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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
originally posted by: rigel4
On the other hand i have provided links for Russian base building on Ukraine's
border.. New air bases in Belarus.
Come on....................... Ukraine and Belarussia belong to Moscow. They are it's near abroad as they call it in Russia.
I think your analisys of current situation is a bit childish, as you can easily see its the west making moves against Russia, and creating problems in middle east..
said that I'm not sayng Putin is my favourite kind of politician, but I think they can stop the Siria's madness US/Saudis created...
originally posted by: pikestaff
As I have typed in other threads, Russia has throughout history, mostly been invaded from the west, so its in Russia's interest to be strong on its western borders, the Russians have had the Swedes, poles, Teutonic knights, french, Germans (twice) Americans and British (north Russia just after the Bolshevist revolution), The Tartars, so yeah, Putin is worried, and doing something about it.
The Russian leader will construct a huge facility for more than 5,000 troops and heavy weaponry just a few miles from where the fiercest fighting has taken place between Moscow-backed separatists and Ukrainian army forces.
It will be turned into a major base with dozens of buildings and special facilities for more than 1,300 tanks, armoured vehicles and shells and ammunition.
The revelations will raise fears that the megalomaniac leader is planning to step up his meddling in Ukraine by providing even more troops and armed support to the rebels fighting Kiev.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing for unilateral air strikes against Islamic State in Syria if the United States rejects his proposal to join forces, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Russia has increased its military presence inside Syria and its arms supplies to the Syrian army as it steps up support of longtime ally President Bashar al-Assad, drawing warnings of further destabilization from Western countries that oppose Assad.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: GD21D
Assuming the figures are correct, and that Putin plans to stage 1,300 tanks there, one should compare that with Ukraine's 2,800 tanks.
This base is not defensive, it is intended to frighten Ukraine.
The Tartars, so yeah, Putin is worried, and doing something about it.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
On a side note I am curious how many Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine will now be listed as being killed in Syria? I also wonder if Putin will use Syria as an excuse to escalate Russian military forces in Ukraine now that he has a convenient excuse should military members be killed.