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NATO military spokesmen are tight-lipped. Nobody wants to spell out the details of Russian military deployments on the eastern frontier of Ukraine.
But on one thing they are all clear. According to unattributed US sources, Russia has massed up to 30,000 troops on Ukraine’s eastern frontier – and the key thing is they are arrayed and equipped to go on to the offensive at very short notice.
Moscow is ready to implement a further military option in Ukraine, if and when President Vladimir Putin gives the green light.
Western military planners deal with capabilities, not so much intentions. The message from NATO then is that the Russian…(read more)