Putin’s invasion force is only 18 km from Ukrainian border and West is ignoring it, Eidman says

Hundreds of Russian tanks assembled 18km from the Ukrainian border as of early December 2018 (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com)

Hundreds of Russian tanks assembled 18km from the Ukrainian border as of early December 2018 (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com) 

International, Russian Aggression, War in the Donbas

Vladimir Putin has assembled “hundreds of Russian T-64 and T-62M tanks and thousands of military vehicles” only 18 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border in the environs of Kamensk-Shakhtinsk of Rostov Oblast. All this can be seen on Google Earth photographs, Igor Eidman says on Facebook a few hours ago.

“At any moment,” the Russian sociologist and commentator for Deutsche Welle says, this force can “move into Ukraine.” But as this is happening, the West is continuing to deal with Moscow as if nothing out of the ordinary were occurring, talking about Nord Stream 2, American sanctions, and recent contacts between Trump and Putin at the G20 meeting.

The location captured in the photograph with the Russian tanks next to the Ukrainian border (Image: defense-blog.com)

The location captured in the photograph with the Russian tanks next to the Ukrainian border (Image: defense-blog.com)

A Russian military base next to the Ukrainian border, one of the locations of the assembled tank force. (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com)

A Russian military base next to the Ukrainian border, one of the locations of the assembled tank force. (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com)

Hundreds of Russian tanks assembled 18km from the Ukrainian border (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com)

Hundreds of Russian tanks assembled 18km from the Ukrainian border (Image: Google Earth via defense-blog.com)

This is an old, old story as Winston Churchill might have put it and in fact did. The same pattern occurred “before the beginning of Nazi military expansion in Europe. Everyone saw what was happening but gave the impression that nothing extraordinary was happening. They feared to look truth in the face.”

Tragically, it appears, exactly the same thing is happening again, Eidman suggests.

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Edited by: A. N.

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