The situation in Ukraine is growing so bad, so fast, that Russia has now released video showing even MORE truck-launched NUCLEAR MISSILES being put into the field.
The video, released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, makes very clear the intercontinental ballistic missiles inside their country, are now on the move:
Russia would be forced to defend itself if Western nations go through with plans to station short- and long-range missiles in Europe, a Moscow diplomat has warned, insisting they could be used to target the country’s air defenses.
In a statement released on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Washington was increasingly discussing proposals to deploy rocket launchers to the continent. Previously banned by the INF Treaty, research and development has reportedly resumed since the pact was torn up in 2019 by then-US President Donald Trump.
So the movement of these truck-launched nuclear missiles SEEMS to some people, to be Russia signaling in the most blunt manner possible, exactly what they mean by defending themselves from US/NATO missile deployments.
This movement of nukes also comes amid UNCONFIRMED RUMORS that 37,000 NATO Ground Troops will allegedly be moved to the border between Ukraine and Crimea!
Again, this is UNCONFIRMED RUMOR at this point:
If NATO were to actually try doing that, it would likely result in an IMMEDIATE invasion of Ukraine by Russian Troops because having NATO troops massed on the Ukraine-Russia border is simply not tolerable by Russia.
Russia has warned NATO against deploying troops to Ukraine, saying such a move would escalate tensions nears its borders, amid renewed fears over the region’s long-simmering conflict.
Moscow’s comments came after NATO voiced concern last Thursday over what it said was a large Russian military build-up near eastern Ukraine, with leading member the United States pledging to stand by Ukraine in the event of any Russian “aggression.”
In an unprecedented show of force, a pair of strategic B-1 Lancer bombers flew over the Aegean Sea on a virtual bombing mission against Russia!
The bombers took off from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, traveled nearly 12,000 nautical miles and flew over the Aegean Sea. The B-1Bs returned to base the same day.
This US move is directly linked to developments in Ukraine because there is no other reason for this type of business to happen at this time.
The planes, which can be equipped with nuclear cruise missiles, flew a pattern designed to “launch” such missiles at various points in Russia, from a stand-off location outside Russian air space.
They traveled nearly 12,000 nautical miles.
UPDATE 8:31 PM EDT —
France conducted a “surprise” test of its nuclear deterrent force on April 7, mobilizing as many as 50 planes including Rafales, WC-135s, A330 MRTTs, AWACS E-3s, and Mirage 2000s.
Participating planes formed a formation in northern Brittany, and flew down the west coast towards the Pyrenees before crossing to the Mediterranean coast.
They then flew into central France, dropped down to low altitudes, and simulated deploying a nuclear weapon.
France, Germany, and Russia make up the trilateral Ukraine group that negotiated the Minsk accords and were involved in the talks today that failed because Ukraine rejected all de-escalation measures.
France is also not a NATO signatory and does it’s own thing, often not being on the same side as NATO on many issues etc.
If the French are nervous you should be too.
Meanwhile in Donbass: Intensive and loud explosions near Peski, Donetsk Airport, Putilovka, North-Western Donetsk.
Ukraine is using heavy divisional artillery.
Continuing with the serious developments, the Federal Aviation Administration in the USA and its counterpart in Canada, issued NOTICE TO AIRMEN AND MARINERS (NOTAM) about the rising danger of flying into or through Ukraine air space. The short-and-sweet of it is “Should hostilities escalate, the airspace on both sides of the border could be exposed to potential weapons activity posing a risk to civil aircraft from misidentification or misperception.”:
This map shows the air space involved in the warning:
EMERGENCY MEETING OF PEACE GROUP
Yesterday, Ukraine requested an Emergency Meeting of the Trilateral Group on the Donbas, then publicly said they would NOT PARTICIPATE if the meeting was held, as usual, in Minsk Belarus.
Apparently, Ukraine found a way to overcome its reluctance, and the meeting reportedly began at 3:00 PM Ukraine time today.
The meeting is said to have ended with no positive result.
The international Committee of the Red Cross did something unexpected today: They brought 100 TONS of emergency aid to Luhansk.
The Red Cross doesn’t do things like this on a lark. They do things like this when a major war breaks out.
There’s an old saying “Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do.” They’re bringing in emergency aid. Most rational people will agree this does not bode well for the future. War appears to be coming very fast and very large.