Moscow seems determined for everything
By Theofrastos Andreopoulos
(translated from Greek)
The Russians "dressed" the tanks and armored vehicles with white "invasion strips" like the former Soviets just before entering Prague in 1968, as they gathered on the border with Ukraine, according to a video republished by the Daily Mail.
Why the Russians painted their chariots with "white stripes"
In Prague, the then Soviet Russians painted the tanks with white stripes to distinguish them from the tanks of the eastern countries and in this case from the then Armed Forces of the Czechoslovak Republic (this country no longer exists and two countries have emerged , the Czech Republic and Slovakia).
The Soviets (Russians) in Prague in 1968
At least in the older types of tanks, the Ukrainian tanks are the same as the Russian ones (eg T-72) as well as the armored personnel carriers BTR-80, BMP-2, etc.
This paint shows that Russia is indeed ready to intervene in Ukraine if Kiev makes the mistake of launching a general attack on Donbas and the Russian-speakers, believing that NATO will protect them.
Russian power close to Russian territory is disproportionately large
This will not happen as Russia's power near its borders is disproportionately greater than that of NATO forces, and any military-type support would be suicidal and inevitably lead to a nuclear confrontation over the prestige of which neither Russia nor the United States nor the planet would come out safe.
Clearly, some statements of "support" were overestimated in Kiev.
The Russians have surrounded Ukraine and are ready to attack like "pliers"
The point is that a crisis has been created, which must somehow be resolved. In the end, we do not rule out the possibility of Russian intervention anyway, because the Ukrainian will be constantly returning at regular intervals while Kiev intends to join NATO.
It has become like a war of "wear and tear" of the West against the Russians.
Let us not forget that at the moment, reinforcements are also coming from the Russian Caspian Fleet through the Don canals (another Soviet creation to directly strengthen the Black Sea front).
We are talking about warships loaded with Russian cruise missiles Kalibr.
If Kiev tries to join the Alliance, it means that NATO will bring nuclear missiles out of Russia's door.
Moscow has spoken of relative retaliation by deploying its own missiles in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, but will apparently prefer another "solution" before it gets there.
We need to say a few things about nuclear weapons.
The US and Russia have equal and equal numbers of nuclear weapons with huge differences from third and fourth.
The two superpowers are enough to destroy the entire planet.
The Americans have always believed (wrongly) that they can win if they hit first and especially closer.
They believe that a blow from a very close distance can not be stopped.
The Russians are focusing not only on intercontinental ballistic missiles with which they intend to "saturate the defense" of the Americans but also on their submarine fleet with which they intend to destroy the East and West Coasts of the United States where they have concentrated most of the population and the richest.
In general, a nuclear confrontation will not have a winner and instead will be a disaster for everyone and even more so for the survivors who will live in a "wasteland" type environment.
What is happening in Ukraine is not to be underestimated, especially if it is understood by all that if the conflict finally happens, China, which is ready to solve its own problem, Taiwan, will also participate.
Similarly, Chinese power near the Chinese border becomes prohibitive for any "support", especially if we have two battle fronts at the same time.
These are not local conflicts. They concern the whole world, no one can sleep peacefully if they take place.
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