Interview with the Chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov.
According to the USCC’s sources in the Ukrainian special services, Russia is taking active measures to expand its military presence in Belarus. Since March Russia has intensified joint military exercises of units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, introducing modern models of weapons and military equipment of Russian production.
The Biden administration is building a global coalition against China, and Russia seems to have been called upon. The price of such a union – the unblocking of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, an energy project of Russia and Germany. After its launch, these two countries will no longer need “logistical agreements” with the countries of Eastern Europe, and most importantly – Ukraine.
Despite loud Russian celebrations on the occasion of the “return” (and, in fact, occupation) of Crimea, the peninsula has been recognized only formally for eight years at the Russian level.