Perhaps Russia is undertaking a massive build-up as a DETERRENCE to Ukraine and the Biden regime? Let us hope so!
Sometimes there is an error in translation, and this MAY be one such case.
As of 2:41 PM Eastern US Time on 31 March 2021, a media outlet in Vietnam is reporting that “Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Ruslan Khomchak, announced that the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) have completed the preparation of the military campaign and have moved to a direct attack on the positions of separatist regions East (DPR and LPR) in Donbass.”
Separately in that same story, the same media outlet (LINK) THEN states “Ukraine’s Army Chief of Staff announced that the country’s armed forces will begin a full-scale offensive to destroy separatist rebels in Donbass.”
See the difference?
I am NOT getting reports from Intelligence Sources that any conflict has actually begun. But comms in and out of the area are “having difficulties” which is usually a sign that something is occurring and someone is trying to keep a lid on it.
I also DO NOT have any chatter on Intel Circuits indicating conflict has begun in earnest, although there is some chatter about some skirmishes in the area, with some shots fired.
I report this because, with the Ukrainian General commenting on a “full offensive” he also admitted publicly that Ukraine now has “100,000 soldiers” massed on the outskirts of Luhansk and Donetsk, which is up ten thousand from a few days ago.
There are also statements from Ukraine that they are waiting for NATO to finish bringing in THEIR supplies . . .
Specifically, “According to some speculations, the fact that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not issued a decree is mainly due to the recent arrival of military equipment and weapons, including aid items belonging to the North Atlantic Alliance – NATO – is still being sent to the Donbass.” which I found to be extraordinary, since NATO is not a sovereign government, exists only for “Mutual Defense” of its members, and Ukraine is NOT a member. So where does NATO get off bringing in “their supplies?”
So there are real issues with just about everything taking place in eastern Ukraine and I want to give readers a sense of how close the world actually is to a MAJOR outbreak of war.
More info as I get it.
Here is the item:
Ruslan Borysovych Khomchak (Ukrainian: Русла́н Бори́сович Хомча́к) is Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, until 28 March 2020 also holding the post of Chief of the General Staff.
Previously from 21 May 2019, he combined this post of Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the post of Chief of the General Staff. On 28 March 2020, a decree by President Volodymyr Zelensky divided the posts of Commander in Chief and Chief of General Staff. On this day Zelensky dismissed Khomchak from the post of Chief of General Staff and appointed him Chief Commander of Armed Forces while simultaneously he appointed Serhiy Korniychuk Chief of the General Staff.