Monday, September 05, 2016

To Be Fair, Invading Ukraine Would Rattle Them

Russia is exercising their troops near southeastern Ukraine. But no worries, it is just to "rattle" Ukraine:

On Monday launched large-scale military drills on Ukraine's eastern border and around the Crimean peninsula, in the latest exercises set to rattle Kiev and the West. ...

The exercises, which run until Saturday, will test the army's ability to "plan, prepare and carry out military actions," the ministry said in a statement.

The Russians don't mention "rattling" anybody.

So on top of previous exercises that were closer to eastern Ukraine, I'm going to be very worried for the next couple weeks that the stated aim for the exercises is correct.

UPDATE: If Russia is going to invade it will be in the next few weeks.

Russia has the troops geared up plus this period will before weather turns sour and before the fall draft class that churns Russia's military.