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US intelligence says Russia is planning an invasion of Ukraine early next year with up to 175,000 troops
Daily Mail ^ | 3 Dec, 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER

Posted on 12/04/2021 4:08:18 PM PST by MtnClimber

Russia is planning a possible military offensive against Ukraine involving an estimated 175,000 troops that could begin as soon as early 2022, according to a report on Friday.

An unclassified intelligence document, obtained by The Washington Post, showed satellite images of troop and equipment build up around the border with Ukraine.

Photos taken in June around Yelnya, near the northern border between Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, showed empty land. By November 9, five Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs) were in place, the photos showed.

In 2014, similar scenes were replicated along the Russian-Ukrainian border near Crimea before Russia seized the strategic port on the Black Sea.

'The Russian plans call for a military offensive against Ukraine as soon as early 2022 with a scale of forces twice what we saw this past spring during Russia's snap exercise near Ukraine's borders,' an administration official told the paper.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: 202106; 202111; buildup; communism; russia; russiasucks; ukraine
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1 posted on 12/04/2021 4:08:18 PM PST by MtnClimber
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Hunter used to “work” for a Ukranian company. Xao won’t save them though.


2 posted on 12/04/2021 4:08:35 PM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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I don’t care.


3 posted on 12/04/2021 4:09:25 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (THE ISSUE IS NEVER THE ISSUE. THE REVOLUTION IS THE ISSUE.)
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To: MtnClimber

Well, Braindead is “President “ so why not? He’ll just say “I’m outraged!”


4 posted on 12/04/2021 4:11:17 PM PST by HighSierra5 (The only way you know a commie is lying is when they open their pieholes.p)
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Yawn. So what if they do? In all seriousness, what does it really, really matter to us?

How about we discuss invading and annexing Canada to save them from their facist government that still bows to an inbred monarchy?

5 posted on 12/04/2021 4:13:23 PM PST by Reno89519 (FJB. Respect America, Embrace America, Buy American, Hire American.)
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To: MtnClimber

175k troops is not enough to capture Eastern Ukraine.


6 posted on 12/04/2021 4:13:27 PM PST by Husker24 (Pp)
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To: MtnClimber

I don’t believe this.


7 posted on 12/04/2021 4:14:07 PM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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To: Husker24

That depends on the level of destruction.


8 posted on 12/04/2021 4:14:55 PM PST by datura (Luke 21, 1-37)
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To: MtnClimber

The report may be bunk, Sleepy Joe says he’ll draw a line, Russia doesn’t invade. Media credits Joe’s line for Russia not invading.


9 posted on 12/04/2021 4:16:13 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: MtnClimber

Hope the Yukies secretly kept a few nukes, just in case!!


10 posted on 12/04/2021 4:17:15 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Figures )
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Suspect the Russians will stage a provocation of sorts if they really want war. Very sad and tragic that many young men will die and be maimed for no good reason.
The Russians always felt dating from even before Peter the Great that the Ukraine was a part of the Russian empire. At some point it was almost a historical certainty that they would again force their control. They took Crimea easily enough. Sadly the Ukrainians had twenty five years to establish a credible defense. Seems the opportunity was wasted with corrupt leaders.


11 posted on 12/04/2021 4:21:58 PM PST by allendale
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Look for China to move on Taiwan about the same time.


12 posted on 12/04/2021 4:26:20 PM PST by GingisK
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Maybe that explains this:
In September 2021, the unemployment rate in Russia stood at 4.3 percent. To compare, in July 2020, 6.3 percent of the workforce aged 15 years and older nationwide were unemployed.


13 posted on 12/04/2021 4:26:23 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: MtnClimber

Seems like a reasonable number of troops to ‘help’ The Ukraine figure out how to behave.


14 posted on 12/04/2021 4:26:27 PM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart and eat at McDonald's, I just don't tell anyone, like most here.)
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To: MtnClimber

The Daily Mail is a deep state site engaged in drivel.


15 posted on 12/04/2021 4:27:13 PM PST by sergeantdave (Federal courts no longer have any standing in America. )
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To: Reno89519

How about we discuss invading and annexing Canada to save them from their facist government that still bows to an inbred monarchy?

And what will they get in exchange? A corrupt, hypocritical administration which doesn’t know what they are doing aside from running the country into the ground and is just about as bad.


16 posted on 12/04/2021 4:34:54 PM PST by saintgermaine (Saintgermain the time traveler)
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To: MtnClimber

Wake me up when the Red Army pours through the Fulda Gap, breaches the Oder-Neisse Line, crosses the Rhine and occupies Paris.


17 posted on 12/04/2021 4:46:27 PM PST by Orosius
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The same U.S. ‘Intelligence’ that said that the Taliban would not be able to take over in Afghanistan???


18 posted on 12/04/2021 4:48:35 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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To: MtnClimber

The deep state insists on endless wars.


19 posted on 12/04/2021 4:51:02 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Fraud vitiates everything ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ࡚ࠢ࠘ ⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘𐡏⁻ )
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Why not in the wjnter when the ground is solid for their tanks?


20 posted on 12/04/2021 4:53:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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