Admiral believes Putin is preparing to invade Ukraine

Russian troops are continuing to mass near Ukrainian borders despite Russian government’s proclamations to the contrary, warned Admiral Ihor Kabanenko, former-First Deputy Chief of the Armed Services of Ukraine, at a press briefing Wednesday, March 26, as reported by Espreso TV.

“Russia is attempting to enflame the situation through various means,” Kabanenko said. “Currently it is relying on a fifth column –the extremists financed by Russia. Then it will begin the land operation. Right now Russia is using bribery and blackmail. It is engaged in an information war. Intrusion is very likely,” he said.

Kabanenko believes peaceful behavior by Ukrainians has opened Putin’s path to Ukraine.

“The situation is changing very rapidly. Therefore, the plan to follow the scenario of not shooting is not very good. Our peaceful behavior opened the path to Crimea and is opening the path to Ukraine. If we had behaved that way in 1995-1997 in Tuzla (Island), in Odesa and Novoozerne, we would have lost our territories at that time,” he said

He believes that Verkhovna Rada must admit that aggression has occurred and that a military invasion may soon follow.

“Society needs to understand that there is no peace. We’re at war. A supreme general command must be created. There should be complete mobilization. We need to take advantage of the energy of the people at ground level and legitimately arm the population. We must reorient our military-industrial complex. There are many things that are necessary to protect the country.” Kabanenko concluded.


Translated by A. Mostovych



2 thoughts on “Admiral believes Putin is preparing to invade Ukraine

  1. During the Gulf War , in Great Britain we constantly had media coverage of the fighting , which was recorded by American satellites and broadcast on TV . When the bombs were landing we saw live images of this happening. Also we were shown images zoomed in from outer space of troops and defences , with such clear definition . This was many years ago and we could see how many tanks , troops and what types of defences they had. The War got to the point it was controlled from computers thousands of miles away. With modern cruise missiles they could break through all of Saddens underground concrete bunkers.
    So where are the satellite photos of these so called 30,000 troops that are at the Ukraine-Russian border ! Where are the satellite photos of the tanks and armoured vehicles ?
    Surely if it is true then America and Europe would be showing us this ?
    Now that Russia has employed Goldman Sachs to improve their PR , expect many more story’s coming out of Russia.

  2. Pingback: RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Johnson’s Russia List contents with links :: 2014-#68 :: Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Johnson's Russia List

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