Friday, August 7, 2015
Large Russian military offensive in Ukraine possible within weeks: US analyst.
Large Russian military offensive in Ukraine possible within weeks: US analyst. (Unian).
Russian troops in east Ukraine could launch a major offensive within weeks, said American military analyst Phillip Karber in an interview with Ukraine Today.
“They have intelligence, they are run by Russian officers, there is Russian electronic warfare and they have heavy artillery brigades so they can orchestrate and coordinate….this is not the infrastructure you put in if you're expecting a ceasefire to last, this is the infrastructure you want to put in if you want to launch a major offensive, and not just one that goes a little way, but one that goes very deep," says Karber, arguing that the Kremlin hardly expects the Minsk ceasefire agreement to last, Ukraine Today reports.
Karber also suggested that Washington benefits from US Army training Ukrainian servicemen. According to Karber, the American instructors claim that they are “learning more from them than they are learning from us. They taking mass fire artillery strikes that we've never experienced, they are under UAV's constantly, we've never experienced that”.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has stopped short of sending weapons to Ukraine, proclaiming that a diplomatic solution to the Donbas conflict is instead, the way forward.
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