Russia is really getting ticked off at the USA. More troop to troop contact in Syria, full court press and so much else.
NOT good if you are a peacenik!
While all eyes are on Syria today, and were on China for the past few days, now Russia is taking the opportunity to drive more equipment and troops (cough...excuse me, independent contractors) into Ukraine for a Spring offensive.
Video posted on Twitter was taken yesterday, April 7th, of a second convoy of Russian tanks (not BMPs either) passing over the border and going into Ukraine at the village of Rostov
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Russia is placing 77,000 troops close to the border with Ukraine5, April, 2018 [link to defence-blog.com]
Ukraine’s Defense Minister considers it likely that the conflict will turn into a full-fledged war by the Kremlin.
“At our border, it has concentrated 19 battalion tactical groups of the first and second echelons of more than 77,000 troops. The group includes about a thousand tanks, 2.3 thousand combat vehicles, more than 1.1 thousand artillery systems and about 400 systems of multiple launch rocket systems,” – the minister noted.