As fighting continues to intensify in Ukraine, the US military is planning on sending money and weapons to the current regime.
It was reported this week that the US Air Force sent a dozen A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets and about 300 soldiers to Germany, where they will train with NATO soldiers in exersizes to prepare for conflicts in eastern europe. The aircraft and solders will stay there so they are nearby if any major conflict should arise.
Lt. Col. Christopher Karns, a spokesman for the Air Force at the Pentagon told military.com that having the aircraift near the region would “strengthen interoperability and…demonstrate US commitment to the security and stability of Europe.”
This announcement came just as new legislation was introduced in the US House of Represenatives, which would authorize “military and lethal aid” to Ukraine throughout the year of 2016 and into 2017.
The fine print of the legislation said that:
“The Secretary of Defense is authorized, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to provide assistance, including training equipment, lethal weapons of a defensive nature, logistics support, supplies and services, and sustainment to the military and national security forces of Ukraine, through September 30, 2017. To carry out the provisions of this act there are authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000,000. Amounts authorized to be appropriated under this subsection are authorized to remain available until September 30, 2017.”
The United States and NATO are heavily invested in the outcome of Ukraine’s revolution because they want to control the outcome and introduce the new regime into the European Union. Russia on the other hand stands to lose an extremely important strategic and diplomatic region, so they are seeking to control the outcome as well.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.