Russia preparing for full-scale invasion of Ukraine

n13-iconThe Interpreter: Russia now has a massive force of tanks, troops, artillery, aircraft, and naval forces in position to potentially invade mainland Ukraine from Crimea in the south, but also from positions east and north of Ukraine. However, today reports are pouring in from across Russia of even more firepower on the move:

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2 thoughts on “Russia preparing for full-scale invasion of Ukraine

  1. Jeff

    I’m done with this website. Too supportive of the west’s brutal support of Al Qaeda in Syria and now your frothing support for the heathens who took Kiev by force. I’m beginning to doubt your honesty and suspect you very well might be a phony site to steer us away from the truth. I wish the people of Crimea the best and hope the vote tomorrow goes for separation from the u.s. / e.u.

  2. Paul Woodward

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