Could US defend Ukraine against Russia with the same determination shown in Yemen?
Serhiy Zgurets, Defense Express CEO and military expert, believes the partners are beginning to realize their strategy towards Ukraine is irrational
He shared his opinions with Espreso TV.
"A coalition of about 12 countries supported the decision to strike the Houthis. The Houthis have repeatedly ignored warnings, threatening a number of countries. Targets in Yemen containing UAVs and weapon stockpiles were targeted, a move expected to notably impact Houthi activities. Could the United States have taken a similarly decisive approach against Russia to safeguard Ukrainian interests? It seems unlikely, as the US policy for a while adhered to the principle of preventing Ukraine from losing while also preventing Russia from winning," Zgurets explained.
According to the military expert, the US strategy towards Ukraine was implemented in the form of measured assistance to Ukraine, fearing too rapid actions on the Ukrainian side that could lead to the destruction of Russian defenses.
"It could have happened in 2023. Back then, with sufficient weaponry, conducting maneuver warfare could have triggered a cascade effect, resulting in the breakdown of Russian defense lines. It is evident that the U.S. policy has maintained a similar approach. However, a new period of realization is beginning that further pursuing such a strategy is not rational and would eventually threaten the entire Europe," emphasized Zgurets.
- On the night of January 11-12, the United States and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes on Houthi positions in Yemen.