Belarus Prepares Troops as Ukraine Fears Putin Will Declare All-Out War

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Belarus on Wednesday began a sudden large-scale exercise of its military and military forces, the country’s defense ministry said, as fears grow that Russian President Vladimir Putin will formally declare war on Ukraine as early as May 9.

Officials have warned that President Vladimir Putin may formally declare war on Ukraine to quell the “outrage” felt by the Russian army over the failure of its assault on Kyiv.

That should leave the Russian people scratching their heads. I thought just like them that Putin had had a law written that would have anyone who called his “Special Operations” in Ukraine a war a person could get up to 15 years in prison? Wait a minute, he did do that. So will he be charged with a crime for declaring his special operations in Ukraine a war?

The Russian parliament has passed a law that criminalizes the distribution of “fake news” about the Russian military, with those convicted facing up to 15 years in prison.

The legislation unanimously passed by the parliament’s lower house, or Duma comes amid a crackdown on independent media outlets in Russia following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said the legislation could enter into force as early as Saturday and would prohibit information that “discredits the use of the Russian Armed Forces,” agencies reported.   “newsweek.com

The Ukrainian government has said Russian tanks and troops have crossed the border in a “full-scale war” that could rewrite the geopolitical order and whose effects are already reverberating around the world. Ukraine stated that Russian troops attacked Ukraine from the territory of Belarus. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has consistently denied that Belarus intends to join the Russian offensive against Ukraine. This is a little look from the beginning of Putin’s push for taking Ukraine.

Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting and Ukraine’s president pleaded for international help. The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear, but the blasts came amid signs that the capital and largest Ukrainian city was increasingly threatened following a day of fighting that left more than 100 Ukrainians dead.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the government had information that “subversive groups” were encroaching on the city, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Kyiv “could well be under siege” in what U.S. officials believe is a brazen attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to dismantle the government and replace it with his own regime.   “apnews.com

Russian forces have hit targets inside Ukraine, hitting foreign arms supply lines in the west and stepping up their offensive in the east, as the European Union intervened on Wednesday to further punish Moscow for its war on alleged oil imports ban. Russia Vladimir Putin has made the decision to invade Ukraine in a few days, US President Joe Biden said Friday after Moscow-backed separatists ordered civilians to leave the breakaway regions by bus. The West fears the move is part of a pretext to attack the West.   “spectrumlocalnews.com

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has no good outcome for Putin. The west and its allies have already laid the groundwork for Putin’s failure on taking Ukraine. The United States didn’t get the title of the most powerful nation on earth because it sounds good. We have that title because we are the most powerful country in the world. Is Putin really risking a war with the west? I believe the Biden administration is ready for that if it comes to it.

Belarus has to be shaking in their boots. They fear Putin because of his retributions against them. It looks like they are getting ready to enter the Russian war against Ukraine as they hold large-scale drills of its military.

Belarus on Wednesday began sudden large-scale drills of its military forces, the country’s defense ministry said, as fears grow that Russian President Vladimir Putin will officially declare war on Ukraine as soon as May 9.

The Belarusian Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the drills are to test their combat readiness, and pose no threat to its neighbors or the European community.

“It is planned that the (combat readiness) test will involve the movement of significant numbers of military vehicles, which can slow down traffic on public roads,” the ministry said.

The drills are to “assess the readiness and ability of personnel to respond promptly to possible crisis situations,” the statement said, adding that Belarus would study the ability of their forces to “counter military threats both on land and in the air.”   “msn.com

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