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Mark Feygin: Is it possible to assume that NATO forces will be directly involved in the conflict?

19 Feb, 2023
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Mark Feygin: Is it possible to assume that NATO forces will be directly involved in the conflict?

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Yuri Felshtinsky, a Russian American historian, said that NATO should intervene in this war, and it will intervene. That's the only way to end it. Is this even a real scenario? There was information that NATO was already carrying out instructions for resolving the conflict. Russian human rights activist and opposition politician Mark Feygin answered these questions in an interview with Unian.

"In order to finally solve the problem, Ukrainian forces alone cannot do it. Now it is getting by with the forces of Ukraine and the weapons being transferred by the Western allies. But this is not enough.

Another question is in what capacity and on what scale NATO forces will be involved. I would not rule out that they may become peacekeepers in some territories and become a buffer between Ukraine and Russia. And if Crimea is taken, some peacekeepers will also come there. Yes, Ukraine, its authorities, and military units will come, but some delimiting NATO forces will be stationed in the area of ​​the bridge. Why not?

For example, if Transnistria is again deoccupied or reintegrated into Moldova, parts of European armies may also arise to ensure law and order there. Will they be NATO or under a UN mandate? Rather, NATO, the UN is not an organization that can act effectively.

Is it possible to assume that NATO forces will be directly involved in the conflict? Some countries, yes. For example, in the case of Belarus. Polish and Lithuanian military units can become involved, due to the general situation; they can provide protection for the population - Polish and Lithuanian, which is in Belarus, and solve common problems.

Felshtinsky refers to the involvement of NATO directly in the theater of operations in Ukraine. Well, it must be some particular situation. For example, the use of nuclear weapons. Then yes. I believe that NATO will want to stop one day. And then it will be logical for them to send their troops everywhere. But this is an entirely different war. This is no longer a war between Ukraine and Russia. Use of tactical nuclear weapons or something similar. Other rules will begin to operate, and there will be other goals and targets, a different answer. And Moscow will avoid this in order not to come to this. I think. Everything is possible. The world is full of idiots. But there is already an understanding of the consequences in Moscow. The Americans have repeatedly stated that it will be very painful. This is an element of intimidation, but I would not rule out that they would want to fire a rocket and solve the problem with one little old man. What's stopping you?

Perhaps Moscow is not such a fool as to go to such an aggravation. Maybe. Will be avoided.

They started the war, it was predicted. They were sure that everything would be decided in 2-3 days, and then they would be friends with everyone. But this did not happen. And now what? Exacerbate the situation? They exacerbate it, but to the limits that, conceptually, are "red lines" for them. They understand that their intersection is already irreversible, and fatal.

Are NATO forces ready to get involved? This is not a question of combat readiness; they have been preparing all year. Look, they are pulling parts closer and closer to Romania, Poland, and the Baltic countries. In general, in Europe, it is customary to increase the contingent to 300 thousand. Before that, it was 60. They will increase, and they will create new military bases, missiles, air bases, motorized infantry units. Of course, they will, because they are dealing with a monster. Fear and prepare.

This is the saddest thing the Kremlin could achieve – to turn itself into an object of both fear and a target at the same time. Now everyone wants to kill, destroy, and multiply them by zero. It is necessary to turn the country not just into an outcast but into an enemy that everyone wants to kill."


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