The First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, stated that NATO and Western countries have been actively involved in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, though certain boundaries have yet to be crossed. “We are sending more and more signals that, well, of course, some red lines have been crossed, but maybe the most red of them haven’t yet been crossed.
When you deal with a nuclear power like Russia, you have to calculate all the possibilities if you want to escalate the war further and further on,” he said in an interview with American journalist Kim Iversen, as per a report from TASS. Polyansky stated that an increase in weapons provided by NATO to Ukraine will not significantly alter the outcome of Russia’s military operation, but the crossing of certain boundaries increases the likelihood of direct involvement by Western nations in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
According to the Russian diplomat, Russia has no desire for direct conflict with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the sentiment is reciprocated by NATO. He added that the support provided to Ukraine goes beyond just weapons and includes specialists who are necessary to operate them.
Polyansky says the US is actively participating in planning of military operations
Polyansky said that the United States is actively participating in the planning of military operations by Ukraine and NATO countries are also supplying satellite intelligence information. He also stated that NATO, though not present in large numbers, is effectively engaged in the conflict through the presence of private military companies, advisers, and mercenaries. “NATO is de facto fighting in Ukraine.
Maybe NATO armies are not there massively, but there are private military companies, there are councilors, there are a lot of mercenaries, who are being killed and who are being captured,” were his exact words. Kim Iversen is an independent American journalist, who has her own show on YouTube.
For a short period of time, she hosted “The Rising” for Hill TV, however, due to some conflict with the management there, she left that job. She describes herself as someone who leans towards the left in the political spectrum, although not in the current day woke left but more in the Howard Zinn style classical left, which essentially sees America as an imperial nation. She has often spoken out against US’ involvement in other parts of the world.