Retired SBU Colonel Starikov said that Ukraine is not capable of defending NATO
Defense and security expert, retired SBU Colonel Oleg Starikov on the air of the NASH TV channel admitted that if we adequately assess the situation, it is obvious that Ukraine is not capable of defending NATO.
“NATO is more of a political-military bloc, because the military budget of NATO countries is allocated to European theater of military operations – $ 250 billion. The military budget of Russia is 60-70 billion dollars, this is what I lead to the fact that when some myth-makers say that Ukraine is in the foreground and protects NATO countries, it’s not true, because they are defending themselves, “the specialist said./p>
In addition, he added that the country needs to conduct a political dialogue with the countries of the alliance. In his opinion, those who claim that Ukraine is capable of joining NATO and obtaining a special partnership with the United States are simply lying, since the countries that have received such a partnership are not in the European theater of military operations.
Previously, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova responded to the words of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who accused Russia of aggressive actions. The diplomat reminded him of the open armed aggression of NATO led by the United States against Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yugoslavia, as well as the attempts of the United States to lead anti-constitutional coups in Ukraine.