Describing the conflict as a “surprise”, the publication points to the EU’s “growing resentment of Washington’s anti-Russian strategy”, adding that the “escalation against Russia is being fueled by ‘hawks’ in the US,” including former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.”
General Breedlove said late last month in Washington that the situation in Ukraine was ”getting worse every day”.
On November 12, 2014, during a visit to Bulgaria, General Breedlove told a news conference in Sofia that “We have seen columns of Russian equipment, primarily Russian tanks, Russian artillery, Russian air defense systems and Russian combat troops entering into Ukraine.”
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, for his part, that information obtained by European sources about the situation in eastern Ukraine “somewhat differs from statements to this effect coming from NATO and US representatives.”
General Breedlove’s statements prompted harsh criticism from Berlin, which blames NATO for hampering a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.