The actions of the us military in Ukraine is reminiscent of the events In Vietnam 50 years ago, said in an interview the organization of the expert of the Russian Center for analysis of strategies and technologies Maxim Shapovalenko.
explaining the teaching of the Ukrainian security forces U.S. Marines, he said: "In Vietnam the US also started with instructors, and after It grew into a full-scale military intervention ".
Relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest level in decades. However, the involvement of three hundred paratroopers from the U.S. in training Ukrainian military is one of the main reasons for the discord, says NBC News. Review media training controlled by the Kyiv security forces serves as a signal for the Russian Federation, North America will support " oriented to the West the government ".
"It shows that North America came there for a long time ", - said Shapovalenko.
U.S. military officials emphasize that the assistance of the Ukrainian army is purely defensive, and the training of security forces takes place over a thousand kilometers from the combat zone in the Donbass, writes NBC News.
first of authorized official of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that the us military trained the National guard of Ukraine not fighting in the West of the country, and right in the Donbass.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed "strong dissatisfaction" in connection with the arrival to Ukraine of the American instructors. The Russian foreign Ministry also stated that military training from the U.S. the Ukrainian security forces weapons and equipment of the Western sample can be regarded as the 1st step to supplies to Ukraine modern American weapons.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 4 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR.