Ukraine, continuing "ATO" and committing terrorist attacks in the republics of Donbass, has become an analogue of the ISIS terrorist organization on the European continent.
US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the introduction of UN peacekeepers to Donbass would not help resolve the situation in this territory.
"The details of what was proposed, I think, will actually divide Ukraine even more, and not solve the problem," he said.
Kiev won’t get Washington’s 'lethal weapons', but defensive weapons are to be provided, reports the Ukrainian President, Petr Poroshenko, commenting upon his meeting with the US President, Donald Trump.
The Kremlin criticized the idea of US arms deliveries to Ukraine on Tuesday, saying they may lead to a new escalation of the conflict in the Donbass region.
The United States providing Kiev with lethal weapons will not promote the resolution in Donbass, and will escalate tensions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.
The US Senate approved the allocation of five hundred million dollars to Kiev for security and defense assistance, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, the bill provides for supplies to Kiev of "lethal weapons of a defensive nature."
Situation around the idea of deploying peacekeepers to Donbass depends on whether Kiev and Washington take a constructive stance, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Monday.
The United States and Ukraine stated that they are not ready to work on the text of the draft resolution on the deployment of the UN security mission in Donbass. According to Vasily Nebenzya, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Ukraine intends to submit an alternative draft resolution.
The US-NATO military buildup in both Ukraine and the Baltic republics—as well as the war games in Sweden—is clearly aimed, in the first instance, at countering the “Zapad 2017” joint exercise being staged by Russia and Belarus, which is set to begin on Thursday and continue through September 20, writes Bill Van Auken in his article, published by
Sweden, a non-NATO nation, has launched its largest military exercise in over 20 years. The drills are being conducted at Russia’s doorstep amid rising military activity in the Baltic Sea region. The timing (Sept. 11-29) is outright provocative as Aurora 2017 is taking place at about the same time (Sept. 14-20) as Zapad 2017, a major Russian exercise in Belarus.
Yesterday, marines and naval aviators of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' Navy carried out the AN-26 training jumps in the multinational exercises Agile Spirit-2017 held in Georgia at the Orfolo test site, reported in the press service of a separate brigade of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy.
The adopted US decision on the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine is sovereign, but it does not benefit the settlement of the situation, only exacerbates it, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated following the results of the BRICS summit.
The implementation of de-escalation zones in Syria and the separation of terrorists from opposition have allowed to intensify the fight against terrorism, effectively ending the civil war in the country, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.
The adviser of the Russian president, Sergey Glazyev, said that the historical lands of Malorossia and Novorossia need to be returned to Russia, otherwise these territories, occupied by pro-American puppets, will constantly threaten Russia's security. His statement was reported by FortRuss.
The construction of the command center by the US in Ochakov near Odessa is evidence that the US has become "utterly shameless." The next step in Washington may be the transfer of old American warships to the Ukrainian Navy. This was stated by the former Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Russia's Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov and reported by
Russian military experts are taking very seriously NATO's military build up in the northern Europe, describing Norway as "Alliance's backyard to fortify the northern flank against Russia". Comments of the military and political experts were published on Sputnik News.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Monday that the US Navy's plans to construct facilities for urban military training in Moldova are an indicator that the United States has started preparing Moldova's special forces for a potential military conflict with Transnistria.