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US seeking to wage World War 3 against Russia: Analyst

US servicemen take part in a military drill in Yavoriv polygon, Lviv district, western Ukraine, July 24, 2015. (AFP photo)

US Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine indicates that the US government is seeking a war with Russia through escalating the conflict in Ukraine, says a political analyst.

Biden will arrive in Ukraine on Sunday to reassure the Kiev government that Washington remains committed to its pro-Western government despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Daesh terrorists in Syria.

In his fifth visit to the eastern European country as vice president, Biden will meet with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and deliver a speech to the country’s parliament.

“He is there to kind of reassure the Kiev puppet ally government that the United States is standing behind them, ready for World War III against Russia,” Joachim Hagopian, a writer and investigative journalist, told Press TV on Sunday.

“I think that we are seeing polarization and a movement towards more confrontation, unfortunately, and I think that this Biden visit to Ukraine is the same [as] ‘you know, we are going to be there for you when World War III starts, we are going to be fighting right alongside you’,” he added.

Biden is expected to focus on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine even as world leaders have turned their attention to fighting Daesh terrorists, a senior US official said.

The conflict in eastern Ukraine broke out last year following a referendum in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, in which people voted overwhelmingly for reunification with Russia.

Energy: Russia’s winning card

Elsewhere in his comments, Hagopian said that Russia’s vast natural energy resources act as a very effective deterrent against the West’s constant push for military confrontation.

Countries like Turkey and Ukraine who have opted for confronting Russia on different issues are now having major concerns over the future of their energy ties with Russia who is one of their main suppliers, the analyst added.

It was announced in July that a purported “price dispute” prompted Moscow to cut off the gas flow to Ukraine, something analysts describe as a consequence of Ukraine’s military escalation against pro-Russian forces in the country’s eastern parts.

Turkey is also on the verge of losing access to Russia’s huge energy resources after shooting down a Russian jet over Syria. Russia supplies half of Turkey’s gas and about 10 percent of its oil.

They “shot themselves in the foot” and have become “puppets” of Washington in exchange for energy supplies, Hagopian stated. 

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