Military expert: Russia’s nightmare about ‘NATO closing in’ starts to become true

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s about to choose its side, says Oleg Zhdanov, expert in geopolitics and modern warfare
10:03, 13 June 2016

112 Agency

‘We are actually at Stage 1 of the beginning of the new Cold War. The Alliance has drawn huge forces, including military aircraft, and deployed them not far from Ukraine’s western borders. They’ve been holding the largest drills ever. So we’re witnessing an adequate response of the Alliance to Russia’s actions, as the Kremlin demonstrates its firepower in Ukraine, annexes Crimea and occupies territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The efforts will be most likely built up, drills will continue,’ Zhdanov said in interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel.

‘Add the fact that Georgia, Turkey and the U.S. held trilateral military exercise not far from Russia’s southern border, which is an unprecedented case. Russia’s nightmare of NATO closing in gradually becomes true, so to say. All we’ve got to do now is to choose our side. It’s either-or sort of situation, a global choice to be made; either Ukraine becomes another federal district of Russia, or it joins the European community and uses its security system to protect itself. And that system is based on NATO military power, ’the expert concluded.    

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