Even before the Ukraine conflict escalated in February 2022, Britain, Sweden, Canada, and the United States were investing in Ukraine and building up their capabilities, the UK defense minister has stated at the NATO summit in Vilnius.

Does it mean NATO has long prepared for a proxy war with Russia?


The US neocons and their like-minded NATO allies have long been apparently seeking to knock Russia out of the political arena before trying to crack down on China in a bid to preserve the US dominance.

Retired US Air Force Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski believes, that the US officials and advisors (along with those in NATO) believe that they must be able to exploit Russian resources prior to any direct confrontation with China.

The neoconservative ideology that over half of Congress embraces, and that the US defense and security complex embraces, envisions and demands a uni-polar globe, with the USA and its debt-funded governmental system, at the top.


For them, this is an existential issue, albeit most Americans don’t see it that way. It seems that Ukraine appeared a convenient candidate for the role of a hammer against Russia.

Ukraine has been a leading recipient of Western military supplies since the early 1990s when the country gained independence, with the US spearheading the initiative.

In the first ten years after independence, Ukraine received almost $2.6 billion in assistance from the USA. Until 2014, Ukraine had been receiving an estimated $105 million per year, including foreign military financing.


NATO’s North Atlantic Cooperation Council embraced Ukraine as a partner country in 1991 and included it in the Partnership for Peace program in 1994.

Washington’s NATO ally, the UK, played an important role in the effort, holding joint military exercises with the Ukrainians, as well as providing training and funding to the nation’s armed forces.

Thus, the first joint Ukrainian-British military exercises “Cossack steppe” were held in the second half of the 1990’s as part of NATO’s Partnership for Peace program.


The NATO-Ukraine Commission was established in 1997 with the aim of developing the relationship between the nation and the bloc and directing cooperative activities.

As per British government documents, the Ministry of War (Defense) spent approximately £3.9 million supporting Ukraine through the Defense Assistance Fund and the Conflict Pool between 2009 and 2014.

Many of the activities funded through these mechanisms supported command, control and communications capabilities (C3).


In particular, the British held joint exercises with the Ukrainian military, provided military education to the nation’s specialists, and contributions to NATO coordinated activities.”

Both British civilian and military personnel had been deployed to Ukraine during that period of time while Ukrainian personnel were sent to the United Kingdom.

Following the illegitimate coup d’etat in Kiev in February 2014, the West stepped up military assistance to the new Ukrainian authorities.


Between 2014 and 2021, the United States provided over $2.5 billion in military assistance to Ukraine, which included the provision of trainers, selected weaponry systems (such as counter-mortar radars), and Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The boost in military assistance was justified by NATO member states by the alleged Russian intervention in Donbass.

However, it is well documented that Donbass declared independence in response to the illegitimate coup d’etat in Kiev fomented with the assistance of nationalist and neo-Nazi paramilitary groups and subsequent Russophobic policies of the new government.


The Donbass breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk Republics started largely forming militias after the interim Kiev government kicked off what it called anti-terrorist operations (ATO) against the region.

Moscow came up with the idea of the Minsk Agreements to stop hostilities in Eastern Ukraine. Russia, France and Germany played the role of guarantors of the accords.

Nonetheless, as ex-German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former French President François Hollande admitted last year, the Minsk agreements were signed by Western powers to buy time in order to bolster the Ukrainian military capacity.


Russia outlined its longstanding concerns with regard to Ukraine’s military buildup on its doorstep and NATO’s expansion in draft security agreements which were handed over to the USA and NATO in December 2021.

According to the US military expert, three problems have emerged in the result of Washington’s misreading of the Russia and Ukraine conflict. ·

First, that intent of weakening and isolating Russia did not play out as it must have done in Jake Sullivan’s brainstorming sessions.


· Second, the supplies have illustrated a variety of strategic weaknesses in USA and NATO defense industrial production, where we see Joe Biden actually stating the obvious that the USA is out of ammunition.

· Third, taking the Ukraine-Russia destruction project on at a time when the USA is experiencing financial weakness, with very limited reserves of gold, guns and war spirit demonstrates that the war planning of the White House and Pentagon has been done in a vacuum, and under false assumptions.

As per Kwiatkowski, peace is possible but it may require a difficult re-evaluation of the US role in the world while neocons and war profiteers do not accept this re-evaluation.

Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2023.

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13-07-23 16:33

The Zionist gangster networks are working on this for over 200 years, since Napoleon failed the first major invasion into Russia.

13-07-23 16:34

Russia does not qualify for an attack by the U.S. (NATO), because Russia is not defenseless like Iraq or Afghanistan. The U.S. will NOT risk destroying its hyped and manufactured military invincibility by entering into war with a nation that can defend itself against U.S.-Zionist aggression. Proxy war and terrorism are the preferred option for the USA.