The Russian war plan is underway
The AP story below is very bad news.
As readers of this blog know, I have been predicting a two front war about to begin and this report deals with one of those two fronts. The battle plan I have described in previous posts calls for a big Russian armored movement out of CRIMEA sweeping north and west toward Kiev, this movement is a feint, meant to cover a massive paratrooper assault done from an over flight of 2 division strength landing at Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Putin would need some ostensible provocation – which the report below suggests he is manufacturing as I type – and a break in diplomatic relations is ALSO required.
This must be done, for a combination of rule of law (among nations) reasons, or else he has to break some protocols even he is not willing to break – OR — he cannot use his sneak attack scheme with his paratroopers, which he plans to do.
So, there goes another step on this path toward war, and unfortunately this is a step usually taken just days or weeks before war breaks out.
Read this piece below VERY carefully, it is very chilling.
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAThe Associated PressMOSCOW — Aug 12, 2016 1:04 PM ET
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it didn’t even do after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east.
State news agencies quoted Medvedev as saying that he wouldn’t like the ties to be severed but “if there is no other way to change the situation, the president could take this step.”
Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 following a hastily called referendum, and a conflict between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces flared up in eastern Ukraine weeks later. Despite that and the conflict in the east, which has killed more than 9,500 people, Kiev and Moscow didn’t break diplomatic ties.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin earlier this week also spoke of that possibility but said Kiev wouldn’t want that because it would mean abandoning 4 million Ukrainians who live and work in Russia.
Medvedev’s announcement comes after Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea, amid an escalating war of words with Russia over Crimea.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday appealed to Russia and Ukraine to avoid a further escalation in tensions after Moscow accused Kiev of sending “saboteurs” to conduct attacks in annexed Crimea.