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Is Ukraine about to have a war?

Old 22nd Apr 2021, 18:35
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Keep blowin' hard

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Puttin's FUSAG ?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/147304...flatable-army/

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Old 23rd Apr 2021, 17:38
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The Russian art of Maskirovka.....
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 08:43
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On another note, maybe Ukraine should've kept their nuclear weapons after the fall of the Soviet Union....

And another note, things like this does not really help when we want to talk Iran and North Korea into dropping their nuclear programmes..... on the contrary....

Maybe it's time to just accept that there are countries out there that will have nuclear weapons, and that's from the fear of being attacked rather than attack, cause we're showing again and again that smaller countries will get a kick to the face if a bigger neighbour will it.
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Be afraid that they will turn this weapon against you, to harm Russia.
Nah, I'm too far away....
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Old 4th May 2021, 10:16
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If Mr. Zelensky is so unpopular he will be replaced.

NATO will intervene in the case of a hot war

The real question we should be asking is, WW3 when ?
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Juppie902,

The Budapest agreement was signed by the UK and USA and - to a lesser degree - France, but not NATO.

It provides security assurances, such as going to the UNSC if their territorial integrity is threatened, but it does not impose any a legal obligations of military assistance - and hasn’t proved of any great value so far.

The Baltic states joined NATO and have allied tripwire forces based on their territory, yet still are considered vulnerable. Ukraine? Don’t hold your breath....


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Originally Posted by ORAC
It provides security assurances, such as going to the UNSC if their territorial integrity is threatened...
https://youtu.be/qPJDPSUevt4
The problem, of course, is that when one of the 'Big Five' is involved - lookin' at you Putin - their veto makes the organisation a paper tiger.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/1...ilitary-518337

Satellite images show new Russian military buildup near Ukraine
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Old 12th Nov 2021, 12:30
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Stirring things up on all fronts - on which, any, or many will Putin move? Or will someone overreact and spark a war?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-conflict.html


East and West go toe-to-toe: Russian paratroopers are deployed to Belarus close to Poland border as 'Britain sends soldiers to strengthen Polish defences' after White House warned Putin could invade Ukraine 'imminently'

https://www.politico.eu/article/pola...eaders-europe/

European defense leaders warn: Belarus migrant crisis could morph into military crisis

https://news.sky.com/story/bosnia-uk...r-war-12464820

Bosnia: UK minister says Russia's hand 'at play' in brewing crisis experts fear could lead to another war

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Old 13th Nov 2021, 15:33
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Norways undersea cables cut.

Undersea sensors off the coast of northern Norway that are able to collect data about passing submarines, among other things, have been knocked out, the country’s state-operated Institute of Marine Research, or IMR, has revealed. The cause of the damage is unknown, but the cables linking the sensor nodes to control stations ashore are said to have been cut and then disappeared. This has raised suspicions about deliberate sabotage, possibly carried out by the Russian government, which definitely has the means to do so.

The IMR, one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe, described “extensive damage” to the outer areas of the Lofoten-Vesterålen (LoVe) Ocean Observatory, putting the system offline. LoVe, which was only declared fully operational in August 2020, consists of a network of underwater cables and sensors located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, an area of strategic interest for both Norway and Russia.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...steriously-cut
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https://www.politico.eu/article/brit...der-migration/

10 British troops deployed to support Poland on Belarus border

The troops will repair or fortify fencing rather than help police the border.
So an Officer and SNCO in charge, that leaves eight bods, of that two normally stand watching, one will be elsewhere, so that’s four putting up fencing…

Belarus Poland border length 250 miles, they’re going to be busy.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 17:15
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Originally Posted by NutLoose
https://www.politico.eu/article/brit...der-migration/



So an Officer and SNCO in charge, that leaves eight bods, of that two normally stand watching, one will be elsewhere, so that’s four putting up fencing…

Belarus Poland border length 250 miles, they’re going to be busy.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 18:02
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Humour obviously isn’t your strong point, the cutting of the undersea detection cables is the frightening post, it allows Russian subs the possibility of slipping past early detection, and as far as I know it’s not been done before which seriously ramps up the tension..

maybe I’m getting old but do dickheads like Putin not realise that spending their remaining life trapped in an underground box eating the same crap day in day out without seeing the sun nor feeling the wind and rain on their faces surrounded be a few people that could rapidly become annoying is no life at all.

Topped off by knowing if they ever could come back above ground there would be **** all left, all the power, wealth and riches that come from that in the world means nothing if you cannot enjoy them, and that goes for both sides.
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An RAF RC-135 has been intercepted by Russian aircraft off Crimea.

At least that would indicate someone is listening to what the Russians are up to.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...d-mid-25435015
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...us-crisis.html

British special forces are put on alert to be deployed to Ukraine as size of Red Army on border swells to 100,000 troops and Russian Navy tracks US warships in the Black Sea
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Reminds me of the false flag operation whilst started the invasion of Poland at the start of WWII…

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-reach-EU.html

EXCLUSIVE: Poland is braced for major attack by 'weaponised' migrants from Belarus TONIGHT

Poland is braced for a major assault by migrants on its frontier with Belarus tonight after receiving intelligence of a huge build up of enemy troops.

Polish Border Force guards claim their Belarusian counterparts are issuing the thousands of stranded migrants with instructions, equipment and weapons to force their way into the EU.

The attack is believed to be planned for frontier at Kuznica, one of two main crossing points from Poland to Belarus……

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...er-2021-11-14/

Putin offers help to resolve crisis at Belarus and EU border

MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia was ready to help resolve a migrant crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, RIA news agency reported on Sunday citing an interview on a state TV channel.

"We are ready to help it by all means if of course anything would depend on us," Putin was quoted as saying…..
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 16:53
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it’s almost like Cuba and one feels it’s all down to Putin with the crackpot in Belarus. The difference this time is I can see it escalating rapidly as the west weakened by defence cuts needs to show they will use everything at their disposal, whoever is advising Putin needs to be shoved up against a wall..
the stupid fact in all of this is Russia has grown fat on selling energy to the west, something I think will be reversed in the future as we all withdraw from buying their gas etc.




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Nothing to do with us. Let the EUs “shared sovereignty” deal with it.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 17:57
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That worked soooo well in 1938/39….

However, I feel it’s more like 1914, where no one expected a war and afterwards spent decades trying to work out the complex reasons it happened..
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Nothing to do with us. Let the EUs “shared sovereignty” deal with it.

Not that simple. Do you think for a moment that they will all stop in Poland? Most will head for France and the Channel. Then it ceases to be the EU's problem. Suddenly it's ours.
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