Russia continues to bolster its strength along Northern Europe keeping countries on the edge. According to some, Vladimir Putin may be ready to start invasion as the United States has also started losing to Moscow. Is Russia really going to dominate the world?
Putin Ready to Invade Northern Europe
There have been several reports of Moscow trying to bolster its forces near Europe in an attempt to conquer it one of these days. Russia seems to be wasting no time in making sure it is fully equipped should conflict arise or it plans to invade the region.
According to Daily Star, Moscow just deployed two S-400 anti-aircraft long and medium range missile systems to its forces near Finland. A video also showed that Russian tanks working along into annexed Crimea near the Ukraine border. In the previous month, Putin already promised that it will make a move if Finland or NATO tries to do something.
Finnish Defense Minister Jussi Niinisto tried downplaying things, saying that Russia is doing nothing more than a routine equipment change.
“Russia already indicated it was making such moves, for example, by placing S-400 in the Kola Peninsula and Crimea. It is normal practice. Russia is using these systems to replace older S-300s,” said the official.
US is Losing to Russia
What is unfortunate also is that in the rising tensions between Russia and the West, US might be on the losing side. According to Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Russia is waging a hybrid warfare against the whole Western world.
“Political pressure, blatant propaganda, interference with the electoral process, economic coercion, secret subversive and military operations, cyber attacks, misuse of diplomatic measures, these are modern and congenial methods of the undeclared war,” said Poroshenko, according to a report from VOA.
“The technology is ours. The marketing powerhouses are in our countries. Yet we’re having this discussion against the feeling of being pushed. Against the feeling of being pushed by different actors: Russia, Daesh… also China in more subtle ways,” added NATO’s Director of Strategic Communications Janis Sarts.