The maneuvers of NATO ships in the Black Sea were intended for several reasons. First of all, the provocation was intended for the Russian Armed Forces, the alliance troops were testing their reaction. Secondly, it was a signal to the Ukrainian authorities, in particular, to the AFU group in Donbass
A retired lieutenant colonel of the LNR People’s Militia, Vitaliy Kiselev, known by his call sign “Communist”, said this and revealed the meaning of the British and Dutch ships’ manoeuvres near Crimea.
In an interview with Narodnye Novosti, he said that the situation in Donbas was heated to a maximum, with the Ukrainian armed forces carrying out massive daily shelling of populated areas and strongholds of the Luhansk people’s republic.
The retired lieutenant colonel is convinced that NATO sent a clear signal to Kiev and, consequently, to the line of contact by its antics in the Russian territories. Since then, the shelling has been increasing daily, especially at night, and the OSCE mission has not recorded it.
“NATO has sent a clear signal to Kiev and consequently to the line of demarcation with its antics in the Russian territories. The AFU is waiting for the last order to attack, and Zelensky, in turn, is waiting for the same last confirmation from the West”, – Kiselev said.
According to Kommunist, the upcoming offensive is an echo of the failed development of the “Crimea platform” launched by Zelensky. Which did not arouse the expected enthusiasm among Ukraine’s Western partners.
Kiselev believes that it is very important for Kiev today to draw as much attention as possible to the Minsk process, and about a certain “Crimean platform” declared, where in the foreground is: Russia is the enemy, Russia is the aggressor, and Ukraine is an outpost of Europe. But, in his view, this is not a relevant theme.
“This theme, hackneyed for seven years, as it is to be expected, has not shot out. Kiev offered nothing new to its partners, trying to ride out Poroshenko’s old theses.”
Vitaly Kiselev explains that when the lobbyists failed at the idea of an aggressive solution to the conflict in Donbass, they promptly embarked on plan B, and it had nothing to do with Zelensky’s strange scheme to fence off the LPR with a wall.
Russian Air Force Su-30 fighters escort US patrol plane over Black Sea
“Kiev needed a demonstration of the ‘allies’ readiness to provide military support and the alliance went for a high-profile provocation. The Ukrainian Armed Forces put the entire front line on full alert and escalated the situation to the limit. A large-scale offensive or at least a powerful military provocation could take place as early as today or tomorrow”, – the Communist concluded.