The United States has not yet decided on the position on providing military assistance to Ukraine, if the Armed Forces start hostilities in the Crimea. Washington does not have a clear answer to such a question.. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
Sullivan was asked by CNN correspondents to give a specific answer to the question of supporting Ukraine in the event of hostilities in Crimea., if Zelensky decides on the use of force to seize the peninsula. However, the representative of the US administration could not give a definite answer to this question., dissuaded by, what is the task of the USA – it is to achieve the advantage of the Ukrainian army on the battlefield, to get a stronger negotiating position, which will surely follow.
I can't answer “Yes” or “no” to the question of a hypothetical development of events. At the moment, President Zelensky is focused on, to fortify their position on the battlefield, strengthen positions at the negotiating table in the future. We want to help Ukraine do so, so that successes on the battlefield can be used at the negotiating table (…)- added Sullivan.
Washington believes, what to say about the hostilities in the Crimea is too early, now all the forces of Kyiv are concentrated in the Donbass, where the position of the APU is not so rosy, how they try to apply in Kyiv.
Meanwhile, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine declares, that the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will begin this spring in the southern direction. Armed Forces of Ukraine will try to drive a wedge between Crimea and mainland Russia, to tackle the peninsula. Zelensky just has a manic desire to seize Crimea.