NATO Will Train Tens Of Thousands Of Ukrainians In 2023. Russia Warns That This Will Only Make The War Last Longer

As we have said numerous times on this site, the decade of the 20s is going to be one of military buildup and militarism. A recent report has come out talking about how NATO will be training tens of thousands of Ukrainians. But the Russians are warning that this will only prolong the war. As we read in Kommersant:

As Pat Ryder noted, only American instructors are going to train about 500 AFU servicemen at the Grafenwöhr training ground in Germany per month. The New York Times wrote in December that the United States had previously trained approximately 300 Ukrainian military personnel at a training ground in Germany every month, and since the outbreak of hostilities on February 24, 2022, the total number of Ukrainians who have been instructed by the Americans has reached 3.1 thousand people. In total, at the beginning of December last year, according to the Pentagon, the allies trained 12,000 Ukrainian troops. If we take into account only the efforts of the United States, then in 2023 the number of Ukrainians trained by the Americans should at least double. Previously , CNNreported on the plans of the White House to expand the scale of training to 2.5 thousand Ukrainian military per month. However, this information has not yet been confirmed.

We intend to double the number of Ukrainian “graduates” in the UK. On December 30, 2022, the Minister of Defense of the United Kingdom, Ben Wallace, emphasized that British specialists had trained 11,000 military personnel for Ukraine over the year. According to him , in 2023 this figure should be 20 thousand people.

In the same report it reads:

In total, the European Union intends at the first stage to train 15,000 Ukrainian soldiers in Germany, Poland, Lithuania and other countries.

Moscow is confident that Western support for Ukraine will prolong the conflict.

According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, the actions of Kyiv’s allies “will not and cannot change anything in Ukraine.”

“They are not capable of disrupting the process of achieving the goals of a special military operation,” Mr. Peskov assured. Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev is also sure that the $45 billion planned for assistance to Ukraine in the US budget for 2023 will be allocated to “prolong the conflict.” On January 11, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov called Washington’s decision to train Ukrainian military personnel on American soil how to handle Patriot “another confirmation of the de facto participation (USA.— Kommersant ) in the Ukrainian conflict.” The fact that the supply of Patriot air defense systems lead to a prolongation of the conflict was also mentioned earlier in December by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Four months ago there was a video showing Ukrainian civilian volunteers within Great Britain:

Reading about training Ukrainian fighters, one has to ask (given Ukraine’s strong nationalist presence) how many of these are far-right fanatics. We know for a fact that Canada has trained Ukrainian nazis. Look at the story of Centuria, a far-right paramilitary founded by founded Andriy Biletsky, former commander of Azov.

According to a report by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) in George Washington University, Centuria is ran by military officers who are “European traditionalist” and who aim to “defend” the “cultural and ethnic identity” of European peoples against “Brussels’s politicos and bureaucrats”. One of the members of Centuria, Kyrylo Dubrovskyi, took part in an 11-month officer training course at the UK’s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2020, as a cadet from the National Academy of Ground Forces (NAA). But, the Canadians claimed that they did not know that there were Nazis amongst the NAA cadets. Canadian Defence Attaché in Ukraine, Colonel Robert Foster, told IERES that any Nazis would have been removed from the training program:

“I think we are at a point where, in the event that we did find a Ukrainian that was expressing or showing signs of that type of attitude, then they would be ejected from any training that the Canadians would provide”

However, the report from IERES states that one NAA cadet was apparently active in the program as a firearms instructor with an Azov-linked far-Right group that, according to the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, was spreading antisemitic propaganda in 2021. There were also cadets at the academy who were photographed giving Nazi salutes. One member of Centuria told Ukrainian media outlet in 2020 that both NAA and the General Staff were both “aware of the Order’s existence and have not voiced any opposition to efforts to form an elite core of officers.” The member explained that Centuria worked with numerous other military education institutions and armed forces units. Centuria members, as we read in the Jerusalem Post, “have also apparently held events on the premises of the Academy, including a lecture in 2018 which featured the recitation of a nationalistic text from before WWII.” The report from the IERES concluded: “The Ukrainian military’s failure to check Centuria activities suggests a level of tolerance on its part for the apparent proliferation of far-right ideology and influence within the Armed Forces of Ukraine”.

NATO training Ukrainian fighters reminds me of Germany training tens of thousands of Ukrainian nationalists to fight and kill in Poland before the Second World War. The Germans gave the Ukrainian nationalists weapons, military equipment and explosives through the bridge connecting Germany with Poland. Between 1922 and 1927, numerous training courses were set up by the German military and its intelligence forces in Munich, Preussisch-Holland, Breslau and near Berlin. The mission of these training camps was to get Ukrainian intellectuals ready for espionage missions within the Polish military (to which they would be recruited).

Germans, the British and the North Americans are training Ukrainian fighters, and with the combination of sinister Ukrainian nationalism, this blend will lead to nothing good. There were horrific massacres done by Ukrainian nationalists during the Second World War, with tens of thousands butchered. As this war goes on, we see Germany rising with its military revival. History is echoing. Soon Europe will be overtaken with a storm of steel and blood, and we will ask, ‘Why did we support Ukraine in the first place?’