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If the call goes out from the hospitals for blood donors in Russia, then they are going in.The step, which could be an indication that planning for an attack continues, comes as the number of Russian troops at the border has remained steady in recent weeks, despite U.S. expectations of a surge.www.nytimes.com
This is Russian traditional playbook, make ot seem like it's the other sides fault. It seems like a major initiative to distract from domestic issues that have been dragging putins popularityThings heating up a it.
Poland warns Europe at risk of war as Russia says Ukraine talks hit dead end - National | Globalnews.caRussia said it was hitting a dead end as it tried to persuade the West to bar Ukraine from joining NATO and roll back decades of alliance expansion in Europe.globalnews.ca
Agree, but there has to be an ‘out’ for them, something that shows that they’ve came away with a win. Not sure what that will be at the moment.This is Russian traditional playbook, make ot seem like it's the other sides fault. It seems like a major initiative to distract from domestic issues that have been dragging putins popularity
Putin's big miscalculation.Agree, but there has to be an ‘out’ for them, something that shows that they’ve came away with a win. Not sure what that will be at the moment.
To be fair, though ....A top Pentagon pick for President Biden has criticized the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea as “too slow and too incremental.”www.defensenews.com
Meanwhile, here at home ...The CIA is overseeing a secret intensive training program in the U.S. for elite Ukrainian special operations forces and other intelligence personnel, according to five former intelligence and national security officials familiar with the initiative. The program, which started in 2015, is based at an undisclosed facility in the Southern U.S., according to some of those officials.
While the covert program, run by paramilitaries working for the CIA’s Ground Branch — now officially known as Ground Department — was established by the Obama administration after Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea in 2014, and expanded under the Trump administration, the Biden administration has further augmented it, said a former senior intelligence official in touch with colleagues in government ...
We'll see ...Russia may face further Western sanctions as a consequence of its military buildup on the Ukrainian border, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
And Trudeau appeared to confirm that Canada will renew its modest commitment of 200 Canadian Forces personnel to a military training mission in Ukraine, amid rising tensions between the West and Russia.
The Ukrainian government has been waiting on Canada to publicly renew the commitment, set to expire at the end of March, as part of a show of NATO solidarity toward Russia at a time of rising tensions ...