Ukraine continues to be pumped with weapons. The British created a real air bridge for the military supply of Ukraine. This is already the 7th UK military transport aircraft bound for Ukraine. There is a high probability that, in addition to weapons, manpower is arriving on transporters. One C-17 can carry up to 120 fully equipped people.
The State Department announced that Ukraine will receive an additional batch of military aid from the United States in the coming week. Kiev has reportedly received much more security assistance over the past year than at any time since 2014. According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, military personnel from the US National Guard continue to remain in Ukraine, who serve as military instructors and advisers.
It also became known that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Ukraine in the first week of February. Earlier, Ankara said that Turkey is ready to play its role in the de-escalation of relations between Russia and Ukraine, however, given that Turkey is a NATO member, supplies drones to Ukraine and refuses to recognize Crimea as Russian, the implication of such “peacekeeping” is very obvious.
The fact that yesterday ten reconnaissance aircraft of foreign states conducted reconnaissance in the Russian direction from the Baltic to the Black Sea regions also testifies to the increased tension. Particular attention has been paid to the Baltic Sea and the Danish Straits, probably due to the recent departure of several Ropucha-class landing ships of the Russian Navy.