M.K. Bhadrakumar, Zero Hedge/RPI/Indian Punchline: Russia, NATO Positioned For Clash Over Black Sea Amid Putin’s ‘Blockade’ On Ukraine
The NATO Summit in Vilnius (July 11-12) signaled that there is absolutely no possibility of talks to settle the Ukraine war in a foreseeable future. The war will only intensify, as the US and its allies still hope to inflict a military defeat on Russia although that is clearly beyond their capability.
On July 14, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of US joint chiefs of staff said that Ukraine’s counteroffensive is “far from a failure” but the fight ahead will be “long” and “bloody”. Milley has a reputation for speaking what the White House wants to hear, no matter his professional judgment.
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WNU Editor: A Black Sea confrontation against Russia is a fight that NATO cannot win.