The Ukrainian army will not be able to stop the war in the Donbass – former US Ambassador

The Ukrainian army will not be able to stop the war in the Donbass – former US Ambassador



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Steven Pifer noted that the Russian military can take Mariupol if they were provoked.

The escalation of the conflict in the Donbas should not wait, says former U.S. Ambassador and an expert on Ukraine and Russia in Washington, Steven Pifer, however, and the forces of the Ukrainian army to stop the war will not succeed.

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“The Ukrainian military and the government understand that you will not be able to return Donbas by force. If they try, the Russian military will enter at the Donbass much bigger. In this case, the Russian military, for example, will be able to take Mariupol”, – the expert said in an interview with New times.

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Pifer recalled that the Russian army is strong, well equipped and exceeds the number of Ukrainian troops. However, the former US Ambassador suggested that Russia will not dare a step, which may entail a new round of sanctions and support of Ukraine from the West.

“Active conflict undermines the actions of the Ukrainian government, and putting pressure on the government, and complicates Ukraine’s success – both economic and political,” said Steven Pifer.

As previously reported, in Germany, called for increased sanctions against Russia, because Putin only understands force.

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