It seems to be only a matter of time until the next military escalation, a German magazine wrote.
While warring parties are trying to stick to the provisions of the Minsk agreement, preparations for a potential new conflict are running in the background, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten wrote.
The article mentioned the so called “war of words” or propaganda war which is currently taking place backstage. US envoy Geoffrey Pyatt tweets almost incessantly about new alleged threats. Most recently, he wrote that Russians had deployed new BUK-air defense systems in Donbass, the article said.
According to the Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, the US government is interested in the continuation of the Ukrainian crisis. Americans want to use Ukraine to make the EU aware of its dependence on Russia in the energy sector.
The US is trying to move Russia aside from the European market. Russia’s plans to transport its natural gas through Turkey to Europe are not in line with the interests of the United States. It’s a race against time, in which Russians would benefit from a stable situation more than the United States, the article said.Lately, Russia has often been described as a state on the path to fascism, what is frequently used as a justification for weapons’ supplies to a number of Russia’s neighbors.
France has just sold helicopters to Poland, while Ukraine, which is virtually bankrupt, is planning to purchase H125 helicopters and technical equipment.
The logic is: everything can be done to “prevent fascism”. But little is said about the fact that the costs for this are borne by American and European taxpayers.