years.

    If the Tribunal were to be assembled, then many clients could be found in Ukraine and the Enlightened West. If a...
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 7 2021 20: 59
      +19
      Quote: Konstantin Gogolev
      Criminal Code of the Russian Federation Article 353. Planning, preparation, unleashing or waging an aggressive war

      How does this article apply to Ukraine?
      1. Konstantin Gogolev
        Konstantin Gogolev April 7 2021 21: 47
        +3
        None. Only the United States has the right to extraterritoriality. I remembered the "Patriotic Act", on the basis of which the striped ones quite legally have the right to liquidate, kidnap, rob any person in any country. And I remembered the victims of the civilian population during the last military conflicts.
        And this bloody journalist throws up ideas so that there are more victims.
  16. cniza
    cniza April 7 2021 16: 07
    +3
    In the US "relief package", Blank proposes to include one hundred or more F-15s removed from storage, six to eight E-2C-2000 Hawkeye and eight to 12 KC-135R tankers, cruise missiles, ammunition, etc.


    Generous then what ...
  17. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich April 7 2021 16: 08
    +2
    The photo for the article says a lot: Crumpled, rural lads in knitted (synonymous with the word cap), hands in their pockets, collectively discuss the process of dragging an old rusty plane and discuss the idea of ​​a possible drain of fuel from the tractor and from the plane. I admit that at the same time, "seeds" are peeling, for the greater significance of their plans ...
  18. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 April 7 2021 16: 10
    +1
    Mister blank, you're lying.
  19. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 7 2021 16: 33
    +2
    At the same time, for some reason, he attributes the deplorable state of aircraft and infrastructure to "decades of Soviet mismanagement," and not to the years of Ukrainian "independence", when everything that remained of the Soviet Union was sold.

    There is no such country, then it can be attributed to the USSR, or the Pechenegs or the Mongol-Tatar invasion.
  20. APASUS
    APASUS April 7 2021 16: 33
    +1
    Why don't the Americans transfer 40 units of the F-35 to Ukraine and thereby seriously increase its combat capability?
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 7 2021 21: 03
      +20
      Quote: APASUS
      Why don't the Americans transfer 40 units of the F-35 to Ukraine and thereby seriously increase its combat capability?

      The commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa, General Jeffrey Lee Harrigian, said at a press briefing in New York about the need to supply Ukraine with American combat aircraft. 40 pieces will definitely not be given, but they may well get some
    2. ironic
      ironic April 7 2021 23: 03
      -4
      And who and how will fly, where to store and how to service?
      1. APASUS
        APASUS April 8 2021 08: 40
        +1
        Quote: ironic
        And who and how will fly, where to store and how to service?

        Who will ask Ukraine?
        After all, they delivered boats for the Navy, which in the USA were recognized as very expensive to operate.
        1. ironic
          ironic April 12 2021 12: 24
          0
          Actually, the country wants help, and only then the Congress decides whether to allocate it.

          Who are recognized as expensive and with what equipment?
  21. Dimide
    Dimide April 7 2021 16: 36
    -4
    The Atlantic Council is the "voice of the democrats." Consider this a veiled proposal to arm the Air Force, a signal primarily for the Russian Federation.
    Remember who was a security adviser under Obama and his last job?
  22. Keyser soze
    Keyser soze April 7 2021 17: 02
    +4
    one hundred or more F-15s removed from storage, six to eight E-2C-2000 Hawkeye and eight to 12 KC-135R tankers, cruise missiles, ammunition


    This Steven, whatever ... knows how much a hundred F15 and other goodies cost? The whole list will easily reach 20-30 billions .... If they hear this in the Pentagon, they will simply shoot this stoned non-journalist.

    God, what kind of trash writes articles all over the white world ... Underhumans ...
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 7 2021 21: 04
      +21
      Quote: Keyser Soze
      knows how much a hundred F15 and other goodies cost?

      The cost of one F16 fighter in the basic configuration is about $ 50 million. Not a lot.
      1. ironic
        ironic April 7 2021 23: 07
        -3
        Viper? Well yes. Give two!
      2. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze April 8 2021 07: 50
        0
        Cost of one F16 fighter in base configuration


        F15 is twice as expensive. And the transition from the MiG 29 to another (American, Chinese, Martian) fighter or vice versa is generally insanely expensive. We paid 1.2 billion not so much for the F16 eight as for re-equipping the infrastructure, training technicians, pilots, repair shops, weapons, etc. Re-equipment of the Ukrainian Air Force will cost such a pretty penny in general that I don't know who can even think about gifts ...
    2. ironic
      ironic April 7 2021 23: 05
      -3
      This guy was clearly smoking crap. I'm afraid he has little idea of ​​the infrastructure for flight servicing of hundreds of F-15s and 12 tankers for them. I think this is just a propaganda article to cheer up.
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik April 7 2021 23: 18
        -3
        There are fifty F / A-18C / D in storage (the same number of A / B) and they continue to be written off from service. There are also 363 F-16 ADs, but I don't think the US will give them up.
        1. ironic
          ironic April 7 2021 23: 23
          -2
          It's not just a matter of giving something back. From surrender to combat operation .... well, in general, it's clear.
          1. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik April 7 2021 23: 29
            -2
            Hornets? They will be cheaper than the MiG-29 in operation, spare parts and equipment from them mountains remain. Quietly, they can give it away in a package.
            1. ironic
              ironic April 7 2021 23: 51
              -2
              That's just while the service infrastructure will be put into operation, while the pilots on the simulators are trained, while the aircraft are put into combat operation ... This is long, and in the absence of experience, it is long and costly.
  23. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 7 2021 17: 15
    -1
    It is quite possible to do this. Only a half measure cannot be used against the Russian Federation here ... and the right investments will be huge ... and technologies can get into Russia
  24. anjey
    anjey April 7 2021 17: 19
    +1
    Russia has been waging a hybrid war with Ukraine for seven years.
    laughing He smiled, not with Ukraine by and large, but with the United States and NATO, just like in Syria.
  25. Siegfried
    Siegfried April 7 2021 17: 22
    +3
    it's hard to come up with crazy ideas. 100 F-15 is an extensive pilot training program for hundreds of millions of dollars. It is clear that in this way both aircraft weapons and radars in the aircraft themselves will get to Ukraine, which simply cannot end with a radar and missile leakage into the Russian Federation. 12 tankers? is it because after takeoff of 100 f-15 landing will be impossible, since everything will be on fire below?
  26. Adler77
    Adler77 April 7 2021 17: 30
    0
    This is a dude from another reality ...
  27. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat April 7 2021 18: 11
    +1
    And the mattress covers will not be choked by such gifts? Their toad is simply fantastically strong. And by the way, 100 F-15s - where to keep them and what to keep them for? And 8-12 tankers, is it to carry kerosene for the F-15 straight from the mattress? And without "Hokaev" the skakuas cannot live at all. It is not clear where else you can unscrew and sell from.
  28. avdkrd
    avdkrd April 7 2021 18: 32
    +1
    Donate and military aid from ASP are not synonymous. Ideally, states should "donate" 404 a B-52 squadron. I think it will be cooler than the cruiser, at least for the zradniki budget.
  29. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 April 7 2021 19: 18
    0
    If they get it, they will immediately sell it, perhaps even to the militia.
  30. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer April 7 2021 19: 47
    +1
    Rzhu can’t))) uncle offers to give Banderland more than a hundred planes?))) Yes, mattress covers, for a piece of dried pudding they will hang themselves, let alone for a hundred airplanes)))
  31. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 7 2021 19: 56
    0
    Quote: neri73-r
    The author with the formation of the graduation group of our kindergarten! Alas, degradation on the march. And such people are there in the "advisers"!

    Well, acho good to disappear. laughing
  32. lopuhan2006
    lopuhan2006 April 7 2021 20: 12
    +1
    And then at least one Ticonderoga. It's like giving a Mercedes to a beggar) Six months later, unwashed, on flat tires, without headlights, with a dirty interior. F-15 ...... smokes xperd cigarettes.
  33. agoran
    agoran April 7 2021 20: 28
    -1
    "Steve Blank was born into a family of Jewish immigrants who ran a small grocery store in the Chelsea area, New York. [2] His mother was from Vilnius and arrived in the United States as a nine-year-old in 1919; his father emigrated from Poland in the mid-1930s. x years. ["
    Is this something?
    This swoon is an IT guy, explain to the idiot how much it costs one F-15 flight, then calculate the budget of 404.
    1. ironic
      ironic April 7 2021 23: 09
      -3
      Well, they ordered a bunch of brows, well, I wrote what sounded beautiful, not really understanding what was what. How few of these are published in the Russian language? Judging by the description of education, this is not the same Steve and the wrong Blank.
  34. paco.soto
    paco.soto April 7 2021 23: 01
    +1
    Neutral opinion: read the article and comments, google it and share.
    This is Blank's website in English:
    https://www.fpri.org/contributor/stephen-blank/

    Stephen Blank
    Independent consultant. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a senior fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council. He has published over 900 articles and monographs on the military and foreign policy of the Soviet Union / Russia, the USA, Asian and European countries. Frequently testifies before Congress about Russia, China and Central Asia. He has advised the Central Intelligence Agency, leading think tanks and foundations, and chaired major international conferences in the USA, Florence, Prague, London. Comments in the media on the foreign policy of the United States and foreign countries. Advises major corporations on investment in Russia. He is a consultant to the American expert network Gerson Lehrmann Group.

    I found the article already translated into Russian:

    https://inosmi.ru/politic/20210407/249506862.html

    Who doesn't have time to read - one quote on this Steve's proposed funding:

    "American lend-lease assistance package of 100 or more F-15s, six to eight E-2C-2000 Hawkeye and eight to 12 KC-135R tankers, as well as Link-16 data terminals, smart ammunition , cruise missiles and suitable reconnaissance and targeting equipment ... "
  35. Sebastian Aristarkhovich Pereira
    Sebastian Aristarkhovich Pereira April 7 2021 23: 45
    0
    Another source of "clear signals", clear gestures, "unambiguous poses" and "eloquent sounds" ....
  36. rocket757
    rocket757 April 8 2021 06: 12
    0
    Steven Blank writes about this in an article for the American edition of the Atlantic Council.

    Another svol l l .... ready to fight with Russia to the last Ukrainian.
  37. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich April 8 2021 07: 17
    0
    ... The West does not want to enter into an armed confrontation with Russia, it is necessary to provide Kiev with such assistance that will help to restrain "Russian aggression"

    great ... let's send "wars of light" for meat
  38. Silinvv
    Silinvv April 8 2021 13: 46
    0
    After the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory in 2014, .... am I missing something? What was that? Is it true that they went to Georgia?
  39. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 9 2021 06: 18
    0
    I don’t understand one thing, but why should I voice this crap here? You never know what some idiot wrote or is it an attempt to turn VO into a trash can? fellow
  40. Andre
    Andre April 11 2021 18: 06
    0
    Yes, we in Afghanistan will immediately arm the Taliban so that all NATO will run from there ..... well, who will have time.
  41. f-212103
    f-212103 April 21 2021 17: 04
    0
    The author ... Stick your anti-Russian bullshit up your ass ... You are a complete stupid person and a complete dilettante ...
  42. January
    January April 27 2021 19: 14
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    If you want to ruin the banana republic, give it a battleship.
    How much does it cost to train, maintain and operate this technique? Where does the money come from? Will they give additional annual loans for "life"? It strongly seems that this "help" will leave Nenka without pants ...
  43. IVF as
    IVF as 13 May 2021 14: 42
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    You'd better strengthen your air force, you already got it, we will come to you soon.