US Air Force General Philip Breedlove spoke about the consequences of the war with Russia for Ukraine. According to the military, if Moscow uses all its military power, then Kiev will find itself in an extremely difficult situation.
He noted that it is very dangerous to underestimate the power of the Russian army.
“This is unacceptable and unwise. I say this as a military man, ”Breedlove said in an interview with one of the Ukrainian publications.
Breedlove also disagreed with the opinion that Ukraine is a “battlefield” between Moscow and Washington. According to him, in the event of an armed conflict in this Eastern European country, the war will only be between Russia and Ukraine.
“It is impossible to define this situation as a war between the United States and Russia and that Ukraine is at the center of this war. This is not the case, ”he said.
“If now there is an outbreak of conflict and Russia again (I emphasize this) invades the territory of Ukraine, then again we will get military action between Russia and Ukraine, and not between Russia and the United States on the territory of Ukraine,” the American military leader emphasized.
The general stressed that Ukraine will need help in the event of a conflict with Russia. However, he declined to name exactly the Western countries that could provide such support.
“Yes, we can say that Western powers can come to the aid of Ukraine. But even this will still not mean open war between the United States of America and Russia or between NATO countries and Russia.
Therefore, now the subject of discussion may not be the possibility of open war between the United States and Russia or between NATO and Russia. Better to discuss which Western countries can provide military assistance to Ukraine. I cannot speak directly – America. And I can’t say NATO directly, ”Breedlove said.