The headlines today say Russia invades Ukraine. But other than Russian forces moving into the Donetsk and Luhansk regions there has been no invasion. Yet.
Sure, I get it. When France sent forces into the 13 Colonies in 1780 to fight against the British (Expédition Particulière) we can officially call it a French invasion of British territory, even though the locals don't seem to mind. Russia sending ground forces into Donetsk and Luhansk is the same as them sending forces into Crimea, all three are claimed but not held by Ukraine, but instead populated and ruled by Russians. Heck, Ukraine hardly fired a shot as it fled from Crimea.Those regions are part of the country known as Ukraine, for one. I don't recall the Ukrainian government inviting them into both regions. Let's not wordsmith around - and call a spade a spade.
Clearly we must provide heavy arms to the Ukrainian forces and mobilize NATO, if this isn't a DEFCON3 situation IDK what is. If Ukraine's Russian minority population is the justification here, those same minorities are in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Apparently Biden's speaking at 12:30pm. Let's see what he says.So, how should the West respond to this outrage?
Clearly we must provide heavy arms to the Ukrainian forces and mobilize NATO, if this isn't a DEFCON3 situation IDK what is. If Ukraine's Russian minority population is the justification here, those some minorities are in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Apparently Biden's speaking at 12:30pm. Let's see what he says.
The Euros are likely being held back by Germany's lackluster reaction. Though I imagine the Poles would like to go in unilaterally now.
They have, and it's not that hard to find, Russian troops are on the ground fighting in the North I Kharkiv, directly north of Kyiv in Chernobyl, they have seized control of multiple airports around the Kyiv regions including one of the main military airports, troops have also crossed in the south in Crimea and are currently locked in a battle in Kherson. There's also potentially Russian military breakthroughs elsewhere was well, plus significant bombing campaigns on all major Ukrainian cities so far.
This won't happen, Kazakhstan is already essentially a satellite state, and the Russian military was sent there on a few weeks ago to put down an uprising to overthrow the Kazakhstan government. Likewise, Georgia was already invaded and had regions annexed in 2008, exact same playbook as Ukraine today, so no real reason to go after Georgia again.Honestly, I feel like he is trying to recreate the USSR.
I wouldn't be surprised if places like Kazakhstan or Georgia were invaded next.
I also wouldn't be surprised if Putin wasn't a sleeper agent for the KGB.