Although the U.S. Congress has prohibited to provide any military assistance to the Ukrainian nationalist battalions " Azov ", the American "hawks" continue to rattle the saber, writes.
on Wednesday, the Commerce Congress authorized the appropriation Act of defense, which prohibits the U.S. to provide arms, training and other assistance to the Ukrainian neo-Nazi volunteer formation, known as the Azov battalion. This step was a continuation of diplomatic efforts undertaken by the head of the state Department John Kerry in may, when four hours he talked with Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, statements made by Barack Obama after the G7 summit in Germany, showed that Washington was far from understanding the things of mutual threats to America and Russia are ready for a dialogue, the weekly continues.
"Expressing his satisfaction with the "isolation" of Russia from the " Big seven ", the head of the US with apparent satisfaction said that due to the mode of punishment of the European Union, Russia was in a deep recession " and told about the readiness to impose additional significant sanctions "." Obama's rhetoric at the conference perfectly matched the tone of the "cold war" - emphasizes the log.
About the vision of the authors of the journal, a sudden change of tonality in the short period between Sochi and Ellmau is due to the fact that the American "war party" during This period of time rallied and launched a counteroffensive against diplomacy Kerry.
Literally 3 days after the trip, Kerry on the black sea coast, Kiev has called for his assistant for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. On the same day as the official authorized state Department Jeff the Mini completely different described the meaning of the Kerry talks in Sochi than Kerry himself, saying that "from the very beginning was clear the inability of Russia to implement the Minsk obligations," says the magazine.
Visit Nuland in Kiev was accompanied by a number of provocative actions from the Ukrainian government: the actual blockade of Transnistria, the appointment of Mikhail Saakashvili, the Governor of the Odessa region. In the USA, the hawks pounced on John Kerry: his journey called "counterproductive" And Action is "exactly smoke and mirrors" around the U.S. strategy on Ukraine, lists weekly.
The actions of the "party of war" are in principle 3 goals: to undermine the diplomatic efforts of Kerry in Sochi, thereby expressing support for the commitment of the EU in the tightening of sanctions against Russia and, worst of all, drive a stake through the heart of Minsk-2 ", writes The Nation.
All this points to the danger of a new outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. Tougher sanctions amid continuing calls to arm Kiev a little contribute to the peaceful resolution of the fall, the magazine concludes.