- Ukraine and US signed defense agreement.
- This agreement is outside the competence of the NATO bloc.
- Russia is getting ready to respond to this information.
Recently, the American strategic bombers were observed over Ukraine skies near the capital and the Black Sea. Kiev and Odessa residents reported seeing them in the sky, during the active phase of the joint efforts exercise. Hence, the US bombers seen did not enter the Ukraine air space by accident.
According to the Ukrainian commander of the Ukrainian army, Sergei Nayev, it became known that Vladimir Zelensky signed a separate agreement with US on the protection of Ukraine “from Russian aggression”.
This agreement is outside the competence of the NATO bloc. Thus, the demonstration of force by the Americans, is a direct military challenge to Russia.
Furthermore, the document may have been signed during a recent visit to Kiev by US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Therefore, the Russian military exercises” Caucasus “became an occasion for Washington to show who is now the boss in Ukraine – “in the backyard of Russia” as it was stated by the Western sources.
Allegedly, the” Caucasus “had a” plan B”, which the Americans decided to respond to. Judging by Nayev’s reaction, he resisted to the last this act of public demonstration of force in order to keep the signing of the agreement on military assistance secret for as long as possible.
But the partners could not resist, and thus put Kiev in an awkward situation. Now Zelensky will have to respond and highly likely the Kremlin will have its response as well.
Moreover, it clearly means that there are no further chances of any type of reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine. Minsk agreements are a complete failure.
The Minsk Protocol (later known as Minsk-1) with the Minsk Memorandum of September 2014 and the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements (Minsk-2) are agreements between Ukraine and Russia to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The peace process between two nations now is absolute. It should be noted, Nayev used a remarkable expression to describe the situation – “the American nuclear umbrella”.
Russia immediately made a parallel, that in that case the US bombers carried nuclear weapons on board. It would mean, it could be in violation of the agreements. The US bombers highly likely took off from Poland.
Given such trajectory, it would mean, Russia already preparing its response.
Defense news also announced that “the US army conducted exercises as part of the Convergence project, which involves combining manned and unmanned vehicles and using control systems with artificial intelligence and machine learning”.
It simulated the futuristic hypothetical war between US and Russia. There is a video of the event that was posted on Facebook.
Overall, such exercises are not a surprise. Both Russia and US will continue the exercises. There will be more next year. Both nations will continue to have arms race and just reinvent the battle fields.
Putin, recently suggested to prohibit positioning weapons in space. Even though, there was a discussion for the Russian astronauts to take weapons into space on the next mission.