Russia's Latest Desperate Mobilization Revealed
With advanced weapons now flowing into Ukraine from several western powers, the Russian invasion occurring on the eastern edge of Europe is entering a new phase; one that will be adjudicated not by sheer power or will, but by the brutal tactic of stalling for time.
Ukrainian officials feel rather strongly that a swift end to the conflict will push the needle in their favor. Russia, a much larger, authoritarian nation, can simply continue to throw hundreds of thousands of forcibly conscripted citizens to the front lines to serve as cannon fodder, grinding through Ukraine’s munitions supply via this complete disregard for human life.
And, it seems, Russia has no intention of denying this cruel and immoral tactic either, as the Kremlin prepares to send another glut of pseudo-soldiers to their near-certain doom.
RUSSIA is massing at least 200,000 soldiers for a massive new assault on Ukraine, Nato’s top official has warned.
Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg grimly said there is “no sign” that Vladimir Putin is “preparing for peace”.
The warning was a grave one.
He warned Putin will not sit down at the table while he still “believes he can win on the battlefield”.Advertisement - story continues below
Speaking in South Korea, Stoltenberg said: “We don’t see any signs that President Putin and rules in Moscow are preparing for peace.”
“We see the opposite. We see that they are preparing for more war, that they are mobilizing more soldiers, more than 200,000, and potentially even more than that.
“That they are actively acquiring new weapons, more ammunition, ramping up their own production, but also acquiring more weapons from other authoritarian states like Iran and North Korea.
“And most of all, we have seen no sign that President Putin has changed his overall goal of this invasion that is to control a neighbour, to control Ukraine.
“So as long as this is the case, we need to be prepared for long haul.”
The move comes as Ukraine ramps up their requests for even more advanced weaponry from NATO and allied nations, including asking the United States to send high-tech fighter jets to combat the Kremlin.