Will Russia invade? The world tries to decode signs of a possible attack on Ukraine

Lovin Jesus

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Amid increasing alarm over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the international security community is immersed in a multipronged effort to decode the signs, lodge protest, and assess possible outcomes of war.

In addition to a mounting buildup of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine, provocative portents include so-called "battle stripes" painted in broad strokes atop Russian tanks, and satellite images that are alleged to depict concealed registration numbers on Russian armor. Additionally, Ukraine on Thursday announced that Russia planned to block foreign warships from entering the Black Sea via the Kerch Strait.

Within the Pentagon, the battle stripes drew particular attention because the markings — meant to distinguish friendly from enemy tanks — are best viewed from above. The markings prompted analysts to consider whether Moscow placed the markings in preparation for an air assault, Pentagon sources told Just the News.

After the Biden administration announced it would expel Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on Russian entities over numerous infractions, officials from other countries expressed outrage and demanded action.

The United Kingdom on Thursday summoned the Russian Ambassador to meet with officials from the British Foreign Office.

"The UK Government is deeply concerned about a pattern of malign behaviour by the Russian State," a Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.

The foreign ministers for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine jointly condemned the behavior.

"We deplore the ongoing Russian build-up and concentration of military forces in close proximity to the Ukrainian borders, and in the occupied and illegally annexed Crimean peninsula," the ministers said. "We call upon Russia to cease its provocations as well as to dispel all concerns by being fully transparent" in accordance with an international agreement.

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Footsteps

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Saw a report yesterday that Biden had ships going to the area and Putin warned him against interfering and the ships turned around. So here we have a prime example of no spine. Not looking good at all.
We are almost like the jokes about France looking for someone to surrender to. We have just surrendered support of the right to navigate in international waters. That's huge and unprecedented. We have surrendered to nightly warfare domestically and have now begun surrendering globally.
 

JimFromOhio

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Would not be surprised in the least if Russia invades Ukraine and China invaded Taiwan simultaneously. No one will do anything to stop it. Especially not the US. Will all sit on their hands and protest the moves. Also will not be surprised if things don’t heat up between Israel and Iran. Things are moving along very quickly. Need to be looking up and praying for our lost loved ones.
 

antitox

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Would not be surprised in the least if Russia invades Ukraine and China invaded Taiwan simultaneously. No one will do anything to stop it. Especially not the US. Will all sit on their hands and protest the moves. Also will not be surprised if things don’t heat up between Israel and Iran. Things are moving along very quickly. Need to be looking up and praying for our lost loved ones.

Just shows how quickly things can change. All it took was a puppet president.
 

athenasius

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Remember how Russia began the campaign to "liberate" the Crimean peninsula (part of the Ukraine) succeeding back in Feb and March of 2014.

That was on Obama's watch. Right in the middle of his second term. Obama being the guy who was heard on a hot mike saying something to Putin about doing something but not till his second term. I'm not meaning that the Crimea was the subject that Obama had agreed to help Putin with, it was likely something else but Russia wanted the Crimea and they got the Crimea.

Then Trump. NOTHING FURTHER happened to fulfill Russia's long term goal of gaining back it's former satellite nations (Belarus, Baltics, Ukraine etc). Because, well TRUMP!!!! Need I say more?????

Then Joe Biden and Kamala come along and suddenly there are troops and tanks and equipment moving in huge numbers, all around the Ukraine.

Trump functioned to restrain Russia, Iran and China from their nasty ways.

He's not in the White House anymore.

When the cats away the mice will play!
 

Free in Christ

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Would not be surprised in the least if Russia invades Ukraine and China invaded Taiwan simultaneously. No one will do anything to stop it. Especially not the US. Will all sit on their hands and protest the moves. Also will not be surprised if things don’t heat up between Israel and Iran. Things are moving along very quickly. Need to be looking up and praying for our lost loved ones.
It would be foolish for them to not move at the same time. Seems like a great excuse for a weak President. They are currently practicing and getting military in position. I predict these two fronts will heat up soon. Pray for the people in Taiwan and Ukraine.
 

crossnote

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We are almost like the jokes about France looking for someone to surrender to. We have just surrendered support of the right to navigate in international waters. That's huge and unprecedented. We have surrendered to nightly warfare domestically and have now begun surrendering globally.
Looks like we'll be joining Sheba and Dedan, reduced to protesting.

Ez 38:13 Sheba, and Dedan, and the merchants of Tarshish, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil? (Eze 38:13)


Scratch that, most likely we'll be joining Gog and Magog
 

Lovin Jesus

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Ukraine Ready For Any Scenario With Russia And Calls On NATO Not To Reduce Everything To Reforms In Context Of Russian Aggression - Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy states that Ukraine is ready for any development of events with Russia and calls on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) not to reduce all the country's efforts in the context of Russian aggression solely to reforms.

He said this in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

“There can be no fear now, because any attempt to expand aggression against Ukraine will mean a blow to the security of the whole Europe. Every country on the continent will feel this. We are ready for any scenario - nevertheless, keep in mind that the war against us has been going on since 2014," he answered the question of whether Ukraine is afraid of the invasion of Russian troops in the east.

He recalled that over the past three months, Ukraine has lost about 30 military personnel and civilians of Donbas are perishing, and on the eastern border and in the annexed Crimea, Russia has deployed about 80,000 military personnel, to which another 30,000 pro-Russian militants and official Russian military personnel in Donbas should be added.

"It is definitely not in the interests of Europe that such a military potential could be used for its intended purpose, as Moscow wants. Expansion of the war can only bring new suffering and problems to everyone, and no one will benefit from it," he said.

When asked if Ukraine is ready to defend itself if Russia goes on the attack, Zelenskyy answered in the affirmative, but noted that the state is doing everything to intensify negotiations and find a peaceful solution.

"We are always ready to return to a meaningful diplomatic conversation, we call on Russia to do the same ... Now the priority protection is to do everything to prevent the expansion of aggression. And in this Ukraine needs the most effective support of all," he said.

Zelenskyy was also asked why NATO should intervene in the current situation, if it did not do it in 2014 with Crimea.

“There have been many moments in the history of mankind when it was necessary to act decisively to prevent a tragedy. The capture of Crimea changed a lot in the life of Europe - even if not all Europeans realize what changes have taken place. The occupied Crimea has become a source of danger for the entire Black Sea region. Until 2014, there were no political repressions or religious persecutions in Crimea, there were no large-scale environmental disasters, there was no threat of the deployment of nuclear weapons. All of this is now there due to the Russian occupation. Moreover, Moscow's behavior may inspire other countries to take part of the territories from their neighbors," he replied.

He called the provision of an action plan for NATO membership to Ukraine an opportunity to return to peace.

“Our Armed Forces are holding back the united aggression in Europe, we have stood for more than seven years and are constantly improving. This is definitely not a secret for those of our NATO friends who come to Ukraine, participate in joint exercises with our military, conduct trainings. We understand that Ukraine must meet NATO standards, and we are carrying out the necessary reforms. However, everything cannot be reduced to only reforms, and especially now, when clearly not reforms are able to prevent the expansion of Russian aggression," he said.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Zelenskyy expects his visit to France on Friday to approach Ukraine's receipt of a membership plan in the European Union and NATO.

https://ukranews.com/en/news/770087...n-nato-not-to-reduce-everything-to-reforms-in
 

athenasius

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Dump Turkey/receive Ukraine into NATO.
I wish, but I think the nations in NATO are too complacent and too distracted by their own affairs right now, they don't want to engage Russia. This is like the eve of WW2 in which appeasement of Germany was the game plan, kick the problem down the road.

And I think a lot of things are happening to get Russia ready for her role in Ezek 38, this being one of them. Russia will emerge bolder and stronger than ever, while the EU will fear them and America's irrelevance will allow Russia to feel invincible. Exactly what you'd expect if Ezek 38 is on the near horizon in the next few years.
 

alisani

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I wish, but I think the nations in NATO are too complacent and too distracted by their own affairs right now, they don't want to engage Russia. This is like the eve of WW2 in which appeasement of Germany was the game plan, kick the problem down the road.

And I think a lot of things are happening to get Russia ready for her role in Ezek 38, this being one of them. Russia will emerge bolder and stronger than ever, while the EU will fear them and America's irrelevance will allow Russia to feel invincible. Exactly what you'd expect if Ezek 38 is on the near horizon in the next few years.
What are your thoughts on Russia and China moving simultaneously on Ukraine/Taiwan?
 

athenasius

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What are your thoughts on Russia and China moving simultaneously on Ukraine/Taiwan?
I think they are happily coordinating that. They've done it in the past. China made incursions into India (they've already done that again) when the Cuban missile crisis was going on in the 60's-- I read it somewhere on the articles in Rapture Ready, can't remember or I'd credit my source on that.

But they have been low key background working together to bring down the Petrodollar for reasons of their own, both wanting to weaken the USA, including cooperating on election shenanigans.

They are also long time enemies, call them frenemies. It fits. Each has a long range goal to be at the top of the heap of power for the planet. Each hates America for that reason.

When America is dealt with they would start destroying the other, but for now, they work together.

Both want certain territory. They made that CLEAR during Obama years, took a break from the incursions during the Trump years, now that Biden is in charge they are moving ahead on long term plans.
 

alisani

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I think they are happily coordinating that. They've done it in the past. China made incursions into India (they've already done that again) when the Cuban missile crisis was going on in the 60's-- I read it somewhere on the articles in Rapture Ready, can't remember or I'd credit my source on that.

But they have been low key background working together to bring down the Petrodollar for reasons of their own, both wanting to weaken the USA, including cooperating on election shenanigans.

They are also long time enemies, call them frenemies. It fits. Each has a long range goal to be at the top of the heap of power for the planet. Each hates America for that reason.

When America is dealt with they would start destroying the other, but for now, they work together.

Both want certain territory. They made that CLEAR during Obama years, took a break from the incursions during the Trump years, now that Biden is in charge they are moving ahead on long term plans.
Thank you for that considered response. Was thinking along those lines and I value your knowledge of such.
 

Wings Like Eagles

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Amid increasing alarm over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the international security community is immersed in a multipronged effort to decode the signs, lodge protest, and assess possible outcomes of war.

In addition to a mounting buildup of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine, provocative portents include so-called "battle stripes" painted in broad strokes atop Russian tanks, and satellite images that are alleged to depict concealed registration numbers on Russian armor. Additionally, Ukraine on Thursday announced that Russia planned to block foreign warships from entering the Black Sea via the Kerch Strait.

Within the Pentagon, the battle stripes drew particular attention because the markings — meant to distinguish friendly from enemy tanks — are best viewed from above. The markings prompted analysts to consider whether Moscow placed the markings in preparation for an air assault, Pentagon sources told Just the News.

After the Biden administration announced it would expel Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on Russian entities over numerous infractions, officials from other countries expressed outrage and demanded action.

The United Kingdom on Thursday summoned the Russian Ambassador to meet with officials from the British Foreign Office.

"The UK Government is deeply concerned about a pattern of malign behaviour by the Russian State," a Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement.

The foreign ministers for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Ukraine jointly condemned the behavior.

"We deplore the ongoing Russian build-up and concentration of military forces in close proximity to the Ukrainian borders, and in the occupied and illegally annexed Crimean peninsula," the ministers said. "We call upon Russia to cease its provocations as well as to dispel all concerns by being fully transparent" in accordance with an international agreement.

Read Further
https://justthenews.com/government/...ld-tries-decode-signs-possible-attack-ukraine
This is not an easily-settled problem. The Russians have always considered the Ukraine to be part of Russia and, in fact, today part of the Russian Federation. They don't particularly care what the elites in Kiev think about it--many in Kiev have been corrupt for a very long time. Accordingly, the Russians feel that they have a right to demand that the government in Kiev stay in the Federation as it would significantly weaken Russia, if the Ukrainians insisted on their independence. The Ukraine has always been the breadbasket for Russia. (Many Russians have compared their situation with Ukraine to the Union reaction to the secession of the Confederacy, in the time of Lincoln.) The Kremlin believes that they especially have a right to claim the Crimean peninsula, as a large majority of the people there are ethnically Russian. A plebiscite was held and the people "overwhelmingly supported being part of Russia" (not sure if this is true or not). The rest of the Ukraine are not very sanguine about being part of Russia--especially after many millions of Ukrainians were systematically starved to death by Stalin, prior to WWII.

There are Europeans who are mucking around in the situation, as a complicating factor. They do not like the Russian insistence on their own national sovereignty (as opposed to joining world government) and have been fomenting trouble in the Ukraine. The Europeans have also made extravagant trade offers to the government in Kiev, were they to separate themselves from Russia entirely. Putin, along with most Russians, believe that the Western powers should mind their own business. I think the Europeans would be delighted to see a limited conflict between the U.S. and Russia as a way of weakening both countries. This is another subject, but the Europeans have long resented being under the thumb of "Anglo-Americans". It is an explosive situation, for sure.
 
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