Exactly! Putin might be convinced that the west is putting Russia in a choke hold. Cutting off it’s supply to weapons, equipment, and minerals that fuel it’s military, space capabilities, and energy production.
Everything is connected to Ukraine. He can’t back down!
If USA wont help us like you promised at least give us back our nukes so we can have a deterrent. Oh yeah, I failed to mention that you should also replace the 120 bombers, 200 fighter aircraft and 1500 tanks you conveniently destroyed for us....thanks for that assistance. If only the USA would give back what you defrauded us out of in the name of global peace and assurance of protection, we could defend ourselves now!
Yesterday, US president Obama issued an executive order extending US sanctions against violations of Ukrainian sovereignty for an additional year.
From the president's statement: "The actions and policies addressed in [the existing sanctions orders] continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States."
A well-grounded McClatchy article on how Ukraine's military has grown since Russia first invaded one year ago.
Two senior Ukrainians with military affairs backgrounds explain that Ukraine had no military option when Russian forces occupied Crimea.
"A year ago, Polyakov said, Ukraine was wholly unprepared. The official Ukrainian defense doctrine – a document, he notes, that politicians have been too overwhelmed by war to change –proclaimed that Ukraine had no enemies. In that document, Russia is considered a friend and protector.
Such thinking during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych led to the dismantling and hollowing out of the Ukrainian military. Polyakov said funding was about 10 percent of what was needed to field an effective military, based on the notion that the country had no enemies."
“MOSCOW—They were not celebrities; until a few weeks ago, nobody in Russia knew of the now sensational couple. She was a 17-year-old Chechen schoolgirl, and he a man 30 years her senior, a colonel in the Chechen police, a figure of authority in his region. Now theirs is the most discussed wedding of the year in Russia.
Among other things, it has drawn attention to polygamy in Muslim parts of the country, since the colonel made the girl his second wife. Is polygamy permitted by Russian law? No, it is not, but Chechnya is not Russia, many argue: it lives by its own morals, by its own laws, obeying the word of the republic’s boss”
"And after all that, the Federation sought the most brazen methods occupy a neighbouring sovereign State for military production there is incredibly important for the Kremlin, which has recently openly preparing for war.
Yes to why Ukraine is so important in this matter? Let's find out:
Russian aircraft-not fly?
Plant «motor sich» produces almost all engines for Russian helicopters: MI-8, MI-171, MI-24, Mi-35, MI-26, MI-28, Ka-27, Ka-29, Ka-32, Ka-50, Ka-52 ... the Russia itself can make in a year on the strength of 50 and up to 2020 they want 3000 Motors (2 per helicopter and 1 spare)
Plant "motor sich" makes the same engines, almost all civil aircraft in Russia: the IL-18, IL-38, Antonov an-8, an-12, an-24, an-26, an-30, an-32, an-72, an-74, an-124, an-140, an-148, be-12, be-200, Yak-40, Yak-42.
The Russian air force also have a vested interest in military transport planes Kiev Antonov company. The special interest of the military is to serial production of an-70, an-124 Ruslan. IL -76 even close could not close the gap and produce no analogs in Russia.
The Kiev company "Artem" produces missiles air-air medium-range r-27 (Er1, P1, Et1, T1) for MiG-29, Su-27, Su-33, Su-34, Su-35. At the moment, Artem is the only manufacturer in the post-Soviet space missiles of this class for these machines.
RUSSIAN NAVY-plastic Dummies without Ukraine?
Another industry where you can get by without Ukraine, but it is extremely difficult and a more expensive would-military shipbuilding. In Russia there is a lack of postroečnyh of corny. And in Ukraine, there are three shipbuilding yards in Nikolaev!!
With regard to the construction of aircraft carriers, the case is still problematic-need huge investments. The greatest advantage of Ukrainian shipbuilders over Russian-the ability to build large vessels with DWT up to 180 thousand. tons of
In Mykolaiv is zorya-mashproekt» is the largest in the CIS, the developer and manufacturer of marine gas turbine engines (GTE) for naval vessels. Engines from zorya-mashproekt equipped and many ships of the Russian Navy (in particular, the project 22350 frigate, built frigates project 11356R/m, projected future destroyers 21956 project). In Russia, the production of such gas turbines to and could not.
Nuclear weapons without Ukraine-rusty junk?
Another area of Russian-Ukrainian cooperation is cooperation in the field of maintenance of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) of the old generation (Soviet) still form the backbone of the missile and nuclear power in Russia. In particular, the RS-20 (also known as RS-36, and in NATO classification-SS-18 "Satan") developed in the Dnepropetrovsk KB "Yuzhnoye" and was produced at the factory "Yuzhmash"-the specialists of the South "and" Yuzhmash "and still have the guarantee supervision and analysis of technical condition of Russian missiles by participating in the works on the extension of their terms of service. Spare parts for the old generation also supplies "Yuzhmash".
And it is no secret that the Russian program of nuclear rearmament "slightly" sags: rockets in mines age, cannot indefinitely prolong the operation life of "Satan" and solid fuel ROCKET-24 "Yars" and especially "Topol-m" that the "Satan" no replacement "they fundamentally inferior to its predecessor, the power and the maximum-range delivery of cargo". With missiles for submarines and does what it does not matter-the same "Mace", as it is known, does not fly, and the new rocket carrier in fact unarmed. And it is difficult to understand how to create new heavy ICBM Russia could do without the Ukrainian State Design Office "Yuzhnoe" and "Yuzhmash".
I think the conclusions you can do yourself. Moreover, the findings are very interesting."