Ukraine’s Poroshenko warns of large scale attack in the East

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko


The head of the Kiev government is warning about a potential large scale attack:

June 4, 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there are 9,000 Russian troops in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine and warned the country must be on alert for a large-scale attack.

Poroshenko made the comment in a speech to parliament Thursday, saying there exists a “colossal” threat of major new attacks.

He also defended his decision not to introduce martial law.

“We cherish democracy because we believe in it,” said he, adding that “an authoritarian Ukraine would lose the world’s support and forfeit a key difference that distinguishes it from Russia, thus becoming its prey.”

He spoke a day after a major battle flared outside a main separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine.

Each side blamed the other for Wednesday’s violence, which Ukrainian officials say began near Donetsk when about 1,000 pro-Russian rebel fighters, backed by artillery and tanks, launched a pre-dawn attack just west of the city.

Death toll climbs

Rebels reported 15 civilian and combatant deaths, while authorities in Kyiv said at least three government troops were killed and 30 others wounded in the town of Marinka.

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of inciting the new fighting, saying Moscow had ordered militants to begin military operations near Donetsk, some 50 kilometers from the Russian border.

The Kremlin insists it has no direct role in the crisis, and has repeatedly denied supporting the rebellion with arms and fighters.

Wednesday’s fighting comes one week after a Reuters correspondent published an eyewitness account of a huge Russian military buildup near the Ukraine border. The report cited troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry marshaled on Russian soil at a makeshift firing range 50 kilometers from the Ukraine border.

It also said many Russian vehicles had been stripped of identifying markings and that many of the troops had removed insignias from their fatigues.

NATO on Russian support

The report was widely seen as corroborating ongoing NATO claims that Russia – despite a February cease-fire – continues to provide hardware and personnel support to rebels.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, speaking in May, described the Russian support as “a steady flow of heavy equipment, tanks, artillery, ammunition, air defense systems and lots of training” to separatists.

The February truce agreement, mediated by Germany and Russia, required the warring sides to withdraw heavy weapons from the line of contact. But international observers say those provisions have been routinely violated.

There is no doubt that Russia wants Ukraine. Russia is trying to figure out the best way to do that and currently it seems to believe that covert operations are still in its best interest.

As far as NATO goes, it was basically formed to attempt to contain the old Soviet Union.  Now, NATO (a treaty between much of Europe and the USA and Canada) is basically there to attempt to contain Russia, despite occasional claims related to it to the contrary.

Europe itself is heavily involved with trying to resolve the situation between Russia and Ukraine. Europe wants Ukraine as part of its European Union, while it also wants to get along with Russia and lift sanctions. The USA wants Ukraine part of the European Union and tends to favor more sanctions.

But many simply do not realize how bad Vladimir Putin wants Ukraine.

Here are some comments from a writer on BBC about the West and Russia:

June 4, 2015

Why do America and Europe persist with the notion that they can work in partnership with Vladimir Putin? Never mind that he is the only leader since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to annex part of another sovereign country, he now appears to be the only major world statesman who has openly supported Fifa president Sepp Blatter.

Western politicians ought by now to have realised that this is not a man with whom they can do meaningful business.

Yet Kremlin misdemeanour after Kremlin misdemeanour, the West keeps returning to the table.

As if US Secretary of State John Kerry, for example, hadn’t been humiliated enough by being made to wait for two hours before his last meeting with Mr Putin in Russia, he was back again two weeks ago in Sochi.

The purpose of that trip is a worrying mystery:

  • either he was trying to negotiate a solution with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov – and there is no solution that meets the interests of both Russia and Ukraine
  • or he was putting the final touches to a shabby deal already done giving Russia what it wants

We don’t yet know which.  …

Appeasing the Russian leadership hasn’t worked in the past, and it won’t work now. It’s wrong in principle, and it’s bad policy to boot.

If the West does (or already has done) some kind of backroom deal with Russia, allowing it a Cold War sphere of influence around its borders, this condemns millions of people in several supposedly independent former Soviet countries to a return to domination by Moscow.

But even this would bring little improvement in East-West relations.

The Russian leadership believes these countries are theirs.

The West would not get so much as a thank you – just like the last time this terrible mistake was made, in Yalta during World War Two.

Russia does not just want Ukraine.  It wants Georgia, Moldova, the Balkans, and as much of the former Soviet Union as possible.  Either directly, or at least indirectly as part of its Eurasian Union.

Yet the Bible shows, that for a time, there will be cooperation between Russia and Europe (cf. Revelation 13:4,8), but that will end. The Bible also shows that the time will come when the “kings of the Medes” will get together and that ultimately that Russia will turn against Europe (Daniel 11:44-45; Jeremiah 50:41-43; 51:11; Isaiah 13:1-8). Medes were in the areas of Russia and Ukraine. For now, we are seeing some ‘sorting out’ in that part of the world. Those in all the Ukrainian region need our prayers–the situation is tense, and more are likely to die.

Neither the European Union nor the Eurasian Union are the real answer, though they could, for a time, end direct conflict. What is needed is the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the kingdom of God.

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