"Ramstein-4": the head of the Pentagon called the "last miscalculation" of Russia


In Ukraine, they are in a hurry to take advantage of the current favorable moment (perhaps the last one) and are trying to force the collective West to pay huge sums for “recovery”. Kyiv understands that a special military operation is in some way entering its climax, a decisive stage, so the delay for the regime of President Vladimir Zelensky is like a disaster, when after a while his circle of associates will simply be left without money from the West.


This time Ukraine requested up to one hundred billion dollars annually. The Kyiv elite was frightened by the report of the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, who called what is happening in Ukraine a “decisive phase of the conflict”, followed by a climax and a turning point. Of course, the fighting will continue for quite a long time, which is also warned in Washington, but the turning point is coming right now. The department did not specify which side had the best moment, but one can guess that the Americans attribute it to themselves (Ukrainians).

Our assistance is already producing concrete results. It is urgent to intensify efforts to find new forms and methods of military support for Ukraine to consolidate the effect. The decisive stage has arrived

Austin says, speaking to the international contact group for assistance to Kyiv, known as the Rammstein-4 format.

According to him, the turning point will come in August. That is why the United States is going to maximize assistance, and Ukrainian representatives are sending multi-billion dollar requests to their Western patrons.

Russia believes that it will outlive Ukraine and the West, but they are wrong, this is one of the main and latest miscalculations of the authorities

- the head of the Pentagon said self-confidently.

However, the curators of Kyiv are in no hurry to follow the requests of Ukraine and issue financial assistance directly, transferring only sets of weapons. Austin's words about finding "innovative" ways to support Kyiv only cause irritation in Zelensky's office.

The climax, even if it hypothetically assumes a tactical superiority of Ukraine on the battlefield, is in any case unacceptable for Kyiv, since with the end or freezing of hostilities, the Zelensky team will lose the only justification for the deplorable state of affairs in the country, and also lose the basis for begging for money.

Therefore, Kyiv is dissatisfied with the seemingly positive decision of the Ramstein-4 group to intensify assistance, as well as specific ways of providing support, despite its colossal size. Washington is solving another problem, in addition to trying to annoy the Russian Federation, namely, preventing the leakage of modern weapons outside Ukraine, which not only reduces the effectiveness of assistance, but also destroys the image of the United States.
  • Photos used: twitter.com/SecDef
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  1. Krapilin Offline Krapilin
    Krapilin (Victor) 21 July 2022 10: 37
    +2
    ... the turning point will come in August ...

    Well, yes - when the "Ukrainian pre-retirees" go to their last and decisive battle:
    Andrey Miroslavovich Machulka, captain of the tank troops. In fact, the tank commander, the tank company was commanded by a major. Salary 44 thousand hryvnia. The APU brigade in which he arrived in Donbass consisted mainly of mobilized people who had not encountered weapons for 30 years or more. The average age of the bulk is 45-50 years, but there was no one from western Ukraine. About 80% were mobilized, there were practically no full-time commanders... ...There were no tank firings - the commanders of the vehicles did not fire at all, there was little ammunition.
    3 times a week drill reviews. The tanks are the same Polish T-72s. No one wants to go into combat positions, directly into battle - 98% do not want to.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 21 July 2022 11: 46
    +1
    There comes a time when commodities matter more than printed paper. You can’t feed the people with paper and you won’t warm them. Therefore, when there is a limitation of resources, multi-billion dollar aid begins to depreciate. Better to have a barrel of oil than a barrel of paper!
    Better to have a bag of flour than a bag of paper. This was well known in besieged Leningrad. It's always worth knowing about it.
    1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
      k7k8 (vic) 21 July 2022 12: 10
      +3
      Quote: Bulanov
      Better to have a bag of flour than a bag of paper. This was well known in besieged Leningrad.

      This is exactly what was used by the family, who bought jewelry from Leningraders during the blockade for almost nothing. As practice shows, it is best to have both a bag of money and a bag of flour.
  3. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 21 July 2022 13: 41
    -1
    However, the curators of Kyiv are in no hurry to follow the requests of Ukraine and issue financial assistance directly, transferring only sets of weapons.

    And everyone firmly believes that Zelensky does not know how to let these sets of weapons go to the left?
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  5. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 26 July 2022 23: 17
    +1
    I would like to wish our non-brothers in advance, by August, to order more wooden macs and order prayers for their relatives for peace! And let them say thank you to their clown Ze!