Very serious developments took place Thursday, in the escalating military deployments between Russia and Ukraine signaling a likely INVASION and CONQUEST of Ukraine, by Russia.
We begin with Conflict Intelligence Teams (CIT) who grabbed photos of a new Russian Army Staging Area and FIELD HOSPITAL erected in Voronezh, Russia, about 250km from the Ukraine border.
A CIT grabbed photos on the ground showing the brand new Field Hospital setup:
After the team grabbed photos on the ground, satellite imagery was obtained showing an aggressive and large construction effort for a very large military camp and field hospital. The satellite pic appears below:
Those are hundreds of military vehicles which, the CIT points out, make the camp seem more offensive than defensive.
Clearly Russia believes it will need to evac and treat wounded soldiers from hostilities inside Ukraine, and they've built a field hospital for that purpose. This is not something a country does if they're merely "saber-rattling."
The camp is located as shown on the scalable map below:
Early in the day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel publicly suggested that Russia "reduce" the amount of military weaponry heading toward Ukraine to defuse tensions. Russia's response? They moved supersonic ISKANDER Missiles to the same camp shown above, within striking range of most of Ukraine!
This is not just any missile. The Russian Iskander-M travels at a hypersonic speed of 2100–2600 m/s (Mach 6–7) which translates to a speed of about 4,567 mph, at an altitude of 50 km. The Iskander-M weighs 4,615 kg, carries a warhead of 710–800 kg, has a range of 500 km and achieves a circular error probable (CEP) of 5–7 meters (when coupled with optical homing head; 30–70 m in autonomous application). It is rumored that during flight it can maneuver at different altitudes and trajectories and can turn at up to 20 to 30 G to evade anti-ballistic missiles.
Iskander is a tactical missile system designed to be used in theater level conflicts. It is intended to use conventional or thermonuclear weapon warheads for the engagement of small and area targets (both moving and stationary).
The Iskander-M system is equipped with two solid-propellant single-stage guided missiles, model 9M723K1. Each one is controlled throughout the entire flight path and fitted with an inseparable warhead. Each missile in the launch carrier vehicle can be independently targeted in a matter of seconds. The mobility of the Iskander launch platform makes a launch difficult to prevent.
Targets can be located not only by satellite and aircraft but also by a conventional intelligence center, by an artillery observer, or from aerial photos scanned into a computer. The missiles can be re-targeted during flight in the case of engaging mobile targets. Another unique feature of Iskander-M is the optically guided warhead, which can also be controlled by encrypted radio transmission, including such as those from AWACS or UAV. The electro-optical guidance system provides a self-homing capability. The missile's on-board computer receives images of the target, then locks onto the target with its sight and descends towards it at supersonic speed.
Put simply, given present military technologies, this particular missile is unstoppable.
Deploying these in response to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not exactly what one might call "reducing tension."
CASPIAN SEA VESSELS ASSIGNED!
Worse, Russia re-assigned at least ten vessels from its Caspian Sea flotilla to the Black Sea. This caused very large consternation in both Ukraine navy circles and in NATO.
You see, most people view the Caspian Sea as being land locked as seen on the map below:
Turns out, it is NOT landlocked. There is a way for smaller Naval vessels to enter and leave the Caspian Sea and get to and from the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea . . . . . The Volga River, and the Don River which, in the 1950's had CANALS added to it, allowing ships to travel!
Here's the route:
This caused an awful lot of intelligence analysts a serious double-take! A lot of younger guys in the military got a rude awakening when this fact came out.
Even more of a rude awakening came when it became clear what vessels Russia was moving from the Caspian Sea: INVASION LANDING CRAFT!
along with a few of these, to protect the Crimea (Kerch Strait) Bridge:
As these Caspian Sea vessels come down the Volga River to the Don River, they will emerge in the Sea of Azov, shown on the map below:
Once those vessels arrive in the Sea of Azov, Ukraine has MAJOR trouble. The Landing craft will go to a peninsula in Russia just opposite Mariupol, where THOUSANDS of Russian troops are massed, and be able to carry them directly to Mariupol to conquer it.
The gunboats coming out of the same Caspian Sea can then continue south to the Kerch Strait to prevent the Ukraine Navy from coming into the Sea of Azov or from molesting the Russian Landing craft. Russia can invade from the sea, unimpeded!
UKRAINE ARMY CAMPS UNDER NAZI FLAG!
The Ukrainian Army is encamped, awaiting the order to attack Luhansk and Donetsk. Thousands of Ukraine Army troops are in these camps along the border of both states, and at more than one of the camps, those Ukrainian soldiers are flying the Nazi Flag:
Here is the video from which the image above was grabbed. This video, taken by Russian Intel, shows the flag flying over a Ukraine Army encampment. THIS is who the US -- or more accurately, the Biden Administration -- and NATO, are backing! This is what's running Ukraine nowadays!
Someone should ask Joe Biden why he and his Democrat Party are cozying-up to actual NAZIS in Ukraine? Maybe ask Nancy Pelosi in the US House of Representatives, or maybe Chuck Schumer in the US Senate; Why are Democrats sending troops, and planes, and guns and ammunition to the Government of Kiev Ukraine, when that government's own troops are serving under NAZI flags?
And what about General Mark Millie and the Joint Chiefs of Staff? They're all gung-ho to side with Ukraine; why are they siding with open NAZIS?
How about guys like Retired General Ben Hogan, who's been all over social media whining about Russian Aggression . . . hey Ben, why are you trying to drum-up support for NAZIS in Ukraine?
Nice people, these Generals!
But who can blame THEM, when their own Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, supports Ukraine too? Hey Secretary Austin: Why are YOU (of all people) supporting white supremacist, LITERAL NAZIS in Ukraine?
Inquiring minds want to know!
As for so-called 'Russia aggression" it ought to be clear to any rational person that the Russians see this as having to fight Nazis all over again.
Can anyone blame Russia for standing-up to a Nazi Kiev government, which is trying to conquer Luhansk and Donetsk?
UPDATE 9:42 AM EDT --
US Embassy Attaché Colonel Brittany Stewart laid a wreath and paid tribute to the grave of Right Sector Neo-Nazi militant Vasily Slipak. Russia defeated Nazism in WWII, unfortunately it has to fight this ideology again 75 years later.
And here is that same military attache' wearing a "UKRAINE OR DEATH" patch from the Ukraine Army, on her U.S. uniform, which, we believe, is against US Military regulations!
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