"The crisis is inevitable": the Pentagon appealed to Russia about the transfer of troops to Ukraine


The escalation of hostilities in the east of Ukraine means the end of the existing ceasefire, writes the American newspaper The New York Time.


On March 30, 2021, Ukraine and Russia issued statements in which they noted the aggravation of the conflict. The confrontation, which had been at a low level for several years, escalated sharply and attracted the attention of the international community.

Kiev reported that four soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in the Donbass from the actions of the DPR units, supported by Moscow. At the same time, Russia is pulling its troops to the Ukrainian-Russian border, which threatens the security of Ukraine.

After that, the European Command of the US Armed Forces raised the level from "possible crisis" to "crisis is imminent" in the Donbas - the highest in the category. In turn, European observers in recent weeks have noticed new weapons that have appeared in the DPR and LPR.

On the same day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed concern about the escalation in Donbass, saying that he sincerely hopes to prevent an escalation. According to Moscow, what is happening is nullifying the modest achievements in a peaceful settlement.

At the same time, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a resolution (No. 5312) on the escalation of the situation in Donbass. The Ukrainian parliament called on the West to provide assistance to Kiev, putting pressure on Moscow.

One part of the officials in Washington believes that the Russian Federation is only rattling its arms and will not attack Ukraine. Others suspect that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to test the new head of the United States, Joe Biden, so something more sinister could happen.

Russia is not interested in the real world for Ukraine and wants to keep the country as destabilized as possible

- said the former commander of the US Army in Europe Frederick Benjamin (Ben) Hodges - an expert at the Center for Analysis of European policy.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have also escalated along the de facto border between the two countries on the isthmus of the Crimean Peninsula. Many experts began to speculate about a possible "war for water". Both sides are pulling their troops into this direction and conducting exercises, which further complicate everything, summed up the media from the United States.

Note that on March 31, 2021, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said at a briefing that the telephone conversation between the Chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and the Chairman of the General Staff of the US Armed Forces Mark Milli was associated with statements Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak on a certain transfer of Russian troops to the border with Ukraine. Therefore, Washington tried to get additional information from Moscow on this matter.

One of the reasons we turned to Russia is because we tried to get a little more clarity about what exactly is going on. I'm just not ready now to provide more details about these discussions that have just begun.

- explained a spokesman for the US Department of Defense.

Kirby was also unable to answer whether Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin would call his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu. He also did not clarify whether the Americans consider Kiev's statements to be credible, specifying only that the United States is discussing this issue with its NATO allies.
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  1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
    Alexndr p (Alexander) April 1 2021 13: 05
    +5
    oh they grimace as if the gabunostan had not already been thrown through the genital organ
    they threw the gabunyat and you will throw the ukroarians, you are not the first time, animals)

    The villagers will soon have the last farm to wring out the RF Armed Forces wassat
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 1 2021 13: 30
    +14
    First, the Americans give the order to Ukraine to pull up troops near the Crimea, and then they ask Russia - What happened there near the Crimea?
  3. Alexander Betonkin April 1 2021 15: 08
    +4
    In Ukraine, it seems, they made a statement that four died during mine clearing. At first they said that during the shelling, the next day that from the snipers. And today - it seems like yourself. Why lie first? This is not 2014 - now almost everyone has a camcorder in their pocket and everyone is filming everything. Although even then there was a lot of information.
    1. George Davydov Offline George Davydov
      George Davydov (Georgy Davydov) April 2 2021 17: 39
      +5
      In vain, perhaps, they organized rat paths for various fascist knife and dagger specialists, the organizers of concentration camps and their functioning, the propaganda machine, etc. So they are waging a hybrid war on the basis of all this. Therefore, we also need to answer, as fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers answered.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 1 2021 17: 31
    +5
    we turned to Russia,

    So it was necessary to say that if the APU only jerked, the tanks near Kiev would not be stopped. Zadornov said: "Oh, and stupid." They do not believe that the state can lose, and the United States can lose its feeding trough.
    1. grysha Offline grysha
      grysha (A.M) April 2 2021 16: 44
      -5
      Look at London, don't skip, otherwise you will drown in the English Channel.))))
      1. free_flier Offline free_flier
        free_flier April 5 2021 12: 04
        +1
        Before you flog crap, learn geography.
  5. George Davydov Offline George Davydov
    George Davydov (Georgy Davydov) April 2 2021 17: 35
    +4
    Regarding the answers to all questions, oddly enough, the answers are given by the Bible, which reflects all the relationships of the Jews against all their neighbors, which ended with the death of their neighbors and their subjugation in accordance with the ideologema set by the god, whom Jesus himself called the devil. This is the historical truth. Therefore, the chatter of the West must be answered: we remember everything. Not only biblical stories, etc., but also the destruction of the USSR. Therefore, we will not repeat the past nonsense !!!
  6. Signeur Tomato Offline Signeur Tomato
    Signeur Tomato (Signeur Tomato) April 3 2021 11: 56
    -7
    Has Russia recognized the republics? No. So whose territory is this? Correctly, Ukraine. Therefore, any use of weapons from the territory of Russia on the adjacent territory of a sovereign state will be considered an act of aggression with all the ensuing consequences. The elephant in the china shop will not fail.
    1. associate professor_2 (Srul Solomonovich) April 5 2021 17: 35
      +2
      And it is true! So many years asked ... whether! It was necessary to hold a referendum there and recognize the republics! Everything would have been easier ...
    2. Alex Orlov Offline Alex Orlov
      Alex Orlov (Alex Orlov) April 8 2021 09: 46
      +1
      Imagine that a country has an enclave of American citizens. Even if this is a second or third citizenship, not the main one. And so the government of this country begins a paramilitary operation, where these same citizens are being killed. Do you think the Americans will look at the ownership of the territory? What is this foreign country? Of course not. They won't even warn them to stop. They will immediately launch a missile and bomb strike and then bring in their contingent. Therefore, conversations about recognition or non-recognition are in fact just chatter.
  7. Oleg Tereshkin Offline Oleg Tereshkin
    Oleg Tereshkin (Oleg Tereshkin) April 6 2021 11: 04
    -5
    if there is a war in Ukraine, then there will be a revolution in Russia! IMHO the Americans are trying to achieve this!
    1. Signeur Tomato Offline Signeur Tomato
      Signeur Tomato (Signeur Tomato) April 6 2021 17: 35
      +2
      Are they trying to get leftists or communists to come to power? And you did not think that in any business in Russia there is foreign participation, and even in the form of capital America has long been here.
  8. A B B A Offline A B B A
    A B B A (Ivan Bellew) April 9 2021 14: 49
    +3
    You cannot test Russia's patience indefinitely. Someday it will break out already, and then it's a kapets for Ukraine in general! She will not have any APU. And we don't give a damn about the sanctions, they are already countless, one more, one less - one hell of a useless. If stupid Zelinsky does not understand this, then he is even dumber than I thought, a kaveesh clown!
  9. vlki5elev Offline vlki5elev
    vlki5elev (Vladimir Kiselyov) April 10 2021 02: 52
    0
    everything is repeated as hundreds of years ago, the Slavs are at war among themselves, and the Naglo-Saxons rub their hands, rejoice. The people will not learn anything. From 4 times the censor wrote, he does not allow to name these s ...
  10. Sergey Kolomiets (Sergey Kolomiets) April 11 2021 13: 13
    +2
    Fake news in action! Kiev impostors shout that they have been at war with Russia for seven years, and in the seventh year they are suddenly indignant that Russia is pulling troops to the border of Ukraine! American litters are deeply lying! For seven years the miners and taxi drivers of Donbass have been confronting Nazi gangs, for seven years Kiev criminals have been shelling the population that did not recognize the Nazi coup ... And in all this they are helped by Western democracies ... Are they democracies ?! Throughout history, European gopniks under the leadership of Karls, Napoleon, Hitlers climbed to conquer the Russian lands and so did not learn anything!
  11. Friend of the People_2 (Kirill Vetrov) April 18 2021 02: 39
    -1
    The pesal is that it would be necessary to arm Mexico so that she, like oeraina, hollowed out the states
  12. alex-sherbakov48 April 24 2021 15: 11
    0
    It is a pity that Russia withdrew its troops from the borders with Ukraine, which immediately took advantage of this and delivered an artillery strike on the LPNR with shells prohibited by the Minsk agreements. It was necessary to include in the negotiations the stage of mutual withdrawal of troops!