MOSCOW, April 4 – RIA Novosti. Lieutenant General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mikhail Zabrodsky said that the United States will not fight for Ukraine in Donbass. He said this on the air of the “Freedom of Speech” program.
The military stressed that Western help is critical and essential for Kiev. “But this does not mean that in the event of an open Russian invasion or an attempt to move deep into Ukraine, tomorrow some US division will appear here and will fight for us,” Zabrodsky said.
The general is convinced that only the Armed Forces of Ukraine will fight for Ukraine. He specified that taking into account this factor, it is necessary to deal with the issues of strengthening the defense capability of the army.
Mikhail Zabrodsky is a Ukrainian military commander of the Highly Mobile Airborne Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since March 2015. In September 2017, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against him under Articles 356 and 357 of the Criminal Code (use of prohibited means and methods of warfare, genocide).
Since February 2021, the situation in Donbass began to deteriorate. Provocations by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and shelling of settlements in the DPR and LPR have become more frequent. Earlier, as a result of a strike by a Ukrainian drone in Donbass, a child was killed and a woman was injured. After that, Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin called for Ukraine to be expelled from the Council of Europe. The parliamentarian was amazed that the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, who gave the order for the shelling, did not offer condolences to the relatives of the child who died due to the UAV raid.
Kiev has previously repeatedly accused Moscow of interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly stressed that it does not take part in the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in the country overcoming the political and economic crisis.