Judging by the weekends events in Ukraine the Russians have made the tactical and strategic decision to control the Black Sea bases or Crimea and Odessa. Effectively cutting off the Ukrainian Government in Kyiv from the Ocean. This could result in a landlocked nation and effectively scuttle the Us and Nato agenda of trying to control more of the Black Sea coastline and Russian infrastructure.
Why the US thinks that Russia would just roll over and let them strip away The Black sea ports is beyond anyone’s imagination. If they are not prepared to let the US control Syria then they surely will not back down over the Black Sea too.
The Ukrainian Government has made a bad mistake by letting the US attempt to take ownership of their coastline. They will end up with a divided country and have no access to coastal areas. After the Russians cut them off from the sea it will be a case of slowly but surely squeezing them out of Central Ukraine too. That might happen quickly with a military offensive but more likely it will happen over a long period of time just like the Hungarians have done to retake Transylvania.
Russian forces will not allow the US to gain more control of the Black Sea. Up to now Ukraine was considered a Russian Vassal territory and relatively free from US influence. With the US aggression showing no sign of abatement no one can blame the Russians for taking a more proactive position when it comes to defending their coastline and Black Sea ports.
Let’s just imagine for a minute what would happen if Russia or China was trying to take control of the Gulf of Mexico. This is no different and the US should know better than try to force Russia’s hand on the matter. Russia will not give in on this issue and Amerika doesn’t have the resources to make a serious attempt at controlling the region.
Apart from the waste of energy and resources that will come from battling Russia in Ukraine The US would be better off putting it’s efforts into energy conservation. The biggest waste of energy resources being the military industrial complex it makes sense for them to start the cutbacks there.