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Russia preparing to attack Ukraine by late January: Ukraine defense intelligence agency chief | Military Times - Nov. 28, 2021 |

Russia has more than 92,000 troops amassed around Ukraine's borders and is preparing for an attack by the end of January or beginning of February, the head of Ukraine's defense intelligence agency told Military Times.

Such an attack would likely involve airstrikes, artillery and armor attacks followed by airborne assaults in the east, amphibious assaults in Odessa and Mariupul and a smaller incursion through neighboring Belarus, Ukraine Brig. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov told Military Times Saturday morning in an exclusive interview.

Russia's large-scale Zapad 21 military exercise earlier this year proved, for instance, that they can drop upwards of 3,500 airborne and special operations troops at once, he said.

The Ukraine military's assessment of a how a potential attack by Russia would play out shows the country ringed by Russian battalion tactical groups, or BTGs. (Courtesy of Ukraine military)

NATO motto: Do not give diplomacy a chance.

NATO Mission Change and Supreme Allied Commander  Gen. Breedlove 2013-2017

For example, that reliable bellwether of Moscow-baiting hyperbole General Breedlove has asserted, and many have dutifully echoed, that Russia is "weaponising" Syria's refugees , deliberately fomenting migration to put pressure on Europe. [Source: Mark Galeotti - The Guardian]

The Americans appoint the most horrible war hawks as NATO Commander ☹

US Policy of Military `Re-alignment' and Obama's Military Think-tank | BooMan - Dec. 24, 2015 |

Gen. Breedlove (Ret.) is also on the board of advisors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a think tank funded by the likes of Northrop Grumman, Neal Blue of General Atomics, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. government, among other governments and corporations.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 at 07:20:46 PM EST
Did you notice in that hilarious table right next to the "battle plan" the Russian BTG strength has dropped 25% in preparation for an attack...

Not going into how many troops Russia would have in that area* even without any crisis and NATO countries dumping their expiring ammunition to Ukraine, one just have to wonder what all these hyperventilating morons experts will do, when "the attack" never materializes.

I mean, unlike Brig. Gen. Budalov, we could assume Mr. Putin would not want something like a war to spoil his visit in Winter Olympics in February.

* hint: the two military districts bordering Ukraine, Western and Southern, have about 400000 men between them, so anything between 150000-200000 would be a decent guess.

by pelgus on Sat Jan 22nd, 2022 at 08:52:25 PM EST
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