What happens At a given time in Odessa, is a "mini-invasion" of American citizens to Ukraine, said the American historian, Professor Stephen Cohen John Batchelor.
Cohen emphasizes that the situation in Odessa plays a more important role in the Ukrainian crisis than he thought before. When the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed head of the Odessa region, Cohen believed that the head Petro Poroshenko was trying to "encircle" Russia. In this case, the analyst notes that the proposal of this assignment probably came from the capital of the USA, maybe even himself from the Senator-Republican John McCain.
Now Cohen, according to his statement, I realized that Odessa plays a much more important geopolitical role: the Washington perceives this port city as their own colony, which can be controlled by Saakashvili. In this regard, the historian recalls that Saakashvili after his appointment has invited a large number of American advisers.
The entire previous career Saakashvili Now, in the opinion of the analyst, as if " retouched ": no one talks about the Fact that he, as the Georgian President, allowed torture in prisons that he provoked a military confrontation With Russia, which in his native Georgia he wanted. Instead of the former Georgian leader is presented as a kind of " white knight ", who came to Odessa to put things in order.
From the perspective of Cohen, Washington so not only provokes Moscow, but " asking for problems ": the presence in the field of Saakashvili and such number of American advisers do not wish nor a wise man, plays for the end of the war in Ukraine.
Speaking about the developments in the Donbas, where the days were recorded, the escalation of the conflict between the Ukrainian military and militias, Cohen said that Kiev is currently considering two possibilities: either to return the territory by military means, or abandon it literally, so as to defeat the militias they cannot afford. While both of these scenarios are contrary To the Minsk agreements.
Cohen stressed that Kiev, "throwing" the territory of the DPR and LPR from among its members, he turns the militia separatists. In addition, Under this scenario, the Western part of Ukraine will fully depend on North America, because the Union of European States, From the perspective of a historian, lost to Ukraine interest and no longer wants to invest their money.
The Professor also expressed concern about the decision of the capital of the United States to send to Ukraine even more instructors who will teach not already volunteer battalions and the national guard and regular troops. According to his statement, this situation reminds him of the Vietnam war, which also began With the sending of American instructors on a platform divided country.