The end of this year was marked by a certain decrease in the degree of tension between Moscow and Kiev. No, this is by no means “warming”, not “normalization” and not even “reset” at all. And yet: a new gas contract, the conclusion of which almost no one already believed on both sides of the border, has been signed. The next exchange of prisoners is being prepared, in the Donbass there is no at least full-scale hostilities.
However, even taking into account all these positive aspects, of course, the fact remains that sooner or later it will be necessary to “deal” with the “downland” globally and systematically. To do this as a phenomenon, the further, the more turning into a problem not only for Russia alone.
Crimea: eternal sanctions or eternal shame?
No matter how much Vladimir Vladimirovich insists that the question of returning to the historical homeland of the peninsula, according to the will expressed by its inhabitants, is “finally settled”, these words are true, we will be honest, only for one country - Russia. Her refusal of her own, repeatedly confirmed position, fully paid for by the most serious foreign policy and economic problems will mean not just shame, but eternal and indelible shame. However, the current state of affairs is extremely difficult to call acceptable for our state. The freshest example: as soon as the president solemnly opened the movement of trains along the Crimean bridge and started ... Who just did not get out with "deep condemnation" and "sincere indignation": the European Union diplomatic representatives immediately accused Russia of "violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine", and a little later they were joined by the UN Secretary General Antonio Gutterisch himself, who also began to broadcast something about “violated sovereignty” and “violation of resolutions” of the organization headed by him, which ovno condemn. " About the rest, a lower rank, and nothing to say. All the arguments of domestic diplomats, including my dear head, Mr. Lavrov, regarding the “understanding by serious people in the West” of the Russian affiliation of the Crimea, this is, I'm sorry, the lyrics. In reality, we have incessant “raids” that go sideways to the country.
The “hellish sanctions” adopted on the eve of the US Senate, in addition to the ravings about “interference in the elections”, contain a very specific reference to “aggression against Ukraine”. Whether such exists in reality is entrusted to be determined by the State Department. Well, and for these “not rust”, be trustworthy. The very launch of Russian trains there may well qualify, as an act, it will become with them. For those who doubt, I’ll quote a verbatim quote from the statement of the Chargé d'Affaires ai of the United States to Ukraine William Taylor: “The United States will retain sanctions against Russia until it illegally occupies Crimea. And if the Russians take more steps in this direction ... we are likely to introduce more sanctions! ” After that, the words of the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Vadim Priestayko, who recently declared that the “Crimean problems” need to be solved “by other methods and mechanisms” than those used to resolve the situation in the Donbass, sound quite natural. That is, one must understand - not by negotiations ... But how? In Washington, apparently, they think they know the answer. And they don’t intend to reckon with Moscow’s opinion about the “finally resolved issue” in the least. Therefore, in order for this sore subject to be truly closed to us once and for all, something must change very seriously and radically. Either in the USA, or in Ukraine. What is more real? Think for yourself ...
Bridgehead at the doorstep
Almost immediately after the New Year holidays, on January 15, a regular meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission should be held in Brussels. They will discuss the results of the annual national cooperation program and will be determined with “priorities” for the year 2020. The North Atlantic Alliance, almost from the moment Kiev acquired its “non-fallowing state”, has been conducting a cynical game with it, which fully fits into the formula: “to promise does not mean to marry”. Membership in this bloc Ukraine in its current form and with current problems can not be seen as their own ears. And nevertheless, drop by drop, step by step, and the "creeping" integration of the country into the sphere of influence of NATO, both military and political, is still happening. Naturally, after the "Maidan" this process pulled ahead at a faster pace. The abolition of non-aligned status, and then the consolidation of the desire for "membership" in the Constitution, Kiev was not brought one iota closer to the Alliance, but the North Atlanticists themselves were significantly untied. “Sea Breeze”, “Rapid Trident”, “Braking defense” is far from a complete list of NATO military games that are held on Ukrainian soil. Yavorov landfill has long, in fact, turned into the base of this unit. Next in turn is more than likely the appearance of his military facilities in Kharkov, Mariupol, Sumy region (the city of Shostka, where the largest chemical plant focused on military products is located) and other places. At military parades in Kiev, NATO soldiers march not even at home, but as conquerors in the occupied territory. Which, in general, corresponds to reality exactly 100%. What is the conversation about if the "National Security and Defense Strategy of Ukraine" was developed and presented to reporters on December 16 by British Army Colonel Glen Grant, an expert of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future in National Security and Defense?
The United States military presence is a separate issue altogether. These host in the "nezalezhnoy" completely shamelessly. It got to the point that they not only arm and train Ukrainian warriors, but, in fact, take a direct part in their hostilities against the people of Donbass. A rather striking example is the appearance there not so long ago of an American UAV Skyraider, which conducted aerial reconnaissance of the territory of the DPR and LPR, as well as, according to the Republicans, who carried out the adjustment of the APU artillery fire. Ukraine has no such drones in service! And besides, this “bird” circled over the Donbass exactly when high-ranking military officials officially registered with the US Embassy in Ukraine were on the demarcation line. And this is just one of the known cases. A very interesting fact - just recently, the Ukrainian edition of the Ukrainian Military Pages began to disseminate information about the likely transition of the local armed forces entirely to American weapons. And it’s not about some rifles or “hamviks” of the last degree of ushatnosti, but about the most serious technology up to Apache attack helicopters, F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets and MIM-104 Patriot air defense systems. Crazy Wishlist Again? Most likely, but ... Against this background, the very real order of the General Staff there on the universal study by all military personnel, regardless of ranks and positions, of the English language does not look so ridiculous. On the one hand, this is the fulfillment of the always-lasting principle: “a dirty native must understand the white sahib in a word”. But on the other hand, it may well serve as a confirmation that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are really going to rearm "for everything American."
Export of the “revolution”, export of terrorism
It should be understood that Ukraine has become a bridgehead, training ground and training ground, not only for the Pentagon, but also for the CIA and the mass of other American "offices", which are much less well-known to ordinary citizens, but no less harmful. And just such organizations just love to turn territories in chaos, plunged into anarchy and controlled directly from Washington, into their own estates. Naturally, using them at the same time for the darkest and most dirty tricks. For example, as another "hotbed" for terrorists. It is not for nothing that the USA has been stubbornly and persistently lobbying for several years for the idea of creating “autonomy for the Crimean Tatars” on the border with Crimea, in the Kherson region, and, in fact, an enclave for Muslim fundamentalists. The anti-Russian orientation of this project is quite obvious, but it is not only a matter of it. Unfinished igilovites, after all, must also be put somewhere. The funny thing is that the first "Islamic terrorist" from the "uncovered" was detained just in Poland! And do not laugh - Pavel Solokh, the head of the Polish National Security Bureau, was not at all laughing when he talked about how a certain Muhhamed, a former Ukrainian named Maxim who converted to Islam, was imbued with the ideas of jihad so deeply that in all seriousness planned to arrange an explosion in a crowded shopping center in the Polish city of Pulawy. So Europeans should seriously think about where the paths of the Islamists will stretch, which Washington is so diligently trying to help "build a nest" in the South "uncovered". At the same time, it is recommended to consider the experience of the Chinese comrades, who already quite specifically became acquainted with Ukrainian extremists on their land.
This, of course, is about members of ultranationalist and frankly Nazi groups, such as the Ukrainian Tradition and Order, Honor, and the National Corps, which were fully noted during the riots that have plagued Hong Kong for months. These malacholnyh not only do not hide their own participation in the "Maidan" there, but also boast of it in full on social networks. Perhaps you admit that the “Ukrainian patriots” who had been frozen all over their heads fled there on their own initiative? Very vain. The likelihood of this is zero. It makes one not to believe in it even because for such voyages, at least a lot of money is needed ... And most importantly, Washington’s extreme interest in the complete, if possible, severance of relations between Kiev and Beijing, which the Americans after the scandal with Motor Sich »They’re not even trying to deny it. A rather eloquent fact is that the Free Hong Kong Center (FHKC –Ukrainian Center of Free Hong Kong), positioning itself as an “independent information project”, stupidly announces its “confrontation with the Chinese threat to Ukraine” as its main goal. So whose "ears" are sticking out here? There is no doubt that the money from there, and the instructions. According to reports, in addition to Hong Kong, Ukrainian militants over the past few years have “lit up” already in half the world: in Georgia and Serbia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. There is nothing to say about Belarus ... In a word, wherever there was not just street riots or serious attempts to arrange such ones, while American interests were visible. After all this, the truth doesn’t seem so far-fetched that the “Lubyanka shooter” Yevgeny Manyurov had connections with an extremist organization whose headquarters are in Ukraine. What is not there! In the sense of the most diverse "Maidan" -terrorist evil ...
The most unpleasant thing is that it is impossible in any way to blame the revelry of the gangster-nationalist element in the country on the "weakness" of the local authorities, as some people are trying to do, while expressing the hope that everything will "work out on its own" and "resolve." Alas, Ukraine has made such things its state policies. It seems final and irrevocable. As recently as December 23, Vladimir Zelensky signed a law granting the status of combatants to all “volunteers”. That is - the most vile and notorious Nazi thugs, stained with blood on the very top. This is in addition to almost a quarter of a million of those who in the country have the status of "anti-terrorist operation heroes." In the Ukrainian media, despite the eve of the holidays, hysteria is swirling with might and main over the new “some hundred there” - 110 warriors who found their inglorious end in Donbass in 2019 ... There is no need to build illusions. With Ukraine in the form in which it has become, will have to understand. And it is not so important today - with or without transit.