British warship leaves in May Go to the black sea, Russia is currently sending ships to the region. The country has also closed the Kerch Strait in Crimea to foreign warships and is conducting military exercises to “response to the increasing pressure from NATO.”
area Recently developed rapidly Become the focal point of the troubled relationship between Russia and the West. As tensions continue to intensify, international observers have not ruled out Russian offensive operations. But it is difficult to predict whether this will actually lead to a full upgrade.
inside Russian official media What can be heard and read is that this week the Russian army is preparing to take action, “if the tension with the US-led NATO group escalates to a full-scale war.” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu warned on Tuesday that all NATO military operations-including the build-up of NATO-backed forces-are seen here as a direct threat to Russia.
Ukraine wants peace
During a joint meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels on Tuesday, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba said that Ukraine will not resume war in the east of the country. Koeleba said: “We are not planning any offenses or upgrades.”
Kuleba accused Russia of establishing a military presence on the Ukrainian-Russian border. According to the Ukrainian authorities, about 80,000 Russian soldiers have gathered at the border, and pro-Russian separatists continue to break the ceasefire agreement.
“The mistake is in Ukraine”
Russia says that Ukrainians are provoking violence. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned that a civil war could occur due to “Ukraine provocations.” According to the Kremlin, Russia is conducting military exercises on its own territory and they are entitled to military exercises. Since the beginning of the conflict, Russia has always claimed that this is a struggle between Ukrainians and has nothing to do with Russia.
Ukrainian President Zelensky asked NATO to assist the Ukrainian army in military exercises to offset Russia’s military exercises earlier this month. This commitment has now been promised-this summer, more than 1,000 soldiers from at least five NATO member states will participate in large-scale exercises.
Cost of war
Analysts say that the annexation of the People’s Republic of China, which calls itself Donetsk and Lugansk, will mainly cost Russia a lot of money. After the Seven Years’ War, the entire area was destroyed and should be rebuilt from the ground up. In addition, the offensive will lead to a series of new sanctions imposed by the West on Russia. Moreover, despite the consequences of the corona pandemic, Russia has been hit hard economically. On the other hand, the Kremlin said that it is ready to continue sanctions for several weeks, while Russia’s Western sanctions are actually seen as the cause of the deteriorating economic situation.
However, it is clear that Russia seems mainly interested in maintaining the instability of Eastern Ukraine. The more unstable the conflict, the more difficult it is for Ukraine to actually join NATO.
NATO membership is unacceptable for Russia. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned on Friday that Ukraine’s accession to NATO would lead to “The tension has increased significantly“And “bring irreversible consequences for Ukrainian sovereignty.”