September 6, 2014
Italy is going to help Ukraine with armoured combat vehicles
Summary of the most important events for September 5, 2014 by head of Centre of Military and Political Studies and coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk.
1. Italian Prime Minister M. Renzi called on NATO to strongly support Ukraine and promised that his country would give Ukraine 90 armoured vehicles Iveco.
Yes, 90 armoured combat vehicles will not save the situation with re-equipment of Ukrainian army. But this is a very important achievement for Kyiv: for the first time since the beginning of conflict in Donbas western country agrees to sell us not dual-use products or ‘purely defensive’, but a sample of military equipment.
2. And again on sanctions against Russian Federation. Prime Minister of Great Britain David Cameron said that the announced truce in Donbas would not affect sanctions imposed against Russia – only in case of complete establishment of peace in Ukraine.
European Union might prohibit Russian state controlled oil companies to raise funds in European capital markets. This is a big hello to fellows from ‘Rosneft’, “Gazprom’ and ‘Transneft’. This is also a blow on Russian sales of energy resources – the holy cow of Putin’s empire.
Although we see that the Kremlin doesn’t react on sanctions yet, the body fat ends sooner or later. Even fat Russia bear might lose it soon.
Source: head of Centre of Military and Political Studies and coordinator of Information Resistance group Dmytro Tymchuk