A top US military expert has said Russian President Vladimir Putin was right to blame the US for working to prolong the conflict in Ukraine.
Sean Spoonts, a US Navy veteran and editor of the Special Operations Forces Report (SOFREP) website, said Washington’s and kyiv’s goals in the conflict contradict each other.
“It seems that while Ukraine wishes to end the war quickly and decisively in order to defeat Russian forces and drive them out of their country, American policy seems almost designed to prolong the conflict in the hope of bringing about collapse. of Russia itself, both militarily and economically,” he said.
“It goes much further than [Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky’s goal, which is simply to get the Russian armies out of his country and regain the lost territories in Donbass, Lugansk and Crimea,” he added.
Putin on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and seeking to destabilize the Asia-Pacific region, in reference to American interference in Taiwan.
“The situation in Ukraine shows that the United States is trying to prolong this conflict. And it is acting in exactly the same way, fueling the potential for conflict in Asia, Africa and Latin America,” Putin said at the opening ceremony. opening of the international conference in Moscow. security conference.
Washington “is using the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder,” he said, blaming the United States for supplying weapons to kyiv. “They need conflict to retain their hegemony,” he added.
Commenting on this, Dan Kovalik, an author and political commentator in Pennsylvania, said, “Of course the United States is trying to prolong the war in Ukraine to destabilize the region. The United States provoked this conflict for eight years in order to drag the Russians into a war that would undermine and could destroy Russia.