Ukraine provokes conflict with Russia

11.08.2016

Saboteurs from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine tried to organize terrorist attacks in Crimea.

Ukrainian intelligence officer arrested in action

According to the Russian Federal Security Service, on August 7th and 8th Ukrainian military intelligence personnel attempted to penetrate the territory of the Crimea to organize acts of sabotage which would lead to the death of civilians. One of the saboteurs was detained and is being interrogated. In addition, Crimean residents recruited by Ukraine and trained in special camps have been arrested. Weapons and ammunition were seized. During the shootout, an employee of the Russian security service was killed.

Timing

It should be noted that this provocation has occurred during the Olympic Games, just like Georgia’s aggression against South Ossetia eight years ago.

It appears that the incident’s planners had a very weak imagination and tried to take advantage of a limited number of scenarios.

The Russian leadership’s statement on the escalation of the situation by the Ukrainian side announces Russia's readiness to convene the UN Security Council on the Crimean issue. It is assumed that the attacks were planned to undermine tourism in Crimea.

A boiling situation in Donbass

In addition, the Ukrainian military and punitive battalions have intensified shelling of the civilian neighborhoods of Donbass. A large number of offensive weapons systems have been brought up to the borders of the DPR and LPR, which has been confirmed by OSCE observers.

Furthermore, in the central regions of Ukraine, columns and trains moving military vehicles have been spotted.

Big political interests

The US has clearly pushed Ukraine into conflict with Russia. This is beneficial to certain political groups, especially the Democrats and lobbyists associated with the military-industrial complex. By provoking and worsening the conflict, it becomes possible for them to justify the further strengthening of NATO and the delivery of military goods to Ukraine.

This same scheme was implemented in the case of Saudi Arabia, which is losing the war with Yemen. The Saudis’ losses led to the United States selling them a new batch of weapons.