OREANDA-NEWS. The US promise to support Kiev in the situation with Donbass is absolutely empty. This opinion was expressed by the former adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the Trump administration Douglas McGregor in The American Conservative magazine.

He believes that the refusal of the United States to recognize the importance of the eastern part of Ukraine for the security of Russia, as well as loud statements by Kiev about its intention to use armed force in the region, almost inevitably lead to incitement of the conflict between Moscow and Washington.

According to the expert, in the US administration "there is no adult who would speak out against the belligerent hawks who are not aware of the possible consequences of this conflict."

McGregor believes that "President Biden's pledge to support the Ukrainian president suggests that he also drinks from a poisoned source of poor US government and military administration."

The expert noted that thanks to the large number and training of the Russian army, Moscow will win in the event of a war with Ukraine, even with the intervention of American troops and NATO allies: the ground forces of the US army and marines are unlikely to be able to win, and one should rely only on the air force strength.

Also he did not rule out the possibility of Russia using nuclear weapons if the United States turns to tactical nuclear weapons.