In early October 2020, rumors started circulating Ukrainian media that the UK would ‘assist’ Ukraine in building two new Naval bases, on the shore of the Sea of Azov, as well as in the Black Sea.
Considering that not so long ago, the British paratroopers during the exercises staged a large-scale landing in the south of Ukraine, the bases which Dmitry Kuleba, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, hinted at weren’t that much of a surprise.
On October 7th, President Volodymyr Zelensky in London announced the signing of a multibillion-dollar military contract with Britain. Which concerns the same Nikolaev region.
On the eve of Zelensky’s visit to Britain, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba made a number of hints about the British military presence in Ukraine.
The BBC announced to Kuleba that readers liked the landing of British paratroopers in the Nikolaev area during a recent exercise.
“There were even calls to be held more often, especially in the southern regions of Ukraine,” the journalists said.
The Foreign Minister said the following:
“We are not against it. If they parachute there and remain, we will not object either.”
That is, there were no actual words about the military base. But it is clear that the British paratroopers cannot “remain” on the bare ground.
Therefore, the invitation to be based in Ukraine sounded completely unambiguous.
The Ukrainian minister said that the British have become Kiev’s main partners in the fight against “Russian disinformation.” And he made a cryptic statement:
“It was not for nothing that the British paratroopers landed.” The hint sounds as if Kiev has far-reaching military plans for the British.
He said that on October 7-8, Zelensky will go to London and sign a number of agreements.
“We will sign an agreement on political cooperation, free trade and strategic partnership between our countries. The document is very large, complex, in fact it is a new framework for our relations. Secondly, we will talk very seriously about cooperation in the security sector,” Kuleba said.
He did not clarify this issue in detail. But he added meaningfully: “By leaving the EU, Great Britain will have more room for maneuver, it may be tougher in some issues. It is beneficial to us.”
Zelensky announced the signing of a memorandum with the UK:
“This is the signing of a memorandum on the development of the navy. An important strategic document, we will be at the naval base, we will sign this memorandum worth 1.25 billion pounds. We all believed that the navy would appear in Ukraine again.” Zelensky said.
It is important that the 1.25 billion pounds that London will allocate to Ukraine is not gratuitous aid, but a 10-year loan that will have to be repaid.
Approximately a week later, it turned out that the Ukrainian Navy would operate the new bases, but that doesn’t actually mean the UK and potentially US can’t actively and almost permanently utilize them.
Military expert, reserve colonel Oleg Zhdanov noted that even if the deployment of foreign military bases were allowed, this would not bring Ukraine closer to joining NATO:
“We are unlikely to be taken there for strategic and political reasons, since NATO will not enter into an armed confrontation with the Russian Federation.” The military expert believes that the new Ukrainian military bases, which are planned to be built with the help of Western allies, will provide security guarantees: although the allies are not going to fight for Ukraine, “but all military and technical assistance to protect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and the United States, will provide”.
The Zelenskiy administration is circulating a five-point “questionnaire” slated to be voted on October 18th. There are questions about corruption, marijuana, deputies.
But the fifth point is:
“Do you support Ukraine’s right to use the security guarantees defined by the Budapest Memorandum to restore state sovereignty and territorial integrity?”
What is the Budapest Memorandum? This is an agreement signed in 1994 under which Ukraine renounced nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees from the signatory parties. And it was signed by four countries: Ukraine, Russia, USA and Great Britain.
The implementation of the treaty gives the West a legal basis for intervention and the possibility of organizing a full-fledged military presence in the country, bypassing the NATO charter, to which you are so fond of referring here. And in addition, the implementation of the memorandum officially introduces into Ukrainian politics, in addition to the United States, the UK, which after leaving the EU is actively building its own quasi-empire of a new type.
Thus, NATO member states are creating another formal pretext of the expansion of their military infrastructure in Ukraine. As the ‘Russian invasion’ narrative is covered with dust and no Europeans are willing to die in Ukraine to fight back some imaginary Russian intervention.
Additionally to the expansion of the military infrastructure, managing Ukrainian political processes and looting the country, the so-called ‘democratic world’ is also aggressively implanting neo-liberal and globalist ideology in the country. To meet the demands of its Western puppeteers, the Kiev regime not only introduced a wide-scale censorship and political persecutions campaign, but in fact has been waging a war on the part of the Ukrainian population that stands against or does not support enough this new ideology. As a part of this campaign, Kiev and its foreign masters de-facto limit rights of citizens that are critical towards the current regime and its ‘European way’ and seek to destroy any groups and entities that may pose even a theoretical threat to the dominance of this new narrative. After getting rid of most of independent media and suppressing the opposition, these pro-globalist forces also attacked the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The Ukrainian sovereignty and real interests of its citizens are in fact being undermined in order to fulfil the demands of Ukraine’s ‘strategic partners’ in the West.
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