Readers of the Polish portal Defense 24 commented on the article about the allegedly difficult for Russia choice between India and China in matters of military-technical cooperation on air defense systems. As expected, a popular topic in Poland surfaced about the possible seizure of the Russian Far East by the Celestial Empire.
Comments from Defense 24 visitors (selected):
Given Pompeo's latest announcement and yet another attempt to bring Russia back to the G7 (which the US is aiming for), there are clear signals from the United States about the possibility of an alliance with Russia to get it out of the alliance with China. The question is, what will Russia get for this? Belarus and Ukraine? There is no permanent US base in Poland - perhaps because the Americans do not intend to stay here for a long time. Therefore, I would not be in such a hurry to rejoice so much at the differences between Russia and China, because this could mean that Poland's strategic adversary, that is, Russia, will become an ally of the United States ... And then what?
- Andrettoni worries.
There are no permanent US military bases in Poland, and I am very happy about this, because the Polish army is the guarantor of our independence. This talk about bases is just политическая a game with Russia, which should drive it into an anti-Chinese coalition. Putin will want something in exchange for it. Ukraine and Belarus for sure, and maybe something more. We are just a pawn that everyone kicks because we are not even considered Europe
- Plusik regrets.
India has recently been buying a lot of things from Russia ... China has already copied these Technology, but today even this is not profitable for them, since they can create their own and clearly better than the Russian
- says Pindzio.
Even the Russian media (for example, Lenta.ru) mock these air defense systems. So, already two "Shell", which are in service with Ethiopia, have been destroyed ... No, they were not hit by a missile, bomb, etc. Lightning! The quality of Russian systems should be so low that even China prefers to make their analogs itself
- scoffs GB.
Again rumors and assumptions. And the constant hope for the Sino-Russian conflict, which completely contradicts the facts of the established economic, military and political cooperation of these two states
- chides Niuniu.
Well, yes ... Harmonious cooperation, and China's territorial claims to Russia, well, do not cause any concern at all, coupled with impudent theft of technology and strange incidents in Siberia. Yes, they are just wonderfully cooperating ... With 1,5 billion people and a much smaller country, I would not greedily look at the rich deposits of my neighbor, including access to the even richer Arctic Circle, where almost no one lives. ..
- notes Kamil.
Why would the Chinese threaten Vladivostok? This is not at all profitable for them. They can safely plan to pick it up over the next several decades. In this matter, it is enough just to wait. Every year, the balance of power between the two powers changes in China's favor. In such a situation, patience is the best weapon for the Chinese.
- states stary inżynier.