U.S. expert: Russia may invade Kherson region
The dry summer in occupied Crimea could provoke Russia to invade Ukraine’s Kherson region in order to gain control of the North Crimean Canal. This was stated by the head of the Jamestown Foundation (USA) Glen
Howard, reports Voice of America.During an online conference on the situation in the Black Sea region, he said about the need to monitor the realities of life in Kherson and Nikolaev regions and advised Ukraine to
use the landfill near Kherson to prepare for the invasion of the aggressor. Ukraine is moving in the right direction, but still has a
post-Soviet desire to build a large fleet, and it may take time until 2030, before something on these programs goes down on the water,” he said.Howard specified that the Ukrainian
Navy is going to buy more than 16 high-speed boats Mark VI, it can cost 100 million dollars.” We believe tha
t Ukraine can protect its coast, and this is not the case. The Ukrainian Navy suffered during the 2014 invasion,” he added, urging the United States to help the victim of Russian aggression in the development of coastal protection.