As Biden cowers in his office at the thought of angering Vladimir Putin, the fearless dictator himself, is considering his strategy when it comes to invading Ukraine and forcing out the current President, Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a report from officials in Britain.
Foreign Secretary of Great Britain, Liz Truss, and her team said on Saturday that they have information that indicates that the Government in Russia is planning on forcing in a pro-Russia leader inside Kyiv as it mulls over invading and occupying Ukraine. Information says that they are considering Yevhen Murayev, the former MP for Ukraine as a potential candidate.
Kurt Volker, the former special envoy for the U.S. for the Ukraine war, says there is zero chance that Russia will be able to install a leader of their choosing because they don’t understand the people in Ukraine today.
The public in Ukraine has turned against Russian and Moscow in the years following the annexation of Crimea in 2014, and the start of the war in Ukraine’s east. Truss says five Ukrainian officials have links to Russia and their intelligence officers that are planning an attack on Ukraine.
The United State-sanctioned of the five on Thursday for taking part in Russia’s threatening and dangerous influence and disinformation campaign in Ukraine, according to Wally Adeyemo, the U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary.
Truss says that this information is shining new light on just how much the Russian’s are working to subvert Ukraine and the Kremlin way of thinking. Truss says that Russia needs to de-escalate and end its aggressive campaigns and give into the path of diplomacy.
This accusation also raises the importance of Russia’s deployment in the country of Belarus, which is on the border of Ukraine, within a couple of hours north of Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, warned the leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko that he should not participate in the invasion of Ukraine with Russia, but Lukashenko confirmed on Friday that if Western countries threaten or raise armies against them, Belarus would side with and fight with Russia.
Russia continues to press the U.S. and NATO-allied countries in Western Europe to cute military partnerships with the NATO members in Eastern Europe.
Biden and his administration have allowed three Baltic states to donate U.S. weaponry to the military in Ukraine, and British officials have also provided armaments. Officials in the west have almost vowed to proceed with economic sanctions for Russia if Putin proceeds with his plans.
The U.K. confirmed that a Russian incursion into Ukraine would be a huge mistake with severe costs.
It seems they’re ready and willing to act. The question is — are we? Is Biden? Only time will tell.
Author: Judy Motts