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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:24 PM

Ukraine says Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on its borders

Source: Reuters

Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on Ukraine’s border, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Tuesday, calling for new Western economic sanctions to deter Moscow from “further escalation”.

Washington and NATO have been alarmed by the large build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and in Crimea, the peninsula that Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Western officials say the concentration of forces is now larger than during that annexation. The figure given by Kuleba is higher than Ukraine’s previous estimate of 80,000 Russian troops, of which 50,000 were new deployments.

"Russian troops continue to arrive in close proximity to our borders in the northeast, in the east and in the south. In about a week, they are expected to reach a combined force of over 120,000 troops," Kuleba told an online news conference.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-reach-over-120000-troops-ukraines-border-week-ukraine-says-2021-04-20/



You don't amass that many troops unless you're going to use them. Say goodbye to Ukraine, and welcome the resurgence of Russian global power. Oil prices going up is also super beneficial to the Russian economy.

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Calista241 Apr 20 OP
bluestarone Apr 20 #1
former9thward Apr 20 #3
Wicked Blue Apr 20 #2
AntiFascist Apr 20 #4
GB_RN Apr 21 #5
IronLionZion Apr 21 #6
Calista241 Apr 21 #7
IronLionZion Apr 21 #8
Calista241 Apr 21 #9
EndlessWire Apr 21 #11
bluestarone Apr 21 #12
Grins Apr 21 #10

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:48 PM

1. Please at the very least

Supply weapons for the Ukraine! The entire EU. should supply weapons.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 08:17 PM

3. The last time this happened Ukraine asked the U.S. and the EU for weapons.

Both ignored the request.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 02:03 PM

2. Praying for the Ukrainian people

Goddess protect them and let them stay free

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 09:00 PM

4. Will Biden respond proactively? n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:22 AM

5. I Think

That Putin could do with a dose of his own brand of tea. Polonium, that is.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:59 AM

6. With the pandemic, BREXIT, and European economy

I'm sure they want to avoid war with Russia. So they might just let Putin take the Russian-speaking piece of Ukraine like he did with Crimea in hope he'll stop there.

Or this could be another Hitler invades Poland. Who knows.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:14 PM

7. Taking over the Russian speaking area of Ukraine doesn't get them anything they don't

already have today. I suspect they want control of the pipelines and farmlands. Russia is a net importer of grain and foodstuffs, and control Ukraine can solve all of those problems well into the future

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:18 PM

8. That complicates things

They might face some international resistance if they try to take all of Ukraine

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:22 PM

9. Theres not really anything anyone can do about it, unless someone wants to fight a war over there.

A bunch of countries simply won't care. The countries that do don't really have any commercial leverage on them. And at the end of the day, they're a nuclear power that need to be respected.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 02:56 PM

11. Well, somebody better care.

Don't think for one moment that Russia will stop at taking just another piece of Ukraine. And, if it takes Ukraine, it will NOT stop there. This is a serious threat to EU, and someone in EU better care in a large way.

Don't forget that Russia recently warned us against boots on the ground and sending equipment. Plus, they are now bosom buddies with China. So, yeah, this is a big deal.

As someone said, you don't amass troops like that unless you intend to use them. They could swing up north and head for the coast Those three little countries up there would have almost no chance of surviving without help from somebody.

We can't just simply watch this happen. It affects everyone. They got away with Crimea, and now they are back for it all. Maybe the Russian people themselves can revolt and free themselves.

The cautionary tale is that, no presumption should be made that Russia will stop with Ukraine. Whether we like it or not, Russia needs to be shown its actions are going to be opposed.

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 03:01 PM

12. AGREE! plus we have to remember that russia

Put bounties on our soldiers! I'm 73 soon to be 74, ( but i'd join the fight if it were to come down to that) and i say IF russia wants war, it's by THEIR CHOICE!

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 02:48 PM

10. Russia wants an EMPIRE again.

Having Ukraine gives them one. This is Putin’s ugly ego.

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