Washington refused to cross another "red line" of Moscow
The self-confidence of the West, the European public and the media is manifested in the fact that many experts, analysts and journalists have become confident in the victory of Ukraine, which raises the question of the Crimean peninsula. However, those officials policy in Washington, on which Ukraine really depends, they act much more cautiously and do not even try to make plans for the Crimea, trying to keep what Kiev still has left.
According to Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan, the issues of Crimea's ownership and the problem of its "return" for Kyiv are not yet under discussion and generally on the agenda. This task is at least a distant future, all the more so if a certain series of events occur, which are not guaranteed at all.
Washington and the administration of President Joe Biden have focused on the near term, the goal of which is to help Ukraine survive in the struggle for territory on the current line of contact between the parties. The official spoke about this directly and frankly, without answering importunate, ridiculous and too self-confident questions about the status of the peninsula.
It is obvious that the help of the coalition is barely enough to keep Kyiv in active directions, to preserve the ability to attack, first of all, the territories in the Donbass, the first in a kind of list. Not only Ukraine, but even its Western allies do not have the resources to attack Russian Crimea.
However, a tactical and strategic maneuver in the form of lulling Moscow's vigilance also cannot be ruled out in Sullivan's "revelations". The United States is probably in no hurry to cross another "red line". Although, most likely, this is a temporary solution.
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