US admiral predicted clash with Russia in the Black Sea

In light of the tense relations between Moscow and Washington, many of the "hawks" of the American policy do not rule out a military clash between the United States and its allies with Russia. Some military in the United States think so, and among them is Admiral James Stavridis, whose opinion on the increase in the Kremlin's military activity in the Black Sea is reported by the Stars and Stripes resource.

The admiral believes that the United States was relieved by the recent withdrawal of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine. However, Stavridis urges NATO not to relax, as Putin will not abandon his plans and may stage a provocation in another region - for example, on the Black Sea.

It is unlikely that Russia will initiate an offensive of its troops, since "the regime is overloaded with such adventures." Support for "separatists" in eastern Ukraine, as well as significant spending on weapons and Western sanctions, do not contribute to a full-scale military invasion. But the strengthening of the position of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea is very likely.

What will Putin do in the event of the transfer of NATO ships that threaten the security of Crimea and other Russian regions? The US admiral believes that Russia will deploy a group of patrol boats armed with cruise missiles, amphibious assault ships with helicopters, and diesel submarines. The Russians should also expect amphibious operations and cyberattacks aimed at suppressing the control systems of the Armed Forces.

The Russians will crush the Ukrainians, and NATO will not be able to get there fast enough even if it wanted to.

- James Stavridis is sure.

Thus, Russia will be able to gain control over the northern coast of the Black Sea, cut off Ukrainian military personnel from supply centers and occupy a number of coastal regions of Ukraine. At the same time, the North Atlantic Alliance will not come to Kiev's aid, since Ukraine does not fall under the 5th part of the Charter of the Western bloc, which says that an attack on one NATO member is automatically a blow to all countries of the Alliance.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 12 May 2021 10: 10
    Some military in the United States think so too, including Admiral James Stavridis.

    It is not difficult for pensioners to poison bikes, you are not responsible for anything. Wang, what did she prophesy about this?

    James George "Jim" Stavridis - American military leader, retired admiral United States Naval Forces, former Commander-in-Chief of US Southern Command, Commander of US European Command and Supreme Commander of NATO Allied Forces Europe.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 12 May 2021 11: 22
    Support for "separatists" in eastern Ukraine

    Since at the referendum in March 1991 the entire people voted for the preservation of the USSR, then all the current regimes of the former republics of the USSR can be considered separatist. Russia is recognized as the successor of the USSR, which means that this may not apply to it.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 12 May 2021 12: 15
      Eh, your words would be in the ears of someone ..., but this is still from the realm of fantasy
    2. Dear sofa expert. 12 May 2021 19: 47
      then all the current regimes of the former republics of the USSR can be considered separatist.

      If you want, you can formulate anything, and how you want. For example:

      The attempt of the European Union to annex Ukraine from the CIS by means of a trick with the Euro-association contributed to the formation of a separatist movement in Ukraine. )

      Prior to this, the European Union had successfully "annexed" the Baltic countries. Georgia and Moldova are also in the process of "hybrid annexation".))

      It seems to me that today everything is interpreted "as it is convenient for someone."