To understand NATO, take notice of the voices of death, the Atlantic Council and the loons that write for them, like Stephen Blank.
“Even though Ukraine is outgunned, it does have options. It can undertake operations to break the blockade, though they would likely be fruitless given the forces Moscow has sent there. Nevertheless, it cannot accept this attack on its sovereignty and integrity passively. Ukraine should give careful consideration to a special operation that might disrupt the bridge that Moscow built over the Kerch Strait that joins Crimea to Russia. But that’s not all. Ukraine should invite the United States and NATO to send a fleet of armed ships to visit Mariupol, the main city on the Sea of Azov coast and defy Russia to fire on or block NATO from exercising the right to visit Ukraine’s ports. Those ships should be armed and have air cover but be instructed not to fire unless fired upon.”
The whole piece is just lies and provocation, but some people will take it as fact and never think.
Why are the voices of death trying to inflame the situation?
I’ll go with a reasonable voice. Lavrov.
“When Ukrainian officials directly, openly, and publicly called to blow up the Crimean Bridge, for some reason I did not hear Brussels urging them to restrain their representatives and stop calling for terrorist acts."
Things get taken out of context and then quoted and used as political fuel, Ukraine can not and will not accept their sovereign territory carved up by their neighbour, they have no legal right to offer a vote, acceptance of this isn’t acceptable and saying don’t inflame the Russians gives them a green light to do it again and possibly elsewhere.
I’d say the Russians can’t port vessels from the Sea of Azov is a start, the EU wil continue and add sanctions, bullying behaviour should never be tolerated, this is why Trump and Putin are buddies.
No one else has commited a crime here, Ukraine are having elections soon, let’s see what that brings.
Militarily, but i’ll take your attempt to ignore that, as confirmation that you now know.
What’s Russias defence spend? Then compare to the UK(that doesn’t have aggressors building military bases on it’s border). All rather embarrassing, when you think about it.