This is what I was talking about last night. The next 72-120 hours are critical.
Everything is essentially in place that Putin could go whenever he wants.
Reports out of Russia are that he’s preparing a statement to read to the Russian Federal Assembly.
They also demanded that the US remove all military equipment from central and eastern Europe, and threatened a “military-technical response” if demands aren’t met.
Oh, and Putin wants a pet dragon and some fairy dust.
Pro-Russian forces are desperately trying to draw fire from Ukraine — they’re clearly trying to elicit a response that would give them a “reason” to invade.
Oh, so the Ukrainian Army just happened to start mortaring pro-separatists *right* as the Russian Army got into their final firing positions and desperately needed a casus belli?
How very convenient.
And by convenient, I obviously mean complete bullshit
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see an attack begin tonight — or at least in the next couple of days.
I’d still love to be wrong, but I don’t think I am.