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Passivity in Ukraine is unacceptable ("The Washington Post", USA)

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As long as Western attention is focused on the Middle East, Russia continues its aggression in the eastern regions of Ukraine. In the most egregious manner, violating the ceasefire agreement reached on February 15, she daily shells the positions of the Ukrainian army with artillery guns, tanks and heavy mortars. Since last Saturday, nine government troops have been killed. The latest report of the international monitoring mission, published on Wednesday, refers to "a general increase in the number of ceasefire violations." By silence, the West only increases the likelihood that this offensive will intensify.



The cease-fire agreement requires Russian-backed forces to withdraw artillery, tanks and other heavy weapons from the front line. weaponby placing them in such a way that OSCE inspectors can observe them. Instead, part of the weapon is still used in daily shelling, and Russia sends all new equipment across the border. “We continue to observe with alarm how the equipping of militia with air defense, control, and technology equipment is carried out across a completely transparent border,” said Supreme Commander of NATO Combat Forces General Philip Breedlove at the end of March.

The attacks of Russian-backed forces are focused on two directions: north of the city of Donetsk and its airport, and east of the Black Sea port city of Mariupol (Mariupol stands on the Sea of ​​Azov - approx. Transl.) This city is considered the most likely target of the new Russian offensive; his capture will allow Moscow to open a corridor to the occupied province of Crimea, to which she is not able to reach today by land.

Some experts believe that the Russian attack on Mariupol is inevitable. An expert group led by former NATO commander Wesley Clark last month, funded by the Atlantic Council and the Open Society Foundation, announced last month that the Russian attack could take place within 60 days and begin already next week. Clark said that Moscow sent to the east of Ukraine to help local militants numbering 30-35 thousands of people, reinforcements from 9 thousand soldiers, giving them 400 tanks and 700 artillery pieces.

According to Clark, the Ukrainian forces have shown themselves well in battles against local militants, but they cannot be compared with Russian units with their modern weapons. Among other things, government forces do not have anti-tank weapons capable of stopping Russian T-90, and there is also no radio communication equipment that cannot be silenced. Like many experts from the Obama administration and beyond, the retired four-star general of the American Army Clark noted that the decision of the United States to supply Ukraine with defensive weapons could deter the Russian offensive. At a minimum, he said, the United States must transfer these weapons in advance and announce that they will be delivered to the troops immediately if a new offensive begins.

It seems that the Ukrainian troops could use these weapons right now to save the lives of soldiers who die from incessant Russian shelling. However, President Obama still disagrees with senior leaders who support the supply of weapons. Like the leaders of the European Union, he ignores the flagrant violations of the cease-fire agreement. American and European leaders say they will take action if Russia actually attacks Mariupol. But while maintaining passivity, they make this offensive increasingly likely.

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Reader Comments:

mybusiness1
"... President Obama still does not agree with senior leaders who support the supply of weapons."
And thank God! A glimmer of sanity in a cloud of chaos. Editorial advice is the right path to disaster. Look at Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and so on. Apparently, mistakes do not teach them anything.

Leipold
Enough of teasing the bear. If they want Ukraine, they will get it. Relax. We can not do anything with it. If we had stayed away from Ukrainian domestic politics from the very beginning, nothing of the kind would have happened. It is time for the United States to stop complicating the situation EVERYWHERE. We are a great country, we are a wonderful country, but we continue to spoil everything.

Deisha
Yes, let Putin takes Ukraine. She is still hopeless economically. Let him pay Ukrainian bills, it will only accelerate his fall.

johnliu98
Of course, it is up to the Ukrainians themselves to expel the Russian invaders from Ukraine, but Western countries must supply weapons and other supplies to the brave Ukrainian soldiers.
Smart people believe that the best way to expel Russians from Ukraine is to transfer the war to Russian territory, because the Russians in this case will not receive worldwide support, except from the evil Chinese regime. Everyone should remember that a billion Chinese, many Japanese, Iranians and others did not forget, and the Russian invaders, who seized the territories of their neighbors and killed their people, would be remembered for another thousand years.
In fact, the Russian Putin without the help of evil China is ultimately a paper tiger, and his usual blackmail and the threat of use of nuclear weapons can only scare Japan.
The best way to end the aggressive and criminal actions of the Russians is to destroy and destroy these invaders in their own territory.
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  1. The comment was deleted.
  2. Lukich
    Lukich April 13 2015 05: 41
    +9
    another unproductive ravings. listening is already sickening
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 April 13 2015 05: 44
      +11
      Complete diarrhea .---
    2. Finches
      Finches April 13 2015 06: 12
      +20
      Last comment, this is McCain! 100 pounds! laughing
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 13 2015 07: 22
        +5
        Quote: Finches
        Last comment, this is McCain! 100 pounds!

        Especially this laughing
        The best way to end the aggressive and criminal actions of the Russians is to destroy and destroy these invaders in their own territory.
        1. combin23
          combin23 April 13 2015 10: 15
          +3
          McCain would certainly recall the Russian occupation of Vietnam, which he freed.
          1. CALL.
            CALL. April 13 2015 18: 09
            +2
            Everyone should remember that a billion Chinese, many Japanese, Iranians and others have not forgotten and will remember the Russian invaders for another thousand years, who seized the territories of their neighbors and killed their people.

            ... ate their children and raped everything that moves ...
            Typical zombie bred from western propaganda. Already the Japanese and Japanese women and their country were definitely not captured and their cities were not bombed, including with atomic bombs. But there are American bases in Japan, and every year American soldiers commit crimes in Japan that are not subject to Japanese justice.
      2. ksv1973
        ksv1973 April 13 2015 23: 28
        +1
        Quote: Finches
        Last comment, this is McCain! 100 pounds! laughing

        I would respond differently to this last one. If anyone knows HOW, then please forward my next words to him:
        "Do you want to fight on our territory? Are you not aware of how our ancestors turned EVERYONE who tried to conquer US into fertilizers for our fields?"
        No, you really do not know?
        Well then let's try it!
        Our land, whose rotten liver alone has not been digested, is French, Swedish, Polish, English, Turkish, and German-Austrian (these have been repeatedly).
        Not to mention the small specks of Italian, Romanian, Slovak and Galician organic fertilizers.
        But there was no American manure in our fields, so we are waiting. Let's see how high in calories it is. "
        I said.
    3. Nayhas
      Nayhas April 13 2015 06: 19
      -7
      Quote: Lukich
      another unproductive ravings. listening is already sickening

      Well so if there will be no attack on Mariupol, then undoubtedly a rascal ...
      And if it starts, you declare your wrong?
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov April 13 2015 07: 23
        +5
        Quote: Nayhas
        And if it starts, you declare your wrong?

        Will you participate in the offensive yourself?
        1. Nayhas
          Nayhas April 13 2015 09: 47
          0
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Will you participate in the offensive yourself?

          Not. Those. do you think it all depends on me? Then I declare that it is forbidden to attack Mariupol.
          Think listen?
      2. Lukich
        Lukich April 13 2015 14: 26
        +3
        Quote: Nayhas
        Well so if there will be no attack on Mariupol,

        what mariupol? which is on the black sea?
    4. Jurkovs
      Jurkovs April 13 2015 13: 24
      0
      Why unproven? They don’t need us, but they need to convince themselves, and then put a lethal weapon. So they prove to themselves.
      1. Lukich
        Lukich April 13 2015 14: 28
        +3
        Quote: Jurkovs
        So they prove to themselves.

        have been proven. probably soon really the windows will start jumping with fear
  3. RUSOIVAN
    RUSOIVAN April 13 2015 05: 42
    +5
    9000: somewhere I already heard this figure! Even their imagination stands still)))
  4. Magic archer
    Magic archer April 13 2015 05: 45
    +4
    The reader’s comments were especially amused! Let Putin take Ukraine away?! Why do we need it, did anyone think ?? ?? Like the Baltic states with the psheks !! They just howl and stink. Let the West get the better, the Americans brewed porridge, and we should not spoil it ?! !! No, we’ll manage somehow
    1. saag
      saag April 13 2015 06: 37
      +1
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Let the West get better, the Americans brewed porridge, but should we disentangle us ?!

      What are they seeking by the way :-)
    2. Eragon
      Eragon April 13 2015 06: 54
      +6
      Quote: Magic Archer
      Readers' comments especially amused!

      HERE !!! good Only they did not make me laugh, they made me happy. For two reasons. In spite of everything, among the "hostile" inhabitants, there is still common sense and an understanding that Russia is not at war. And secondly, the denseness of the same inhabitants is striking, and this is also not bad - it is easier to punish fools. I especially liked the pearl about the "Russian occupiers" in China and Japan (!!!!) fool
  5. svetlomor
    svetlomor April 13 2015 05: 46
    +6
    And I especially liked the last comment.
    1. Altona
      Altona April 13 2015 08: 52
      0
      Quote: svetlomor
      And I especially liked the last comment.

      ----------------------
      Me too, especially when you consider that the "evil Chinese regime" of the PLA has the third largest army in the world, and in terms of the sea it is not inferior to the United States in the Indian and Pacific oceans ... Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said correctly that the United States does not understand what they are talking about when they talk about a war with Russia or China, this is absolutely hopeless and unnecessary ...
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 13 2015 05: 47
    +2
    That's what they already think. The media handled the mattresses very well. Maybe Europe will stop them, at least slow down?
  7. morpogr
    morpogr April 13 2015 05: 50
    +2
    And again the attack, and again the hallucinations of the Russians are coming. The disease is very severe.
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 April 13 2015 05: 53
      +7
      President Abraham Lincoln's words are more appropriate than ever in this situation.

      QUOTATION:

      "You can constantly cheat a few people or some time all people, but you can not cheat all the time all people."
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 13 2015 06: 13
    0
    As always - everything is upside down.
    And most importantly, it’s useless to prove something to this paranoid - it's more expensive for yourself.
  9. fomkin
    fomkin April 13 2015 06: 14
    +6
    These gangsters from overseas want something like this:
  10. forester
    forester April 13 2015 06: 17
    +3
    In the West, serious print media were translated or something, or the reader is so unpretentious that he even forgot how to think. If the Washington Post prints such rubbish, then the rest print it. Comics, or what?
  11. EGOrkka
    EGOrkka April 13 2015 06: 43
    +1
    Here is the media support from the PSSH passed-reconnaissance in force is in full swing-the next will be "parachny-martial law-and ... blood, blood, BLOOD (and PSSH will say that they are not in business, get a" parashka "change of leader to" füler ")
  12. Poldol
    Poldol April 13 2015 07: 19
    +3
    Arguing with Svidomo is like playing chess with a dove. He will scatter all the pieces, put on the board and fly away to tell friends how he paid you.
  13. MolGro
    MolGro April 13 2015 09: 00
    0
    again! well honestly what are they waiting for then?
  14. Thompson
    Thompson April 13 2015 09: 15
    0
    Quote: Nayhas
    Quote: Lukich
    another unproductive ravings. listening is already sickening

    Well so if there will be no attack on Mariupol, then undoubtedly a rascal ...
    And if it starts, you declare your wrong?

    And why from the whole text did you select only this item ???
    Because he is the most coveted and possible?
    What about the rest then?
    The man spoke about the whole text and its essence!
  15. andrey682006
    andrey682006 April 13 2015 09: 27
    0
    Quote: Alexander Romanov
    Quote: Finches
    Last comment, this is McCain! 100 pounds!

    Especially this laughing
    The best way to end the aggressive and criminal actions of the Russians is to destroy and destroy these invaders in their own territory.

    Calm down.
    This is just a trolling by the Chinese author of the commentary of your editorial board. Post
  16. antikilller55
    antikilller55 April 13 2015 09: 43
    -1
    Again the tops on the site as much as you can already. Okay, the dill trolls for loot everywhere shove this one before, but to read here on your favorite resource is simply very outrageous! am
  17. Erg
    Erg April 13 2015 11: 21
    +1
    And I liked the article. Reading the Washington Post - it takes pride. Well, as if "steel Zhukov at the walls of Berlin." And the comments are funny wassat
  18. Victor-M
    Victor-M April 13 2015 12: 37
    0
    It's time USA stop complicating the situation EVERYWHERE. We are a great country, we are a wonderful country, but we continue to spoil everything.

    Strongly said, and most importantly what a fantastic relationship of greatness, miracle and corruption. laughing
  19. NordUral
    NordUral April 13 2015 12: 47
    0
    It’s good .... Bridlav.
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  22. ghost777
    ghost777 April 13 2015 14: 44
    +1
    Since last Saturday, nine government troops have been killed.


    Impressive. By ukrosmi even in the Debaltsevsky boiler so much in three days did not die)))
  23. lukke
    lukke April 13 2015 16: 59
    0
    johnliu98
    the coolest comment! I understand 98 - this is the year of birth))))
  24. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov April 13 2015 17: 17
    +1
    In essence - imaginary significance. In fact, it reminds a complaint of a daughter-in-law about a grumpy mother-in-law. Even pride rises for our power. Take it easy. gentlemen. you have brewed this porridge, and you should dissolve. And then-shit in Ukraine, it is unpleasant for your pampered noses, so you dream, well, Russia, well, come, take our heap away. It will not work, clean your d.ermo yourself. The Washington Post is considered a solid newspaper, and carries all sorts of nonsense.
  25. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli April 13 2015 17: 58
    +1
    Last koment johnliu98 shocked ...
    1. holgert
      holgert April 13 2015 19: 11
      +1
      .... yes! you feel "" big "" knowledge of the history of China, Japan and all other countries