If Russia stands up to defend Donbass, it does not necessarily mean war with NATO, political scientist, crisis analyst, and leader of the Essence of Time social and political movement Sergey Kurginyan said in an interview with the Donetsk UnionTV channel on April 10.
He assessed that NATO is not ready for a direct confrontation with Russia, and “Donetsk should not expect an apocalypse with NATO involvement.”
“There will be a dramatic change in the relationship between the USA and Russia toward higher degree of unfriendliness, there will be the invasion by NATO troops of the remaining Ukrainian territory. But, with the highest degree of probability, NATO will not immediately respond to Russian actions,” the political scientist suggested.
“There are no insane people. I do not see them. Maybe they are hiding and actually pull the strings behind the scenes, but what I see are not insane people. These are not people strong enough to involve themselves in a global conflict,” Kurginyan believes.
“They want something else. They want all of continental Europe to jump into the jaws of the USA on its terms and to keep saying, ‘Save us from the Russians!’ They want an even sharper confrontation with Russia. They believe that they will be able to finish off Russia with economic and political measures,” the crisis analyst explained.
Kurginyan warned that the mere understanding of the West’s game does not in itself mean victory in it. “They provoke Russia to take these actions, but that does not mean that Russia can evade them,” he stressed.
Recently, the Ukrainian authorities began to actively amass military equipment and Ukrainian army combat units on the contact line with the People’s Republics of Donbass.
Several weeks ago, the shelling of Donbass towns and villages by the Ukrainian Armed Forces intensified. On 9 April, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushylin said that the situation on the border between the DPR and Ukraine had reached the point of highest tension in the past several years.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency