It Is beginning to look as though Russia is about to make its move on Ukraine.
On Friday, Reuters reported that Russia is now stockpiling medical supplies along its front lines, including blood.
There would seem to be no other reason to do this other than it is getting ready to launch a massive offensive.
All Signs Say Yes…
The buildup of troops and normal supplies could always be interpreted as leverage.
Russia does not want Ukraine to join NATO, so make it appear as though you are ready to go to war.
Stockpiling medical supplies on the front line, including blood, however, is a far different story.
Reuters reported, “Current and former U.S. officials say concrete indicators — like blood supplies — are critical in determining whether Moscow would be prepared to carry out an invasion, if Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to do so.”
There had been reports prior regarding medical supplies, but that did not necessarily raise any alarms.
With so many troops amassed at the border, this would be normal.
It is the fact that blood is suddenly being added to the supply list that has everyone asking very serious questions and raising alarm levels.
Ben Hodges, a retired U.S. lieutenant general now with the Center for European Policy Analysis research institute, stated, “It doesn’t guarantee that there’s going to be another attack, but you would not execute another attack unless you have that in hand.”
Ukraine’s deputy defense minister Hanna Malyar has denied the reports.
She stated, “This information is not true. Such ‘news’ is an element of information and psychological war.
“The purpose of such information is to spread panic and fear in our society.”
Ukraine’s president added, “We don’t need this panic,” yet he is the one that rang the alarm several weeks ago reporting a plot to take over the government.
This is a developing situation and we will continue to monitor and update as necessary.