A Second Opinion: Russia Tempting the Start of WWIII over Ukraine

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Russian missiles and launchers: UK PM Boris Johnson warns war in Ukraine
could be “the biggest in Europe since 1945” and wants people
to “understand the sheer cost in human life”



You’d think that the powers-that-be in the Kremlin would be advising Mr. Putin not to invade the Ukraine because of the risk of nuclear war.

But Vladimir Putin is crazy with his own power and territorial lust.

Young Russian soldiers: their lives will be sacrificed in case of war with Ukraine

He feels the need to expand the Russian Empire to include old territories before its collapse. And he is willing to sacrifice the lives of young Russian soldiers to achieve that aim, not to mention the Ukrainians who would be killed in the process.

Why does Putin want to start a war when his own country is in such great economic need and social stress? He can’t be thinking straight and has obviously gone over the edge.

St. Michael’s Cathedral in Kyiv whose population of 2.8 million  are threatened by Russian invasion

According to US President Joe Biden, “As of this moment, I’m convinced he’s made the decision” to invade Ukraine. “We have reason to believe that,” he said, adding that diplomatic efforts to avert the crisis were still on the table. “We believe they will target Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv, a city of 2.8 million innocent people.”

“We believe the Russian government is responsible for wide-scale cyberattacks on Ukrainian banks and government institutions,” said Anne Neuberger, Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology.

Russia has between 169,000 to 190,000 troops stationed near the Ukrainian border, reporters were told.

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has warned that a war in Ukraine could be “the biggest in Europe since 1945.” The Prime Minister told the BBC that he wanted people to “understand the sheer cost in human life” that an invasion of Ukraine would bring.

Vladimir Putin side by side with French First Lady Brigitte Macron at the centenary of Armistice Day, Paris, November 2018: “War is not a good way to solve differences”

His comments came as Vladimir Putin oversaw strategic nuclear exercises involving the launching of ballistic missiles in an apparent “show of strength”.

Both France and Germany have used their diplomacy in trying to avert war.

War is a poor way to resolve differences and should be avoided at any cost.

Let’s hope that Putin sees the light and changes his mind about risking WWIII before it is really too late.



Featured image photographed 2019/Виктор Алексеев, (User:RootkitsRu via Wikimedia commons),  CC BY-SA4.0
Russian soldiers, St. Petersburg/Mussi Katz, PD via Flickr, cropped, blocked
St Michael’s Cathedral, Kyiv/Rbrechko, CC BY-SA4.0 via Wikipedia
Putin and Brigitte Macron/ The Kremlin, Moscow, CC BY3.0 via Wikimedia Commons