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A retired American admiral called the attempted UAF strikes on Russian military airfields a "dangerous round of conflict"

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A retired American admiral called the attempted UAF strikes on Russian military airfields a "dangerous round of conflict"

Retired US Admiral James Stavridis, who was also the commander-in-chief of NATO allied forces in Europe, called Kyiv's attempts to strike military airfields in Russia a "dangerous spiral of conflict" between Ukraine and Russia. The admiral wrote about this in his article for Bloomberg.


According to Stavridis, the West should reassure its Ukrainian allies and make them understand that it is necessary to refrain from such steps. If this does not happen, then the likelihood of further escalation of the conflict increases, including the possible involvement of NATO in it, the admiral noted.

Stavridis also suggests that in connection with the incident, NATO may decide, or at least promise Kyiv, that the alliance will increase the supply of air defense systems and fighters.

Recall that yesterday, Ukrainian drones managed to fly a significant distance in Russian airspace, allegedly at low altitude. They tried to strike at military airfields in the Ryazan and Saratov regions of Russia. The drones were intercepted, but as a result of explosions and falling debris, three servicemen were killed and four more were injured. The fuselages were damaged, as stated by the Ministry of Defense, of two aircraft. In response, Russia dealt a massive blow to Ukraine's infrastructure.

In fact, the sincerity of the words of Stavridis is hard to believe. It is unlikely that the Ukrainians carried out their attacks without consulting with partners from Washington, especially considering that the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine himself has repeatedly admitted that he is in almost constant contact with the US military department.
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  1. poquello
    poquello 6 December 2022 12: 17
    +5
    what kind of nature, they themselves will spoil and they themselves are indignant
    1. Myths
      Myths 6 December 2022 12: 47
      +6
      So everything is simple: they are NATO, they will threaten them with a finger and say ah ah ah. For us, the response to these actions may draw NATO into conflict. Does not cancel the lack of action of our air defense. And the fact that a control system was clearly mounted on these TUs and the passage through the air defense zones was calculated by the "partners". A good kick in the right direction for us and the answer should be ...
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 6 December 2022 13: 01
        +7
        If Kyiv could, it would have dealt such blows long ago.
        Here, after all, appropriate equipment is needed (controlling an UAV hundreds of kilometers away is not like a dozen kilometers away, completely different equipment is needed there), and people trained in this technique, and accurate knowledge of the target, and accurate knowledge of the corridor.
        So yes. This is a US operation (or England, but since the US immediately began to "warn" - 99% for the US)
        1. Alexga
          Alexga 6 December 2022 13: 06
          +1
          This is a US operation (or England, but since the US immediately began to "warn" - 99% for the US)

          It is surprising that why in the current situation there is no statement from the Kremlin that the heads of nuclear weapons have not entered flight missions. Has no one really comprehended what is happening since the time of Gorbachev?!
        2. DymOk_v_dYmke
          DymOk_v_dYmke 7 December 2022 01: 20
          0


          Reminds me of the situation with Matthias Rust.
          Very reminiscent.
  2. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 6 December 2022 12: 17
    +3
    called Kyiv's attempts to strike at military airfields in Russia a "dangerous round of conflict" between Ukraine and Russia.
    Yes, everything is fine, everything is being stolen from us, don’t worry.
    1. SKVichyakow
      SKVichyakow 6 December 2022 13: 24
      +1
      Quote: Trapp1st
      called Kyiv's attempts to strike at military airfields in Russia a "dangerous round of conflict" between Ukraine and Russia.
      Yes, everything is fine, everything is being stolen from us, don’t worry.

      Ukraine, or rather the United States, is checking our red lines, making strikes on airfields in the depths of Russia. They are waiting for the answer. If the answer is very harsh, they will stop, and if it is mediocre, then they will continue what they started more intensively. The United States itself has already denied these strikes, we say we don’t want this, and we won’t supply long-range missiles, we’ll even make Chimeras so that they won’t shoot at Russia. Everything is as always, the main thing is to push it aside.
      1. Alemax
        Alemax 6 December 2022 13: 48
        +1
        What for them these missiles if they successfully cope with the old Tu-141.
        1. SKVichyakow
          SKVichyakow 6 December 2022 13: 53
          -1
          Quote from Alex
          What for them these missiles if they successfully cope with the old Tu-141.

          Therefore, they have nothing to do with it, you correctly understood.
  3. iouris
    iouris 6 December 2022 12: 21
    +11
    Attacking long-range airfields is the work of NATO, the US and/or Britain. This is a special operation that "Kyiv" could not carry out without authorization and resource support. By the way, less than a week before this operation, the "Minister of Foreign Affairs" of the whole of Latvia announced strikes against long-range aviation airfields.
  4. skeptick2
    skeptick2 6 December 2022 12: 22
    -4
    At least one message from there will be without the prefixes "retired", "was", "former", "ex", etc.?
    1. Leader_Barmaleev
      Leader_Barmaleev 6 December 2022 12: 43
      +1
      It won't, don't even expect it. In the US Army and most of the armies of NATO countries, it is strictly forbidden for active officers to make any public statements. Moreover, this ban is valid for a certain number of years after retirement. In case of need to communicate with the press or the public, the military departments have public relations officers and press secretaries, but these guys can say a lot of words without saying anything.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 6 December 2022 12: 28
    0
    A retired American admiral called the attempted UAF strikes on Russian military airfields a "dangerous round of conflict"
    Come on ... the right warning, for many, different, both here and in general.
    However, they didn’t hit the Kremlin ....
    1. Uprun
      Uprun 6 December 2022 12: 31
      +3
      And if tomorrow at Sheremetyevo? What will happen? Another 50 rockets will be launched at transformers?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 6 December 2022 12: 52
        0
        the giraffe is big, he knows better ...
        we can only wait and guess how things will turn out, how it will end.
        1. SKVichyakow
          SKVichyakow 6 December 2022 13: 29
          +1
          Quote: rocket757
          the giraffe is big, he knows better ...
          we can only wait and guess how things will turn out, how it will end.

          Today they hit the airfield in Kursk. "Go" in the direction of Moscow?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 6 December 2022 13: 34
            +1
            All sorts of imperfections, we did not expect, did not prepare, gestures of goodwill, they lead to this ...
            Even a serious commander who got down to business ... in general, correct, finish for a long time, and not everything is subject to him, this is OBVIOUS!
            1. SKVichyakow
              SKVichyakow 6 December 2022 13: 41
              0
              Quote: rocket757
              All sorts of imperfections, we did not expect, did not prepare, gestures of goodwill, they lead to this.

              It turns out that the tops opened the first package, out of three.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 December 2022 12: 36
    +3
    It is unlikely that the Ukrainians carried out their attacks without consulting with partners from Washington
    I completely agree. And the Americans, developing the operation, calculated the possible response of the Russian side. They want to check in practice what else Russia has in the stash from what it has not yet used. Nothing else comes to mind, apart from a splash of information about "Ukrainian opportunities".
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 6 December 2022 13: 59
      +1
      It seems to me that not very smart people planned the attack on the long-range aviation base. Practically it turned out a preventive strike on strategic nuclear forces. If the planners get a hat from the more sensible - good. But if everything is approved at the highest level, then ... the last one to turn off the light before leaving ...
  7. aleksr2005
    aleksr2005 6 December 2022 12: 39
    +4
    Info from the Ukrainian Telegram Channel:

    Our source in the OP said that yesterday the attacks on the airfields "Dyagilevo" in the Ryazan region and "Engels" in the Saratov region were carried out by modern drones, which were received by the President's Office from the British special services. The operation was carried out using satellite imagery in real time, which made it possible to strike at the time of refueling aircraft and with full ammunition, counting on the detonation of the ammunition as at airfields in the Crimea.
  8. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 6 December 2022 12: 40
    +2
    especially when you consider that the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine himself has repeatedly admitted that he is in almost constant contact with the US military department.

    He is not "in contact", but in full submission to the Pentagon, and only carries out all his orders, without having the right to disobey.
    The Americans are waging war, and the Ukrainians are "a means of waging war."
  9. seamen2
    seamen2 6 December 2022 12: 42
    +1
    They do what they have to do. It was strange to expect otherwise from them. That they *won't*. It's not kindergarten after all.
  10. Su-25
    Su-25 6 December 2022 12: 45
    0
    Even if they were not afraid. After all, they need to know who they are dealing with.
  11. TAMBU
    TAMBU 6 December 2022 12: 46
    0
    yes, nothing will happen ... this has not yet reached the retired, apparently, but the current ones have understood everything for a long time ...
  12. Amateur
    Amateur 6 December 2022 12: 47
    +1
    When will there finally be real official information about the results of the attack on the airfields of strategic aviation of the Russian Federation, and not the "bullshit" that they are trying to "suck" us. We want to know exactly who "screwed up" and what measures are being taken to prevent this from happening in the future.
    The only thing we need "to be completely happy" is a Ukrainian-NATO missile in a nuclear weapons storage facility.
  13. YOUR
    YOUR 6 December 2022 12: 54
    +1
    A retired American admiral called the attempted UAF strikes on Russian military airfields a "dangerous round of conflict"

    Explosion on the bridge. A couple of days later, massive missile strikes.
    An attempt to attack Sevastopol. A couple of days later, massive missile strikes.
    We are waiting for the next wave in the coming days, starting with the X-101 and ending with shahid mopeds.
  14. Eug
    Eug 6 December 2022 12: 56
    +1
    In Ukraine, there are a lot of competencies in URO since the times of the USSR (especially in inertial navigation systems). The main problem was the correction of guidance on the track, due to new technical capabilities, the problem disappeared as such. So we are waiting for further problems - there will be more of them, the more indecision and agreements.
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    1. white fall
      white fall 6 December 2022 13: 04
      +1
      Pip on your tongue, cissy dog. Better go warm the basin
      1. Vojvoda
        Vojvoda 6 December 2022 13: 08
        -6
        Better go and blow your own head with a gun, because you don't know what awaits you if the Russian Federation continues to wage war in such a stupid way ....
    2. Dmitry Tsarevich
      Dmitry Tsarevich 6 December 2022 13: 07
      +3
      Che, they gave light or something, worry about yourself, how you will continue to live, winter has just begun.
      1. Vojvoda
        Vojvoda 6 December 2022 13: 14
        -5
        Life is great here in the EU. You are very good at killing each other, Ukrainians and Russians, but it is in our interests that the Americans also be defeated, and not that Russia collapse due to the rise of the United States. Did you get it?
      2. Vojvoda
        Vojvoda 6 December 2022 13: 17
        -5
        And it is in the interests of the EU to free itself from the clutches of the United States, and this implies the victory of Russia over Ukraine at any cost.
  16. APASUS
    APASUS 6 December 2022 13: 03
    +3
    Who gave them target designation, who led these UAVs from a satellite, did Ukraine really think of it? Another pacifying nonsense, we are, as it were, for peace, but something went wrong
  17. alex aircraft
    alex aircraft 6 December 2022 13: 08
    +1
    We must not strike back, but work according to our plans and goals. And these goals are the top leadership and infrastructure in the Western region. Yes, how much can you write about it! column and liberals. IT has been sitting for 22 years already making these enemies worse !! you could all imagine strikes deep into the country even 3-4 months after the start of your own?
  18. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 6 December 2022 13: 56
    0
    call "a dangerous round of conflict»between Ukraine and Russia Kyiv's attempts to strike at military airfields in Russia.
    For whom? fool
    then the likelihood of further escalation of the conflict increases, including the possible involvement of NATO in it,
    Ukrovermacht achieves this.
    Stavridis also suggests that in connection with the incident, NATO may decide that the alliance will increase the supply of air defense systems and fighters.
    And then the conflict will definitely come to naught. fool
  19. opuonmed
    opuonmed 6 December 2022 14: 43
    +1
    there are already blows already played out, I hope and we will already hit everything that is possible in Ukraine, including NATO headquarters in Ukraine!
  20. nikniknik
    nikniknik 6 December 2022 16: 13
    +2
    well, how is it? Drones were shot down, but three were killed, 4 were injured, and of course 2-3 aircraft received "minor" damage due to some kind of drone wreckage? as if not a UAV was "shot down" but a whole plane.
  21. svit55
    svit55 6 December 2022 17: 46
    +1
    Today I listened to the fireman, now I am calm, he reported on the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Everything is fine with us, there are sleepy generals in the hall.
  22. Amper
    Amper 6 December 2022 18: 37
    -1
    Checking the combat readiness, vigilance of all systems was successful. Another myth about impregnability has been debunked. soldier What's next on the list? bully