The voltage at the Donbass continues to grow.
Russia in response to the expansion of US sanctions against it will intensify attacks in the Donbass, perhaps, in the direction of Mariupol. After may 9, in the Donbass every day Pro-Russian militants carried out the attack using openly banned by the Minsk agreements, artillery, and the OSCE has fixed the tanks on the demarcation line.
This opinion of the site “24” expressed a political expert Sergey Postolovsky.
As says the political scientist, the only way for the Kremlin to respond to the extension of sanctions – power scenario.
“Why Russian tanks withdraw to the line of demarcation? It is unlikely that Putin writes to us to intimidate and show their power. If the tanks are displayed, so they will go further. In addition, conducted naval exercises of the Russian army in the Crimea”, – said Postolovsky.
The expert also drew attention to several factors that irritate the Kremlin “bezviz” for Ukraine and the rise of the protest moods in Russia.
Painful for Russia, hit the “bezviz”. This is a tactic of soft power, which speaks better than any tanks. Because the population of the occupied territories demonstrates the desire to go to Europe without a visa. This has irritated Russia, which can not offer the alternative for residents ORDO. It is also significant that the protests in day of Russia on June 12 was held in more than 50 cities. And the sanctions will deepen economic problems. And how to respond when they don’t. Military force, forming the image of the enemy, – said Sergey Postolovsky.
Recall, the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions, which include reducing the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks and 14 days, and companies in the oil and gas sector – up to 30 days.
Putin during a hotline on Thursday, June 15, answering the journalists ‘ question about the effect of sanctions on Russia, said he did not understand the reasons for the decision and assured him of the benefits of sanctions for the Russian Federation.
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