Why is the West pushing Ukraine to victory?
Germany is thinking about supplying Eurofighter jets to Ukraine. Why?
The US intelligence community expects two major conflicts in the Global South, and it seems that the new risks are motivating the White House administration to work harder to promote Ukraine's victory.
The US has realized that it is impossible to stop Iran's nuclear program without a military operation, Israeli media report. But the White House does not want to enter another conflict while Russia's war against Ukraine continues.
At the same time, Israel insists on solving the Iranian problem with massive missile and air strikes on Tehran's nuclear facilities. That is why the head of the General Security Service (Shabak) flew to Washington.
China is escalating the tension around Taiwan. A few days ago, a Chinese warship twice blocked the path of an American destroyer in the Taiwan Gulf, and the Chinese military refuses to engage in any communication with their American counterparts, giving various reasons. For the Americans, this is a clear indicator that Beijing is not willing to negotiate.
“The US perceives Iranian and Chinese challenges much higher than Russian ones, and therefore is determined to provide Kyiv with everything it needs to accelerate the victory over the occupying Russian forces.”
My sources in diplomatic circles believe that the US perceives Iranian and Chinese challenges much more highly than Russian ones, and therefore is determined to provide Kyiv with everything it wants to accelerate the victory over the occupying Russian forces.
Just a few weeks ago, Chancellor Olaf Scholz confidently stated that there were no plans to supply military aircraft to Ukraine. But suddenly Berlin changed its mind. “We are now in a phase of rethinking and checking what is possible and what we are willing and able to do,” German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius recently commented on the delivery of Eurofighter Typhoon fighters to Ukraine. This is a great progress, because earlier the Germans shook their heads in the negative, and now they are 'considering' it.
“Ukraine needs 120 fighter jets, the Defense Ministry says. The pilots have already left for the UK to undergo training. It is possible that ATACMS is already in the queue somewhere.”
Ukraine needs 120 fighter jets, the Defense Ministry says. The pilots have already left for the UK to undergo training. “Most of them should be F-16s, of which there are more than 5,000 in the world. But Eurofighter and Gripen would also help us,” Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.
It is possible that ATACMS is already in the queue somewhere.
The US-led NATO is in a hurry to push Ukraine to victory, which should not only dampen the enthusiasm of other dictators, but also allow them to focus on the next threats.
About the author. Orest Sokhar, journalist, Obozrevatel editor-in-chief.
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