Moscow autocrat Vladimir Putin is going to unleash Russia’s military might against Ukraine on Wednesday, February 16, per US intelligence findings.
Biden Calling Putin in Last-Ditch Effort
Putin has amassed more than 100,000 troops very close to Ukraine’s border and would thus be able to attack Ukraine from three sides.
In December, Putin sent the United States and its allies in the NATO alliance an ultimatum, demanding the West surrender all of Eastern Europe under de facto Russian control.
At the same time, Russia’s officials keep denying they are going to launch an invasion of Ukraine; just as back in 2014, Putin lied about troops without insignia sent to occupy the Crimean Peninsula not actually being Russian.
Another concerning sign that Russia is going to soon invade Ukraine is the fact Moscow is pulling out the staff from its embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Apparently worried by the latest intelligence and media reports, the Biden administration on Saturday rushed to conduct last-minute telephone conversations with the Russian autocrat and his aides.
🇺🇦⚡Russia's "invasion" of Ukraine may begin on Wednesday, February 16
— The RAGE X (@theragex) February 11, 2022
I spoke with Foreign Minister Lavrov today to urge a diplomatic resolution to Russia’s unprovoked military build-up around Ukraine. I reiterated that further Russian aggression would be met with a resolute, massive, and united Transatlantic response.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) February 12, 2022
Russia Brings Soviet Nuclear Canons to Ukraine’s Border
Earlier on Saturday, Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
A readout of the call shows that Lavrov accused the United States of an anti-Russia “propaganda campaign” and of ignoring Russia’s “security concerns”.
According to the readout, Blinken told Lavrov the United States and its Trans-Atlantic allies are going to meet further Russian aggression with a “resolute, massive and united” response.
Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III also had a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart on Saturday. Anatoly Antonov, the Russian Ambassador in Washington, DC, once again denied Moscow’s intention to assault anyone.
The report of German magazine Der Spiegel, however, emphasized the US government is presently considering whether to make public the uncovered Russian plans for invading Ukraine in order to subvert them.
The invasion plan is said to include specific routes and roles that different Russian military units would take in their attack against the Ukrainians.
The US, the UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Kuwait are among the notions that have told their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately because of the threat of a Russian invasion.
Earlier this week, Joe Biden drew criticism for vowing not to send any US troops to rescue American citizens from Ukraine, after a potential Russian invasion, because he fears this would ignite a world war.
Another sign of spiking tension and war fears is a video, which according to a report by The Sun, shows Russia bringing huge Soviet-era atomic canons to the Ukrainian border.
The giant Cold War-era 2S7 Pion canons filmed in the Belgorod region are capable of firing nuclear shells, which can devastate large areas.
Earlier this week, Putin warned during a press conference that if Ukraine joins NATO, it would spike the risk of a nuclear war.
Apparently Russia is going to invade the Ukraine on Wednesday at around 10-15. The french have agreed to surrender at 09-30
— Timbershifter⚓ (@PaulStephenEast) February 12, 2022
Let’s pencil major war for Wednesday https://t.co/ioL6CmOy1R
— curious_cat007 (@eva2_00) February 12, 2022