Monday, May 11, 2015

Ukraine is minimal interest to the United States writes columnist for Forbes, Doug Bendou

Ukraine is minimal interest to the United States writes columnist for Forbes, Doug Bendou
The Kiev government should not play off the West and Russia, and take responsibility for their decisions, writes columnist for Forbes, Doug Bendou.

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MOSCOW, May 11 - RIA Novosti. The American authorities should leave the thought of sending weapons to the Ukraine or the military; what is happening in the Donbass, though terrible, but a little "practical significance" for the US, said Forbes columnist Doug Bendou.

Commander of NATO forces in Europe, Philip Breedlove said earlier that Russia is not only a "regional" and "global" threat against the background of what is happening in the Donbass. Meanwhile, the West accusing Russia of interfering in the Ukrainian conflict, and he did much to alienate Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin, who at one time took even pro-Western President Viktor Yushchenko, the author recalls.

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The Forbes columnist believes that Russia participates in the Ukrainian conflict, but Moscow's behavior "did not pose any threat to America" ​​and Russia's actions were largely provoked by the United States and the European Union.

"... Washington and Brussels have consistently ignored the security interests of Russia. The allies have expanded NATO to the Russian borders, tore apart Serbia, historically associated with the Russian Federation, Moscow tried to prevent the participation in the settlement of the Kosovo situation, Ukraine was forced to choose between East and West and supported the suspension government elected pro-Russian government in Kiev ... "- says Doug Bendou.

Moreover, Kiev was never a link in the system of US security. Political and economic relations of Ukraine and the United States are weak, personal and cultural ties are more significant, but "not worth it to fight for them." But even if Ukraine had a greater importance for Washington, the US and the EU is not "low-cost method", which would have forced Russia to retreat in the Ukrainian question. RF - "a major power with nuclear capability and a deep sense of grievance" - certainly not to make concessions, and respond with even greater force, according to columnist Forbes.

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The number of victims in the Ukraine can not but cause regret, but these numbers do not go to any comparison with the losses in the global war. The Ukrainian government, in particular President Poroshenko, calls for the delivery of Western arms, but his hands are unclean in Kiev, says Bendou and recalls the brutality of nationalist battalions. Foreign diplomats, noting violations of the Minsk Agreement on the part of the militia, complained that the Ukrainian authorities are not subject to the Peace Accords, he draws the attention of the author.

"Kiev should not only pursue their own policy, but also to bear the associated costs. Washington and Brussels should not support a policy of confrontation with Russia. Ukrainian situation is terrible, but it is not the basis for US foreign policy. The constant confrontation and possible war with Russia will be much worse, "- says Doug Bendou.

Representatives of Ukraine and Western countries and has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the conflict in the Donbass, including contraction in the military to the border. At the same time evidence of this so far has been provided. Russian Foreign Ministry called the allegations "unsubstantiated public insinuations", representatives of the Defense Ministry also regularly denied these allegations. International inspections have not detected any violations on the part of Russia on the border with Ukraine, including undeclared military activities.

Moscow has also repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the Ukrainian domestic conflict and is not involved in the events in the Donbass, is interested in Ukraine to overcome the political and economic crisis.

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