Ukrainian inspectors will visit a routine inspection of a military unit in the South of Russia. None of the past such inspections have not established evidence promoted by the Kiev “Russian aggression” in Donbass. Experts say that such events primarily benefits Russia because of the Ukrainian show the groundlessness of the charges.
From 16 to 19 January, the Ukrainian inspectors will check the extent of the notified military activity in the Rostov region. This was announced yesterday the head of the Russian national Centre for reducing nuclear danger Sergey Ryzhkov. “Ukraine requested the Russian Federation on holding on its territory the inspection of the specified area in the framework of the Vienna document 2011 on confidence-building measures and security” – the words Ryzhkov, RIA “Novosti”. Specified Ukraine district is located in the Rostov region and occupies an area of about 16 thousand sq. km. the Purpose of such measures, said Ryzhkov – definition of the scale or confirmation of the absence of military activities within a specified area.
“The inspectors can record the presence or absence of personnel, staffing and movement of troops, stockpiles of weapons and ammunition”
In addition, according to him, the Ukrainian military will receive briefings from the commanders of military units. “The briefings of commanders contain General information about the structure and tasks of subordinate military units”, – quotes its “Interfax”.
In addition to the Ukrainians, in the inspection will also involve experts from Germany and Serbia. The German experts will visit the 252-th infantry regiment, stationed in the city of Boguchar of the Voronezh region, and the Serbian will conduct an inspection on the territory of one of areas of Moscow region.
Recall that a pan-European security architecture includes several agreements on disarmament, arms control and confidence-building measures in the military field. For example, the Vienna document 2011 provides for the exchange of data about military forces, planning and budgets. In addition, OSCE countries shall provide each other with information about certain types of military activities and carry out inspections.
This is not the first such inspection of Russian military units of the Ukrainian specialists. In February last year also conducted this inspection, the Ukrainian inspectors “noted that it did not observe military activities of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation in the selected inspection area and pointed to the exact observance of the provisions of the Vienna document, the Russian accompanying persons”.
In March 2014, the same inspection was conducted by Ukrainian military specialists in the Belgorod and Kursk regions. Then, too, no violations were recorded.
“Air and land”
The speaker of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Alexander Motuzyanik said in turn that the inspection of Ukrainian military observers in the border area of the Rostov region will include ground tests, and also over the area by helicopter. “As part of the inspection will, inter alia, obtaining information from commanders of the Russian units is planned helicopter fly-overs. It is also planned to conduct a ground inspection of the specified area”, – he said at the briefing, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.
He added that the inspection team will also include representatives from Denmark and Canada. “In the inspection group will include two representatives from Ukraine, one representative from Canada and one representative from the Kingdom of Denmark,” – his words TASS.
Ukraine accused Russia of aggression, and Russia strengthens border
Recall that the Ukrainian authorities regularly declare “Russian aggression” in Donbas, speaking about the presence on the territory of the breakaway DND and LNR regular Russian military units. On Saturday about it again remembered, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, speaking at the solemn event on the occasion of the day of defender of Ukraine. Poroshenko warned of “Russian invaders” that on the Ukrainian land them inevitably to ruination.
However, the most often accusations of “Russian aggression” sounded by the Ukrainian leadership in 2014-2015. So, in February of 2015 at the security conference in Munich, Poroshenko brought a pack of Russian passports and military tickets, supposedly taken from Russian soldiers in the Donbass. “I brought passports and military IDs of Russian soldiers, Russian officers who come to us…. This is the best proof of the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine”, – reports the words RT.
At the economic forum in Davos, the Ukrainian President brought a fragment of the bus from Volnovakha, shortly before subjected to shelling, which killed civilians. “That’s part of the bus from Volnovakha with injuries from fragments of a Russian rocket that killed my men,” – said he.
On the background of the Ukrainian events and the hostile rhetoric of the authorities in Kiev, Russia was engaged in strengthening the state border, increasing the number of military units of constant combat readiness in the Western military district. “The geopolitical situation has changed: until last year, we have none from the border with Ukraine regions was not at all formations of permanent readiness. This area is considered absolutely safe, “friendly”. So there was a “black hole”, which was forced to close urgent measures for the relocation and restoration of some compounds”, – said the newspaper VIEW military expert Viktor murakhovski.
On best of Russia
The expert of Association of military political scientists Alexander perendzhiev, commenting on the newspaper VIEW news about the impending military review, reported that, frankly, do not understand the hype around the upcoming inspection. “In 2015, Ukraine has also inspected the parts in the Rostov region, looking for evidence of Russian assistance to the militia of Donbass. Evidence is not found, but about “Russian aggression” talk has not stopped. Following the Ukraine on our military units have also verified military experts from Turkey and the Netherlands, and also found no evidence of military expansion in the Ukraine. At least none of the international organizations on the fact of detection of signs of Russian aggression in the course of the inspections, no one mentioned”, – said the expert. Perendzhiev hopes that a new wave of interest of Kiev to the question about support of Russia Donbass militia is not associated with another impending attack APU and a desire for exploration of frontier of the Russian territory on the subject of the supply of the militia.
In the very same checks, according to military experts, Russia is more interested than Ukraine. “It is beneficial to demonstrate that the allegations are groundless aggression. Ukrainian media also now circulate the news, but some do not allow comments. Agree, sounds strange military inspection on the territory of the aggressor country. The Vienna document was created in order to solve the controversial moments of the war between the States,” he explained. Perendzhiev noted that the results of these inspections should also occur more widely as the most advantageous for Russia to dispel the myth about aggression.
According to experts, the inspectors can watch on practically any objects on the territory of military units, with the exception of the so-called “sensitive points”, where any secret equipment, but they can show to the inspectors, not allowing inside. “In General the inspectors can record the presence or absence of personnel, staffing and movement of troops, stockpiles of weapons and ammunition. Only the Vienna document introduced temporary regulations for on-site visits, depending on the number of military personnel and equipment,” – said Perendzhiev. In conclusion, he added that such inspection may be conducted no more than three times in a year in respect of the same country. “By the way, Russia, too, can inspect military units on the territory of Ukraine, this option is not excluded,” – said the military expert.