The UK’s Training Of Ukrainian Fighter Pilots Makes NATO’s Jet Coalition An Inevitability
This explanation of events might have admittedly sounded a bit too speculative just a week ago, but it now appears incomparably more credible in light of the UK’s latest announcement ahead of Zelensky’s surprise trip.
It’s inevitable that NATO will assemble a jet coalition like the tank one that it recently brought together in order to dispatch modern fighter aircraft to Ukraine after Wednesday’s announcement from London ahead of Zelensky’s surprise trip there. The British government confirmed that it will start training that country’s pilots to operate NATO-standard fighter jets to coincide with his visit, though the reality is that this process likely began long ago and is only being disclosed now for reasons of “political convenience”.
To explain, unlike NATO’s tank coalition that represented an escalation but one which shouldn’t be exaggerated, the impending jet coalition could decisively shift the Ukrainian Conflict’s military-strategic dynamics along a much more destabilizing trajectory. That’s because these armaments can versatilely enhance Kiev’s air and ground capabilities, not to mention increasing the odds that it can effectively wage combined arms operations during both sides’ reportedly planned offensives in the coming future.
Director of the Second European Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Belyayev foresaw this scenario the day prior but downplayed its significance since he promised that Moscow’s forces would adequately respond to that escalation, though that doesn’t discredit the preceding assessment. The West’s military-industrial crisis connected to this protracted proxy war that they hadn’t expected is compelling them to dispatch modern equipment to Kiev after running out of Soviet-era supplies.
It was either that course of action or reduce the pace, scale, and scope of armed assistance, the second scenario of which was regarded as politically unacceptable, ergo the decision to move forward with sending modern tanks and likely soon jets. In both cases, despite the public drama that surrounds these escalations, it’s almost certainly the case in hindsight that training was ordered long ago and the aforementioned theatrics were just for perception management purposes to justify these outcomes.
After all, the West’s military-industrial crisis was discernible months ago when it became clear that its related complex lacked the capacity to maintain the earlier-mentioned armed assistance to Kiev. It therefore follows that Ukrainian troops clandestinely began training to operate modern Western weapons a while back in preparation for the scenario of these sorts of arms having to be dispatched there sometime later if Russia ended up destroying NATO’s Soviet-era stockpiles like it ultimately did.
Having finally arrived at that point, it was cleverly decided to stage some public drama over this sensitive subject of escalating the conflict through those means in order to manipulate public opinion in support of this preplanned decision. That explains the ridiculous charade that Germany and Poland engaged in over the Leopard tanks, which now appears to be in the process of replication when it comes to modern jets, thus likely resulting in a related coalition between the UK, Poland, and others for dispatching them.
The artificially manufactured impression of American vassals unilaterally taking the lead in “defending Ukraine” will then be exploited to justify the US itself sending similar air equipment exactly as it recently agreed to send its Abrams tanks in parallel with others sending their Leopards. This explanation of events might have admittedly sounded a bit too speculative just a week ago, but it now appears incomparably more credible in light of the UK’s latest announcement ahead of Zelensky’s surprise trip.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Voice of East.
7 Courses in 1 – Diploma in Business Management
Categories: Analysis, Geopolitics, International Affairs
Leave a Reply