Ukraine is hosting a concert tour of the US Air Force Orchestra with a significant slogan “Music unites”. It would be possible to pass by this seemingly peaceful programme, if not the sum of military assistance for the ‘independent’ voiced by the American ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, at about the same time.
Over the past three years, the US has provided Ukraine with $ 750 million in the form of training and equipment for the military. The pace of funding is amazing: just recently, at the end of July, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced an amount of 600 million. That is, for more than two months, the volume of deliveries increased by 150 million, and I do not think that this was the sum for the tour of the US Air Force Orchestra. Rather, music performed by such guest performers sounds as victorious fanfare, and throughout Ukraine – concerts of the US military are to be held in Odessa, Nikolayev, Kherson, Zaporozhye, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, and Kiev.
It only remains to be convinced once again of the correctness of the People’s Republics’ separation from such a Ukraine – in Donetsk the music of the main army of NATO forces did not sound and will not sound.
Roman Malyutin, the DPR People’s Council deputy