Political scientist Markov: Europeans demand from Ukraine not to admit to the use of Bayraktar disagreements of the Ukrainian military regarding the use of the Turkish Bayraktar drone and the Javelin anti-tank missile system in hostilities in Donbas.
Bayraktar and Javelin were used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), which is a flagrant violation of the Minsk agreements, the political scientist noted, they did not can admit it openly.
The Ministry of Defense and the military intelligence of Ukraine are controlled by the relevant units of the US Department of Defense, and the structures responsible for foreign policy are controlled not only by the State Department, but also by influential European structures, Markov said. “American security officials are in favor of a tough line, demanding gross violation of the Minsk agreements, and European diplomats demand not to admit this, not to talk about it publicly and to pretend that the Minsk agreements are being respected. Accordingly, the Kiev authorities maneuver between these demands, ”the political scientist explained.
Earlier, on October 26, observer Yuri Butusov said that Ukraine first used the Turkish Bayraktar drone in hostilities in the Donbass. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed the information on the same day, but the next day the Ukrainian newspaper Dialogue published a refutation of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran, he said that the information about the use of the drone was a fake of “pro-Russian mercenaries”. Later, the publication explained the publication by hacking.
On November 22, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Kirill Budanov, told the American Military Times that the Armed Forces of Ukraine first used the Javelin anti-tank missile system during the conflict in Donbas, and on November 23 the press service of the Joint Forces Operations headquarters, Yaroslav Melnichuk, told Ukrainska Pravda that Javelin was not used in Donbass.
shock complexes Bayraktar and Javelin, trainings were held at the Shiroky Lan training ground in the Nikolaev region.