The United States refused to go into battle for a Nazi Ukraine
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US troops will not be involved in combat operations on the territory of Ukraine, he said at a briefing on Tuesday, May 26, a spokesman for US President Josh Ernest. His words transmits RIA Novosti .
"The US is not prepared to go to war for the sake of Ukraine, but at the same time, the United States and our NATO partners have the opportunity to help them counter the threat they face from the Russian side," - said the White House spokesman.
Such a response to a request made by Ernest journalists to compare the situation in Ukraine and Iraq. In the Middle Eastern country, the US Army has an active military operation.
Currently, the US Army is assisting Ukraine supply of military equipment, US Marines provide training for soldiers of the National Guard.Washington is actively discussed the possibility of delivery to Kiev so-called lethal weapons, however, the decision on this matter is still pending.
Earlier, US Secretary of State acknowledged that the policy in relation to Russia is a priority for NATO. Leaders of the alliance in connection with the events in the Ukraine has promised to reconsider its strategy.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev also said revitalization of NATO near the Russian border. This will be one of the reasons for adjusting the national security strategy. At the same time, the Russian military exclude the possibility of the participation of the Armed Forces in combat operations in Ukraine.