Milley- A Russian invasion of Ukraine would result in a significant number of casualties
SECDEF- We don't believe Putin has made the final decision to invade Ukraine but that option is open to him
To remind, Russia will only defend its territorial integrity while provocation are at high probability from now-2/3-10
Milley- the current Russian forces could conceivably launch an attack with little warning
The same goes both Ukraine backed by the NATO and the AUKUS. Any missile attack wouldn’t require large troops presence. in fact, it needs minimal troops presence near borders.
China's ambassador to the U.S. warned in a rare interview with NPR that if Taiwanese authorities "keep going down the road for independence," it would "most likely" lead to a "military conflict" between the U.S. and China, Axios reported Friday
. Escalation over Taiwan is expected from late February March. Strikes on Donbas and the LDR from February 3-10 extending to more serious conflict/war against russia&crimea and Belarus from may 9.
SECDEF- Article 5 is clear, an attack against one NATO ally is an attack against all.
NATO Sec. General @jensstoltenberg: The alliance has now stepped up its presence in its eastern parts for the first time in its history, so “if Russia wants less Nato at its borders, they've actually achieved exactly the opposite“
“If Russia invades, civilians, including Americans still in Ukraine, could be caught in a conflict zone between combatant forces. The US Government may not be in the position to aid individuals in these circumstances.”
|SEC BLINKEN| During latest phone call, Biden told Zelensky that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is now VIRTUALLY CERTAIN and that Kyiv may be "sacked" - senior Ukrainian official
Zelensky apparently wants to get paid 5B for allowing Ukraine to be used to sacrifice its people . He tweeted today after a conversation with Biden Thursday:
“Had a long phone conversation with @POTUS. Discussed recent diplomatic efforts on de-escalation and agreed on joint actions for the future. Thanked President @JoeBiden for the ongoing military assistance. Possibilities for financial support to Ukraine were also discussed.”
The State Department also said that the US will respond harshly to a possible "Russian military presence" in Cuba if there are signs of this
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that the United States' written answers to Russia's security demands do not contain a "positive response" to the Kremlin's top priority, which is a freeze on NATO expansion, according to
State Department- "If there is a conflict in Ukraine it will not be good for China either, there will be a significant impact on the global economy, there will be a significant impact in the energy sphere."