NI: Bayraktars over Donbass set the region in motion, all attention to Russia

The use by Ukraine of shock drones previously purchased from Turkey is reigniting an armed conflict in the Donbas. Additional supplies of Bayraktar TB2 in the interests of the Armed Forces, which, by the way, can be produced on the territory of Ukraine, risk completely unbalancing the region, believes Mark Episkopos, an expert on national security issues at the National Interest magazine.

The first strikes of the Turkish Bayraktar caused a wave of alarm in Moscow. The Russian Foreign Ministry hastened to remind that the conflict in southeastern Ukraine cannot have a military solution, and attempts to resume hostilities will have unpredictable consequences.

The magazine notes that the Ukrainian side used shock drones shortly after the visit of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. While in Kiev, he pointed to Ukraine's right to become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance, stating that "no one has the right to veto this decision." Such statements could have prompted the Ukrainian authorities to take tougher actions in the Donbass.

Russia noted the "aggressive and Russophobic" tone of the words of the head of the Pentagon, who directly supported the revanchist sentiments of the Kiev war party. Very tough statements were made on local television.

Kiev deliberately provokes the republics to retaliate. This, in turn, will mean the beginning of a new big war, which will put Moscow in front of a difficult choice. It is worth recalling the words of the President of Russia: "Any drastic steps from their [Kiev] side will call into question the Ukrainian statehood."

- said in one of the stories on the TV channel "Russia 1".

Today there are a number of signs according to which Moscow's reaction to the impending provocations in the unrecognized republics may go beyond harsh words. The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are concentrating large groups in the western regions of the country. The collapse of T-80U tanks, 2S19 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers, tactical missile systems, logistical support is recorded, NI points out.

I would follow the military situation around Ukraine more closely. The region was set in motion. And this is not like what happened in March-April. The situation is developing rapidly, and it can result in something significant

- said Michael Kofman, director of Russian research at the Center for Naval Analysis, senior researcher at the Center for New American Security (CNAS).
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  1. And if this happens, I think that it will have very grave consequences for the Ukrainian statehood as a whole.

    - Vladimir Putin
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 1 November 2021 10: 46
    The "Kiev war party" was too inspired by the successful actions of the unmanned (against the background of problems with pilots and the material part of the Bandera Air Force) "Bayraktar" and loitering ammunition in Karabakh (as well as abundant supplies of American "Javelins" for the Ukrainian Armed Forces)!
    If Bandera "drones" in Donbass suddenly begin to fall one by one (or disappear all at once), without reaching their goals, then this will significantly reduce the "w / Bandera" arrogance!
  3. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 1 November 2021 11: 46
    We need one demonstrative - the most cruel blow to the ukroband formations. The Nazis are already as cowardly as jackals, and after such a blow they will conduct their fecal processions and fight the Akhresor at the Polish border. Zelevinsky will immediately fall into a drug coma
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 November 2021 18: 19
    Well, and what is the connoisseur of the gateway? When will the first hit?
  5. name name. Offline name name.
    name name. (name name.) 2 November 2021 04: 15
    attempts to resume hostilities will have unpredictable consequences.

    - oh well, now they will express concern somehow unpredictably?