Pro-Russian demonstrators hold placards reading ‘Crimea for peace’ as they stand on a T-34 Soviet tank in front of the Crimean parliament.(Vasiliy Batanov/AFP/Getty Images)
Pro-Russian demonstrators hold placards reading ‘Crimea for peace’ as they stand on a T-34 Soviet tank in front of the Crimean parliament.
(Vasiliy Batanov/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Crisis: Russia Displays Its Power

February 28, 2014  •  From theTrumpet.com
Is Russia preparing to invade?
 

Around 150,000 soldiers, 880 tanks, 120 helicopters, 90 warplanes and 1,200 other pieces of military equipment deployed along Russian’s western border after President Vladimir Putin ordered sudden military drills on February 26.

The drills, Russia says, have nothing to do with events in Ukraine, they’re merely designed to test the combat readiness of the military. But as it makes this display of power, Russia is repeating exactly the same motions it went through before invading Georgia in 2008, where it launched very similar military exercises right before the war began.

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