“Military pressure on Russia in the Black Sea is useless”
Major General Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the Russian military department, made two statements during the day about the exercises being held in the Black Sea US Navy and NATO with their partners. Such military-diplomatic activity has not been observed for a long time, and this clearly indicates that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation attaches the most serious importance to maneuvers near the Russian borders.
Photo: Press Service of the Ministry of Defense
It can be said that the Russian military has already twice warned the US Navy and NATO that they are being closely watched and kept at gunpoint by spy planes that are dangerously approaching Russian borders, and US Navy warships, which for the first time created a strike force in the Black Sea during led by the command ship.
The Ministry of Defense views the US Navy maneuvers as a study of the Black Sea theater of military operations and the military development of the territory of Ukraine, and does not exclude that in this way the United States is demonstrating its readiness to support Kiev if it decides on a military action in Donbass.
An American E-8C ground reconnaissance and strike control aircraft was spotted in the region. The spy was watched by the radars of the Russian air defense systems. US Navy ships are involved in the exercises: the Porter guided missile destroyer, the John Lenthall tanker, & nbsp; command ship Mount Whitney US Navy. The conclusion of the Russian General Staff: the United States is creating a multinational grouping of armed forces in the immediate vicinity of the Russian border.
Military expert Captain 1st Rank Vladimir Gundarov agrees with these conclusions.
“ This is a warning to Kiev and NATO. Indeed, at the suggestion of the United States, Kiev is preparing for the forceful return of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under its control, in a situation similar to that which was a year ago in Nagorno-Karabakh, & mdash; & nbsp; Gundarov told MK. & mdash; & nbsp; Fundamentally, the issue of forceful return in Kiev has been resolved, which is confirmed by all Ukrainian laws and documents adopted on their basis. '' , which is now exerting military pressure on Russia. ''
Gundarov did not rule out that the recent visit of the CIA director to Moscow was associated with this pressure. Such was the case only in 2000, after the sinking of the Kursk nuclear submarine.
“ Now in Washington and Kiev they are calculating options for how Russia will react, & mdash; & nbsp; said the expert. & mdash; & nbsp; And Moscow has no other way but to support Russian citizens living in the DPR and LPR. Therefore, the unprecedented military pressure on our Armed Forces in the Black Sea region will have only one consequence & mdash; & nbsp; will end in nothing. ' .
“Although the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan freed up additional military forces, they cannot be used on the European continent without grave consequences for the European countries themselves,” & mdash; & nbsp; said Gundarov. & nbsp;
One of the arguments that can stop Kiev from carrying out its military plans in Donbass, Gundarov believes, is that Kiev is in a difficult situation. “ Under the conditions of the energy blockade, he now needs to negotiate with Russia, and not dream of a small victorious war in the southeast, '' & mdash; & nbsp; concluded Gundarov.