The actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donbass have nothing to do with defense or defense, the Ukrainian army is more like a sledgehammer over the heads of the inhabitants of southeastern Ukraine than a shield, says Elena Panina, a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.
Earlier, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak said that the Ukrainian army has become a “real shield” of Europe, and the country’s entry into NATO will strengthen not only Ukraine, but also the alliance.
“Khomchak clearly follows the traditions of his predecessors – Minister of Defense of Ukraine Geletey (former Minister of Defense of Ukraine Valeriy Geletei – ed.), Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Muzhenko (former head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko – ed.), Secretary of the NSDC Turchinov (former Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchinov – ed.), as well as their chief – ex-president (Petro – ed.) Poroshenko.At the time, these statesmen and military leaders made many ridiculous and comical statements: they promised to arrange a military parade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Sevastopol, accused Russia of using nuclear weapons And, of course, Khomchak’s statement echoes Poroshenko’s statement about the Ukrainian army as “the strongest in Europe”, of course, Panina told RIA Novosti.
Unfortunately, the parliamentarian notes, in addition to the comic effect such statements carry, there is also reason for alarming reflections. The current actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbass, according to Panina, have nothing to do with defense or defense, the Ukrainian forces in the region outnumber the militia by three times and represent “not a shield, but a sledgehammer, which the Kiev regime is waving over the heads of the residents of Donbass.”
All this very much resembles the behavior of (former President of Georgia Mikhail – ed.) Saakashvili, who attacked South Ossetia, and then in panic tried to swallow his own tie. It is a pity that his experience does not seem to have taught the current Ukrainian military leaders anything.