The US government’s policies regarding the conflict in eastern Ukraine might lead to a third world war, an American political analyst says.
“I’m very distressed to hear this new assumed role of the American government, with the Pentagon spending almost $250 million dollars to further aggression, to train Ukraine forces to fight against the Russians,” Tim King told Press TV on Tuesday.
“The United States, obviously, is doing everything on its possible course to create a war with Russia and a third world war,” he added.
King, the founder of the Global News Center, was speaking about the Pentagon’s new training program in Ukraine that was revealed Monday.
Under the program, American troops "will be training five battalions of active-duty troops and one battalion of special operations forces personnel," Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said
“This is part of our ongoing efforts to contribute to Ukraine's long-term military reform and professionalism and to help them improve Ukraine's internal defense capabilities and training capacity,” he added.
The training comes after purported increase in violence between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia forces in the eastern part of Ukraine over the recent weeks.
Davis noted that as of 2014, Washington has spent $265 million in order to train and equip Ukrainian forces with armored Humvees, body armor, counter-mortar radar, night vision goggles and medical equipment.
King said that there is no need for American intervention in the troubled region, because “the people there support their relationship with Russia and do not seek to have this major and complete disconnect with the government run by [Russian President] Vladimir Putin.”
The analyst noted that the US has waged “illegal” wars only to lose “every single one of them.”
King compared Pentagon’s massive funding of the training program with the meager “$15 million” that went into the investigations on the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.
“I think that is an extremely significant and suggestive fact for people to consider when they look at the direction their government is going with all this madness,” he added.
“I think that the United States going into Ukraine is going to just simply up the stakes,” King predicted.
Since April 2014, eastern Ukraine has witnessed deadly clashes between pro-Russia forces and the Kiev government forces backed by the West. Over 8,000 people have perished in the conflict.
The US has repeatedly expressed support for the Kiev government, but has been cautious to be directly engaged in military confrontation with Russia.