Vladimir Putin’s new stranglehold on Belarus means Ukraine is now vulnerable to attack from two sides.
A U.S. official claimed Russia is preparing to attack its own military as a justification for invading Ukraine.
Ukrainian authorities are on “high alert” as reports of vandalism and sabotage by pro-Moscow operatives grip the port city of Odessa.
Russia’s been prepping for invasion of Ukraine for months. But a sudden escalation in violence in neighboring Kazakhstan might throw a wrench in Putin’s plans.
The Russian leader became visibly angry and lashed out at the West for “cheating” Moscow before arguing Ukraine really belongs to Vladimir Lenin.
Russian state TV is increasingly hysterical in its forecasts of an upcoming war, warning domestic audiences that the conflict could even become nuclear.
Vladimir Putin and his defense minister ratcheted up the rhetoric Tuesday after the Kremlin’s list of demands to NATO went unanswered.