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US intelligence commented on the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian borders

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Russia is allegedly trying to force Ukraine to act in Moscow's interests. At the same time, it will not be possible to resolve the conflict in Donbass in the near future.


According to the Voice of America radio company, this is how Lieutenant General Scott Berrier (US military intelligence) commented on the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian borders in an affidavit to the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

The head of the US Defense Intelligence Directorate, Berrier, believes that even if Russia de-escalates, troops subordinate to the Kremlin will remain an effective lever of influence on the Kiev authorities. It seems that the American general calls the People's Militia of the DPR and LPR that way.

On the Crimean peninsula, in addition to recent deployments, Moscow continues to strengthen its long-term military presence to deter Western naval and air operations, be capable of projecting military force into the region, and declare its determination to hold the peninsula.

- wrote Berrier in a comment.

In addition, in his report, the head of the Pentagon's Intelligence Agency called the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation an "existential threat" to America. From his words, one can understand that he considers the very fact of the existence of the Russian Army to be a threat to the United States.

On April 22, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the completion of a surprise check of troops in the Western and Southern Military Districts, since all the assigned tasks had been completed. Against this background, US Secretary of State Tony Blinken said that Russia "has not withdrawn all of its troops." It would be interesting to watch Blinken's reaction if Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began counting American troops on American territory.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 30 2021 10: 58
    +8
    Maybe you (the Americans) are better off with your own forces, which you crammed into Eastern Europe, and not count how much and what Russia has on its own territory? But for you, common truths are not science. Biden yesterday told congressmen that the United States does whatever it considers necessary for itself, and absolutely everything can do it, because great country. Well ... so who escalates the situation and behaves aggressively?
    1. For example
      For example April 30 2021 11: 10
      +12
      For me it is high time to abolish Ukraine as a country.
      Return the loot to Russia.
      1. NIKN
        NIKN April 30 2021 11: 27
        +2
        even if Russia de-escalates, the troops subordinate to the Kremlin will remain an effective lever of influence on the Kiev authorities.
        He himself admits that de-escalation does not depend on Russia, whether there are troops there or not, the Americans will still support it there. So "... an effective lever of influence on the Kiev authorities ..." There were states, only the lever works in one direction all the time.
      2. Machnamh
        Machnamh April 30 2021 14: 16
        -3
        Quote: For example
        For me it is high time to abolish Ukraine as a country.
        Return the loot to Russia.


        What date is such an event scheduled for? Seven years one blablabla ... Or have we already gone on the offensive today? The weather is wow, sunny and dry .......
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 April 30 2021 12: 04
      +6
      If America howls, then we are doing the right thing
      1. xorek
        xorek April 30 2021 16: 28
        +1
        Quote: seregatara1969
        If America howls, then we are doing the right thing

        This is also the main criterion for me that Russia is following the right path .. hi
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell April 30 2021 18: 19
          +3
          Quote: xorek
          Quote: seregatara1969
          If America howls, then we are doing the right thing
          the main criterion that Russia is on the right path ..

          If one day the ragozins cope and all of Russia is loaded onto a spaceship and flies off to look for another planet - the whole "Civilized world" will hinder this - they are nowhere without Russia ..., they will have nothing to talk about, they are not able to solve problems.
          In general, such a statement by the head of the intelligence service is pure hypocrisy: he is a bastard, for sure, he knew about the plans of the RF Ministry of Defense for this year, as well as last year, and so it will be in the future. He performs poorly, he lies like ... repeat
          1. xorek
            xorek April 30 2021 18: 49
            -1
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            they have nowhere without Russia ... they will have nothing to talk about, they are not able to solve problems.

            good laughing They will start, like spiders in a bank, to eat each other .. Russia has always had a special mission in its history .. We are like these, keepers of stability, but this is already tired of everything and there are few of us left .. God is cruel with Russia, would give a respite at least 30 years more .. We are not ready to break the ridge with an "exceptional" And they demand again that the Russians come out to fight, but we all do not go .. God does not want to, but you will have to see someone slurp to clean up EVERYTHING calmed down for a while ..
            This is how we live our bread, from war to war .. soldier
  2. iouris
    iouris April 30 2021 10: 59
    +2
    Quote: "It would be interesting to watch Blinken's reaction if Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began counting American troops on American territory." End of quote.
    Lavrov probably dreams of such a job.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 30 2021 11: 07
    +1
    Not in the subject. News channels report on the tragedy in Israel. According to preliminary data 44 dead, 150 injured as a result of the collapsed tribune. In the frames, thousands of Hasidim are jumping to the beat at the same time, expressing something. No matter how anyone treats Israel, in this case it is simply necessary to express condolences.
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    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine April 30 2021 11: 13
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      No matter how anyone treats Israel, in this case it is simply necessary to express condolences.

      A great tragedy, I feel sorry for people. I express my condolences to the people of Israel.
      1. Egoza
        Egoza April 30 2021 11: 58
        +1
        Quote: tihonmarine
        A great tragedy, I feel sorry for people. I express my condolences to the people of Israel.

        I join! It is especially scary when a tragedy happens during a holiday.
        1. xorek
          xorek 1 May 2021 13: 24
          0
          Quote: Egoza
          Quote: tihonmarine
          A great tragedy, I feel sorry for people. I express my condolences to the people of Israel.

          I join! It is especially scary when a tragedy happens during a holiday.

          Also condolences hi ..But nevertheless, for such dances of Jews, you need to make more serious frames .. there is a terrible vibration, especially when the rhythm is caught .. Why did the engineer miscalculate? Or someone sawed down the pile gain point ..? Well, such dances are very dangerous mass ..

          laughing hi
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 April 30 2021 11: 08
    +1
    In addition, in his report, the head of the Pentagon's Intelligence Agency called the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation an "existential threat" to America. From his words, one can understand that he considers the very fact of the existence of the Russian Army to be a threat to the United States.
    For extreme they do not care at all, but for themselves loved ones, they will go to any measures, restrictions, for them, does not exist, as they used to.
    1. cniza
      cniza April 30 2021 12: 05
      +3
      Everyone is trying to philosophize and every time they repeat the same thing ...
      Good time! hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 April 30 2021 12: 37
        +1
        Welcome soldier
        Repetition, over and over again, can catch anyone.
        Not interested ...
        1. cniza
          cniza April 30 2021 14: 35
          +3
          And they have no other worries ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 April 30 2021 14: 54
            +1
            They have already come up with so many things, they themselves get confused, what is it worth to heat up, and what you can already score on.
            1. cniza
              cniza April 30 2021 15: 54
              +3
              That's right - they came up with it themselves, and then they believed it and got scared ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 April 30 2021 19: 16
                +1
                Those who are in the know, it’s okay for them, everything is equally divided, but the man in the street will do it anyway.
                1. cniza
                  cniza April 30 2021 19: 23
                  +2
                  So for the layman, everything is done, he has already been intimidated, he is ready to pay further ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 April 30 2021 19: 36
                    +1
                    Deceive the one who is glad to be deceived !!!
                    Look about the green energy as a lie !!! To have a little knowledge in physics, chemistry and mathematics, it is not possible to bite into such bullshit !!! However, together and in formation they are going to a "free, clean" life !!! I'm a fool from that zoo!
                    1. cniza
                      cniza April 30 2021 20: 33
                      +2
                      Green energy is becoming a political instrument and a very dangerous ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 April 30 2021 21: 22
                        +1
                        Now its time has not come, the technology is very expensive and not very effective. Sometime later.
  5. Cananecat
    Cananecat April 30 2021 11: 11
    +6
    In order to keep, we must capture, but we did not capture Crimea, he himself returned ...
    1. Olegkh
      Olegkh April 30 2021 14: 38
      -5
      They snatched away from a neighbor while he had problems.
      1. hydroy
        hydroy April 30 2021 14: 53
        -2
        Yeah, vile hobbits)
  6. Ascold1901
    Ascold1901 April 30 2021 11: 30
    0
    "... to restrain the sea and air operations of the West ..." - he said interestingly.))) So the entot West, for some reason and for some reason, Can carry out the operations it needs on an Alien and very distant territory, and Russia on its territory Not?))))
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  8. Mouse
    Mouse April 30 2021 11: 38
    +6
    Until now, they shed a tear across the Crimea ... it remains only to be angry, such a piece is gone from under the nose ...
    1. Russ
      Russ April 30 2021 11: 46
      +3
      These are not tears ... these are drooling ... wink
      1. cniza
        cniza April 30 2021 12: 03
        +3
        There are all together and tears and drool ...
        1. Russ
          Russ April 30 2021 12: 12
          +2
          And diarrhea in the compartment ... sorry ... repeat
          1. cniza
            cniza April 30 2021 14: 34
            +2
            Some of them have for sure, after the report to the authorities, that Crimea was taken away from under their noses. yes
  9. jonht
    jonht April 30 2021 11: 39
    +1
    So it is necessary to count how many of its troops the FSA keeps ON ITS TERRITORY, otherwise they may not be there wassat
    1. Egoza
      Egoza April 30 2021 12: 00
      +2
      Quote: jonht
      So it is necessary to count how many of its troops the FSA keeps ON ITS TERRITORY, otherwise they may not be there

      You can estimate how many troops they have not at home, but in other countries. And ask: "What have you forgotten there?"
      1. jonht
        jonht April 30 2021 12: 06
        +1
        It is necessary to calculate this and that and ask for this and that. And meticulously so. good
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 30 2021 11: 53
    +2
    Everywhere merikatos sticks his nose. But with Russia he will not work. Will snatch the beak like hello! bully
    1. xorek
      xorek April 30 2021 16: 31
      0
      Quote: aszzz888
      Everywhere merikatos sticks his nose. But with Russia he will not work. Will snatch the beak like hello! bully

      God forbid, the main thing is not to go astray! If the jackals howl, then we are on the right track ..
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 1 May 2021 11: 33
        +1
        xorek
        Yesterday, 16: 31

        0
        Quote: aszzz888
        Everywhere merikatos sticks his nose. But with Russia he will not work. Will snatch the beak like hello! bully

        God forbid, the main thing is not to go astray! If the jackals howl, then we are on the right track ..
        I think, under the current president, we should not go "out of the way." And jackals and tobaccos, they are ALWAYS jackals and tobaccos. wink
        1. xorek
          xorek 1 May 2021 13: 08
          +1
          Quote: aszzz888
          I think, under the current president, we should not go "out of the way." And jackals and tobacco, they are ALWAYS jackals and tobacco

          I hope so too Sheriff .. Lai stands for the whole world, as usual!
          Russia is under pressure from all sides, you need to hold on
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 1 May 2021 13: 12
            +1
            xorek
            Today, 13: 08

            +1
            Quote: aszzz888
            I think, under the current president, we should not go "out of the way." And jackals and tobacco, they are ALWAYS jackals and tobacco

            I hope so too Sheriff .. Lai stands for the whole world, as usual!
            Russia is under pressure from all sides, you need to hold on
            The more howling, the clearer it is that we are doing EVERYTHING correctly! jackals and tobaccos are still bold)) laughing until their tails are ripped off. Then, those who remain alive, whitened, will crawl not only on their knees, on their belly.
            1. xorek
              xorek 1 May 2021 14: 39
              0
              Quote: aszzz888
              The more howling, the clearer it is that we are doing EVERYTHING correctly! jackals and tobaccos are still bold)) until their tails are cut off. Then, those who remain alive, whitened, will crawl not only on their knees, on their belly.

              We are the Sheriff, we think on the same wavelength .. hi Only here, not everyone agrees with us, the jackals of the US Sher Khan overseas .. bully drinks
  11. Kurare
    Kurare April 30 2021 12: 00
    0
    On the Crimean peninsula, in addition to recent deployments of forces, Moscow continues to increase its long-term military presence, etc.

    The wording made me laugh! laughing Being at home is long-term presence for General Lei of the US Army. Can end up with a long-term US presence in Alaska?
  12. cniza
    cniza April 30 2021 12: 01
    +4
    From his words, one can understand that he considers the very fact of the existence of the Russian Army to be a threat to the United States.


    It has always been like this, the West has always considered Russia a threat to itself, but these are their problems ...
    1. xorek
      xorek April 30 2021 16: 34
      0
      Quote: cniza
      From his words, one can understand that he considers the very fact of the existence of the Russian Army to be a threat to the United States.


      It has always been like this, the West has always considered Russia a threat to itself, but these are their problems ...

      Unambiguously and always tried to seize Russia, shatter and plunder on the sly .. But for now we hold on, in spite of everyone! The worst enemy for Russia is ourselves ..
      They want to blow us up again from the inside .. They liked them very much in the 90s, but they didn't finish us off and started celebrating early ..
  13. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 30 2021 12: 11
    +2
    And they are cool I-I-I. Have noticed the same concentration. laughing
    1. Russ
      Russ April 30 2021 12: 34
      +2
      How are the eggs? ..... belay
      1. Mouse
        Mouse April 30 2021 14: 03
        +1
        On the eve of Easter ... eggs are a hot topic ... wink love
  14. APASUS
    APASUS April 30 2021 12: 31
    +2
    The deployment of Russian troops in Crimea (on Russian territory) is understood as an "existential threat" for America. How should Russia understand the deployment of American troops on military bases and facilities in the world, of which there are more than a thousand?
    Probably should understand the US peacekeeping aspirations?
  15. Siegfried
    Siegfried April 30 2021 14: 24
    +2
    An “existential threat” for America is the CIA, which, ordered by large capital, or rather some economic clusters like the military-industrial complex and energy, are trying to exacerbate relations with the Russian Federation to the limit in order to make money on the Cold War and knock Russian concerns out of the markets with the help of sanctions. But they should think about the fact that the benefits from such actions now can turn into large losses in the future. Everyone knows that the American model of development, based on a build-up of debt, is short-lived. The denouement is not far off. When the dollar collapses as part of the zeroing of the US debt, they will be left with the real economy that they actually have in the country, and this is not at all what the numbers on Wall Street express. And when all this confusion begins, it is not at all in the interests of the United States to have Russia as an enemy, which by all means will strengthen the destructive movements.
  16. xorek
    xorek April 30 2021 16: 17
    +1
    And yet it worked, the junta quieted down, the United States too .. But the State Department whipped Bandera to the conflict in Donbass and then with Russia .. They checked us and our reaction. Putin said well that if Kiev goes to a military conflict in Donbass, then the Outskirts will no longer will be like non-state .. Zeleny's eyes were frightened
  17. NF68
    NF68 April 30 2021 16: 27
    0
    Russian troops are on their territory. And not at the borders of Russia where NATO has recently started a fuss.
  18. Orca
    Orca April 30 2021 16: 48
    0
    Quote: cniza
    There are all together and tears and drool ...

    In a word, shit.
  19. Milan Bukharev
    Milan Bukharev April 30 2021 19: 34
    0
    I don’t understand what the VSA has to do with our borders and the Armed Forces? Why are they talking to us in such a businesslike way?