Jan 26, 2022
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From Estonia to Azerbaijan: on the meaning of NATO’s long-term eastward expansion

The trigger for the proxy war in Ukraine can be any provocation from the rich arsenal of the Anglo-Saxons

On January 21, British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss during her speech at the Australian think tank Lowy Institute (Sydney) announced the creation of a tripartite alliance directed against Russia with Poland and Ukraine.

On this occasion, the head of the Foreign Office even offered her own version of the history of Russia, stating that “Ukraine is a proud country with a long history. She survived many invasions from the Mongols to the Tatars (from the Mongols to the Tatars). These are very persistent people. If necessary, Ukrainians will fight for their country.”

How seriously can one take the declaration of intent made by the 45-year-old official who was previously unanimously demanded to be dismissed from the post of Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom by Theresa May’s Cabinet, outraged by her gross mistakes in her work and who is sure that the Mongols attacked Ukraine earlier, and then another and Tatars? Whatever the level of education of British officials, they follow the line of the British crown, which since the time of Ivan the Terrible has seen the enemy in the east.

The speech of Elizabeth Truss means that if the United States concentrates its efforts on the Indo-Pacific direction, then the East European theater of operations will be given to the British. Britain is already deploying its military and intelligence facilities in Poland and Ukraine, positioning itself as Global Britain, which Elizabeth Truss explained to the audience.

The British Foreign Office has published a map of the proposed Anglo-Polish-Ukrainian alliance, showing Russia and Belarus as “hostile states”. And the other day, the UK began deliveries of anti-tank systems to Ukraine WRONG.

January 21 Time citing a source in the British Ministry of Defense said that the British government is considering sending hundreds of additional troops to the Baltic countries and Poland. There are currently 830 British troops stationed in Estonia and another 140 in Poland. There are now about a hundred British soldiers in Ukraine “on a training mission”. Thirty more were recently sent there to be trained in the use of anti-tank missiles, which London provided to Kiev.

How serious is London? The British military will not protect their Ukrainian partners; in any case, the British announced it. December 26, 2021 Daily Express reported: “British troops are ready to evacuate Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion. The command has developed contingency plans to withdraw British troops from Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion.”.

The “steps to form an exit strategy” came after Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said it was “highly unlikely” that “British forces would fight Russian forces on Ukrainian soil.” The military leadership must ensure that all UK personnel are safely removed from Ukrainian territory, the publication says. Daily Express. Allegedly, in the event of a conflict, the British military will head to the border with Poland. The order to evacuate them will be given by the Chief of the Permanent Joint Staff of the British Armed Forces (PJHQ), Lieutenant General Charles Strickland, who receives twice a day about the situation in Ukraine and is determined to keep British soldiers from participating in a real war. General Strickland “cannot allow” the British military in Ukraine “to be trapped in the event of any (!) Invasion” (any incursion), notes Daily Express.

How then to treat the statement made in November 2020 by the Chief of the British General Staff, General Nick Carter, that “Great Britain must be ready for war with Russia”? This question was answered on November 26 last year The Times. “British army returns to Germany in the face of the Russian threat”, – writes the publication. In the German village of Sennelager, a suburb of Paderborn, one of three new military bases is being created. “in case of war with Russia”. Hundreds of tanks and drones will be transferred to Sennelager, making this military base one of the largest army supply points along with bases in Kenya and Oman, where, according to Time, The United Kingdom is also going to confront the Russian threat.

British base in Sennelager (Germany)

British base in Sennelager (Germany)

In general, judging by the statements of British military officials, the disposition turns out to be amusing. “I place special emphasis on Germany, where we will put forward a significant number of our armored vehicles …” – said the commander of the British Land Forces, Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddiss. Modernized Challenger tanks, Boxer armored personnel carriers, Ajax tracked combat vehicles and artillery guns with drones will be deployed to Germany. In London, they say that this technique will be able to operate throughout Europe, including Estonia and Poland. but Time he does not mention the possible redeployment of British troops from Germany to Ukraine and their possible participation in hostilities on Ukrainian territory.

But French Le Figaro indicates to everyone the exact location of the military conflict between NATO and Russia – the Baltic states. They put it like this: “The Baltic area adjoining St. Petersburg from the west is swarming with NATO troops… They are preparing for Putin’s attack, hiding in forests and swamps and fearing the local Russian-speaking population. And the most active here are still the British. British forces are constantly present there and replenished annually by reinforcements..

In 2014, the head of the American intelligence agency STRAFOR George Friedman published an interesting text about the meaning of NATO’s eastward expansion. This text was called From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American strategy after Ukraine. Eight years ago, Friedman noted the impossibility of direct military clashes between NATO and Russia due to NATO’s lack of the necessary infrastructure in Eastern Europe and Ukraine. Now this lack is filled.

It is quite possible that the statements about the tripartite alliance of Great Britain, Poland and Ukraine, the evacuation of employees of the US and British embassies from Kiev is a smokescreen for unleashing a proxy war in the Ukrainian expanses, where any provocation from the rich arsenal of the Anglo-Saxons will be the trigger.

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