Russia’s aggressive presence in Donbas is aimed at achieving three main goals, says Herman Perchner, president of the American Foreign Policy Council, AFPC, Ukrinform reports Feb. 26.
The West should increase it assistance to Ukraine, and there will be more chances for it when a new US president comes into office, he said. ~~
The West should increase it assistance to Ukraine, and there will be more chances for it when a new US president comes into office, he said. The first goal of Russia’s growing violence in Donbas is to create new levers in the negotiating process.
The second goal may be Moscow’s preparations for a massive invasion.
The third goal is to keep up instability in the region and Ukraine, the expert said.
In this context, the governments in Kyiv, Washington and EU capitals should be prepared for this triple scenario, he said.
Ukraine should focus on implementing reforms and bolstering its defense capacity, he advised.
The time is playing for Ukraine, and Ukrainians should make the best use of it.