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Russia Planning Massive Military Offensive Against Ukraine Involving 175,000 Troops, U.S. Intelligence Warns

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As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post.

The Kremlin has been moving troops toward the border with Ukraine while demanding Washington guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO and that the alliance will refrain from certain military activities in and around Ukrainian territory. The crisis has provoked fears of a renewed war on European soil and comes ahead of a planned virtual meeting next week between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”

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While laying the groundwork for an invasion, the Russian government has also been waging a propaganda campaign, the U.S. administration official said.

“Additionally, in the past month, our information indicates Russian influence proxies and media outlets have started to increase content denigrating Ukraine and NATO, in part to pin the blame for a potential Russian military escalation on Ukraine,” the official said.
“Recent information also indicates that Russian officials proposed adjusting Russia’s information operations against Ukraine to emphasize the narrative that Ukrainian leaders had been installed by the West, harbored a hatred for the ‘Russian world,’ and were acting against the interests of the Ukrainian people.”

In his comments in Latvia, Blinken cautioned the Ukrainians not to give Russia a pretext for military action.
“We’re also urging Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint because, again, the Russian playbook is to claim provocation for something that they were planning to do all along,” he said.

Putin has demanded the United States and its allies provide signed assurances excluding any expansion of NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia and limiting military activity near Russia’s borders, most notably in and around Ukraine.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected out of hand the idea that Washington would provide a guarantee that Ukraine will not enter NATO.
“NATO member countries decide who is a member of NATO, not Russia,” Psaki told reporters during a White House briefing Friday.



Fuck Putin. In a head-to-head contest, we'd kick his ass.

Yet another biden failure.
We all know damn good and well they wouldnt have tried this shit with Trump in office.
 

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As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post.

The Kremlin has been moving troops toward the border with Ukraine while demanding Washington guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO and that the alliance will refrain from certain military activities in and around Ukrainian territory. The crisis has provoked fears of a renewed war on European soil and comes ahead of a planned virtual meeting next week between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”

[snip]

While laying the groundwork for an invasion, the Russian government has also been waging a propaganda campaign, the U.S. administration official said.

“Additionally, in the past month, our information indicates Russian influence proxies and media outlets have started to increase content denigrating Ukraine and NATO, in part to pin the blame for a potential Russian military escalation on Ukraine,” the official said.
“Recent information also indicates that Russian officials proposed adjusting Russia’s information operations against Ukraine to emphasize the narrative that Ukrainian leaders had been installed by the West, harbored a hatred for the ‘Russian world,’ and were acting against the interests of the Ukrainian people.”

In his comments in Latvia, Blinken cautioned the Ukrainians not to give Russia a pretext for military action.
“We’re also urging Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint because, again, the Russian playbook is to claim provocation for something that they were planning to do all along,” he said.

Putin has demanded the United States and its allies provide signed assurances excluding any expansion of NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia and limiting military activity near Russia’s borders, most notably in and around Ukraine.

[snip]

White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected out of hand the idea that Washington would provide a guarantee that Ukraine will not enter NATO.
“NATO member countries decide who is a member of NATO, not Russia,” Psaki told reporters during a White House briefing Friday.



Fuck Putin. In a head-to-head contest, we'd kick his ass.

I say, "Let the Ukrainians eat borscht . . ."
 

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Yet another biden failure.
We all know damn good and well they wouldnt have tried this shit with Trump in office.
They didn't try jack shit in Ukraine when Trump was in office.

Under Obama/Biden, Putin annexed the entire Crimean peninsula. It is no longer a part of Ukraine. It belongs to the Russian Federation. That was pretty much a foregone conclusion when Obama/Biden orchestrated the 2014 coup against the democratically elected government in Ukraine and installed a neo-Nazi regime.

It wouldn't surprise me at all if Putin decided to take every oblast east of the Dnieper river.

Biden is Putin's little bitch.
 

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As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post.

The Kremlin has been moving troops toward the border with Ukraine while demanding Washington guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO and that the alliance will refrain from certain military activities in and around Ukrainian territory. The crisis has provoked fears of a renewed war on European soil and comes ahead of a planned virtual meeting next week between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”

[snip]

While laying the groundwork for an invasion, the Russian government has also been waging a propaganda campaign, the U.S. administration official said.

“Additionally, in the past month, our information indicates Russian influence proxies and media outlets have started to increase content denigrating Ukraine and NATO, in part to pin the blame for a potential Russian military escalation on Ukraine,” the official said.
“Recent information also indicates that Russian officials proposed adjusting Russia’s information operations against Ukraine to emphasize the narrative that Ukrainian leaders had been installed by the West, harbored a hatred for the ‘Russian world,’ and were acting against the interests of the Ukrainian people.”

In his comments in Latvia, Blinken cautioned the Ukrainians not to give Russia a pretext for military action.
“We’re also urging Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint because, again, the Russian playbook is to claim provocation for something that they were planning to do all along,” he said.

Putin has demanded the United States and its allies provide signed assurances excluding any expansion of NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia and limiting military activity near Russia’s borders, most notably in and around Ukraine.

[snip]

White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected out of hand the idea that Washington would provide a guarantee that Ukraine will not enter NATO.
“NATO member countries decide who is a member of NATO, not Russia,” Psaki told reporters during a White House briefing Friday.



Fuck Putin. In a head-to-head contest, we'd kick his ass.

The people handling Biden aren’t going to do anything against Putin………and hunter biden is likely calling out in for a no show job…
 

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As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post.

The Kremlin has been moving troops toward the border with Ukraine while demanding Washington guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO and that the alliance will refrain from certain military activities in and around Ukrainian territory. The crisis has provoked fears of a renewed war on European soil and comes ahead of a planned virtual meeting next week between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”

[snip]

While laying the groundwork for an invasion, the Russian government has also been waging a propaganda campaign, the U.S. administration official said.

“Additionally, in the past month, our information indicates Russian influence proxies and media outlets have started to increase content denigrating Ukraine and NATO, in part to pin the blame for a potential Russian military escalation on Ukraine,” the official said.
“Recent information also indicates that Russian officials proposed adjusting Russia’s information operations against Ukraine to emphasize the narrative that Ukrainian leaders had been installed by the West, harbored a hatred for the ‘Russian world,’ and were acting against the interests of the Ukrainian people.”

In his comments in Latvia, Blinken cautioned the Ukrainians not to give Russia a pretext for military action.
“We’re also urging Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint because, again, the Russian playbook is to claim provocation for something that they were planning to do all along,” he said.

Putin has demanded the United States and its allies provide signed assurances excluding any expansion of NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia and limiting military activity near Russia’s borders, most notably in and around Ukraine.

[snip]

White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected out of hand the idea that Washington would provide a guarantee that Ukraine will not enter NATO.
“NATO member countries decide who is a member of NATO, not Russia,” Psaki told reporters during a White House briefing Friday.



Fuck Putin. In a head-to-head contest, we'd kick his ass.
Perhaps Moscow Mitch could renew his relationship with Putin and broker an agreement between Washington and Moscow.

Such heroism would look great on his resume for 2022 and open a presidential door for 2024.




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For the eighth year, Russia has been aggressively fighting with Ukraine by the forces of the Western media. And once every six months, it also viciously invades Ukraine with the help of the tongues of Western politicians.
 

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By the way, when Putin's attack on Ukraine does not take place, the United States and the European Union may impose sanctions against Russia for not using the plan of attack on Ukraine provided to it.
People worked, drew maps - and Russia insidiously ignored these plans...
 

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Putin is trying to re-establish the Soviet Union. He won't stop at the Ukraine.
Nonsense. The best outcome would be if the U.S. agreed (most Europeans already feel this way) that Ukraine should NOT be in NATO, that it does not meet the criteria. It should essentially be neutral like Austria was during the Cold War. The U.S. should have always acknowledged that Crimeans preferred to stay in Russian hands after the Maidan “Revolution” overthrew a corrupt — but fairly elected —government … that chose not to apply to join NATO or the EU.

Even if Putin felt it was necessary to invade and “teach Ukraine a lesson,” it would almost certainly stop at occupying a few Eastern, more Russian-speaking areas, protecting water sources for and seizing land approaches to Crimea, perhaps taking more Eastern industrial areas and electric generating resources. Russia has plenty of land and does not have the desire, financial or military resources to re-occupy hostile countries.

All this would be a tragedy, however. The Ukrainian and Russian people will all suffer in such a war. As will European-Russian relations. Accidental World War is possible if the U.S. sends soldiers or naval forces into the area. It will be a terrible failure of diplomacy, with roots going back through numerous Democratic AND Republican administrations. There is no “macho” solution here that Trump supporters may dream their guy would have adopted. This should not be seen as a partisan U.S. political issue, anymore than the China/Taiwan issue is.

The fanatic nationalists on both sides will be encouraged by more bloodshed in Ukraine. War should be avoided between these two people, who actually share much in common — unfortunately including being run mostly by corrupt and opportunist oligarchs and politicians.

Also, nobody should trust anything they hear or read now until it is independently confirmed: “Truth is always the first casualty of war.”
 
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Maybe the Pedophile-in-Chief could smooth the Russians' feathers if he would let them hire his "oil expert" to run that pipeline he funded for them.....
 

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The comment of Obiwan above is a perfect example of partisan madness. A country whose people are so divided, whose politicians and people act like idiots, even if it is as powerful as the U.S., cannot make rational foreign policy, or lead the world anywhere but to disaster.
 

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Putin can just go into Afghanistan and get all the weapons Biden left there and fight us with them. Let's go Brandon!
Another idiotic comment. Russia does not need guns from Afghanistan or the U.S.A. The U.S. should NOT have stayed in Afghanistan for 20 years under both Republican and Democratic administrations, nor lied to the American people and occupied Iraq under Republicans Bush and Cheney.

Trump was right to lower troop levels in Afghanistan to an untenable few thousand and make the key agreements with the Taliban to allow us to get out completely. Biden was right to finish the job. The rest is just nonsense partisan maneuvering and demagogy.
 
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The comment of Obiwan above is a perfect example of partisan madness. A country whose people are so divided, whose politicians and people act like idiots, even if it is as powerful as the U.S., cannot make rational foreign policy, or lead the world anywhere but to disaster.
The Russians arent going to send in 175000 into the Ukraine. Its a show. Just like the cold war
 

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Another idiotic comment. Russia does not need guns from Afghanistan or the U.S.A. The U.S. should NOT have stayed in Afghanistan for 20 years under both Republican and Democratic administrations, nor lied to the American people and occupied Iraq under Republicans Bush and Cheney.

Trump was right to lower troop levels in Afghanistan to an untenable few thousand and make the key agreements with the Taliban to allow us to get out completely. Biden was right to finish the job. The rest is just nonsense partisan maneuvering and demagogy.
You don't leave Americans and our equipment behind. He could've at least destroyed the equipment instead of arming our enemy.
 

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As tensions mount between Washington and Moscow over a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, U.S. intelligence has found the Kremlin is planning a multi-front offensive as soon as early next year involving up to 175,000 troops, according to U.S. officials and an intelligence document obtained by The Washington Post.

The Kremlin has been moving troops toward the border with Ukraine while demanding Washington guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO and that the alliance will refrain from certain military activities in and around Ukrainian territory. The crisis has provoked fears of a renewed war on European soil and comes ahead of a planned virtual meeting next week between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia’s snap exercise near Ukraine’s borders,” said an administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. “The plans involve extensive movement of 100 battalion tactical groups with an estimated 175,000 personnel, along with armor, artillery and equipment.”

[snip]

While laying the groundwork for an invasion, the Russian government has also been waging a propaganda campaign, the U.S. administration official said.

“Additionally, in the past month, our information indicates Russian influence proxies and media outlets have started to increase content denigrating Ukraine and NATO, in part to pin the blame for a potential Russian military escalation on Ukraine,” the official said.
“Recent information also indicates that Russian officials proposed adjusting Russia’s information operations against Ukraine to emphasize the narrative that Ukrainian leaders had been installed by the West, harbored a hatred for the ‘Russian world,’ and were acting against the interests of the Ukrainian people.”

In his comments in Latvia, Blinken cautioned the Ukrainians not to give Russia a pretext for military action.
“We’re also urging Ukraine to continue to exercise restraint because, again, the Russian playbook is to claim provocation for something that they were planning to do all along,” he said.

Putin has demanded the United States and its allies provide signed assurances excluding any expansion of NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia and limiting military activity near Russia’s borders, most notably in and around Ukraine.

[snip]

White House press secretary Jen Psaki rejected out of hand the idea that Washington would provide a guarantee that Ukraine will not enter NATO.
“NATO member countries decide who is a member of NATO, not Russia,” Psaki told reporters during a White House briefing Friday.



Fuck Putin. In a head-to-head contest, we'd kick his ass.
No doubt bolstered by Biden's Afghanistan clusterfuck.
Putin knows Biden is a confused old man with significant cognitive disability. There couldn't be a better time for Russia to take back over Ukraine. He knows Biden, and especially his handlers who are running the day to day, that they will not respond. Sure they say "face sanctions" - pheh - empty threat and Putin knows it.
With Afghanistan, Biden has provided serious doubt in the minds of world leadership as to America's resolve under a feeble old man who can't even finish a sentence.
 

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