American foreign policy expert James Jatras believes the Ukraine crisis has created “a serious risk of a military confrontation between the United States and Russia and Ukraine and even the possibility of a nuclear war.”
Jatras, a former Senate foreign policy adviser in Washington, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday while commenting on the Pentagon’s claim of carrying out an “extraordinary” observation flight “to reaffirm US commitment to Ukraine” amid Russia-Ukraine tensions.
The flight was conducted under the Open Skies treaty on Thursday by a US Air Force OC-135 observation aircraft, the Pentagon said in a statement issued on Thursday.
Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told CNN that the “timing of this flight is intended to reaffirm US commitment to Ukraine and other partner nations.”
“Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait is a dangerous escalation in a…